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Publication Order of Big Lake Books

Big Lake (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Lake Lynching (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crazy Days in Big Lake (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Lake Blizzard (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Lake Scandal (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Lake Burning (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Lake Honeymoon (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Lake Reckoning (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Lake Brewpub (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Lake Abduction (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Lake Celebration (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Lake Tragedy (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Lake Snowdaze (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Lake Fugitive (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Lake Wedding (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Lake Ninja (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Lake Quarterback (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Lake Massacre (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Lake Hoarder (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Lake Shootout (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Lake Ranger (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Lake Drunk (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Lake Assault (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Lake Accident (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dog's Run Books

Dog's Run (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return to Dog's Run (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of John Lee Quarrels Books

Stillborn Armadillos (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gecko in the Corner (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Badge Bunny (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mullets and Man Buns (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strawberry Slugbug (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Tea And Jesus (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Romeos (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Road To Wrinkle Ranch (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fresh Out Of Mojo (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ka-Bar Karma (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pucker Factor (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jackpot (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Tinder Street Saga Books

Tinder Street (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Good Years (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boom And Bust (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hard Years (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Changing World (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Meandering Down the Highway (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Work Your Way Across The USA (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Frugal RVer (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gun Shop Manual (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Overlooked Florida (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Overlooked Arizona (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Highway History and Back Road Mystery (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Highway History and Back Road Mystery II (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Nick Russell is a New York Times bestselling author of suspense, thriller, and mystery novels. He hails from the United States and is particularly famous for writing the Big Lake mystery series, the John Lee Quarrels mystery series, and the Dog’s Run series. Nick’s books are widely popular for their rich cast of characters, engaging storylines, and wonderful settings. Before trying his luck in the field of writing, Nick used to publish weekly and daily newspapers in Oregon, Arizona, and Washington. When he got married to his wife Terry, she encouraged him to explore the whole of America. Agreeing to her suggestion, Nick bought a Recreational Vehicle and set out to explore the different back roads of America along with his loving wife. The two spent around 18 years living like nomads and writing about their different experiences and explorations.

Nick maintained a travel journal called Gypsy Journal RV in which he captured numerous exciting things he came across while traveling in his RV. He even presented travel seminars at various RV rallies throughout the country. As of today, Nick and his wife live a settled life on the Intercoastal Waterway in Florida. They spend a part of the year living in their home and spend a few months traveling and exploring different regions. Author Nick made his debut in the field of novel writing in 2011 with the novel called Big Lake, which is also the first book of his successful and widely popular Big Lake series. So far, he has penned and published over 28 novels in his career. And all of them have received great reviews and comments from the critics as well as fellow writers.

Nick claims he had started writing Big Lake in 1998. Before that, he was mainly involved in writing nonfiction work. So, he did not have much confidence in himself in moving ahead with his first work fiction. As a result, it took him several years to finish the writing part of the book. He claims that it would not have been possible without the constant encouragement from his wife and close friends. He is extremely grateful to all of them for keeping him motivated throughout. When Nick decided to use the e-book technology to publish his first novel, no one was more surprised and happy with its success than himself. His experience in publishing newspaper materials and other stuff proved beneficial in the marketing of Big Lake. Nick’s fair base of readership allowed his debut book to have a good start and go on to become a great success.

Nowadays, author Nick uses social medial platforms like Twitter and Facebook as well to promote his books. Nick has never liked the format of traditional publishing. So, he never approached a literary agent in that regard. The worldwide success of Big Lake forced him to attempt a sequel novel. Nick felt that there was a lot to tell about the characters and settings he introduced in his first book and so, he came up with multiple sequel novels in the subsequent years. The authors who have always inspired him include Michael McGarrity, Lee Child, J.A. Jance, C.J. Box, Stephen Hunter, etc. Nick looks forward to writing many more exciting books in the years to come and entertain his fans like he has been doing all these years.

