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Publication Order of Ava James FBI Mystery Books

Ava James and the Ivy Grove / The Woman at the Masked Gala (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ava James and the Forgotten Bones (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Couple Next Door (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cabin on Willow Lake (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lake House (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghost of Christmas (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rescue (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Moonlight (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Behind the Mask (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Invitation (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl in Hawaii (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Woman in the Window (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Good Doctor (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Housewife Killer (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Librarian (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bella Walker FBI Mystery Books

with Thomas York
The Girl in Paradise (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder on the Sea (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Aloha (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dean Steele Books

The Woman in the Woods (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Survivors (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Escape (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Garden of Secrets (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Killer Among Us (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Convict (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Promise (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death by Midnight (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Woman in the Attic (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Playing with Fire (2025)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Emma Griffin FBI Mysteries Books

The Girl in Cabin 13 (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl That Vanished (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl in the Manor (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Next Door (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl and the Deadly Express (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl and the Hunt (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl and the Deadly End (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Waters (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl and the Secret Society (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl and the Field of Bones (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl and the Black Christmas (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl and the Cursed Lake (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl and the Unlucky 13 (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl and the Dragon's Island (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl in the Woods (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl and the Midnight Murder (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl and the Silent Night (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl and the Last Sleepover (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl and the 7 Deadly Sins (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl in Apartment 9 (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl and the Twisted End (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl and the Deadly Secrets (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl on the Road (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl and the Unexpected Gifts (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl and the Secret Passage (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl and the Bride (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl in Her Cabin (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Remembers (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl in the Dark (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl and the Lies (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Emma Griffin FBI Mystery Retro - Limited Books

The Girl in the Mist (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl on Hallow's Eve (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl and the Christmas Past (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl and the Winter Bones (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl on the Retreat (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

AJ Rivers is an American thriller and mystery author that is best known for writing the “Emma Griffin FBI Mystery” series. She grew up in a small town and spent much of her days enthralled by mystery movies and novels. She showed signs of being a storyteller from a very young age as she had to make many of her own adventures. Since she was very much involved in media involving mysteries, she grew up fantasizing about one day becoming a crime fighter and crime solver. Rivers particularly loved Sherlock Holmes and asserts that he was one of her biggest inspirations for her novels. However, she would change her mind in college as she found a life in the trenches of law enforcement more gruesome than what her constitution could take. She thus made the decision to combine her love for mysteries and her love for storytelling into one by becoming an author.

Rivers wrote her debut novel “The Girl in Cabin 13” in 2019 and since then has never looked back become one of the most prolific authors in the genre. By 2020 she had more than eight titles in the “Emma Griffin FBI Mystery” series and one free-standing novel titled “Gone Woman.” AJ Rivers has said that much of her inspiration comes from her passion for writing novels full of suspense and researching true crime stories that come with thrilling twists and turns. She was inspired to write her debut novel when she was reading an article about a woman that disappeared from her hometown never to be found again. She started asking what, why, and who questions, which led her to start writing down the twisted and dark story about the missing woman and the quest for justice for her. Her novels are known for their romance, suspense, and mystery elements. When she not working on her next mystery thriller, she can be found hiking with her dog or spending time with her husband.

AJ Rivers’ “The Girl in Cabin 13” opens to Emma finding a corpse on her front yard. What is even more creepy is that her name is scrawled on the dead body’s hand. this opens the door to uncovering a bizarre clue to a mystery that has dogged her life ever since she was a child. She is an undercover agent in the small town of Feathered Nest, where she had been charged with resolving the mystery of several disappearances that had left residents terrified. She believes she can find anything no matter how deep it is buried, even though events from her childhood may impact her effectiveness. As a child, her father had gone missing, her boyfriend had disappeared and her mother died mysteriously. Obsessed about resolving these mysteries, she had joined the Federal Bureau of Investigations with the hope of finding the truth about her childhood tragedies. But now she has what could be her biggest case yet as she feels she is being watched while working on Cabin 13. She had heard a soft knock on her door and opened it to find her name scrawled on a note in the hand of a dead man. She is still haunted by the events from the past and now needs to banish her demons if she is to ever have hope of solving the current mystery. It seems the idyllic town and the woods on its outskirts have murderous and dark secrets. She has to unearth them or else risk becoming a victim to them too.

