Matt Helm by Donald Hamilton
Matt Helm is the lead character in a series of spy thriller novels by American author Donald Hamilton. Helm works as a U.S. government counter-agent – his job is to take care of enemy agents by whatever means necessary. Several of the books (The Silencers, Murderer’s Row, The Ambushers and The Wrecking Crew) were made into a film series starring Dean Martin. There was also a short-lived ABC TV series in 1975.

Donald Hamilton began his Matt Helm series in 1960 with the novel Death of a Citizen. Thus far, the final novel to be published in the series is The Damagers, which was the 27th novel and was published in 1993. One more novel in the series exists and is currently unpublished. Below is a list of Donald Hamilton’s Matt Helm books in order of when they were originally published (which is aslo their chronological order):

Publication Order of Matt Helm Books


Death of a Citizen(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wrecking Crew(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Removers(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Silencers(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murderers' Row(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ambushers(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shadowers(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ravagers(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devastators(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Betrayers(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Menacers(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Interlopers(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Poisoners(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Intriguers(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Intimidators(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Terminators(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Retaliators(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Terrorizers(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Revengers(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Annihilators(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Infiltrators(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Detonators(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vanishers(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Demolishers(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Frighteners(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Threateners(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Damagers(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Matt Helm Synopsis: In Death of a Citizen by Donald Hamilton (book 1 of the Matt Helm series), Matt Helm is a former special agent during the World War II. He has left his violent career behind in order to live a normal family life in Santa Fe, New Mexico. But when a former colleague gone bad kidnaps his daughter, Helm must go back to his old life as an assassin.

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  • John Wayne Peel

    Loved these books. Read them in high school,(in the early 1960’s) but STILL love James Bond books best.