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Publication Order of Aloysius Archer Books

Publication Order of Amos Decker Books

Publication Order of Atlee Pine Books

Publication Order of Camel Club Books

Publication Order of Sean King & Michelle Maxwell Books

Publication Order of Shaw Books

The Whole Truth (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deliver Us From Evil (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of John Puller Books

Publication Order of Travis Devine Books

Publication Order of Vega Jane Books

The Finisher (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Keeper (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Width of the World (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stars Below (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Vega Jane Children's Books

Vega Jane and the Secrets of Sorcery (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vega Jane and the Maze of Monsters (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vega Jane and the Rebels' Revolt (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vega Jane and the End of Time (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Will Robie Books

The Innocent (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hit (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bullseye (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Target (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Guilty (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
End Game (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prominent characters from the Will Robie series appear in the book Walk the Wire, part of the Amos Decker series, and should be read after End Game.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

No Time Left (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mighty Johns / The Final Play (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Origins of Wish You Well (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Freddy and the French Fries Books

Fries Alive! (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery Of Silas Finklebean (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Books

The Medusa Plot (By: Jude Watson) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A King's Ransom (By: Jude Watson) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead of Night (By: Peter Lerangis) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shatterproof (By: Roland Smith) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trust No One (By: Linda Sue Park) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Day of Doom (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

In Good Company(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mighty Johns(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Their World is Law(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Rest for the Dead(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
FaceOff(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Suspense Magazine June 2014(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

David Baldacci Biography:

David Baldacci is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and popular writer of twenty-six novels as well as three children’s books. He has sold over a 100 million copies worldwide in print of his novels and over 3 million ebooks. His books have been translated into over forty-five languages and his books are sold worldwide in eighty-eight countries. Baldacci’s novels deal with scandals and compromising situations, cover ups and pursuits, romance and the search for the truth.

In addition to being a bestseller, Baldacci entered into the International Crime Writing Hall of Fame in 2011. He is also a contributing editor for Parade Magazine. David Baldacci was born and grew up in Richmond, Virginia in 1960. He would write stories as a child but later went into law, graduating from Henrico High School. He later attended college at Virginia Commonwealth University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in political science.

He then graduated from the University of Virginia with a law degree. He then went to Washington, D.C., where he practiced trial and corporate law for nine years. While living in Alexandria, Baldacci continued to write, penning short stories and screenplays, without much success. It was then that he decided to try his hand at novels. He sat down and wrote his first novel Absolute Power, which was published in 1996. Today he lives in North Virginia with his wife and their two children and two dogs.

He also supports and runs a family charity, the Wish You Well Foundation, supporting adult literacy by helping support programs that promote literacy and education. He also works with multiple charities including the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and the American Cancer Society. Baldacci is also a National Ambassador for the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. David Baldacci’s first novel Absolute Power was a bestseller in 1996 that in 1997 was made into a movie directed by and starring Clint Eastwood.

It begins with Luther Whitney breaking into a home, something he does often and for a living. Baldacci explains that Whitney doesn’t carry a weapon, but rather prefers to rely on his skills to do the job. One night Whitney is witness to an unexpected tryst in the bedroom, trapped in the closet and unable to leave without revealing himself and possibly getting injured. As the lovemaking between the man and woman turns violent, Whitney unintentionally is the sole witness to murder.

The man in this instance turns out to be the President of the United States with the Secret Service trying to pin the homicide on Luther. In the adaptation, Clint Eastwood plays jewel thief Luther Whitney with Gene Hackman as Alan Richmond, the President of the United States. The film also stars Ed Harris and Laura Linney. The Sean King and Maxine Maxwell series are comprised of six books and have inspired a 2013 television show airing on TNT, called “King & Maxwell”, starring Rebecca Romijn and Jon Tenney.

The series is about two Secret Service agents who have fallen from grace after the political candidate King is guarding gets assassinated and the person Maxine Maxwell is guarding gets kidnapped. Split Second is the first book in the series published in 2003. In it, Maxwell is drawn to King’s case which is a good thing since a string of murders have him under suspicion. The action and pressure heat up as they get deeper into a series of coincidence that may have more to do with the past than the present.

In the second book, Hour Game, Maxwell and King are back when their burglary investigations continually lead them to a murder investigation of a mocking, exhibitionist serial killer and a series of twists and turns. There are four more books in the series: Simple Genius, First Family, The Sixth Man, and finally, King and Maxwell(2013). The Camel Club series is about a club of four men led by the mysterious Oliver Stone who study the workings of the country and have informal, unusual conversations.