Rivers’ “The Girl That Vanished” opens to the disappearance of a ten-year-old girl while coming back home from camp. Things get even worse when Emma is informed that another child who is known to her has also disappeared. All her life, she has been haunted by tragedies, death and disappearances and obsessed with finding the truth behind it all, she had joined the FBI. It has been several months since she had resolved the mysteries in the small town of Feather Nest and decided to take a well needed holiday. But then she got a call from the sheriff that would change everything and derail all her plans. Young girls are disappearing from home and the numbers are slowly but surely rising with each passing day. Emma is forced to shelve her plans and head back home to deal with the demons from her past. But then she gets a mysterious package and she feels that she is being stalked and watched. In a town where nothing is ever as it seems, someone has been getting too close for comfort and she needs to find out who.

“The Girl in the Manor” by AJ Rivers tells the story of the sudden death of a girl on a farm and the seemingly connected death of a young child. Could it have been just a coincidence or could there be something more sinister at play? A beautiful young woman named Everly Zara was found dead in the bedroom of the house she shares with her fiancé on a huge manor. Her ankles are bound, and she is hanging naked. Someone took the trouble to scrawl some words on the body which is bizarre as he could simply have left a note. It is shocking news in a small town where everybody knows everybody. Could she have been so full of guilt and sadness from the death of the little boy that she took her own life? But the death is not as straightforward as one may think at first glance even if she was accused of such a terrible act. The more Emma investigates, the more realizes there is more to the case than she initially thought. It is not long before secrets from her past come back to haunt her and she realizes that her life is in danger unless she can unravel the truth. In the small town, nothing is ever as it seems and with a haunting past and a very complex mystery, she feels as if she is losing her mind. How far is she willing to go to find out what happened in her past and also that of deceased Everly Zara. While everything else is uncertain she is sure that one the truth comes to light, everything in her life will change forever.

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39 Responses to “A.J. Rivers”

  1. pam dunn: 5 months ago

    There seems to be something missing between 21 (twisted end) and 22 (deadly secrets). The end of 21 has Dean calling Emma about a blackout and dead woman…22 says nothing about it.

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  2. Debbie: 1 year ago

    Where does The Woman at the Masked Gala fit in the order of AJ Rivers books?

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    • Graeme: 1 year ago

      That’s the first book in the Ava James FBI Mystery series, and apparently an alternate title for Ava James and the Ivy Grove. I’ve updated the listing. Cheers

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  3. Susan Gow: 1 year ago

    Im frustrated. I am now reading book II in the “Girl” series but my library does not have any of the others. Suggestions? I do not wish to buy them all.

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    • Graeme: 1 year ago

      Only options are to request the library add them – or get Kindle Unlimited as they appear to be on there and go through them that way.

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  4. rita curtis: 1 year ago

    A J Just read my first book (The Woman in the Woods) by you . Thoroughly enjoyed it. I have a question about on of the characters. What is Xavier’s back story. A lot was said about him, but implying that the reader should know.? Thank you

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    • Amiah Martin: 1 year ago

      Xavier is first introduced in the 9th book of the emma griffin series titled the girl and the secret society Xaviers character is explained more in both the 9,10 and 11th book

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  5. Barbara: 1 year ago

    I finished book 6 and started #7. Did I miss something? Emma didn’t know her father was alive in book 6 but he’s alive and living in DC in book 7. The uncle was still playing games in book 6 but book 7 he’s apparently been jailed and then escaped. In book 6 Emma and Sam were just a couple in book 7 they are married. Did I miss something in between book 6 and book 7.

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    • Amiah Martin: 1 year ago

      Potential Spoilers Ahead:

      I don’t know what book you read but Emma’s father was never declared dead. He was just missing, and as far as Emma and Sam’s relationship they were still dating up until the 10th book where in the end, Emma asked Sam to marry her.

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  6. Shirley Maggard: 2 years ago

    Would like to read more of Dean Steele, can you please tell me the names of them? I can not find them. Thanks

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    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      Only the one book currently which is listed above.

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  7. Amelia: 2 years ago

    Are these books okay for a girl the age of twelve? They sound like something she’d enjoy, mystery, action, but I would like to know if they’re appropriate. Thanks.

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    • Joan Davisson: 1 year ago

      Yes, they are pretty wholesome.

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  8. Lupe: 2 years ago

    Just finished all Emma 21 books. Please when is 22 coming out. Starting Ava books today

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    • Amiah Martin: 1 year ago

      I would recommend looking up a Emma Griffin retro series and read those before you read book 22. Yes, I know that doesn’t really make a lot of sense. Book 22 in the Emma Griffin series comes out May 19, 2023, but in the fifth book of a Emma, Griffin retro series, called the girl on the retreat that book ends with something sort of shocking that leads into a Emma Griffin Book 22, if that makes sense

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  9. Beverly Hall: 2 years ago

    Hi, I just needed to ask you a question. I just finished reading book two
    In the Ava series. Now I am reading The Girl and the last Sleepover.
    So I see it is about Emma again. So are you going back and forth now.

