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Publication Order of Force of Habit Books

Force of Habit (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
And Then There Were Nuns (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nun the Wiser (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nun Also Rises (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hot Cross Nuns (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Irish Jimmy Gallagher Books

Publication Order of Mallory Caine, Zombie-at-Law Books

as K. Bennett
Pay Me in Flesh (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year of Eating Dangerously (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Ate the Sheriff (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mike Romeo Books

Publication Order of Shannon Saga Books

with Tracie Peterson
City of Angels (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angels Flight (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angel of Mercy (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Trials of Kit Shannon Books

A Greater Glory (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Higher Justice (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Certain Truth (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ty Buchanan Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Night Carl Sagan Stepped on My Cat (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Darwin Conspiracy (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Circumstantial Evidence (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Final Witness (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blind Justice (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nephilim Seed (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadlock (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breach of Promise (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sins of the Fathers (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Glimpses of Paradise (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Presumed Guilty (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Legal Grounds (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Whole Truth (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deceived (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Leave Me (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Your Son Is Alive (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Call (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Long Lost (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
No More Lies (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Can't Stop Me (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

No Laughing Matter (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Autumnal (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Golden (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Framed (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Wayne's Revenge (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Father's Birthday (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
I See Things Deeply (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Plot & Structure (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revision and Self Editing for Publication (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Write Great Fiction Series (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Art of War for Writers (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breach of Promise/Presumed Guilty (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writing Fiction for All You're Worth Strategies and Techniques for (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Watch Your Back (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Write Comedy (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
One More Lie (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conflict and Suspense (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Self Publishing Attack! (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Achieve Your Goals and Dreams (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Manage the Time of Your Life (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fiction Attack! (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Write Your Novel From The Middle (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Write Dazzling Dialogue (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Make a Living as a Writer (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Super Structure (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
27 Fiction Writing Blunders - And How Not to Make Them! (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Voice (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writing Right to Success (With: Yvonne Lehman,DiAnn Mills,Lynette Eason,Susan May Warren) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just Write (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Manliness (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mental Game of Writing (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Write Short Stories and Use Them to Further Your Writing Career (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marketing For Writers Who Hate Marketing (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knockout Fiction Power Pack (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Write Pulp Fiction (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Fifty Pages (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Write Best-Selling Fiction (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Plotman to the Rescue (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writing Unforgettable Characters (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Power Up Your Fiction: 125 Tips and Techniques for Next-Level Writing (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Trouble is My Beat (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Writing Success(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rebirth: Havok Season One(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vice & Virtue: Havok Season Eight(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

About James Scott Bell

Creating much loved thriller novels, American author James Scott Bell has been a mainstay of the literary industry for a long time now, almost becoming an institute in his own right. Writing a vast number of titles, both fiction and non-fiction, he’s managed to establish a strong name for himself both nationally and internationally. Seen as a true master of his craft, he has amassed a keen audience worldwide, with both the critics and the general public alike singing his many praises.

Early and Personal Life

Born on the 10th of August in 1954, James Scott Bell would grow up with a strong and keen passion for both reading and writing. Growing up in America he would hold a fascination for the written word, allowing it to build throughout the years, as he would continue to nurture and develop it. He would also manage to create a unique style and tone all of his own, one which would become his trademark within time.

Later attending the University of California in Santa Barbara, the writer to be Scott Bell would study alongside Raymond Carver. He would also go on to graduate from the University of Southern California based law school and, following this, would go on to write over 300 articles focused on the legal profession. Working as a trial lawyer for a period of time, this would go on to shape much of his work to follow, as he continues to write from his home in Los Angeles to this very day.

Writing Career

It would be in 1988 that James Scott Bell would write his first debut novel ‘The Night Carl Sagan Stepped on My Cat’, marking his arrival as a bright new talent. Prior to this he had written a non-fiction work titled ‘Successful Closing Argument Techniques’ in 1987, which would be one of many of his factual non-fiction works produced over the years. Writing extensively on not only his craft as a writer, imparting his skill-set to others, he would also go on to produce a number of legal books, along with a large quantity of articles on the subject too.