The group eventually witnesses a murder and decide to go after the party themselves rather than risk not being believed. Joining with Veteran Secret Service Agent Alex Ford, the group gets caught up in a complicated game of intrigue and conspiracy that goes all the way to the top. The books go deeper into the real identity of Oliver Stone and his history as a legendary assassin. In the follow up book The Collectors, the Camel Club once again must go to work when the Speaker of the House is assassinated.

The Club discovers a spy is selling secrets, and with the help of an unexpected ally, they may just be able to triumph. The Shaw and Katie James series consist of two books, The Whole Truth and Deliver Us From Evil. James is a journalist about to get her breakout story and Shaw is a mysterious man with a past and a plan. In Zero Day and Forgotten, John Puller is a combat veteran and a military investigator, searching for the truth in cases and in the sequel investigating the death of his own aunt.

Additionally there are the Will Robie series consisting of The Innocent and The Hit. A highly skilled assassin on par with Jason Bourne, Robie is contacted to bring in another assassin who has gone off course. Robie finds out that the assassin he is pursuing and the motives for her going rogue are not everything that they seem.

In addition to Absolute Power being made into a movie, Wish You Well. The film stars Ellen Burstyn and Josh Lucas, finished shooting in 2012. David Baldacci has been featured on real-life crime show “Murder By The Book”. “Hardcover Mysteries” aired on the Investigation Discovery network in which he hosted an episode revolving around the death of Mary Meyer, who was alleged to have been having an affair with President Kennedy.

The show featured crime writers who had fiction inspired by real life crimes. King & Maxwell airs their pilot June 10th, 2013, on TNT. Baldacci continues to write novels and appear in shows while producing and writing television shows based on his works.

Feedback on David Baldacci:

Bill W wrote: I just read my first Baldacci Book..The Hit. Hope we see more of the Jessica Reel girlfriend said ..”don’t kill her off”. Agreed, Reel was great. Baldacci’s standalone novels are my favourites FYI – you should try “The Winner” next that’s one of my favourites – actually probably my favourite Baldacci book. You might also like the novels by Daniel Silva. His Michael Osbourne series is the first ones to read and they have a strong character like Jessica Reel too.

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37 Responses to “David Baldacci”

  1. Kathy Cameron: 2 months ago

    As I look at the comments I realize something for everyone. Of course my favorites are the first ones Camel club, Robbie and Jessica, John Puller, Amos Decker,and King and Maxwell. Your other books are good but the last ones are ok . You are a great writer and listen to my favorites every other month . Thank you for giving us many hours of reading pleasure…

  2. SHELLEY H: 2 years ago


  3. Marie Finamore: 2 years ago

    me,too~ we’ve waited a long time for the 7th book!

  4. Dianne: 2 years ago


    • KENT WEATHERILT: 2 years ago

      I agree. After his most recent, Mercy< there has to be a conclusive episode or two.

    • Paula Banks: 1 year ago

      I agree, More Atlee Pine please!!!

      Thank you for sharing your genius storytelling.

      • cccc: 1 year ago

        Agree with so much above: 4 Atlee Pine is not enough. a great character.

  5. Dunelm: 2 years ago

    My sister introduced me to DB several years back. The Winner is definitely the WINNER but then there’s the Camel Club and all the other characters I’m head of heels in love with. I don’t have room in my library for any other authors, luckily I don’t need any others. David, you’re a legend in Australia too. Thanks for your craft and keep them coming.

  6. Crash: 2 years ago

    My fave story is ‘Gambling Man’. Creating the mood, and capturing the language and style of a time three generations ago, so perfectly, sets Baldacci apart from the field.

  7. Kelli M Trick: 2 years ago

    I am in the process of reading The Camel Club series. It’s great! I read the two “Shaw” series and loved them..would like to read more of Shaw and Katie James. I’m glad I found David Baldacci!

  8. Priscilla H Barker: 2 years ago

    David Baldacci, one of the best! Ready to catch up for 2021 and 22 reads! NEVER dissatisfied!

  9. Nancy Zielenski: 2 years ago

    I absolutely love all of Baldacci’s books. My two daughters also can’t get enough of them. Soo happy I found him.

  10. Bryan: 2 years ago

    I love Baldacci’s writing. I started decades ago with Saving Faith and The Winner and have been addicted since the 90s. Atlee Pine, Amos Decker, and Will Robie are all cool, but if you really want to enjoy Baldacci’s best thrillers, read the Camel Club. I couldn’t put the series down – or wait for the next book to come out. My saddest reading disappointment in the past 30 years was the end of the Camel Club. Oliver Stone FOREVER!!!!

  11. Karen Jo Reed: 2 years ago

    I love all of these books, but Amos Decker, memory man is my absolute favorite. I cannot wait for the next one!!

