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Publication Order of Comeback Kids Books

Publication Order of Danny Walker/Travel Team Books

Publication Order of Game Changers Books

Publication Order of Heat Books

Publication Order of Home Team Books

Publication Order of Peter Finley Books

Publication Order of Zach & Zoe Mysteries Books

The Missing Baseball (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Half-Court Hero (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Football Fiasco (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Soccer Secret (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hockey Rink Hunt (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lacrosse Mix-Up (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hall of Fame Heist (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Jump (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bump and Run (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Full Court Press (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild Pitch (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Zone (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Too Far (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miracle on 49th Street (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Field (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Million-Dollar Throw (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Batboy (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hero (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Underdogs (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
True Legend (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
QB 1 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy League (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fast Break (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Man Out (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lone Stars (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Slam Dunk (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Batting Order (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Turnover (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Triple Threat (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Defending Champ (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Horsewoman (With: James Patterson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House of Wolves (With: James Patterson) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Reggie (With: Reggie Jackson) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Parcells (With: Bill Parcells) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shooting from the Lip (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wait Till Next Year (With: William Goldman) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mad as Hell (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fred Book (With: Fred Imus) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer of '98 (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sunny Randall Books

Family Honor (By: Robert B. Parker) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perish Twice (By: Robert B. Parker) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shrink Rap (By: Robert B. Parker) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Melancholy Baby (By: Robert B. Parker) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blue Screen (By: Robert B. Parker) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spare Change (By: Robert B. Parker) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Feud (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grudge Match (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Payback (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revenge Tour (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Influence (By: Alison Gaylin) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Buzz Kill (By: Alison Gaylin) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Jesse Stone Books

Night Passage (By: Robert B. Parker) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble in Paradise (By: Robert B. Parker) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death in Paradise (By: Robert B. Parker) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stone Cold (By: Robert B. Parker) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea Change (By: Robert B. Parker) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
High Profile (By: Robert B. Parker) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stranger in Paradise (By: Robert B. Parker) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night and Day (By: Robert B. Parker) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Split Image (By: Robert B. Parker) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killing The Blues (By: Michael Brandman) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fool Me Twice (By: Michael Brandman) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Damned If You Do (By: Michael Brandman) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blind Spot (By: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil Wins (By: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Debt to Pay (By: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hangman's Sonnet (By: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colorblind (By: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bitterest Pill (By: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fool's Paradise (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stone's Throw (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fallout (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Jane Smith Books

with James Patterson
12 Months to Live (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hard To Kill (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Spenser Books

The Godwulf Manuscript (By: Robert B. Parker) (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
God Save the Child (By: Robert B. Parker) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mortal Stakes (By: Robert B. Parker) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Promised Land (By: Robert B. Parker) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Judas Goat (By: Robert B. Parker) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Looking for Rachel Wallace (By: Robert B. Parker) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Early Autumn (By: Robert B. Parker) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Savage Place (By: Robert B. Parker) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ceremony (By: Robert B. Parker) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Widening Gyre (By: Robert B. Parker) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valediction (By: Robert B. Parker) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Catskill Eagle (By: Robert B. Parker) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taming a Sea-Horse (By: Robert B. Parker) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pale Kings and Princes (By: Robert B. Parker) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crimson Joy (By: Robert B. Parker) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Playmates (By: Robert B. Parker) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stardust (By: Robert B. Parker) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pastime (By: Robert B. Parker) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Deuce (By: Robert B. Parker) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paper Doll (By: Robert B. Parker) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Walking Shadow (By: Robert B. Parker) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thin Air (By: Robert B. Parker) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chance (By: Robert B. Parker) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Small Vices (By: Robert B. Parker) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sudden Mischief (By: Robert B. Parker) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hush Money (By: Robert B. Parker) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hugger Mugger (By: Robert B. Parker) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Potshot (By: Robert B. Parker) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Widow's Walk (By: Robert B. Parker) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Back Story (By: Robert B. Parker) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Business (By: Robert B. Parker) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold Service (By: Robert B. Parker) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
School Days (By: Robert B. Parker) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hundred-Dollar Baby / Dream Girl (By: Robert B. Parker) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Now and Then (By: Robert B. Parker) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rough Weather (By: Robert B. Parker) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Professional (By: Robert B. Parker) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Painted Ladies (By: Robert B. Parker) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sixkill (By: Robert B. Parker) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Night (By: Robert B. Parker,Helen Brann) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lullaby (By: Ace Atkins) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wonderland / Spenser Confidential (By: Ace Atkins) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cheap Shot (By: Ace Atkins) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kickback (By: Ace Atkins) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slow Burn (By: Ace Atkins) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little White Lies (By: Ace Atkins) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Old Black Magic (By: Ace Atkins) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angel Eyes (By: Ace Atkins) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Someone to Watch Over Me (By: Ace Atkins) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bye Bye Baby (By: Ace Atkins) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Broken Trust (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hot Property (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Best American Sports Writing Books

The Best American Sports Writing 1992 (By: Thomas McGuane) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Sports Writing 2005 (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Michael or Mike Lupica (born 11th May, 1952) is, probably, the most popular and best-known sports columnists in United States. He started his newspaper career at 23 years only with the New York Post in 1975 and at that time he covered the games of New York Knicks. In the year of ’77 he was the youngest columnist ever for the prestigious Daily News where he presently writes as many as 4 syndicated columns per week. In his illustrious career he has successfully worked for The National & the New York Newsday. Since 1987 he has been writing a column for the Esquire magazine. His works have been published in Parade, Playboy, Tennis, Sport Magazine, the World Tennis et al. Mike Lupica has also been a regular on the Sunday morning show – The Sports Reporters – that airs on ESPN. In 2003 he bagged the coveted Jim Murray Award from the National Football Foundation.


