John Quincannon is the protagonist in a series of historical mystery novels by American author Bill Pronzini. The series is set in San Francisco in the 19th century. John Frederick Quincannon is a former Secret Service agent who joins forces with Sabina Carpenter, one of the first female Pinkerton agents.

Pronzini debuted his John Quincannon character in Quincannon, published in 1985. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Bill Pronzini’s John Quincannon books in order of when they were first published (as well as in chronological order):

Publication Order of John Quincannon Books


Quincannon(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond the Grave(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Carpenter and Quincannon Books


The Bughouse Affair(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spook Lights Affair(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Body Snatchers Affair(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Carpenter and Quincannon Collections


Carpenter and Quincannon: Professional Detective Services(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quincannon's Game(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of John Quincannon Books

The Bughouse Affair occurs after Quincannon.

Note: The Carpenter & Quincannon books and the novel Beyond the Grave are co-authored by Marcia Muller.

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