J.A. Jance is the pseudonym of American novelist Judith Ann Jance. Jance’s publishers convinced her to use the gender-neutral pen name “J.A. Jance” because she was writing mystery novels about a male detective. Jance’s novels fall into the mystery and horror genres.

J.A. Jance has been writing ever since her first book, Until Proven Guilty, debuted in 1985. Jance has four different series, all of which are active and have new books coming out in them. Below is the order in which J.A. Jance’s novels have been published in, divided by series:

Publication Order of J.P. Beaumont Books

Until Proven Guilty (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Injustice For All (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trial by Fury (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Taking the Fifth (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Improbable Cause (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A More Perfect Union (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dismissed with Prejudice (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Minor in Possession (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Payment In Kind (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Without Due Process (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Failure to Appear (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lying in Wait (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Name Withheld (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Breach Of Duty (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Birds of Prey (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Partner in Crime (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Long Time Gone (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Justice Denied (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fire and Ice (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Betrayal of Trust (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Second Watch (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ring In the Dead (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stand Down (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dance of the Bones (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Still Dead (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Proof of Life (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sins of the Fathers (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nothing to Lose (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Joanna Brady Books

Desert Heat (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tombstone Courage (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shoot Don't Shoot (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead to Rights (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skeleton Canyon (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rattlesnake Crossing (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Outlaw Mountain (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Devil's Claw (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Paradise Lost (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Partner in Crime (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Exit Wounds (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Wrong (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Damage Control (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fire and Ice (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Judgment Call (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Old Blue Line (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Remains of Innocence (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Honor Among Thieves (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Random Acts (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Downfall (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Field of Bones (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Missing and Endangered (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ali Reynolds Books

Edge of Evil (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Web of Evil (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hand of Evil (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cruel Intent (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trial by Fire (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fatal Error (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Left for Dead (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Stakes (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moving Target (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Last Goodbye (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cold Betrayal (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Honor Among Thieves (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Clawback (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Random Acts (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Man Overboard (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Duel to the Death (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The A List (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Taking the Veil (With: Eric Van Lustbader) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Credible Threat (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unfinished Business (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Collateral Damage (2023)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Walker Family Mysteries Books

Hour of the Hunter (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kiss of the Bees (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Day of the Dead (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queen of the Night (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dance of the Bones (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

After the Fire (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The MatchUp Collection Books

Honor & ... (By: C.J. Box,Sandra Brown) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deserves to Be Dead (By: John Sandford,Lisa Jackson) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Getaway (By: Lisa Scottoline,Nelson DeMille) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midnight Flame (By: Christopher Rice,Lara Adrian) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Short Story (By: Karin Slaughter,Michael Koryta) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Past Prologue (By: Diana Gabaldon,Steve Berry) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Faking a Murderer (By: Lee Child,Kathy Reichs) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dig Here (By: Charlaine Harris,Andrew Gross) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Taking the Veil (With: Eric Van Lustbader) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rambo on Their Minds (By: Gayle Lynds,David Morrell) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Footloose (By: Val McDermid,Peter James) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of 100 Stories Books