This would all serve to define him as one of the leading figures within his field, with many looking to him as a peer. Advocating his craft both online as well as off, he has also managed to be a huge spokesperson for what he does as well, speaking on numerous occasion. With a lot more to come yet, he doesn’t seem to be finishing any time soon either, as his career grows from strength-to-strength.

Presumed Guilty

Published through the Zondervan publishing label, this would originally come out in 2006 on the 15th of March to much acclaim. Not being a part of any series, this is an entirely self-contained thriller novel, with a tension fuelled self-contained narrative. It would also show a clear sense of development for Bell as a writer, providing more of what his readers have now come to expect from him as an author.

Clearly a subject that James Scott Bell holds close to his heart, this has a number of themes and ideas that are obviously personal to him as an author. Developing characters that are fully grounded and real, it really manages to get to the heart of each of them, allowing them to leap off of the page in the process. The sense of scope that novel has is also noteworthy, bringing in a variety of different locations, whilst simultaneously giving it an almost intimate feel.

Facing an impending media frenzy that threatens to engulf her family, Dallas Hamilton is dealing with a tragedy that’s set to tear her family apart. Her husband, the handsome and successful Pastor Ron Hamilton, was a rising star with over 8,000 members in his stronghold of a church. With charm and charisma it seems that nothing can stop him, along with his crusade against pornography, that is until a female porn star is found dead in a motel room. Seen as the chief suspect in the case, Ron Hamilton is all set to face a scandal, whilst Dallas must look deep inside of herself to find the uncomfortable truths that she’d rather not look at. Who is guilty for the death of the woman? Why is this happening to them, and what is the truth behind the web of lies? Is her husband now presumed guilty?

Romeo’s Hammer

Released in 2017 on the 25th of April, this would be the third novel in the much loved ‘Mike Romeo’ collection of novels. Following the various cases and investigations of one Mike Romeo, the series sees him starting out as an ex-cage fighter living off the grid. Over time the franchise as the franchise progresses, he starts to get involved in a number of different mysteries, as he’s privately hired by certain individuals.

The series itself follows in the footsteps of many a hard-boiled novel, having fun with the format, whilst also becoming something all of its very own. Evolving over the course of the series, Mike Romeo develops as a full three-dimensional character who quickly comes to life for the reader. Finding a large number of fans from all over the world, this series definitely manages to deliver on its fun and entertaining premise.

After finding a woman staggering round apparently drunk on the fog filled beach late one night, it soon transpires that she’s actually been poisoned. Quickly taking her to a nearby hospital, he leaves her there believing it to be dealt with, only to discover that she’s gone missing after her father contacts Mike. He then asks Mike to locate her, which then leads the former cage fighter on a trail leading him through the darkened seedy underbelly of Los Angeles. Running into a variety of characters, he comes across a Hollywood actor looking to make his big comeback, along with a fight promoter working in the underworld, as well as a strange cult predicting angels will return to Earth, and hired heavy just looking to get into a fight at all costs. Will he find the girl before it’s all too late? How are all these disparate characters connected with one another? What will become of Romeo’s hammer?

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2 Responses to “James Scott Bell”

  1. Jon Shaw: 2 years ago

    Just finished the first Mike Romeo book and it was exceptional. The story and characters were superb. I am a very avid reader and I have a multiple amount of favorite authors and characters. I liken Mike to some of my very favorite characters be it Harlan Coben’s Myron Bolitar, Robert Crais Elvis Cole and of course Lee Child’s Jack Reacher. Keep up the great work Mr. Bell. A faithful reader, Jon Shaw

  2. Jane H Bock: 2 years ago

    Your career story is fascinating, and now I am going to read some of your books. I assume this will be a pleasure.


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