Joe Sixsmith is the central character in a series of crime fiction novels by English author Reginald Hill. Sixsmith was a lathe operator who is now a private investigator. The series is set in Luton, England.

Reginald Hill began his Joe Sixsmith series in 1993 and published a book every other year until 1999. Then, nine years later, he resurrected the series with The Roar of the Butterflies in 2008. Below is a list of Reginald Hill’s Joe Sixsmith books in order of when they were originally published (which is also in chronological order):

Publication Order of Joe Sixsmith Books


Blood Sympathy(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Born Guilty(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killing the Lawyers(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Singing the Sadness(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Roar of the Butterflies(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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