Book List in Order: 56 titles


  • A man walks into a bar and never walks out again.How does someone vanish from the face of the earth -especially with so many people and security cameras watching? Sawyer Payne and Kace Mason, two very different amateur detectives must put aside their...


  • On trial for his life. On the trail of a serial killer. While on trial for wrongful death, John Jordan must catch a cunning killer who is using the chaos of the decimated post-Hurricane Michael landscape to hide his heinous acts of cold-blooded murde...


  • Four drunken young people climb a high bluff to their cliffside campsite on the Apalachicola River in the middle of the night. The next morning only three are still alive.How did the outgoing, fun-loving, and beautiful Blake Scott die? Was she murder...


  • Who's killing the Tupelo Queens?Why? And why in so public and dramatic a manner? Is it related to one of them testing positive for the coronavirus? Is it revenge? Random? Or is a money motive behind the entire scheme? John Jordan investigates the mur...


  • John Jordan must help his dying father solve the strange and mysterious disappearance of Naomi Newman and Sasha Grande before it's too late. The two young women went hiking in the river swamps of North Florida's Appalachicola River Basin and ...


  • Who took Magdalene Dacosta? Why? Where is she now?On the night of her parents' Winter Solstice party, three-year-old Magdalene Dacosta vanishes in the night, never to be seen again. But how did this happen? The home was locked up securely, and secur...


  • Can he survive long enough to catch a killer? The murder of retired priest Andrew Irwin begins like any other homicide investigation for sheriff’s Investigator John Jordan. But it is soon interrupted by an existential superstorm of apocalyptic pr...


  • What would you risk to prevent a murder?Private investigator Merrill Monroe enlists the services of detective John Jordan to protect Malia Goodman, a civil rights and police shooting activist with a target on her back. But Merrill doesn’t just wan...






  • What if a school shooter wears a mask and later discards it in order to disappear into the chaotic crowd of exiting students?  An active shooter leads John Jordan on a riveting chase into a stunning mystery.While attempting to prevent a school sho...


  • A missing girl. A shell-shocked soldier. A wife stepping out on her husband. Two women beaten to death. A sinister sabotage plot. A wounded, relentless private eye who will stop at nothing to protect those he loves.Walk the mean streets of wartime Pa...


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    In late 1943, Miki Matsumoto, a beautiful Japanese teenager who has been in hiding since escaping from an internment camp, is working as Riley's secretary in gratitude for his rescuing her from a vicious kidnapper. Miki's sinister uncle threatens to ...


  • Three novels in the critically acclaimed John Jordan series from award winning author and New York Times and USA Today best seller Michael Lister.BLOOD TIESJohn Jordan can't fathom that a father could kill his own daughter but he's going to have to i...


  • Find out Jimmy and Lauren's fate in the thrilling third book in the Jimmy Riley series, THE GIRL AT THE END OF THE LONG DARK NIGHT. Walk the mean streets of wartime Panama City with Jimmy "Soldier" Riley, a wounded, woman-haunted knight errant in Mic...


  • Someone's trying to kill PI Jimmy Riley. And he's inclined to let them. But before sleeping the big sleep and journeying to the undiscovered country to discover what dreams may come, there's blood work to be done. Picking up right at the thrilling co...


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    A haunted, vulnerable detective. A wounded woman in danger. Someone is following Lauren Lewis. Is it her ex? Private detective Jimmy Riley told her back when they were lovers that if he ever decided to follow her, she'd never know he was there. With ...


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    Would you kill a serial killer if given the chance?The Stone Cold Killer still haunts John Jordan's nightmares. John's first official case as a law enforcement officer is the one he never talks about. Now find out why. On the one-hundredth anniversa...


  • What would you do to the person who killed your child? John Jordan can't fathom that a father could kill his own daughter but he's going to have to in order to solve the murder of Mariah Evers and its echoes of JonBenét Ramsey. John Jordan return...







