Publication Order of Detective Jackson Books
|The Sex Club||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Secrets to Die For||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Thrilled to Death||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Passions of the Dead||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Dying for Justice||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Liars, Cheaters & Thieves||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Rules of Crime||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Crimes of Memory||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Deadly Bonds||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Wrongful Death||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Agent Jamie Dallas Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|Beyond Conception||(2001)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Suicide Effect||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Baby Thief||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Gauntlet Assassin||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Arranger||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Point of Control||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
About L.J. Sellers:
L.J Sellers has not only excelled in fictional writing, more specifically crime and mystery thrillers, but has demonstrated her proactivity as a member of society, and won awards and critical acclaim for her journalism and articles on psychology. First and foremost, L.J Sellers is known to be the author of the Detective Jackson series, but she started off her career as a journalist. Having always loved researching and writing from a young age, even writing some fiction, Sellers moved to Eugene at 18 from a small town nearby, where she received degree in journalism from the University of Oregon, and continued to write short stories, though at this point not taking it seriously. After her graduation, Sellers moved to Phoenix due to lack of work in Eugene for journalists (some of her friends who graduated in the same field worked in menial kitchen jobs), and after having married and having a son she moved back to Eugene, where she married for a 2nd time. She took part time work as a waitress and freelance journalist jobs to provide some income while at the same time allowing her enough time to spend with her child and the 2 of her second husband.
It was around this time, after tossing away a novel she thought was especially bad, Sellers thought she could do better and wrote her first novel. Although claiming that it was not of such a high standard, she realised that she very much enjoyed writing and continued to write another one. Sellers sent a few chapters to a publisher Al Zuckerman, head of Writers House, one of the biggest publishing companies in the world, who although couldn’t publish it, expressed interest in her talent and next writing project, marking the beginning of her twenty year effort to break through to popularity.
During this time Sellers found a job as editor at Pharmaceutical Executive, where she could hone her skills as a writer and editor. It was at this job in 2002 that she won the Grand Neal for her article titled “Discovery! Neurology”, a prestigious journalistic prize, and a second Neal in 2003 for her role in the magazine named “best overall magazine”. After seven years at this job, the magazine closed the Eugene office, and whilst searching for another job, Sellers wrote The Sex Club which unbeknownst to her then, was to become the first instalment of her highly popular and critically acclaimed Detective Jackson series.
After finding another job at an educational publisher during which time she edited scholarly essays, Sellers didn’t write any fiction for two and a half years and discovered that she is not happy when not writing fiction. After being made redundant again in 2008, Sellers decided that she would increase her efforts towards writing fiction, an effort which has reaped many benefits.
In 2013, Sellers set up the charity Housing Help which by hoping to raise enough by small donations aims to help homeless families access housing.
The Detective Jackson Series
The Sex Club
Opening her famous series with The Sex Club, written on a subject that held particular personal importance to her, Sellers paved the way for the successful series that would become the highest rated crime fiction on Amazon, and a two-time Readers’ Favourite Award winner. The Sex Club incorporates serious topical issues regarding birth control, following Kera, a clinic nurse, as she tries to get to the bottom of a recent bombing at a birth control clinic, becoming a target for the bomber in the process. Detective Wade Jackson is at the same time investigating a murder of a member of a girls Bible group, which Kera, knowing the group to be really a sexual free for all, and bound by a confidentiality clause, attempts to find the connection herself. The book incorporates the views of both Kera and the bomber, and provides an engaging and suspenseful setting to create a dialogue regarding the controversial subject. This book shows initial signs of topics that come up in her other works: parenthood, experiences of being a single parent, birth control and fertility management, and social commentaries on class and other subjects.
Secrets to Die For
The second book that features Detective Jackson, but the first book that Sellers intended to start the series with, provides a less controversial setting, but does not completely shy away from addressing relevant social issues. Jackson in this book has to navigate his way through a complicated case and face challenges to his assumptions about society, as he tries to find the murderer of a social worker who swore to protect a young boy from a deprived background. Secrets to Die For, deliberately steers clear of addressing such highly contested issues as are approached in The Sex Club, in a deliberate attempt to not force potential readers to shy away.
Stand Alone Thrillers by L.J. Sellers
The Baby Thief
Returning to issues of birth control and fertility that she addressed in The Sex Club, Sellers raises complicated issues as she distorts and rearranges conventionality with a major setting of fertility control. A 32 year old single woman Jenna McClure, conscious of growing old before having had a child, visits Elizabeth Demauer, a fertility clinic doctor who helps women who are attempting to get pregnant while at the same time unable to do so herself. The two women turn out to be sisters, and Elizabeth, the only one who knows this, sees an opportunity to gain the capability of pregnancy. After having masterminded the plan, Elizabeth’s only obstacle is a reporter who has fallen in love with Jenna and will stop at nothing to solve her sudden disappearance. Again looking at this subject, which is an accepted part of modern life, Sellers puts a menacing and sinister slant on the procedure, and allows the reader to think to a further depth than a simple mystery thriller.
Sellers in each of her books not only shows a considerable and recognised talent for thriller novels, but also demonstrates her courage to raise difficult questions directly to the reader and encourage them to think about these contentious issues so as to develop their own personal opinions on these matters. The Sex Club, is most recognised of her books for doing so, and gives valuable insight into a nurse at the clinic and the bomber of the clinic. This trait that is varyingly shown through her books adds an extra depth when reading the books and allows the reader to connect on a more personal level.Book Series In Order » Authors » L.J. Sellers