Book Series That Need To Be Read In Order


Here is a list of Thrillers and Mysteries that need to be read in order. I will add to this regularly, so bookmark this page and come back often.

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Allison Brennan, Lucy Kincaid series, start with “Love Me to Death”.

Andrew Peterson, Nathan McBride series, start with “First to Kill”. Read my review here.

Anne Rice, The Wolf Gift Chronicles, start with “The Wolf Gift”.  Read my review here.

Barry Eisler, John Rain series, start with “Rain Fall” (Mr. Eisler renamed it: “A Clean Kill in Tokyo”).  Read my review here.

Barry Eisler, Ben Treven series, start with “Fault Line”.  Read my review here.

Barry Eisler, Livia Lone series, start with “Livia Lone”.  Read my review here.

Ben Coes, Dewey Andreas series, start with “Power Down”.  Read my review of “Trap the Devil” here.

Brad Thor, Scot Harvath series, start with “The Lions of Lucerne”

Brian Haig, Sean Drummond series, start with “Secret Sanction”.

Carole Lawrence, Ian Hamilton series, start with “Edinburgh Twilight”. My review.

Carolyn Haines, Sarah Booth Delaney series, start with “Them Bones”.

C.E. Lawrence, Lee Campbell series, start with “Silent Screams”.  See my review here.

C.J. Box, Joe Pickett series, start with “Open Season”.  See my review here.

Clive Cussler, Dirk Pitt series, start with “The Mediterranean Caper”

Clive Cussler, The Oregon Files series, start with “Golden Buddha”

Clive Cussler, The NUMA Files series, start with “Serpent”

Clive Cussler, The Fargo Adventure series, start with “Spartan Gold”

Colin Cotterill, Jimm Juree series, start with “Killed at the Whim of a Hat”.  My review.

Dan Brown, Robert Langdon series, start with “Angels & Demons”

Daniel Silva, Gabriel Allon Series, start with “The Kill Artist”.

David Baldacci, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell series, start with “Split Second”.

David Baldacci, Oliver Stone, Camel Club, series, start with “The Camel Club”.

David Baldacci, A Shaw series, start with “The Whole Truth”.  See my review here.

David Baldacci, John Puller series, start with “Zero Day”. Read my Review.

David Baldacci, Will Robie series, start with “The Innocent”.  Read my review.

David Baldacci, Amos Decker series, start with “Memory Man”. Read my review here.

David Baldacci, Atlee Pine series, start with “Long Road to Mercy”. Read my review here.

David Baldacci, Aloysius Archer series, start with “One Good Deed”. Read my review here.

D.J. MacHale, Pendragon Series, start with “Pendragon: The Merchant of Death”.  See my review here.

D.J. MacHale, Morpheus Road series, start with “The Light”.

David J. Walker, Wild Onion, Ltd Series (Kirsten & Dugan), start with “A Ticket to Die For”

David-Michael Harding, The New Illuminati series, start with “The New Illuminati”, See my review here.

Diana Gabaldon,  The “Outlander” series, start with “Outlander”

Ellison Cooper, Sayer Altair series, start with “Caged”.

George R. R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire Saga, start with “A Game of Thrones” Read my review.

Gregg Hurwitz, Orphan X (Evan Smoak) series, start with “Orphan X”.  Read my review.

James Patterson, Alex Cross series, start with “Along Came A Spider”.

James Patterson, Michael Bennett series, start with “Step on a Crack”.

James Patterson, The Women’s Murder Club, start with “1st To Die”.

James Rollins, Sigma Force series, start with “Sandstorm”.

James Sheehan, Jack Tobin series, start with “The Mayor of Lexington Avenue”. Read my review.

Janet Evanovich, Stephanie Plum series, start with “One For the Money” (Read my review)

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter series, start with “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

Jo Nesbo, Harry Hole series, start with “The Bat”.  See my review here.

John Gilstrap, Jonathan Grave series, start with “No Mercy”.  See my review here.

John Grisham, Jake Brigance series, start with “A Time to Kill”.

John Lescroart, Dismas Hardy series, start with “Dead Irish”.