Lupica has written several fiction and non-fiction books and the majority of these books have been a bestseller. He has also co-written a number of non-fiction books in his career. In fact, he is #1 bestselling author for the books for young readers and his works include Fantasy League, Heat, and Million-Dollar Throw etc.


Lupica has co-written autobiographies with Bill Parcells and Reggie Jackson and has also collaborated with noted author, William Goldman.


Mike is also a noted novelist and his famous mysteries include the fictional NYC TV reporter Peter Finley. One of his books, Dead Air, was nominated for the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe Award. He has also written a wonderful novel for the young readers titled, Travel Team. Among his novels, Bump and Run & Wild Pitch were bestsellers and deserve special mention here.


Heat is a novel for young adults that were published in 2006. The events of the book take place in Bronx, NY. Michael Arroyo, a highly gifted baseball player, is the main character of this novel. The coaches from all the teams say that Michael is so good in the game that it is hard to believe that he is just 12 years of age. But things are not rosy for him as he has no parents and his birth certificate is lying in his native home in Cuba. The onus lies on him, his best friend Manny and his brother Carlos to prove to the world that he is really a 12 year old boy. As the book progresses we learn that Michael meets a beautiful and mysterious girl named Elle. Also he has to lie to almost everyone he meets otherwise he will get separated from his brother. His loving brother is just 2 months away from turning 18 years which will make him a legal guardian. Michael remembers his father from time to time who actually died just a few months before the plot of the story unfolds. Michael’s father was a great man and always encouraged him to do well in almost everything and always wished that his son excels in baseball.


Travel Team is about a young basketball player named Danny Walker. The story revolves around how this young boy was rejected from the travel team of his town as he was a bit short. He became so dejected that he felt like giving up on basketball but his friends and family members egged him on to get on the YMCA League. But his dad who was a professional basketball player himself decided to start their own travel team. They qualify for the league but their first few games they are beaten quite comprehensively. In fact, they lose all their matches. The majority of the book is about how they try and overcome from being one of the worst teams in the league.

The plot of this fascinating book is set in a small town on the east coast. The town is basically known for its basketball as Danny’s dad was instrumental in leading his 7th grade travel team to the ESPN championship. So Danny decided that he should follow the footsteps of his famous father. Will is Danny’s best friend in the book and essays a magnificent supporting role. Ty Ross is the best player in the town and we also get to know, through the course of the book, that Danny’s parents are now divorced but they come together to help Danny in his endeavor.

Travel Team is definitely not a typical sports story as it follows the passion of a 4’4” teen who just wants to play basketball and be good at it. The reader can easily relate to many events that have been described in the book and many high school teens can easily connect with the character of the book, Danny. Lupica, through this book, tries to explain that irrespective of the difficulties and adversities, one should never ever give up on a dream even if it seems a bit far-fetched.

This is truly one of the better books of Mike Lupica and it is no surprise that this novel was a bestseller. There is too much suspense in this book and the readers are never sure how this book will end. This book ends in a real cliffhanger and proves why Mike Lupica is still a highly respected and celebrated author in the US and elsewhere.


A few of the books of Lupica have been turned into a TV series or movie. Dead Air, for example, became a CBS TV movie – Money, Power, Murder – for which he wrote the teleplay.


Since 1988 Mike has been on of the rotating experts on the ESPN Show – The Sports Reporters. He also hosted a chat program on ESPN 2 titled The Mike Lupica Show but it was largely unsuccessful. He is also a recurring guest on Good Morning America and CBS Morning News.


Mike spent his childhood in New Hampshire and graduated from the prestigious Bishop Guertin High School. He first came into limelight as a sportswriter and wrote the column for the much popular Esquire magazine for a decade and at presents writes regularly for Travel + Leisure Golf. He now lives in Connecticut with his wife , 3 sons and a daughter.

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5 Responses to “Mike Lupica”

  1. John: 5 months ago

    Hi Mike
    Just finished reading Broken Trust. I commend you on keeping the series going as I have read every one of the Spencer, Sunny Randall and Jesse stone novels. You have captured the characters just as Robert B Parker created them.
    Thank you so much and keep up the Great writing.

  2. Michael Smith: 1 year ago

    Is Mr. Lupica going to continue writing Jesse Stone books and, if so, when may we expect his next one? Also, the last one that I read was “Fallout”. Has there been another since that one?

  3. Susan: 2 years ago

    Loved Robert B Parker’s work; his heirs picked the right author to add to his titles. Thanks!

  4. Robert W Marshall: 2 years ago

    I’m looking for a Mike Lupica book for my 11 y/o grandson…about hockey. Has Mike written such a book? If so, can you tell me the title?? Thanks.

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      The Hockey Rink Hunt. #5 in the Zach & Zoe Mysteries.


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