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Publication Order of Nicholas Colt Books

Chronological Order of Nicholas Colt Books

Publication Order of Nicholas Colt & Jack Daniels Books

with J.A. Konrath

Publication Order of Nicholas Colt & Diana Dawkins Books

Sycamore Bluff (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cam Retro Books

The Blood Notebooks (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of iSEAL Books

Publication Order of Jack Reacher Files Books

Annex 1 / Fugitive (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hostage (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl From the Wrong Side of Cordial (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Velocity (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Midnight Creek Investigations Books

The Cold Gray Adiós (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Single Red Alibi (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rock Wahlman / Reacher Experiment Books

Publication Order of The Reacher Code Books

The Reacher Code: Timestream 1 (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reacher Code: Timestream 2 (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reacher Code: Timestream 3 (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Stranded in the Old West Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Thin Ribbon of Smoke (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rocked (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Dead Man Books

Face of Evil (By: Lee Goldberg,William Rabkin) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ring of Knives (By: James Daniels,Lee Goldberg,William Rabkin) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell In Heaven (By: Lee Goldberg,William Rabkin) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Woman (By: David McAfee,Lee Goldberg,William Rabkin) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Blood Mesa (By: James Reasoner,Lee Goldberg,William Rabkin) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kill Them All (By: Lee Goldberg,William Rabkin,Harry Shannon) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beast Within (By: James Daniels,Lee Goldberg,William Rabkin) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire and Ice (With: Lee Goldberg,William Rabkin) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carnival of Death (By: Bill Crider,Lee Goldberg,William Rabkin) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Freaks Must Die (By: Lee Goldberg,William Rabkin,Joel Goldman) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slaves to Evil (By: Lee Goldberg,William Rabkin,Lisa Klink) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Special (By: Phoef Sutton,Lee Goldberg,William Rabkin) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Death Match (By: Christa Faust,Lee Goldberg,William Rabkin) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Death (By: Lee Goldberg,William Rabkin,Aric Davis) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Killing Floor (By: Lee Goldberg,William Rabkin,David Tully) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colder than Hell (By: Anthony Neil Smith,Lee Goldberg,William Rabkin) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Evil to Burn (By: Lee Goldberg,William Rabkin,Lisa Klink) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Streets of Blood (By: Lee Goldberg,William Rabkin,Barry Napier) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crucible of Fire (By: Lee Goldberg,William Rabkin,Mel Odom) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Need (By: Lee Goldberg,William Rabkin,Stant Litore) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rising Dead (By: Lee Goldberg,William Rabkin,Stella Green) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reborn (By: Phoef Sutton,Lee Goldberg,William Rabkin,Lisa Klink,Kate Danley) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Jude Hardin is an American author best known for detective thriller mystery novels. Jude is a very interesting author who has worked practically any odd job there is out there. He has been a registered nurse, a substitute teacher, chemical plant supervisor, carpet cleaner, avionics technician, bartender, professional drummer, film extra, freelance journalist, convenience store clerk, pizza delivery man, and fence installer. Despite graduating with a degree in English from the University of Louisville in 1983, he asserts that the different types of jobs he has held down over the years have been a source of untold perspectives, which he channels into his one true passion – story telling. Unlike most of his contemporaries, Hardin did not explode out of the gates, as he did not find a publisher for his first novel for several years. However, he kept the faith, and when he finally quit his full time job in 2004 he signed a multi-book contract with Amazon’s Thomas and Mercer. His first novel Pocket-47 of the Nicholas Colt series of novels went on to attain modest success in its first year. However, it was not until he quit his job in 2012 to focus on his writing career, that he experienced massive success. He would go on to write 7 titles; a short story, two novellas, and four novels a year after quitting his job, which is quite remarkable.

Jude Hardin has grown to become a household name with many of his novels such as the Jack Daniels and the Nicholas Colt thrillers considered landmarks in the detective thriller genre. Nonetheless, it was not until he decided to become an independent publisher that he achieved much success in his writing career. He famously published some of his early works without a literary agent by publishing with a small press and then getting a Publishers Weekly Starred Review. He was successful in finding a publisher for Pocket-47 though the 2008 recession meant that the novel was not much of a success, as most people were not buying anything. Hardin experienced exponential growth once he decided to be an independent publisher after leaving Amazon Publishing. Spinning off the Nicholas Colt series, he decided to write prequels to Pocket-47. According to the author, what makes the idea of a spinoff so appealing is the fact that he can have the prequels go as far back as he can while making spin-offs off the back end of the series. Even as Hardin acknowledges that self-publishing is hard work, he asserts that he enjoys the control offered by the model and the higher than normal royalty rates he gets to enjoy.

Hardin has collaborated with JA Konrath in writing some of his most popular novels, Racked and Lady 52. With Konrath’s protagonist one of the most popular characters in detective crime fiction, the coming of the two writers was sure to provide fireworks, and they did not disappoint. Nicholas Colt and Lt. Jacqueline Daniel ae the perfect combination of bad jokes, bourbon, and billiards, which make for some great suspense, humor and mystery that we have come to expect from Hardin and Konrath. Racked and Lady 52 are sure to thrill both Colt and Daniels fans, and could be the perfect introduction to either of the series of novels.

Jude Hardin currently works and lives in Florida where he spends most of his time at his desk pumping out another of his classic thrillers. When he is not writing, Hardin loves to go pond fishing with his son, read, play tennis, or drums with a few of his friends. Of all the jobs he has held, he asserts that film extra would have to be his favorite as he got to goof around, have lunch with Bill Murray, and still get paid. In a recent interview, Hardin has asserted that he may venture into cozy mysteries given that they have become highly popular, and they are right down his alley.

The first novel in the Nicholas Colt series Pocket-47 is also one of Jude Hardin’s most popular. When Brittaney Ryan a fifteen-year kid leaves home for the streets, Leitha, her elder sister contracts Nicholas Colt, a private detective to find her and bring her back. For Colt, this would be a routine case or so he thinks. All it would take is a surprise visit to the juvenile’s boyfriend’s address and his job would be done, at most in a day. He soon finds out that Brittney’s disappearance was not the typical running away from home of a rebellious teen. He is now involved in a highly intricate web of betrayal, deceit, and murder. His investigations soon unearth a mysterious term – Pocket-47 that gives meaning not only to the case, but also to the loss of his family and friends two decades past. He now believes that what he had believed to be a plane accident twenty years ago might not have been one. The secret to solving Brittney’s disappearance mystery and bringing back Brittney safe is entangled with his own past. But will the violent and heinous criminals involved allow him to unearth the two decades old secrets.

Another outstanding novel in the Nicholas Colt series is the second title, Colt. Nicholas Colt is introduced as a private investigator and the only survivor of a plane crash working out of a camper on a normal looking October morning. But this is no ordinary day, as October 21 has been one of those cursed days when everything always seems to go horribly wrong for Colt. It seems that someone is tracking down and killing the children of an anonymous sperm donor. Colt’s client has gone missing and just happens to be the next name on the killer’s list. He now has four days to try to find him but it will not be easy – not with a stalker ex-girlfriend, a violent motorcycle gang, and two drug addicted study partners on his case. It is shaping up to be one of the most dangerous and challenging cases he has ever had to deal with. Will he manage to navigate the numerous obstacles and save his client before it is too late?

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