Olen Steinhauer is an American novelist of historical and spy mysteries/thrillers. He is the author of the Ruthenia Quintet and the Milo Weaver series. The New York Times said of him, “Not since John le Carre has a writer so vividly evoked the multilayered, multifaceted, deeply paranoid world of espionage, in which identities and allegiances are malleable and ever shifting, the mirrors of loyalty and betrayal reflecting one another to infinity.” Olen has lived all across the United States and in several European countries.

Olen Steinhauer became a published author in 2003 with The Bridge of Sighs. Below is a list of Olen Steinhauer’s books in order, sorted by date of publication:

Publication Order of Ruthenia Quintet Books


The Bridge of Sighs(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Confession(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vienna Assignment(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Istanbul Variations(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Victory Square(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Milo Weaver Books


The Tourist(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nearest Exit(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An American Spy(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


All the Old Knives(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cairo Affair(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Middleman(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


You Know What's Going On(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On the Lisbon Disaster(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Start-Up(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Vienna Assignment was also published as 36 Yalta Boulevard. The Istanbul Variations was also published as Liberation Movements.

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  • Fred G

    I gave The Tourist a try recently & became an instant fan. Steinhauer ranks right alongside Silva, Berenson, Christopher Reich, Baldacci, Lee Child, James Huston and several others.

  • Mel

    Your list is missing The Cairo Affair (2014)