Burke is the central character in a series of hardboiled crime fiction novels by American novelist Andrew Vachss. Not long after Burke entered the world, he was abandoned by his teenage mother. Passed from home to home as a child, he was abused, leaving him scarred. Eventually, after two stints in prison, he starts a personal war against child abuse.

The Burke character made his first appearance in the novel Flood, published in 1985. The series would end after 18 novels with Another Life in 2008. Below is a list of Andrew Vachss’ Burke books in order of when they were originally published (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of Burke Books


Flood(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strega(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blue Belle(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hard Candy(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blossom(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sacrifice(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Down in the Zero(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Footsteps of the Hawk(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
False Allegations(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Safe House(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Choice of Evil(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead and Gone(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pain Management(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Only Child(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Down Here(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mask Market(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terminal(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Another Life(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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