John Corey is a character created by American author Nelson DeMille. Corey is an retired NYPD cop who is now on special assignment for the FBI. Corey is an excellent detective and he knows it. He also doesn’t pay much respect to authority and is purposely written to not be very politically correct.

John Corey first appeared in Nelson DeMille’s novel Plum Island and although he was not intended to become a series character, popular demand caused him to make a return for The Lion’s Game and subsequent novels. Below is the order in which Nelson DeMille’s John Corey novels were originally released:

Publication Order of John Corey Books


Plum Island(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lion's Game(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Fall(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wild Fire(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lion(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Panther(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book Case(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of John Corey Books

The Book Case is a prequel novella to the John Corey series that covers his days working as an NYPD officer.

Note: The Lion is a direct sequel to The Lion’s Game.

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