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    From New York Times Bestselling and award-winning author Michael Lister . . . The thrilling sequel to both DOUBLE EXPOSURE and BLOOD BETRAYAL. In the swamps of northwest Florida, Remington James' camera captured the best of nature and the worst of hu...


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    An innocent man in prison. A killer still on the loose. A detective's chance at redemption. How does a young man get convicted of murdering his girlfriend when there's no witnesses, no evidence, and no body? Who killed Angel Diaz? Is she even dead? A...


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    On Thursday, January 20, 2005, the day of George W. Bush’s second inauguration, Randa Raffield, a twenty-one year old student at the University of West Florida, crashed her car on a secluded stretch of Highway 98 near the Gulf of Mexico. The locati...


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    John Jordan is one of the smartest and most compassionate cops to ever carry a gun and a badge. A good man doing a difficult job with grace and relentlessness. Two Baffling Cases. One Brilliant Cop. Two Complete Novels.BLOOD OATHA young army ranger o...


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    A haunting, unsolved murder. A father seeking redemption. A son committed to helping him get it. Did America’s most notorious serial killer, Ted Bundy, kill Janet Leigh Lester? That’s the conclusion Jack Jordan, John’s father, reached back when...


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    From New York Times Bestselling author Michael ListerJohn Jordan is once again carrying a gun and a badge-and he's going to need them. Balancing family life with being a cop and a prison chaplain takes grit and grace-and John has plenty of both. BLOO...


  • A missing girl. A shell-shocked soldier. A wife stepping out on her husband. Two women beaten to death. A sinister sabotage plot. A wounded, relentless private eye who will stop at nothing to protect those he loves."Michael Lister writes some of the ...


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    What would you do if you came face to face with a serial killer? A young John Jordan continues his investigation into the Atlanta Child Murders, interviews Wayne Williams, investigates the disappearance of Cedric Porter, and uncovers a series of murd...


  • Book 2 of the thrilling post-apocalyptic serial thriller The end. This is the way the world ends! And begins again! When the end comes it comes with astonishing speed. It has been a slow build to the brink, but once the point of no return ha...


  • Don’t miss this collection of romantic, literary, erotic short stories by award-winning author Michael Lister. These are erotically charged looks at love, relating, and the lighter, sweeter side of sex and seduction. Beyond the sentiment and sex...






  • Don’t miss this collection of romantic, literary, erotic short stories by award-winning author Michael Lister. These are erotically charged looks at love, relating, and the lighter, sweeter side of sex and seduction. Beyond the sentiment and sex...


  • 09/26/2016In Lister’s derivative, self-indulgent series launch, the author’s alter ego struggles to survive in an America that has suffered an unspecified disaster. A man named Michael, who, like Lister, has written mysteries featuring pr...



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    Does John Jordan have the specialities to solve another batch of perplexing puzzles? Conflicted ex-cop John Jordan investigates baffling cases that include the body of a young woman propped against a prison fence, a series of suicides with a unique c...


  • A breakneck race to save a life in a single night beneath a Blood Moon. Running. A daring escape. A race against time. Locked in with a vicious, relentless killer. Can John save the life of the woman he loves? The stakes have never been higher. Succe...


  • In late 1943, Miki Matsumoto, a beautiful Japanese teenager who has been in hiding since escaping from an internment camp, is working as Riley's secretary in gratitude for his rescuing her from a vicious kidnapper. Miki's sinister uncle threatens to ...


  • When a gruesome murder of his former partner's wife occurs, Detective William Bomes along with his current partner, Detective Emily Lind, are assigned the case. In their search, Bomes discovers connections with other victims. Will he be able to fin...


  • John Jordan’s first case is also his most heartbreaking. And one that will haunt him for the rest of his life! When John Jordan was twelve years old, he came face-to-face with the man who went to prison for the Atlanta Child Murders. Six years late...


  • Merrick McKnight is back . . . in the thrilling sequel to THUNDER BEACH! "Lister’s ability to prevent even a seasoned mystery aficionado from figuring out the end of this simple yet puzzling situation sets this book apart from mediocre novels that...


