Cal Murphy is the protagonist in a series of thriller novels by American novelist R.J. Patterson. Cal Murphy works as a journalist, starting out in rural Idaho. But his work is far from mundane as you might expect from a smalltown paper, as it soon includes investigating murders…

R.J. Patterson began his Cal Murphy series in 2012 with the novel Dead Shot. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of R.J. Patterson’s Cal Murphy books in order of when they were first released (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Cal Murphy Books

Dead Shot(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Line(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Better Off Dead(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead in the Water(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Man's Curve(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead and Gone(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Wrong(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Man's Land(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Drop(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead to Rights(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead End(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


Note: The novels were originally written as by Jack Patterson, but future editions will list the author as R.J. Patterson.

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Cal Murphy Synopsis: Cross Hairs by R.J. Patterson (aka Jack Patterson) is the first Cal Murphy thriller. Working as a journalist at a small weekly paper in rural Idaho, Cal Murphy begins losing his big city dreams of writing for a metro paper before his passion is reignited after three high school star athletes are found dead in a 24-hour period. As he and fellow photographer Kelly Mendoza attempt to make sense of bizarre circumstances that led to the teens’ deaths, Cal makes a chilling discovery, uncovering a vast conspiracy that grows darker with every twist and turn. With a mastermind determined to silence Cal and Kelly for good, the young reporters ultimately must decide if their lives are worth the risk to reveal the truth.

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