Woods Cop Mysteries by Joseph Heywood
The Woods Cop Mysteries is a series of mystery novels by American novelist Joseph Heywood. The series is based on the life of the conservation officers of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The author has spent one month per year for many years on patrol with the officers in any and all kinds of weather in order to research the topic.

Joseph Heywood began his Woods Cop Mysteries series in 2001 with the novel Ice Hunter. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Joseph Heywood’s Woods Cop Mysteries books in order of when they were originally published (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Woods Cop Mysteries Books


Ice Hunter(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blue Wolf in Green Fire(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chasing a Blond Moon(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Running Dark(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strike Dog(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Roe(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadow of the Wolf Tree(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Force of Blood(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killing a Cold One(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Buckular Dystrophy(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Woods Cop Mysteries Collections


Hard Ground(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Harder Ground(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Woods Cops Mysteries Synopsis: Ice Hunter is the first Woods Cop Mystery by Joseph Heywood. Diamonds are found in the forests of the Upper Peninsula, which means not only are all sorts of greedy people are coming into the area with picks, shovels and dreams, but also brings in several scam artists as well. This causes nothing but headaches for the U.P.’s conservation officers who prefer the solitude of the woods.

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  • cruisersailor

    So far, I’ve read the first eight books in the Woods Cops series. I’m currently reading HARD GROUND which is Woods Cop short stories.