John Saul (Photo Credit: Timark Hamilton)
John Saul is an American author of horror and thriller novels. After losing his job, John spent the weekend churning out his first book, which he received $200 for and was published under a pen name. After about ten of these, he was contacted by Dell Publishing, who wanted him to write a psychological thriller. John lives with his partner of over 30 years and splits his time between the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.

John Saul’s first novel to be credited under his name was Suffer the Children, which was published in 1977. Below is a list of John Saul’s books in order of when they were originally published:

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Publication Order of Blackstone Chronicles Books

An Eye for an Eye (1996)Description / Buy at
Twist of Fate (1997)Description / Buy at
Ashes to Ashes (1997)Description / Buy at
In the Shadow of Evil (1997)Description / Buy at
Day of Reckoning (1997)Description / Buy at
Asylum (1997)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Suffer the Children (1977)Description / Buy at
Punish the Sinners (1978)Description / Buy at
Cry for the Strangers (1979)Description / Buy at
Comes the Blind Fury (1980)Description / Buy at
When the Wind Blows (1981)Description / Buy at
The God Project / All Fall Down (1982)Description / Buy at
Nathaniel (1984)Description / Buy at
Brain Child (1985)Description / Buy at
Hellfire (1986)Description / Buy at
The Unwanted (1987)Description / Buy at
The Unloved (1988)Description / Buy at
Creature (1989)Description / Buy at
Second Child (1990)Description / Buy at
Sleepwalk (1990)Description / Buy at
Darkness (1991)Description / Buy at
Shadows (1992)Description / Buy at
Guardian (1993)Description / Buy at
The Homing (1994)Description / Buy at
Black Lightning (1995)Description / Buy at
The Presence (1997)Description / Buy at
The Right Hand of Evil (1999)Description / Buy at
Nightshade (2000)Description / Buy at
Black Creek Crossing (2001)Description / Buy at
The Manhattan Hunt Club (2001)Description / Buy at
Midnight Voices (2002)Description / Buy at
Perfect Nightmare (2005)Description / Buy at
In the Dark of the Night (2006)Description / Buy at
The Devil's Labyrinth (2007)Description / Buy at
Faces of Fear (2008)Description / Buy at
House of Reckoning (2009)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Sex, Drugs, Rock'n'Roll: Stories to End the Century(1998)Description / Buy at

Note: The God Project was also published using the title of All Fall Down.

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John Saul Synopsis: Suffer the Children is John Saul’s debut novel. When a little girl let out a scream one hundred years ago in Port Arbello, no one heard. She died. No one saw, except for a man whose guilt caused him to throw himself into the sea. Today in Port Arbello, children are disappearing as history repeats itself. And one child ends her silence with a 100 year-old scream.

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2 Responses to “Order of John Saul Books”

  1. Lorie Ann Wise: 7 years ago

    I know! I’m jonesing for a new novel. Mr. Saul….please don’t retire! I guess I’ll have to read DUNE series and hope Saul releases a new book.


  2. Lynn: 9 years ago

    The last book was written in 2009…when will we see a new book from John Saul? Been reading his books over 30 years now!!! (Not) patiently waiting!!


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