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Publication Order of DCI Logan Crime Thrillers Books

A Litter of Bones (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thicker than Water (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Killing Code (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood and Treachery (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Bloody Straw (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Whisper of Sorrows (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Man Upstairs (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Death Most Monumental (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Snowball's Chance in Hell (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ahead of the Game (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Isolated Incident (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colder than the Grave (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Come Hell or High Water (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
City of Scars (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Here Lie the Dead (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
One For the Ages (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Service of Death (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dead Man Walking (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where the Pieces Lie (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Killer of Influence (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of DI Heather Filson Books

The One That Got Away (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Little Piggy (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Robert Hoon Thrillers Books

J.D. Kirk is a popular Scottish writer of thriller, mystery, and crime fiction stories. He is particularly famous for writing the DCI Logan series of novels featuring Glasgow based Detective Chief Inspector Jack Logan in the lead role. His books are widely successful and are known for their rich storyline and intriguing content. Kirk is a resident of the Scottish Highlands. He lives there with his loving wife, their 2 children, and several sturdy umbrellas. He had started writing at a very young age. Kirk tried his hand at writing a variety of novels in his genre, but could not complete any of them during the earlier stage of his career. Finally, he has able to make his debut with the 2019 book called A Litter of Bones. It was also the first book to feature his chief protagonist DCI Logan. In his books, Kirk has combined his love for cats, crime thrillers, and the Highlands.

Kirk says that he had made up his mind to become a writer at the age of nine. He had completed a class assignment on author Roald Dahl and realized for the first time that writing can also help people earn money. And as Kirk loved both money and writing, it seemed like he had found his perfect match. Subsequently, Kirk attempted to write and publish his first piece at the age of 11 when he submitted a letter in a Batman comic. Though he did not receive any money for his effort, it was enough for him to get his name printed as a writer and thereby cemented his ambition. And over the course of the next thirty years, Kirk successfully published more than a hundred novels under different pen names. He also wrote several animation scripts, comics, and also a few screenplays of feature-length films.

Kirk even ghostwrote a nonfiction book the science behind the stories of Roald Dahl. The details of this nonfiction book in the database of the British Library have his name listed as the author along with that of Roald Dahl. Recently, Kirk chose to publish a crime novel under his original name. It is set in the Highlands of Scotland and begins with the abduction of a child. The story then moves on to connect the abduction to a case in the past that was considered closed. And the senior investigator works on the latest abduction, he starts having doubts about whether the right man was caught in the old case. Kirk likes to add an element in his books. And his debut crime novel also contains black comedy, despite its darker themes. Author Kirk thinks it would be too difficult to survive in the police force without having a sense of humor and he has attempted to replicate that in his book as well.

The story is not a comedy in any sense, but some of the characters have a seam of humor in them. Kirk claims that the story is loosely inspired by a true story. Once, he was out on a walk with his dog and his daughter in the woods and when the dog went deep into the trees and couldn’t come back, he asked his daughter to stay put until he comes back with the dog. When Kirk returned after a few minutes, he could not find her anywhere. Suddenly, she popped up and frightened him. But, he felt quite helpless in that terrifying moment and the thought of his daughter being abducted by someone stuck in his mind several weeks, eventually inspiring him to use it in his debut novel. Whenever someone asks Kirk for advice about how to begin working on their first book, he tells them to take out some time from their obsession with writing, live a little bit, and then continue to work harder.

The DCI Logan series written by author J.D. Kirk is comprised of 4 books in total, all of which were released in 2019. In each book, DCI Jack Logan is depicted as the main character, who works for the Major Incident Team of the Glasgow Police Department. The debut book of this series is entitled ‘A Litter of Bones’. It was released by the Zertex Crime publication. Initially, it is depicted that Jack Logan had caught a serial killer 10 years ago. Although his dedication and determination towards his work earned him a commendation, it resulted in a broken marriage and a subsequent drinking problem. Now, Jack Logan spends his days investigating petty crimes and his nights by visualizing the horrors of that fateful night.

One day, Jack Logan learns about the recent kidnapping of a boy several miles away from the Highlands and is given the task of bringing him back. As he begins to investigate the abduction case, Logan finds striking similarities between the old one and the latest case. And as more evidence is found proving more similarities between the 2 cases. Jack Logan grows the suspicion that he might have gotten the wrong man. It gives him chilling thoughts to think that the serial killer might still be roaming freely. Jack Logan becomes determined not to let another innocent child become the victim of the serial killer and sets out to catch him and close his chapter once and for all. This explosive debut novel emerged as an exciting new entry in the Scottish crime thriller genre.

