Jon Katz
Jon Katz is an American author of mystery novels, children’s books and non-fiction books. Early on in his career, he wrote mystery novels (the Suburban Detective series) and non-fiction books on geek subculture (Virtuous Reality, Media Rants), but later on he transitioned to writing about the relationships humans share with animals. Jon is also a journalist and photographer, and has worked for the online magazines HotWired and Slate as well as the tech website Slashdot. Jon lives on Bedlam Farm with his wife, artist Maria Wulf, and many animals.

Jon Katz became a published novelist in 1991 with the standalone novel Sign Off. His first non-fiction book was Virtuous Reality in 1997. Below is a list of Jon Katz’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Suburban Detective Books


Death by Station Wagon(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Family Stalker(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Housewife(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fathers' Club(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Row(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Sign Off(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rose in a Storm(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Dancing Dogs(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Virtuous Reality(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Media Rants(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Running to the Mountain(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Geeks(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Dog Year(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The New Work of Dogs(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dogs of Bedlam Farm(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Katz on Dogs(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Good Dog(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dog Days(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Izzy and Lenore(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Home for Rose(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Soul of a Dog(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Totally True Story of Devon, the Naughtiest Dog in the World(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dog Who Loved(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rose and Izzy the Cheekiest Dogs on the Farm(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Going Home(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lenore, The Hungriest Dog in the World(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Story of Rose(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lenore Finds a Friend(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Listening to Dogs(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dog Nobody Loved(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Second-Chance Dog(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Who Speaks for the Carriage Horses(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saving Simon(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Dog Days (USA) was also titled Saving Izzy (UK).

If You Like Jon Katz Books, You’ll Love…

Jon Katz Synopses: Sign Off is a standalone title by debuting author Jon Katz. One of the many oppressed employees at United States Broadcasting, Peter Herbert struggles to maintain the delicate balance between employment and personal integrity in the face of an ugly corporate takeover.

In Dog Days by Jon Katz, when Jon Katz hears about Izzy, a three-year-old Border collie kept alone in a field on an abandoned farm, his heart speaks louder than his head and he agrees to take him in. Once again Jon finds himself challenged by a difficult dog. Having found his human, Izzy wants to go with Jon wherever he may be, and jumps fences and chews through locks to do so. Jon has been through this before with his dog Orson, and isn’t sure he can cope with the responsibility and potential heartache again. But Jon’s motley collection of animals – from Jesus the baby donkey to Elvis the surprisingly sociable steer, as well of course as farm manager and Border collie Rose – form an ideal refuge for Izzy. And as Jon and Izzy decide they are perfect companions, Jon realises just how much life on the farm has taught him about patience, perseverance and love.


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