    I love all your books and have read everyone of them. Thank you.

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  10. Julie Bliese: 2 years ago

    I have finished Book 17 of the Emma Griffin series and am hoping for a Book 18. Is the series finished? I hope not. I have devoured and enjoyed each book.

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  11. Deborah Randall: 2 years ago

    The series is amazing, read all 17 books in just under 3 weeks because I had to wait for Christmas Day for The Girl and The Silent Night to release. Hoping for a new book soon!!

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    • Demetris: 2 years ago

      Is this too much for a 11 year old to read? She looks at Criminal Minds all the time. Just was trying to figure out if it was too much for her to process.

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  12. Cathy Sponseller: 3 years ago

    I’m getting ready to read book 14 in the series, The Girl and the Dragon’s Island! LOVE this series, praying this isn’t the end!!

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  13. Toni Bonfili: 3 years ago

    I love my new find …AJ Rivers books!
    In the past 2 weeks I’ve read The Girl in Cabin 13,The Girl that Vanished and now The Girl in the Manor. Each one keeps me entertained and guessing. I can’t wait to get my morning coffee and grab the book. Thank you so much for sharing your special writing gift. Sincerely , Toni

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  14. Cynthia Haskell: 3 years ago

    OH my!!! Thank goodness for Amazon! I am reading my fourth Emma Griffin book and I have to say I am enjoying every one of them! Every one of them is a page turner! What an imagination you have Ms. Rivers! Keep up the good work!

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  15. Lisa: 3 years ago

    Just read “The Girl in Cabin 13” Loved it, will order second one in series asap! Its great to have a series to look forward to. I’m just surprised I’m just now finding this series! Keep the books coming!

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    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      “Its great to have a series to look forward to”

      I always love reading that. Such a nice feeling!

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  16. Loren P Feast: 3 years ago

    As a former FBI employee, I enjoy reading books involving the FBI. Keep them coming.

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  17. Barbara: 3 years ago

    Love all these books! I need more as I have read them all!

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  18. Dan: 3 years ago

    Great reading! Have finished all the books and look foreword to following the continued adventures of Emma and Sam.

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  19. Michelle: 3 years ago

    Hello, I just started “The Girl and the Unlucky 13” and was getting so sad I was coming to the end of Emma’s story. Lucky me the 14th book is now out!!
    I’ve loved all the stories but find many typos throughout the series. Will gladly volunteer to proof read the 15th book!

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  20. Pat Beckmann: 3 years ago

    Loved The Girl in Cabin 13. Looking for next book

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    • Jeanie: 3 years ago

      I travel quite a bit. This series is a great road trip book. I am finishing up #14 via audible. When will #15 & #16 be available on audible? Thank you in advance! Jeanie

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  21. Trish Larry: 3 years ago

    Hello AJ,
    Enjoying your thrillers! Just finished book four. It was confusing for me
    in places but you finally answered my questions at the end.
    Error on page 17. It’s isn’t.
    Book 5 being delivered to me Thursday can I wait!

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  22. Ann: 3 years ago

    Has book 14 of the Emma Griffin series come out yet? I’m having trouble finding it.

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    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Not yet

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    • Krista Kovanda: 3 years ago

      Yes! I just finished reading it on Kindle Unlimited. I loved it!! It’s called The Girl and the Dragon’s Island

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  23. Kelly Murphy: 3 years ago

    Just finished The Girl in Cabin 13! Very much enjoyed it and couldn’t put it down!!
    Looking forward to the rest of your series, glad I came across your books!
    Thank you and keep doing what your doing-I’m enjoying and look
    Forward to them!!!

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  24. Pat Paterno: 3 years ago

    Just finished reading The Girl in Cabin 13. Great story, you’re an excellent author. Looking forward to reading The Girl That Vanished. You’ll definitely be one of my go to authors.

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  25. Debby Rohrer: 3 years ago

    Getting ready to start The Girl and the Field of Bones. So glad I found this series! I love it! And I love that you keep cranking them out for us so we don’t have to wait for years for the next one! Thank you!! I’ve been buying them on Amazon as soon as I see them. I have book number 11 waiting in line and see that there are two more, so will grab those when I see them

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  26. Diane Dyhouse: 3 years ago

    I have read all the books up to the girland the secret

    society. Please keep me on your book list Diane

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  27. Pat Abrams: 3 years ago

    Just finished the Girl in Cabin 13, Enjoyed it very much. The cover is what drew my attention. I am a avid reader an love mysteries. I am looking forward to reading many other ones. author is new to me but have already ordered some from my local library.

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