  • Find out Soldier and Lauren's fate in the thrilling conclusion to Michael Lister's landmark "Big" noir trilogy. Walk the mean streets of wartime Panama City with Jimmy "Soldier" Riley, a wounded, woman-haunted knight errant in Michael Lister's resona...






  • How can you be a victim by your own hand? John Jordan searches for an escaped prisoner, investigates a shocking murder, and confronts a sadist forcing his victims to violate themselves — all while trying to take care of his family, friends, and tho...


  • In this stunning follow-up to DOUBLE EXPOSURE, Michael Lister once again takes readers down the rural routes and river swamps of wild North Florida. Sixteen-year-old Shelby Emma Summers has disappeared on a late-August day from her famous artist mom'...


  • Love mystery, romance, suspense, film noir, and the classic hard-boiled detectives of the 1940s?Then you'll love Michael Lister's THE BIG BEYOND and other Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Noir Novels. The Thrilling Sequel to THE BIG GOODBYE . . . ˃˃˃ THE BI...



  • Exorcism or Murder? John Jordan must decide. Following a particularly brutal and costly case, John Jordan goes to a secluded retreat center and encounters one of the most bewildering and haunting cases of his career—the suspicious death of a troubl...


  • "The scratch of a single match--spark, heat, chemical reaction, fire being born--and an intense thriller begins. Terror reigns over the North Florida National Forest, the coastal town of Bayshore, and the barrier island of Pine Key; a fiery terror wh...


  • Someone is following Lauren Lewis. She ducks into the office of PI, Jimmy "Soldier" Riley, not to hire him, but to find out if he's the one following her. Back when they were lovers he told her if he ever decided to, she'd never know he was there. It...


  • It’s not too late to discover the lost gospel of Jesus and begin to live by it, to change our direction, to once again become people of the way. We could, with humility, embody compassion and justice. We could so completely trust God that we dare t...


  • Thousands of bikers have descended on the Miracle Strip for one of America s premiere biker rallies. Amid the bikes and beer and bikinis, crimes of unspeakable brutality are being committed - one of which touches too close to home for former reporter...


  • It's known as the Protective Management Unit. It's a closed society within a closed society, housing Florida state inmates who wouldn't survive in open population at Potter Correctional Institution. In it, John Jordan witnesses the most baffling crim...






  • Florida—like hell, only hotter.Florida Heat Wave, edited by Michael Lister, is a collection of crime stories set in the gun-shaped state by Florida’s foremost crime writers. Oppressive.Stifling.Crazy-making.The suffocating heat makes you do things...


  • Encountering the kind of wildlife that made him want to be a photographer in the first place, Remington James gets some of the best shots of his life, but he s about to happen upon the most dangerous animal of all - a feral, patient, sociopath who wa...


  • For those unafraid of the dark . . . . Comes a series of entertaining and thought-provoking stories as modern as MySpace and as timeless as revenge. Welcome to Desperation, the small north Florida mill town that is purgatory to 3,636 doomed souls-les...


  • John Jordan is back-following POWER IN THE BLOOD and BLOOD OF THE LAMB---investigating eternal mysteries woven into the fabric of everyday life. Within the confines of seemingly ordinary cases, John explores the ineffable and inexplicable, the profou...


  • The mean streets of north Florida may be desolate rural highways or backwoods dirt roads, but they are no less capable of cruel indifference to criminal acts than their urban analogues. The ubiquitous slash pines remain just as silent as their concre...


  • Florida prison chaplain John Jordan investigates the baffling and disturbing murder of the seven year-old adopted daughter of ex-con turned televangelist, Bobby Earl Caldwell--a murder committed in John's own locked office when Bobby Early conducts a...


  • In a mystery book market saturated with stories of gruesome serial killers devoid of morality and shady investigators whose questionable tactics make them difficult heroes, Power in the Blood by Michael Lister offers a more spiritual view of social i...