The second intriguing installment of the series is known as ‘Thicker Than Water’. It was also published by Zertex Crime in 2019. This book opens with the discovery of a badly mutilated dead body near the Loch Ness shores. Before this discovery, DCI Jack Logan was living a quiet life. But, the emergence of this new case has caused the quiet and peace to get shattered. The nature of the wounds on the victim’s body makes the people believe that a monster might have attacked him. As a result, the media start speculating the presence of monsters in the woods and this causes panic to spread among the people of the town. Jack Logan and his team know that it is not the work of a monster, but a killer has committed the brutal crime. They act fast and begin trailing his tracks to catch him before he plans to run away or target another innocent victim. Jack starts sensing it to be the toughest case of his career because of the mounting pressure from politicians and the media, and the arrival of an old foe. As the challenge of solving this case continues to get tougher, Jack becomes much more vigilant and determined. He knows that if he is not careful enough, the case might become the last one of his career. This book is also fast-paced and has a combination of suspense and dark humor.

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57 Responses to “JD Kirk”

  1. Wayne: 2 years ago

    Listening to the Jack Logan series on Audible. Love it. Sometimes predictable but a great listen all the same. Angus King’s narration brings the characters to life. Excellent series.


    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      Yeah I am a big fan of them too. I can get them all via Kindle Unlimited but I prefer to use my Audible credits just because of the narration.

  2. Anne Taylor: 2 years ago

    Have just found JD Kirk and his band of brothers ie the Scottish Police, I think I may be Hoons daughter……I f……g love him..
    Onto my 2nd book and will enjoy reading all of them
    Thank you JD.
    Annie from Northumberland.

  3. Liz Grieves: 2 years ago

    I have read all the DCI Logan books & loved them all, when is the next book to be released xx

  4. Mary Garvie: 2 years ago

    My neighbours must wonder what on earth is happening around midnight when there is a burst of raucous laughter emanating from my (widow) bedroom. I just love DCI Jack Logan and entourage. Wonderful stories and so many new Scottish words. Expert cussing adds much flavour to black humour and scary crimes. Cheers from NZ. Keep writing ✍️

  5. Jennifer: 2 years ago

    Accidentally discovered JD Kirk and now I am obsessed. I love the DCI Logan series and also now the Robert Hoon series. The humor is right up my alley. Thank you!

  6. malcolm macleman: 2 years ago

    Started reading the DCI Logan books about 6 weeks ago.Great read, good characters and subtle scottish humour.
    I am now on the 8th book and have enjoyed them all.
    Can’t wait to start the Hoon books when I’m finished with Logan and his colleagues.

  7. William and Sandy: 2 years ago

    Amen to all other comments. We are in our seventies and addicted to Jack Logan & Co. Thank you for these brilliant tales, a mixture of pathos and absolute funniness, is that a word?

  8. Dave: 2 years ago

    The DCI Logan books have me gripped. I started listening to them to help on my 35k miles a year I spend in the car. I just can’t listen to the radio now. They are gripping from start to finish. Bring back so many memories of expressions and words from my child hood.
    There are moments of crying with laughter to sitting on the edge of my seat in terror.

    Brilliant series and recommend to any crime thriller fan

  9. Susannah: 2 years ago

    Hurry up and write some more books- I’ve read them all and need more!

  10. Sue Williamson: 2 years ago

    Love, love, love these books. I am on the last one and am trying to read slowly as I don’t want to finish – the stories and the laugh out loud humour is amazing. Please, please write more!

  11. Kathleen A Gengler: 2 years ago

    I just finished the last book, Come Hell or High Water. I love the DCI Jack Logan books….please keep them coming. The dialog between Jack and Tyler is priceless!

  12. Nancy Brady: 2 years ago

    I’m always checking in to see if there is a new book. I love listening to these wonderful books narrated by Angus King. I listen to them on iphone books. Unfortunately the latest – Come Hell or High Water – doesn’t seem to be available. Is there an issue?

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      Hi Nancy – I had a look and I see it on Amazon via Audible, Kindle and Paperback.

  13. Patricia Oakden: 2 years ago

    I love these books just finished number 12. I’m 81 years old but love a good murder. And all the banter that goes on between the characters.

  14. Maureen Williamson: 2 years ago

    Everything about the Jack Logan books has me gripped from start to finish . I love the way each individual character comes alive on the pages throughout the journey of the story and have on many occasion burst out laughing at their dialogue . More of the same please .

  15. Carol moore: 2 years ago

    Just finished come hell or high water. Read all Jack Logan is there going to be another one

  16. June greenwood: 2 years ago

    Never stop writing, the humour and tension does me good, you make me laugh out loud and its better than any pills or antidepressants, you should be given out as a tonic on the national health. Thank you so much.

  17. Harriet Juodenas: 3 years ago

    Just love your books, how you write, the humor and your characters. Great stories keep me from putting the book down. I can’t say enough about your characters. Love a book that can make me laugh out loud and yet maintain its story line . That is hard to do.

