Richard Montanari is an American author of crime fiction, mystery and thriller novels. His novels have been published in nearly 30 languages. Richard spent time living in Europe, including London, where he worked selling clothes. Eventually, he moved back to the States and joined his family business. After five years, he decided to make a change to a writing career. He is best known for his Philadelphia series, featuring Jessica Balzano and Kevin Byrne. Montanari lives in Northeast Ohio – the same place he was born.

Richard Montanari made his debut as a novelist in 1995 with the novel Deviant Way. The novel won the Online Mystery Award for Best First Mystery. Below is a list of Richard Montanari’s books in order of when they were first published (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of Jack Paris Books


Deviant Way(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kiss of Evil(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Jessica Balzano/Kevin Byrne Books


The Rosary Girls(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Skin Gods(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Broken Angels(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Play Dead(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Echo Man(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Killing Room(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stolen Ones(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Doll Maker(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Violet Hour(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil's Garden(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Deviant Way was also published as Don’t Look Now. Broken Angels was also published as Merciless. Play Dead was also published as Badlands.

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