Richard Montanari is an American author of crime fiction, mystery and thriller novels. His novels have been published in nearly 30 languages. Richard spent time living in Europe, including London, where he worked selling clothes. Eventually, he moved back to the States and joined his family business. After five years, he decided to make a change to a writing career. He is best known for his Philadelphia series, featuring Jessica Balzano and Kevin Byrne. Montanari lives in Northeast Ohio – the same place he was born.

Richard Montanari made his debut as a novelist in 1995 with the novel Deviant Way. The novel won the Online Mystery Award for Best First Mystery. Below is a list of Richard Montanari’s books in order of when they were first published (which is also their chronological order):

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Publication Order of Jack Paris Books

Publication Order of Jessica Balzano & Kevin Byrne Books

The Rosary Girls (2005)Description / Buy at
The Skin Gods (2006)Description / Buy at
Broken Angels / Merciless (2007)Description / Buy at
Play Dead / Badlands (2008)Description / Buy at
The Echo Man (2011)Description / Buy at
The Killing Room (2012)Description / Buy at
The Stolen Ones (2013)Description / Buy at
The Doll Maker (2014)Description / Buy at
A Christmas Killing (2014)Description / Buy at
Shutter Man (2015)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Violet Hour (1998)Description / Buy at
Deathless / The Devil's Garden (2009)Description / Buy at
The Buried Girl (2018)Description / Buy at

Notes: Deviant Way was also published as Don’t Look Now. Broken Angels was also published as Merciless. Play Dead was also published as Badlands.

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2 Responses to “Order of Richard Montanari Books”

  1. Disgruntled52: 5 years ago

    “Broken Angels” is the UK title; esewhere aka “Merciless”.
    “Play Dead” is the UK title; elsewhere aka “Badlands”

    I don’t know why they do it. It is extremely annoying (understatement) to find a title one hasn’t read only to discover that it was published under a different title. Quite frankly, I think it is a scam to make people buy books unnecessarily.


    • Geri: 5 years ago

      Boy do I agree with you! It is difficult enough to find books through my library without different titles in other countries.


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