Michael Lister Books in Order

The Michael Lister books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the Michael Lister books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of John Jordan Mystery Books

Power in the Blood

Lister, Michael 1997

NEWLY REVISED with an Intro by Michael Connelly Was it murder, accident, or suicide? A baffling case. A brilliant detective. A conflicted ex-cop who now wears a clerical collar investigates baffling cases of murder in these beloved, acclaimed, and bestselling suspenseful mysteries by New York Times Bestselling and award-winning author Michael Lister.

Ex-cop John Jordan, now a prison chaplain in the Florida Panhandle, witnesses the bloody death of Potter Correctional Institution inmate Ike Johnson. But what exactly did he witness? Murder, accident, or suicide? Jordan discovers that in the closed society of captives and captors no act goes unseen, and no one takes kindly to a cop in a collar.

He soon finds his reputation, his career, and even his life are at stake.If you like exciting, gritty, thoughtful mysteries, you’ll love Michael Lister's POWER IN THE BLOOD.The John Jordan series in order: POWER IN THE BLOOD, 2) BLOOD OF THE LAMB, 3) FLESH AND BLOOD, 4) THE BODY AND THE BLOOD, 5) BLOOD SACRIFICE, 6) RIVERS TO BLOOD, 7) INNOCENT BLOOD, 8) BLOOD MONEY, 9) BLOOD MOON, 10) BLOOD CRIES, 11) BLOOD OATH, 12) BLOOD WORKDon’t miss a single second of this brilliant, breathtaking series.

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Blood of the Lamb / Innocent Blood

Lister, Michael 2004

A murder inside a prison has no shortage of suspects.John Jordan’s search for peace is interrupted by the unimaginable murder of the seven year-old adopted daughter of ex-con turned televangelist, Bobby Earl Caldwell. The murder is committed inside a locked office while Bobby Earl conducts a service in the Potter Correctional Institution chapel.

The investigation forces John to confront his own fears and beliefs as he struggles to figure out his identity as well as that of the killer’s. Uncovering the guilt and restoring the balance, John seeks pardon from the self-inflicted life sentence he’s serving and exoneration from the burden of regret he bears.

The John Jordan series:From award winning author and New York Times and USA Today best seller Michael Lister.1) POWER IN THE BLOOD, 2) FLESH AND BLOOD, 3) BLOOD OF THE LAMB, 4) THE BODY AND THE BLOOD, 5) BLOOD SACRIFICE, 6) RIVERS TO BLOOD, 7) INNOCENT BLOOD, 8) BLOOD MONEY, 9) BLOOD MOON, 10) BLOOD CRIES, 11) BLOOD OATH, 12) BLOOD WORK, 13) COLD BLOODVisit MichaelLister.

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Flesh and Blood

Lister, Michael 2006

A Companion to the John Jordan Blood SeriesA conflicted ex-cop who now wears a clerical collar investigates baffling cases of murder in these beloved, acclaimed, and bestselling suspenseful mysteries by New York Times Bestselling and award-winning author Michael Lister.

Explore this remarkable series with this companion book that contains information about each title in the series, as well as essays and bonus material not found anywhere else. Captivated by story since childhood, Michael has a love for language and narrative inspired by the Southern storytelling tradition that captured his imagination and became such a source of meaning and inspiration.

He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in theology with an emphasis on story, myth, and narrative.In the early 90s, Michael Lister became the youngest chaplain within the Florida Department of Corrections. For nearly a decade, he served as a contract, staff, then senior chaplain at three different facilities in the Panhandle of Florida—a unique experience that led to his first novel, 1997’s critically acclaimed, POWER IN THE BLOOD.

Michael's books take readers through the electronically locked gates of the chain-link fences, beneath the looping razor wire glinting in the sun, and into the strange world of Potter Correctional Institution, Florida’s toughest maximum-security prison.

&nbsp"Michael Lister may be the author of the most unique series running mystery fiction. It crackles with tension and authenticity. — Michael Connelly

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The Body and the Blood

Lister, Michael 2006

Can you trust everything you see with your own eyes? An Impossible Crime. An Improbable Detective. A thrilling case that takes locked-room murder mystery to a whole new level! In one of the most baffling murder cases of his career, John Jordan actually witnesses an impossible murder—one he would swear couldn’t have happened had he not seen it with his own eyes.

Attempting to balance his fragile reconciliation with his ex-wife and the high-stakes investigation, John is soon overwhelmed and wonders if the life he’s hoped for is even possible. But when he finally figures out how the crime was committed and who’s behind it, an exciting climax follows that reveals the shocking solution, sees someone close to John shot, and carries for John the ultimate personal price—one he’s not sure he can pay.