  12. PHILIP AVERY: 2 years ago

    Started ‘The winner’ 2 days ago, my 22nd Baldacci, halfway through already, absolutely gripping but your making me late for work.

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      That’s probably my favourite Baldacci book 🙂

  13. Jeff: 2 years ago

    I started reading Baldacci about 3 months ago. Have read about a dozen now. All of the Camel Club, Will Robie and Atlee Pine. Can’t get enough. What a treat.

  14. Bob T: 2 years ago

    I would like to read more of Will Robbie and the Camel Club. I have read all of your books. All your characters are good I just finished Mercy.

    • Belle L.: 2 years ago

      Me too. I wonder if there will be another in the series.

  15. phil Seroczynski Sr: 2 years ago

    Mr B, I have read many of your books and always enjoy them, I needed book, always have to have one or I will have withdrawal. I grabbed Split Second. Wow! That was a really fun read. I’ sure I have read other King n Maxwell books. Now I know where they all began.
    Thanks for entertaining me during this pandemic. Stay healthy and safe.

    Phil Seroczynski Sr

  16. Bama Hill: 3 years ago

    I see a book “Bullseye” under the Camel Club and Will Robie Series. I cannot find this book for sale. I have read all of David Baldacci books up to date except this one. Can I order from you or please tell me where I can find this book. On Amazon there is a book “Bullseye” but not by Baldacci.

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Hi Bama – I had a look on Amazon and saw Bullseye by Baldacci no problem using the above link. It is ebook / audible only though.

  17. lee dodson: 3 years ago

    Is the novel “Long Road to Mercy” and “The end of Mercy” the same book.

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      David hasn’t written any novels with the title “The End of Mercy”. A couple of other authors have but they are different books.

      • Arthur Angel: 8 months ago

        To date I have read 53 of Baldacci book, he did issue a book called Mercy, it was some time ago. I only commenced to read his books five years ago I had been very poorly and my wife brought me “The Winner” and that was my fixation with his book every time I went into Charlestown in Australia, I would come out with four or five of his books, Once I started to read them I could not put them down until i had finished .I have kept up to date with his release and have a regular order for his latest novel. My favourite author.

  18. Crash: 3 years ago

    Only one problem with Baldacci…I read them faster than he writes them.

  19. Chris Harrison: 3 years ago

    Just started reading these books and can not put them down. Great plot from the start to the end. Hopefully plan to get his whole series of each character. Thank you for well written books.

  20. Rene'e A Braxton: 3 years ago

    David Baldacci is a national treasure. There,I said it!😊

  21. Brightsprk: 3 years ago

    During the Covid lockdown I had the pleasure of reading all David Baldacci books great plots, characters, and stories also the crossover of characters with Decker and Robie and Pine and Pullers adds more dimension and imagination would love to see more of this with Reel Pine and Maxwellcoming together keep the ink flowing DB

    • Rene'e A Braxton: 3 years ago

      The man is truly gifted.

  22. Janet: 3 years ago

    I have had the pleasure of having read all of David Baldacci’s book…….and each is equally good! Such an amazing writer! Plus working in a library, I snatch up the new books as soon as we receive them!

  23. Mitch Underwood: 3 years ago

    recently finished reading The Collectors…..will the re be a sequel reference Annabelle Conroy concluding the Jerry Bagger scam???

  24. Carolcap: 3 years ago

    I appreciated when you pointed out that will Robbie appeared in a book in the Amos decker series and was intrigued that John puller is a significant character in the latest Atlee pine novel, “ daylight”. Thought some of your other readers might be interested in this additional crossover.

  25. Joan K. Parnell: 3 years ago

    Wonderful books. My only disappointment is that because of cuts, our library does not have all of this author’s audiobooks. We do get a new one almost every year and sometimes wait a year to read it. Thank you sir for sharing your marvellous talent with the world. Sounds like a plea for your books. No, it’s not. Just explaining.

  26. David Shipp: 4 years ago

    I was recouping and just listing to CD of Baldacci! That was a WOW!!! I was blown away Memory Man! series and I am on second series with Zero Day! What a writer!

  27. downdraft: 7 years ago

    Vince Flynn’s were the books I read most, til’ his death. It was then I “stumbled across Baldacci’s work and now realize Mr. Flynn was no where close to the prolific works of Mr. Baldacci, but a excellent contender; it was a shame we lost Flynn, but Mr. Baldacci’s work is breath taking and I wonder just where I have been not recognizing him earlier.

    • mihaelb: 5 years ago

      I loved Flynn’s books, except for the last few. Kyle Mills picked up that franchise, and is actually doing a better job than Flynn did on his own books towards (definitely towards the end)


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