Joe Ledger is the protagonist in a series of horror/thriller novels by American author Jonathan Maberry. Ledger is a Baltimore detective who has been recruited by the government in secret to lead a new taskforce that handles what Homeland Security can’t, such as zombies and weaponized plagues.

Maberry began his Joe Ledger series in March 2009 with Patient Zero. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Jonathan Maberry’s Joe Ledger books in order of when they were first published (as well as in chronological order):

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Publication Order of Joe Ledger Books

Publication Order of Joe Ledger Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Joe Ledger Anthologies

Note: Joe Ledger: Unstoppable was edited with Bryan Thomas Schmidt.

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3 Responses to “Order of Joe Ledger Books”

  1. Curtis Cauthen: 3 years ago

    It has been a while. When is the next Joe Ledger novel due to come out? Is there any news on this front? I miss Ghost.


  2. Not1knowsme: 6 years ago

    I love this series: Joe Ledger, Ghost, Bunny, Top, Bug, Rudy, Aunt Sally and Church along with other outstanding characters that vary from book to book are the absolute best at saving the world, no matter what situation they’re placed in, without boring the audience. Jonathan Maberry is unique in creating exciting scenarios to keep the books fresh and his characters evolving over time.

    I listen to the audiobooks with the untouchable Ray Porter as the narrator. Its an experience unmatched by any other series I listen to, and I am an unabashed series junkie. Sometimes my mind wonders off thinking who’d be a good Joe or Top in the TV series or movie before I snap myself back to reality and remember that they wouldn’t ever get it right and I am ever so grateful for what I have: a great author, Audible and Ray Porter.


  3. Beartooth Bronsky: 8 years ago

    Not many series writers can keep the quality of their early books up as the series grows. There is a tendency to turn the main character into a stereotype. Jonathan Maberry is among the select few who never disappoint. I’m thinking of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, John MacDonald’s Travis McGee, Seanan McGuire’s October Daye, Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe, Donald Hamilton’s Matt Helm (the books, not the execrable movies) – coming back into publication, Kathy Reich’s Tempe Brennan, Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch, Andrew Vachss’ Burke, and a few others.

    Keep up the good work, Jonathan, and don’t get lazy like the once-stellar Jonathan Kellerman’s later Alex Delaware books, which go downhill with each new mishmash.


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