Michael Kelly by Michael Harvey
Michael Kelly is the protagonist in a series of crime thrillers by American novelist Michael Harvey. Michael Kelly is a former cop, now working as a private investigator in Chicago, Illinois. The similarities between author and character run much deeper than having similar names – like his main character, Harvey makes his home in the Second City.

Michael Harvey introduced readers to his Michael Kelly P.I. series in 2007 with the novel The Chicago Way. Below is a list of Michael Harvey’s Michael Kelly books in order of when they were first released (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Michael Kelly Books


The Chicago Way(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fifth Floor(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Third Rail(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
We All Fall Down(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Governor's Wife(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Michael Kelly Synopsis: In The Chicago Way by Michael Harvey, Michael Kelly is hired to try and solve a cold rape case by an old partner… who soon turns up dead. Kelly must now work with some of his best colleagues – including a TV reporter, a DNA expert, an ally from the DA’s office and his best friend from childhood – in order to see if the murder and the rape are connected in any way. To get to the bottom of the case, Michael has to deal with the mob, a serial killer, friends with alterior motives and the streets of Chicago.

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  • Mojave Son

    The “Michael Kelly” series by Michael Harvey is excellent. Keep ’em coming!