Lee Child Books In Order

On March 17, 1997, Lee Child published his first novel – Killing Floor – which would go on to win awards for Best First Novel.

This was also the first book to feature Jack Reacher and set him on the road to becoming a New York Times bestselling author.

Since then, Lee has released dozens of further novels and short stories. To help you keep track of everything that he’s written over the years, we’ve produced below a complete list of Lee Child books in order by release date.

This chronological list has links to pages for all of his stories where you can find the following details:

  • Its date of publication
  • Which series it’s part of (if applicable)
  • Whether it’s a short story or full-length novel
  • A description of the story (don’t worry – there aren’t any spoilers!)
  • An image of the book’s cover
  • A link to the story on Amazon where you can check out reviews by other readers or get a copy if you haven’t read it yet (or want to read it again!)

Lee Child Books In Order

  1. Killing Floor – 1997
  2. Die Trying – 1998
  3. Tripwire – 1999
  4. James Penney’s New Identity – 2000
  5. Running Blind – 2000
  6. Echo Burning – 2001
  7. Without Fail – 2002
  8. Persuader – 2003
  9. The Enemy – 2004
  10. The Snake Eater By The Numbers – 2005
  11. Ten Keys – 2005
  12. One Shot – 2005
  13. The Greatest Trick Of All – 2005
  14. The Hard Way – 2006
  15. Safe Enough – 2006
  16. The .50 Solution – 2006
  17. Bad Luck And Trouble – 2007
  18. Nothing To Lose – 2008
  19. Gone Tomorrow – 2009
  20. Guy Walks Into A Bar – 2009
  21. Public Transportation – 2009
  22. The Lineup – 2009
  23. Watchlist – 2010
  24. Me And Mr Rafferty – 2010
  25. 61 Hours – 2010
  26. Section 7 (a) (Operational) – 2010
  27. The Bodyguard – 2010
  28. Worth Dying For – 2010
  29. Addicted To Sweetness – 2011
  30. Second Son – 2011
  31. The Affair – 2011
  32. The Bone-Headed League – 2011
  33. The Hollywood I Remember – 2012
  34. I Heard A Romantic Story – 2012
  35. Deep Down – 2012
  36. A Wanted Man – 2012
  37. Jack Reacher’s Rules – 2012
  38. My First Drug Trial – 2013
  39. High Heat – 2013
  40. Never Go Back – 2013
  41. Inherit The Dead – 2013
  42. Good And Valuable Consideration – 2014
  43. Not A Drill – 2014
  44. Personal – 2014