Lee Child
British author Lee Child, whose real name is Jim Grant, is famous for the series of books featuring Jack Reacher. Lee Child started writing in 1997, and all his solo novels to date have featured Jack Reacher. Lee has however, contributed to numerous short story collections which are also listed here.

Lee Child made his debut as a published author in 1997 with the novel Killing Floor, which began his Jack Reacher series. Below is a list of Lee Child’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Jack Reacher Books

Killing Floor (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Die Trying (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tripwire (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Running Blind / The Visitor (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Echo Burning (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Without Fail (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Persuader (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Enemy (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Shot (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hard Way (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bad Luck and Trouble (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nothing to Lose (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gone Tomorrow (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
61 Hours (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Worth Dying For (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Affair (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Wanted Man (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Never Go Back (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Personal (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Make Me (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night School (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Midnight Line (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Past Tense (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blue Moon (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sentinel (With: Andrew Child) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Jack Reacher Books

In chronological order, The Enemy would be the first book to read, as it takes place while Reacher is still in the Military followed by Night School.The Affair would be the next book to read, as it covers the end of Reachers Military career, and leads into Killing Floor.The short stories have Second Son(Reacher is 13) and High Heat(Reacher is 16).After that, all books would go by the order that they were published.Persuader also had flashbacks to during Reacher’s military career.

Publication Order of Jack Reacher Short Stories/Novellas

Second Son (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deep Down (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
High Heat (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Not a Drill (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Good and Valuable Consideration: Jack Reacher vs. Nick Heller (With: Joseph Finder) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Small Wars (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Christmas Scorpion (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cleaning the Gold (With: Karin Slaughter) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Jack Reacher Collections

No Middle Name (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Jack Reacher's Rules (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hero (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Harold Middleton Books

The Chopin Manuscript (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Copper Bracelet (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Serial thrillers written by multiple authors.

Publication Order of Akashic Drug Chronicles Books

The Cocaine Chronicles (With: Laura Lippman,Ken Bruen,Jervey Tervalon) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Marijuana Chronicles (By:Jonathan Santlofer) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nicotine Chronicles (With: Joyce Carol Oates,Hannah Tinti,,Cara Black,,,Jonathan Ames) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Like a Charm(2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Greatest Hits(2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cocaine Chronicles(2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery Writers of America Presents Death Do Us Part: New Stories About Love, Lust, and Murder(2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best British Mysteries IV(2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killer Year: Stories to Die For...(2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
First Thrills(2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dark End of the Street(2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery Writers of America Presents The Rich and the Dead(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rich and the Dead(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Study in Sherlock(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inherit the Dead(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
FaceOff(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Belfast Noir(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Manhattan Mayhem(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
MatchUp(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Mystery Stories 2018(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dear NHS(2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Running Blind had a different title in the UK, going by the name The Visitor. The Harold Middleton series is a collaborative series that includes contributions from many different authors.

If You Like Lee Child Books, You’ll Love…

  • Andy McNab: Particularly, the Nick Stone series of books.
  • Vince Flynn: Vince Flynn has a series of books featuring the character Mitch Rapp. While they often feature a fair amount of politics, Rapp is an ass-kicking machine just like Reacher, and the type of hero character you want to put your faith in!
  • Michael Connelly

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