Nelson DeMille is an American novelist who has written such books as The General’s Daughter, The Gold Coast and the John Corey series. He has mostly written thrillers and crime fiction but he has delved outside of that with some non-fiction, albeit he tends to use pseudonyms when he does. DeMille grew up in Long Island and so many of his books are set there.

DeMille started writing in 1974 with the Joe Ryker series. Below is the order in which his books were originally published in:

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Publication Order of Joe Ryker Books

The Sniper (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hammer of God (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Terrorists (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Agent of Death / The Death Squad (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Child Killer (By: Edson T. Hamill) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ryker the Sadist (By: Edson T. Hamill) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Motive For Murder (By: Edson T. Hamill) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cannibal (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Smack Man (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Night of the Phoenix (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Slasher (By: Edson T. Hamill) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of John Corey Books

Plum Island (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lion's Game (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Night Fall (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wild Fire (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lion (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Panther (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book Case (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Radiant Angel / A Quiet End (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Maze (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Chronological Order of John Corey Books

The Book Case is a prequel novella to the John Corey series.

Publication Order of John Sutter Books

The Gold Coast (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Gate House (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Paul Brenner Books

The General's Daughter (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Up Country (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Panther (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Scott Brodie & Maggie Taylor Books

(with Alex DeMille)

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Quest (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
By the Rivers of Babylon (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mayday (With: Thomas Block) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cathedral (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Talbot Odyssey (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Word of Honor (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Charm School (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Spencerville (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cuban Affair (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of The MatchUp Collection Books

Honor & ... (By: C.J. Box,Sandra Brown) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Deserves to Be Dead (By: John Sandford,Lisa Jackson) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Getaway (With: Lisa Scottoline) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Midnight Flame (By: Christopher Rice,Lara Adrian) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Short Story (By: Karin Slaughter,Michael Koryta) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Past Prologue (By: Diana Gabaldon,Steve Berry) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Faking a Murderer (By: Lee Child,Kathy Reichs) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dig Here (By: Charlaine Harris,Andrew Gross) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Taking the Veil (By: J.A. Jance,Eric Van Lustbader) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rambo on Their Minds (By: Gayle Lynds,David Morrell) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Footloose (By: Val McDermid,Peter James) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book Case (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
It's in the Book (By: Max Allan Collins,Mickey Spillane) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Haze (By: James W. Hall) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
It's in the Book (By: Max Allan Collins,Mickey Spillane)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Haze (By: James W. Hall)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale)(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book Case(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler)(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Tales of Terror(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Plot Thickens(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Poison That Leaves No Trace: With Mystery Jigsaw Puzzle(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In the Shadow of the Master(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best American Mystery Stories 2004(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Rich and the Dead(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
MatchUp(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: The Agent of Death was re-published as The Death Squad. Mayday was co-authored by Thomas Block. Radiant Angel was published in the UK as A Quiet End. Getaway was written with Lisa Scottoline.

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6 Responses to “Order of Nelson DeMille Books”

  1. Rodney Coriarty: 1 year ago

    I love all of his books and can’t wait for his next one.

    Reply

  2. chrissy: 4 years ago

    Where does A Quiet End come?

    Reply

  3. Debra Gagne: 9 years ago

    Which book follows “The Lion”?

    Reply

  4. ELLO: 9 years ago

    We could use a few more John Corey’s in the world.

    Reply

  5. Jason Wernli: 12 years ago

    You are missing the new John Corey series book…The Panther
    Thanks!

    Reply

    • Brandon: 11 years ago

      Thanks, Jason! I was aware of the book, I guess I just assumed I had updated it.

      Reply

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