Nelson DeMille is an American novelist who has written such books as The General’s Daughter, The Gold Coast and the John Corey series. He has mostly written thrillers and crime fiction but he has delved outside of that with some non-fiction, albeit he tends to use pseudonyms when he does. DeMille grew up in Long Island and so many of his books are set there.

DeMille started writing in 1974 with the Joe Ryker series. Below is the order in which his books were originally published in:

Publication Order of Joe Ryker Books


The Sniper(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hammer of God(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Agent of Death(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Smack Man(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cannibal(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Night of the Phoenix(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of John Sutter Books


The Gold Coast(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gate House(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Paul Brenner Books


The General's Daughter(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Up Country(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of John Corey Books


Plum Island(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lion's Game(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Fall(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wild Fire(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lion(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Panther(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book Case(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of John Corey Books

The Book Case is a prequel novella to the John Corey series.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Quest(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
By the Rivers of Babylon(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mayday(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cathedral(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Talbot Odyssey(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Word of Honor(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Charm School(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spencerville(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Agent of Death was re-published as The Death Squad. Mayday was co-authored by Thomas Block.

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  • Jason Wernli

    You are missing the new John Corey series book…The Panther
    Thanks!

    • Brandon

      Thanks, Jason! I was aware of the book, I guess I just assumed I had updated it.