The Capital Crimes series is a series of mystery novels by American novelist Margaret Truman (and Donald Bain). The series does not have a single protagonist, although there are recurring characters, including former criminal lawyer Mackensie Smith, gallery owner Annabel Reed and ex-CIA operative turned pilot Max Pauling.

The Capital Crimes series began in 1980 with Murder in the White House. Although Margaret Truman has passed on, the series continues, now written by Donald Bain. Below is a list of Margaret Truman’s Capital Crimes books in order of when they were originally published (and in chronological order):

Publication Order of Capital Crimes Books


Murder in the White House(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder on Capitol Hill(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in the Supreme Court(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in the Smithsonian(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder on Embassy Row(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder at the FBI(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in Georgetown(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in the CIA(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder at the Kennedy Center(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder at the National Cathedral(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder at the Pentagon(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder on the Potomac(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder at the National Gallery(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in the House(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder at the Watergate(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder at the Library of Congress(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in Foggy Bottom(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in Havana(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder at Ford's Theatre(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder at Union Station(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder at the Washington Tribune(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder at the Opera(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder on K Street(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Inside the Beltway(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Monument to Murder(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Experiment in Murder(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Undiplomatic Murder(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Internship in Murder(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Medicine(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Experiment in Murder is written by Donald Bain, based on Margaret Truman’s work.

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