John Sanford, The Prey Series (Lucas Davenport), start with “Rules of Prey”.

Jon Land, Caitlin Strong series, start with “Strong Enough to Die”. See my review here.

Jordan Dane, “No One” series, start with “No One Heard Her Scream”.  See my review here.

Jordan Dane, “Sweet Justice” series, start with “Evil Without A Face”.  See my review here.

Joseph Finder, Nick Heller series, start with “Vanished”.  See my review here.

Karin Slaughter, Will Trent Series, start with “TripTych”.

Karin Slaughter, Grant County Series, start with “Blindsighted”.

Kathy Reichs, Temperance Brennan series, start with “Deja Dead”.

Kelli Stanley, Miranda Corbie series, start with “City of Dragons”.  Read my review here.

Kelli Stanley, Arcturus series, start with “Nox Dormienda” but read my review of “The Curse Maker” here.

Kyle Mills, Mark Beamon series, start with “Rising Phoenix”.

Lee Child, Jack Reacher series, start with “Killing Floor”. My review.

Lisa Scottoline, Rosato & Associates series, start with “Everywhere That Mary Went”. Read my review here.

Marta Sprout, Gillian Curtis series, start with “Torn Apart: The Abduction of Gillian Curtis“.  Read my review.

Mary Kennedy, Maggie Walsh, Talk Radio Mystery, series, start with “Dead Air”.  See my review here.

Matt Scott, Surviving the Lion’s Den series, start with “Surviving the Lion’s Den”. Read my review here.

Matthew Reilly, Jack West series, start with “Seven Ancient Wonders”.

Matthew Reilly, Scarecrow series, start with “Ice Station”.

Michael Connelly, Harry Bosch series, start with “The Black Echo”.

Michael Connelly, Mickey Haller series, start with “The Lincoln Lawyer”.

Michelle Gagnon, Kelly Jones series, start with “The Gatekeeper”.

Mike Lawson, Joe DeMarco series, start with “The Inside Ring”.

Naomi Novik, Temeraire series, start with “His Majesty’s Dragon”. (Read my review here)

Perri O’Shaughnessy, Nina Reilly series, start with “Motion to Suppress”

Rick Campbell, Trident Deception series, start with “The Trident Deception”. Read my review of “Blackmail” here.

Rob Sinclair, the Enemy series, start with “Dance With the Enemy”.

Robert Galbraith, Strike series, start with “The Cuckoo’s Calling” (Read my review)

Robert Ludlum, Bourne series, start with “The Bourne Identity”.

Robin Burcell, Sydney Fitzpatrick series, start with “Face of a Killer”. Read my review of “The Bone Chamber”.

Robin Burcell, Kate Gillespie series, start with “Every Move She Makes”.

Robin Cook, Laurie Montgomery series, start with “Blindsight”

Shane Gericke, Detective Emily Thompson trilogy, start with “Blown Away”

Solange Ritchie, Dr. Catherine Powers Series, start with “The Burning Man”

Stephen Coonts, Jake Grafton series, start with “Flight of the Intruder”

Stephen Coonts, Tommy Carmellini series, start with “Liars and Thieves”.

Stephen Coonts, Deep Black series, start with “Deep Black”.

Stephen Frey, Christian Gillette series, start with “The Chairman”.  See my review here.

Stephen Frey, Red Cell Seven series, start with “Arctic Fire”.  Read my review here.

Stephenie Meyer, Twilight series, start with “Twilight”.   See Kristen’s review of “Eclipse” here.

Steve Berry, Cotton Malone series, start with “The Templar Legacy”.  Read my review here.

Steve Martini, Paul Madriani series, start with “Compelling Evidence”

Steven James, Patrick Bowers series, start with “The Pawn”.  See my review here.

Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington Series (and others!), start with “New York Dead”

Sue Grafton, Kinsey Millhone series,  start with “A is for Alibi”.

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games series, start with “The Hunger Games”.  (read my review here)

Tom Clancy, Jack Ryan Series, start with “The Hunt for Red October”.

Vince Flynn, Mitch Rapp series, start with “Term Limits”


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