James Asher by Barbara Hambly
James Asher is the protagonist in a series of historical/urban fantasy novels by American novelist Barbara Hambly. Dr. James Asher is a former spy for Queen Victoria who has retired into private life. In order to save his wife’s life from a vampire named Don Simon, he takes a job hunting vampires. The series is also known as the Vampire series.

Barbara Hambly began her James Asher series in 1988 with the novel Those Who Hunt the Night. After a 15 year hiatus following Traveling with the Dead, Hambly resurrected this series with the 2010 novel Blood Maidens. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Barbara Hambly’s James Asher books in order of when they were originally published (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of James Asher Books


Those Who Hunt the Night(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Traveling with the Dead(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Maidens(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Magistrates of Hell(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Kindred of Darkness(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Darkness on His Bones(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Immortal Blood was also published as Those Who Hunt the Night.

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James Asher/Vampire Synopsis: In Those Who Hunt the Night by Barbara Hambly (book 1 of the series), James Asher is a former Secret Service agent who has fought for his country on every continent. Now he is retired and married, living a much quieter life as an Oxford academic. That is until a Spanish vampire named Don Simon Ysidro, the oldest vampire in London, threatens his wife’s life in order to get Dr. Asher to assist him in finding a vampire killer.

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