Jane Langton is an American author of mystery and children’s novels. She writes the Hall Family Chronicles, and the Homer Kelly series. Jane earned her Bachelor’s degree, an M.A. in art history from the University of Michigan, and another M.A. from Radclife College. She also studied at the Boston Museum School for a year. Jane lives in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and has three adult sons.

Jane Langton made her debut as a published author in 1961 with the novel The Majesty of Grace. Below is a list of Jane Langton’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Grace Jones Books

The Majesty of Grace(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Boyhood of Grace Jones(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Hall Family Chronicles Books

The Diamond in the Window(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Swing in the Summerhouse(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Astonishing Stereoscope(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fledgling(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fragile Flag(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Time Bike(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mysterious Circus(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dragon Tree(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Homer Kelly Books

The Transcendental Murder(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Nantucket Noon(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Memorial Hall Murder(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Natural Enemy(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Emily Dickinson is Dead(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Good and Dead(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder at the Gardner(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dante Game(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
God in Concord(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Divine Inspiration(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shortest Day(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead as a Dodo(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Face on the Wall(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Thief of Venice(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder at Monticello(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Escher Twist(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Deserter(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Steeplechase(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Paper Chains(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hedgehog Boy(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Salt(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The String of Pearls(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books

Saint Francis and the Wolf(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


Notes: The Majesty of Grace was also published as Her Majesty Grace Jones. The Transcendental Murder is also known as The Minuteman Murder.

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Jane Langton Synopses: Paper Chains is a standalone novel by Jane Langton. Evelyn Underhill discovers that being anxious to feel life and learn everything she can brings unexpected problems in her freshman year at Middlesex University.

Salt is a standalone title by Jane Langton. Ivan, the merchant’s third son, having patience and an eye for opportunity, barters the cargo of his ship for a princess and a fortune.

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