Lee Child Books In Order and Best Books [2022]

Lee Child is the pen name of James Dover Grant, an English author who writes thriller novels, author of the Jack Reacher thriller series.

His first novel, “Killing Floor, ” won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel and the Barry Award for Thriller of the Year. A feature film, “Jack Reacher”, was released in December 2012, starring Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher on the movie.

Author Lee Child has now written 26 books based on the adventures of Jack Reacher, a mysterious ex-army major who wanders through the U.S. solving mysteries and fighting bad guys. His books have sold over 60 million copies.

The characters are complex and the storylines action-packed, with an addictive writing style that you will have a hard time peeling your eyes away from.

In 2020, Lee Child decided to pass the Jack Reacher baton to his younger brother Andrew Child. Andrew Child is also a suspense and thriller writer and has already published several books. The Sentinel is the first book they co-authored in the Jack Reacher series.

If you haven’t checked out this popular series and would like to start, check out our list of the best Jack Reacher books on our list.

New Lee Child Books

Better Off Dead is the latest Jack Reacher book (#26). Lee Child collaborates on this book with his younger brother Andrew Grant (Andrew Child).

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Top 10 Lee Child Best Books 

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1. The Hard Way 1. The Hard Way
  • 4.8/5
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2. Bad Luck and Trouble 2. Bad Luck and Trouble
  • 4.8/5
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3. One Shot 3. One Shot
  • 4.7/5
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4. Gone Tomorrow 4. Gone Tomorrow
  • 4.7/5
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5. Worth Dying For 5. Worth Dying For
  • 4.6/5
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6. Tripwire 6. Tripwire
  • 4.5/5
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7. Without Fail 7. Without Fail
  • 4.5/5
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8. Persuader 8. Persuader
  • 4.5/5
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9. The Enemy 9. The Enemy
  • 4.4/5
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10. The Affair 10. The Affair
  • 4.4/5
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Lee Child Books In Order

Jack Reacher Books In Publication Order

  1. Killing Floor (1997)
  2. Die Trying (1998)
  3. Tripwire (1999)
  4. Running Blind / The Visitor (2000)
  5. Echo Burning (2001)
  6. Without Fail (2002)
  7. Persuader (2003)
  8. The Enemy (2004)
  9. One Shot (2005)
  10. The Hard Way (2006)
  11. Bad Luck and Trouble (2007)
  12. Nothing to Lose (2008)
  13. Gone Tomorrow (2009)
  14. 61 Hours (2010)
  15. Worth Dying For (2010)
  16. The Affair (2011)
  17. A Wanted Man (2012)
  18. Never Go Back (2013)
  19. Personal (2014)
  20. Make Me (2015)
  21. Night School (2016)
  22. The Midnight Line (2017)
  23. Past Tense (2018)
  24. Blue Moon (2019)
  25. The Sentinel (With: Andrew Child) (2020)
  26. Better Off Dead (With: Andrew Child) (2021)

Jack Reacher in Chronological Order

  1. The Enemy (2004)
  2. Night School (2016)
  3. The Affair (2011)
  4. Killing Floor (1997)
  5. Die Trying (1998)
  6. Tripwire (1999)
  7. Running Blind / The Visitor (2000)
  8. Echo Burning (2001)
  9. Without Fail (2002)
  10. Persuader (2003)
  11. One Shot (2005)
  12. The Hard Way (2006)
  13. Bad Luck and Trouble (2007)
  14. Nothing to Lose (2008)
  15. Gone Tomorrow (2009)
  16. 61 Hours (2010)
  17. Worth Dying For (2010)
  18. A Wanted Man (2012)
  19. Never Go Back (2013)
  20. Personal (2014)
  21. Make Me (2015)
  22. The Midnight Line (2017)
  23. Past Tense (2018)
  24. Blue Moon (2019)
  25. The Sentinel (With: Andrew Child) (2020)
  26. Better Off Dead (With: Andrew Child) (2021)

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