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

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
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 (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

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 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

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
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: 2 weeks 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 months ago

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

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  3. Elin: 3 months ago

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

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  4. Donna: 4 months 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: 4 months ago

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

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  5. Ron Long: 1 year 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: 6 years ago

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

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  7. Judy Newton: 6 years ago

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

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  8. Jeni: 7 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: 6 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: 8 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: 8 years ago

      Fixed. Thanks!

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  10. betty j knight: 8 years ago

    please send me a list ofallyour books in order

    Reply

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