100 Malicious Little Mysteries (By: Isaac Asimov,Martin Greenberg,,,,,John Lutz,Jack Ritchie,Bill Pronzini,,Barry N. Malzberg,Michael Gilbert,,Maxine O'Callaghan,,,Michael Kurland,,,,,,,,Lael Littke,,,,,,,Helen McCloy) (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories (By: Charles Dickens,Martin Greenberg,O. Henry,Bill Pronzini,Jack London) (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories (By: Martin Greenberg,Al Sarrantonio,,,H.P. Lovecraft,Oscar Wilde,Steve Tem,Robert E. Weinberg) (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories (By: Charles Dickens,Joe R. Lansdale,Edgar Allan Poe,Ed Gorman,,,,Richard Laymon,,Al Sarrantonio,Chet Williamson,Ruth Berman,,Richard T. Chizmar,Rudyard Kipling,Ramsey Campbell,Bill Pronzini,Nancy Holder,,H.P. Lovecraft,Mark Twain,Fritz Leiber,,Robert Sheckley,Barry N. Malzberg,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Washington Irving,,Steve Tem,,,E.F. Benson,,,,,David Drake,,,,James Gunn,,,,,Jerome K. Jerome) (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories (By: ,Chet Williamson,Alan Brennert,Nina Kiriki Hoffman,Marvin Kaye,Barry N. Malzberg,Stefan R. Dziemianowicz,Mary Elizabeth Braddon,,,Fred Chappell) (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
100 Wild Little Weird Tales (By: Robert Bloch,Bram Stoker,Edgar Allan Poe,Martin Greenberg,,H.P. Lovecraft,Fritz Leiber,Lester del Rey,Murray Leinster,,Clark Ashton Smith,Manly Wade Wellman) (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
100 Creepy Little Creature Stories (By: Edgar Allan Poe,Martin Greenberg,Stefan R. Dziemianowicz,E.F. Benson,Robert E. Weinberg) (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
100 Crooked Little Crime Stories (By: Martin Greenberg,Edgar Wallace,,Alexandre Dumas) (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories (By: Joe R. Lansdale,,Rick Hautala,,Martin Greenberg,David Niall Wilson,,Edward Bryant,Alan Brennert,Ramsey Campbell,Nina Kiriki Hoffman,Christie Golden,Nancy Holder,,Lawrence Watt-Evans,George Zebrowski,Yvonne Navarro,,,Stefan R. Dziemianowicz,,Steve Tem,,Wayne Allen Sallee,Karl Edward Wagner,John Gregory Betancourt,,,Will Murray,Robert E. Weinberg,,,Mike Ashley,,,,,,,,Tim Waggoner,Mark Kreighbaum,Brad Strickland,,Michael Skeet,Manly Wade Wellman,,Lawrence Schimel,Greg Cox,,David Drake,,Lois Tilton,,John Maclay,,,,Fred Chappell,,,,Thomas Ligotti,,,Nancy Kilpatrick) (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
100 Wicked Little Witch Stories (By: Joe R. Lansdale,,Martin Greenberg,Ramsey Campbell,P.D. Cacek,Christie Golden,Nancy Holder,,,,Edo Van Belkom,,,Steve Tem,,,,Tom Piccirilli,Robert E. Weinberg,,,,,Mike Ashley,Clark Ashton Smith,,,Joe Meno,,,,,,,,,Tim Waggoner,,David Annandale,Mark Kreighbaum,,Brad Strickland,,,,,,Michael Skeet) (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories (By: Martin Greenberg,Bill Pronzini,Fritz Leiber,Philip K. Dick,Harry Harrison,,Robert E. Weinberg) (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares (By: Martin Greenberg,Lisa Tuttle,Ramsey Campbell,H.P. Lovecraft,,,Michael Marshall Smith,Poppy Brite,Thomas Ligotti) (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
100 Sneaky Little Sleuth Stories (By: Marcia Muller,Jon L. Breen,Martin Greenberg,,John Jakes,Chet Williamson,,Barry N. Malzberg,Stefan R. Dziemianowicz,,Michael Gilbert,Carolyn Wheat,Robert E. Weinberg,,,,C.J. Henderson,,H.R.F. Keating,Francis M. Nevins Jr.,,Shelley Singer) (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (By: Martin Greenberg,,,,Tanith Lee,Richard T. Chizmar,Garry Douglas Kilworth,Nina Kiriki Hoffman,John Shirley,Fritz Leiber,,,,Stefan R. Dziemianowicz,Steve Tem,,Karl Edward Wagner,,Lucy Taylor,,,,,,Fred Chappell,,,,,,,,,,John Galsworthy) (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
100 Menacing Little Murder Stories (By: Robert E. Weinberg,,Fred Chappell,,Thomas Ligotti) (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (By: Martin Greenberg,Tim Lebbon) (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crafty Cat Crimes (With: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Ron Goulart,Larry Segriff,,Barbara Paul,Max Allan Collins,Lloyd Biggle Jr.,Jane Yolen,Bill Pronzini,,Stefan R. Dziemianowicz,,,Tracy Knight,Will Murray,Robert E. Weinberg,,Gene DeWeese,Dorothy Cannell,,,,,,,,,K.D. Wentworth) (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
100 Tiny Tales of Terror (By: Martin Greenberg,Stefan R. Dziemianowicz,Lucy Taylor,Robert E. Weinberg,Manly Wade Wellman) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories Books

The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1 (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2 (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3 (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 4 (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 5 (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Partners in Crime(1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midnight Louie's Pet Detectives(1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Naked Came the Phoenix(2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bark M For Murder(2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Deadly Bride and 19 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories(2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Rest for the Dead(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery Writers of America Presents Ice Cold(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
MatchUp(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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13 Responses to “Order of J.A. Jance Books”

  1. john rankin: 1 year ago

    I just finished LONG TIME GONE, in which J.P.Beaumont and Melissa Soames get together in a budding romance. Which of the subsequent Jance books feature these two and their relationship?

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  2. Sarah J Powell: 2 years ago

    Which book focuses on the 86-ing of Dr Machett?

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  3. Elin: 2 years ago

    In which J.A.Janice book do Ali Reynolds and B. Simpson get together as a couple?

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  4. Donna: 2 years ago

    Is there a way to number the items in your lists? When an author has 10 or more books in a series, it is hard to keep counting from the top down to determine the correct number – is it #17 or 18????

    Thanks!

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    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      It’s something we are looking to offer in the near future 🙂

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  5. Ron Long: 2 years ago

    I want a CHRONOLOGICAL list, not one separated by main character. What is this obsession with sorting them by character?

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  6. sharon hammond: 8 years ago

    where is the list in order of j a jance standalone novels

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  7. Judy Newton: 8 years ago

    Please send me a list of all your books in order.

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  8. Jeni: 8 years ago

    Do you have to read them in order or is each book it’s own story with the same character?

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    • Val: 8 years ago

      You have to read them in order because there is an on-going personal story in addition to the story in each book. Also you should intersperse Beaumont and Brady since they intersect.

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  9. c g fisher: 9 years ago

    There is one book missing, an Ali Reynolds book. “Left for Dead”, published 2012, which puts it after “Fatal Error”.

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    • Brandon: 9 years ago

      Fixed. Thanks!

      Reply

  10. betty j knight: 10 years ago

    please send me a list ofallyour books in order

    Reply

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