    You are amazing. Keep the books coming

  18. Jann McKinnon: 3 years ago

    I love the books, I love the characters and I also love the feeling that the characters and the back stories give me entry into the world of DCI Logan, his team and his tormentors. I am always checking to see when another book might arrive on our ‘shelves’ for the enrichment of all the faithful readers. 🌟

  19. Jacky Turner: 3 years ago

    What can I say about the DCI Logan Thrillers, they have had me completely hooked from the beginning. I’m on the last one and saving it as I don’t want them to stop. It’s been lovely getting to know the team, all great characters. I love the way they are written, every one a different twist. I have never laughed so much reading a thriller but these books are everything roller into one. I LOVE them! As for Hoon…well could you imagine working for him, he’s hilarious yet I feel sorry for him, just the right amount of involvement in each book. Please keep writing Mr Kirk!!!!!

  20. Janice Pearce: 3 years ago

    I was given the first three Jack Logan books as part of my retirement gift when I finished after 28 years at the local primary school earlier this year. Having enjoyed those I bought the subsequent books. Today I finished Colder than the Grave. Brilliant series but am at a loss now. I hope there will be further books to enjoy.

  21. Sandie: 3 years ago

    DCI Logan and his team are brilliant, on book 9 with 2 left to go.

    • Jo Mack: 3 years ago

      I have thoroughly enjoyed this series of books, particularly
      because of the natural flow of conversation between the characters.
      I have just read The Last Bloody Straw out of sequence and must say
      I was confronted by the xenophobic and ‘othering’ treatment inflicted
      on the Australian character. Considering how previous ‘foreign’ criminal
      characters in the series are never referred to as ‘they’ and their accents
      not dismissed as not worth trying to understand, I wonder why
      Australians are singled out for this particular abuse?

  22. Muriel: 3 years ago

    Your books have kept me sane in our latest lockdown in NZ. Up to book 11. Please tell me there is another one to be published soon. Love your books.

  23. Ian: 3 years ago

    There are many books of this genre (crime/police procedurals) and I have read most of them. None come close to JD Kirk. His tight writing style moves the action at pace. He knows how to twist a plot and build the tension. At the same time the stories are riddled with wit and humour. These stories have spoiled me for all other authors. Although he writes fast, any chance he can pick up the pace?

  24. Mandy Nolan: 3 years ago

    Love these books, these are crying out to be a TV Series. Great plots and the people in the stories really come to life

  25. patricia jones: 3 years ago

    I have listened to all of the books, I love the characters, the narration is perfect. I am desperate for the next book to be released, please keep writing

  26. Kate McKenzie: 3 years ago

    Loving the books and all the characters in them… apart from Hoon. Could he be killed off do you think??

    • Alice: 3 years ago

      Try the first Hoon book – Northwind. Honestly you will love him by the end of it.

      • Thomas Lippert: 3 years ago

        Hoons a hoot.

      • Nancy Neely: 2 years ago

        I love Hoon and his creative foul mouth!

    • Sam Rose: 2 years ago

      Hoon is a fantastic hilarious sometimes pityful character,he should have his own series of books

      • John Waldron: 2 years ago

        Absolutely Scotland’s answer to Jack Reacher but 100% better!.
        Be warned though I listen to JD Kirk’s books while out walking my dog with my headphones on and the looks I get with my bursting into laughter at the first class foul language Bob Hoon uses absolute genius….long live Bob Hoon😂😂😂

  27. Janet: 3 years ago

    I have read everything you write and am very fond of your characters and the living breathing authenticity you achieve without adverbalizing them to death. Great writing and good plots. With my kindle I can check words that I do not know, however, the fizzling frustration of some of your characters just make up words and I think that is just fantastic. Unless, Kindle didn’t get the Scottish into its dictionary yet?! In any case, love your work, and therefore you as well.

  28. Alan Smith: 3 years ago

    I discovered the “Logan” series this year, great easy to read books. Love the characters and their progress. Thank you, and keep it up.

    • Tracy Roberts: 3 years ago

      Stumbled across litter of bones somehow and am hooked. As like angie, gonna need more books,love the humanity and subtle humour of the characters…

      • Bev Beresford: 2 years ago

        Read the first book Litter of Bones on the recommendation of a friend who knows what books I enjoy. I am now up to book 5 with a few to look forward to.i intend to savour them and not rush through them. A proper treat! Thank you!

  29. angie: 3 years ago

    I am on the last pages of Ahead of the Game. I have read all the other Logan books, I need more books! I live in fear of them running out!

    • Logan fan: 2 years ago

      Check out the sidekicks initiative, written by JD.kirk under his real name Barry j Hutchison. Audible version is the best, wet yourself funny😂😂

  30. Betty Lawrence: 3 years ago

    I love these books, I’m onto number nine, keep writing Mr. KIRK


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