John Putnam Thatcher by Emma Lathen
John Putnam Thatcher is the protagonist in a series of mystery novels by Emma Lathen (Mary Jane Latsis and Martha Henissart). The sleuth of this series, John Putnam Thatcher, is also a Wall Street banker. The books are often set during real events, such as the Colonels’ Revolution in Greece or the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.

Emma Lathen began the John Putnam Thatcher series in 1961 with the novel Banking on Death. The series lasted 24 novels, with the last being A Shark Out of Water in 1997. Below is a list of Emma Lathen’s John Putnam Thatcher’s books in order of when they were first released (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of John Putnam Thatcher Books

Banking on Death(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Place for Murder(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Accounting for Murder(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Makes the Wheels Go Round(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Shall Overcome(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Against the Grain(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Stitch in Time(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Come to Dust(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When in Greece(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder to Go(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pick Up Sticks(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ashes to Ashes(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Longer the Thread(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Without Icing(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sweet and Low(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
By Hook or By Crook(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Double, Double, Oil and Trouble(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Going for the Gold(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Green Grow the Dollars(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Something in the Air(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
East is East(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Right on the Money(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brewing Up a Storm(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Shark Out of Water(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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John Putnam Thatcher Synopses: Murder Against the Grain by Emma Lathen is the sixth book in the John Putnam Thatcher series. $985,000 has been stolen from the Sloan in a letter of credit situation with forged documents; John Putnam Thatcher gets involved to save the Sloan the money and finds the murders in the process.

A Stitch in Time is the seventh John Putnam Thatcher book from Emma Lathen. A wealthy childless widower gets his affairs in order; makes the Sloan his executor; and tries to commit suicide but fails. 4 days later he dies in the Southport hospital due to malpractice – or so it would appear. This soon evolves into murder and more.

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