Michael Palmer (1942-2013) was an American novelist of medical thrillers. Before becoming a novelist, Michael Palmer spent 20 years practicing medicine. Palmer didn’t originally want to be an author, but after reading Coma by Robin Cook (a fellow Wesleyan grad), he realized he could too. As of this writing, all of his novels have made the New York Times Bestseller List.

Michael Palmer became a published author in 1982 with The Sisterhood. Below is a list of Michael Palmer’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Dr. Lou Welcome Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Sisterhood (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Side Effects (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Flashback (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Extreme Measures (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Natural Causes (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Silent Treatment (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Critical Judgment (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Miracle Cure (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Patient (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fatal (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Society (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Fifth Vial (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The First Patient (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Second Opinion (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Last Surgeon (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Heartbeat Away (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Trauma (With: Daniel Palmer) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mercy (With: Daniel Palmer) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The First Family (With: Daniel Palmer) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Daniel Palmer Short Stories/Novellas

(with Daniel Palmer)

Disfigured (With: Daniel Palmer) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dead Club (With: Daniel Palmer) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

(with Daniel Palmer)

Disfigured (With: Daniel Palmer) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dead Club (With: Daniel Palmer) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
On Call (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Natural Suspect(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
First Thrills(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
No Rest for the Dead(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In Search of Humanity(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: Natural Suspect is a multi-author collaborative novel which was written alongside William Bernhardt, Leslie Glass, Gini Hartzmark, John Katzenbach, John Lescroart, Bonnie MacDougal, Phillip Margolin, Brad Meltzer, Lisa Scottoline and Laurence Shames.

No Rest for the Dead is a collaborative novel which was written with Jeff Abbott, Lori Armstrong, David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, Thomas H. Cook, Jeffery Deaver, Diana Gabaldon, Tess Gerritsen, Andrew F. Gulli, Lamia Gulli, Peter James, J.A. Jance, Faye Kellerman, Raymond Khoury, John Lescroart, Jeff Lindsay, Gayle Lynds, Alexander McCall Smith, Phillip Margolin, T. Jefferson Parker, Matthew Pearl, Kathy Reichs, Marcus Sakey, Jonathan Santlofer, Lisa Scottoline, R.L. Stine and Marcia Talley.

All novels as of Trauma are written by Daniel Palmer, based on the work of Michael Palmer.

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5 Responses to “Order of Michael Palmer Books”

  1. DGleeson: 9 years ago

    Trauma Release Date: May 12th 2015

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  2. edmaa: 11 years ago

    The book title above, “No Rest for the Dead,” is a mistake. It should read, “A Heartbeat Away.”

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    • Brandon: 11 years ago

      Sort of. No Rest for the Dead is a different book. I’ll add A Heartbeat Away now.

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  3. Sannie43: 12 years ago

    Do books need to be read in order

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    • Brandon: 11 years ago

      No, they do not.

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