The John Lee Quarrels series written by author Nick Russell began in 2016. Nick has mentioned the central character in each of the books of this series as John Lee Quarrels. He is depicted as the Deputy Sheriff of the Somerton County. Other essential characters created by Nick for the series include Flag Newton, Leona Darling, Baby Bubba, Dixie Landrum, Maddy Westfall, etc. The debut book of this series is entitled ‘Stillborn Armadillos’. It was released in 2016 by the Amazon Digital publication. The book opens by showing that John Lee’s life has turned into a complicated one due to various factors. His estranged wife keeps visiting his wife with announcements and spends sleepovers as per her wish. Then there is the oversexed sister of his wife, who keeps tempting him into having sex with her.

John Lee faces a hard time from his grandparents as well, one of whom grows pot in his backyard and the other has a hard obsession for Elvis Presley. To make matters worse, he finds himself caught amidst a fight for power between the Chief Deputy and the Sheriff. Later, John Lee gets involved in the investigation of a triple murder case when a construction crew discovers three skeletons from a digging site. In following the trail of a deadly killer, John Lee suspects that he might have died years ago. But, when an assassin starts attacking deputies in his department, he realizes that the killer might be alive and he doesn’t want him to get to the bottom of the mysterious murders’ truth. The readers tend to get hooked to this book right from the beginning and remain intrigued until the very end.

The second installment of this mystery/thriller series is called ‘The Gecko in the Corner’. It was also published by Amazon Digital Services in 2017. Initially, it is depicted that the father whom John Lee never knew arrives at his door one night. He is all beaten up and in pretty bad shape. John Lee tries to inquire what happened to him, to which he gives a vague reason. John Lee suspects that there is more to this story than what he is being told. A couple of days later, his father disappears mysteriously. Soon after, trouble comes knocking at John Lee’s door again. Several thugs from another town visit his home, vandalize things, and cause a lot of destruction. Then, a mysterious caller claims that John Lee has a valuable thing that is his property and threatens him of dire consequences if he does not return it. And while all this going on, John Lee is still required to deal with the complications of his messed up life and his family members. The involvement FBI makes it clear that John Lee is deeply involved in the troubles of his father. A lot more intriguing and strange things happen before the story’s dramatic conclusion is reached.

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14 Responses to “Nick Russell”

  1. Carol: 7 months ago

    Do you plan to write another book in the Tinder Street series? They are great stories.

  2. Roberta Benz: 1 year ago

    Just got interested in your Big Lake series of books. Lucky for me I work at two non profit bookstores so I have located several books in the series. Like you, my husband and I lived and traveled in a motor home for several years and really enjoyed that lifestyle. And another thing that got me interested in your Big Lake series is that they take place in an area that I am somewhat familiar with. Keep writing!!!

  3. Stan: 1 year ago

    I haven’t finished the series yet. Doe John Lee and Maddy ever get together? I think I’m a romantic at heart.

  4. Malisa: 2 years ago

    I love the Big Lake series and just finished reading Big Lake drunk. Please let me know when Big Lake assault will be available to purchase, I have tried finding the release date and have had no luck.

  5. Fay: 2 years ago

    I would like a list of all books in the Tinder Street Saga, the name of the last book out in this series and when the next book will be out and the name of it?

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      List of books is listed above. No upcoming book at the moment.

  6. Marilyn: 2 years ago

    I finished reading the Big Lake series and there
    was a preview of Big Lake Drunk. Have not seen it
    it yet?

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      Hi Marilyn – he said in February he doesn’t expect it to be out “before Summer”

  7. Linda: 3 years ago

    I just got through reading the 10th book in the series John Lee Quarrels Next up is A Pucker Factor. Do you know when it will out?

  8. Phil Tutino: 3 years ago

    I see that Amazon lists book 4 in the Tinder Street series. (The Hard Years) But unable to order it, as the book doesn’t appear.

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Hi Phil – yes it isn’t released yet and has no known publication date as of yet.

      • Phil Tutino: 3 years ago

        Thanks, Graeme. Sure looking forward to it. Nick Russell is a great author. I’ve read just about all of his series. Appreciate your speedy reply.
        Stay well.

  9. Nancy: 3 years ago

    Just finished the last book, The Hoarder, or thought it was till I got to the end and it introduced another book, The Big Lake Shoutout. I haven’t been able to find it.
    Can you help me?

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      That one hasn’t been released yet. Big Lake Hoarder is still the final book in the series.


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