"Eerie, cinematic, unflinching, suspenseful, complex. The Body and The Blood is a page-turner with a soul" - Lisa Unger The John Jordan series: From award winning author and New York Times and USA Today best seller Michael Lister. 1) POWER IN THE BLOOD, 2) BLOOD OF THE LAMB, 3) FLESH AND BLOOD, 4) THE BODY AND THE BLOOD, 5) BLOOD SACRIFICE, 6) RIVERS TO BLOOD, 7) INNOCENT BLOOD, 8) BLOOD MONEY, 9) BLOOD MOON, 10) BLOOD CRIES, 11) BLOOD OATH, 12) BLOOD WORK, 13) COLD BLOOD Visit MichaelLister.

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Blood Sacrifice

Lister, Michael 2012

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 troubled and sexualized young woman undergoing an exorcism.

But is he dealing with forces not even he can understand? And what will it cost him? "Michael Lister may be the author of the most unique series running in mystery fiction. It crackles with tension and authenticity" - Michael Connelly. The John Jordan series: From award winning author and New York Times and USA Today best seller Michael Lister.

1) POWER IN THE BLOOD, 2) BLOOD OF THE LAMB, 3) FLESH AND BLOOD, 4) THE BODY AND THE BLOOD, 5) BLOOD SACRIFICE, 6) RIVERS TO BLOOD, 7) INNOCENT BLOOD, 8) BLOOD MONEY, 9) BLOOD MOON, 10) BLOOD CRIES, 11) BLOOD OATH, 12) BLOOD WORK, 13) COLD BLOOD Visit MichaelLister.

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Rivers to Blood

Lister, Michael 2014

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 those in his care.

An escaped inmate. A shocking lynching. A harrowing river rescue. A thrilling mystery featuring a detective like no other! "Lister deftly juggles multiple plot lines in his sixth John Jordan novel" - Publisher's Weekly "Former cop and current prison chaplain John Jordan has his hands full.

Lister's sixth John Jordan novel offers the soulful chaplain and intuitive sleuth a barrage of crimes and scary ne'er-do-wells to deal with, but readers can be sure that John will abide. Lister's impoverished, rural setting is deeply evocative of a Florida disappearing under the barrage of development.

Rivers to Blood is worth a visit" - Booklist The John Jordan series: From award winning author and New York Times and USA Today best seller Michael Lister. 1) POWER IN THE BLOOD, 2) BLOOD OF THE LAMB, 3) FLESH AND BLOOD, 4) THE BODY AND THE BLOOD, 5) BLOOD SACRIFICE, 6) RIVERS TO BLOOD, 7) INNOCENT BLOOD, 8) BLOOD MONEY, 9) BLOOD MOON, 10) BLOOD CRIES, 11) BLOOD OATH, 12) BLOOD WORK, 13) COLD BLOOD Visit MichaelLister.

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Blood Money

Lister, Michael 2015

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 calling card, a stolen corpse, a young man fighting for his life, and a single mother who has lost her only child.

The John Jordan series: From award winning author and New York Times and USA Today best seller Michael Lister. 1) POWER IN THE BLOOD, 2) BLOOD OF THE LAMB, 3) FLESH AND BLOOD, 4) THE BODY AND THE BLOOD, 5) BLOOD SACRIFICE, 6) RIVERS TO BLOOD, 7) INNOCENT BLOOD, 8) BLOOD MONEY, 9) BLOOD MOON, 10) BLOOD CRIES, 11) BLOOD OATH, 12) BLOOD WORK, 13) COLD BLOOD Visit MichaelLister.

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Blood Moon

Lister, Michael 2015

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. Success seems impossible.

Failure unimaginable. All in a single night beneath a Blood Moon! "Ex-cop turned Prison Chaplain John Jordan is one of crime fiction's most original heroes, and his creator, Michael Lister is one of the genre's freshest voices" - PJ Parish. The John Jordan series: From award winning author and New York Times and USA Today best seller Michael Lister.

1) POWER IN THE BLOOD, 2) BLOOD OF THE LAMB, 3) FLESH AND BLOOD, 4) THE BODY AND THE BLOOD, 5) BLOOD SACRIFICE, 6) RIVERS TO BLOOD, 7) INNOCENT BLOOD, 8) BLOOD MONEY, 9) BLOOD MOON, 10) BLOOD CRIES, 11) BLOOD OATH, 12) BLOOD WORK, 13) COLD BLOOD Visit MichaelLister.

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Blood Cries

Lister, Michael 2016

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 murders with devastating consequences.

Experience the events that shaped one of the most unique characters in all of crime fiction. Accompany John during his first spiritual awakenings, his first battles with alcoholism, his first forays and fallings into love, and his first murder investigations.

"Blood Cries, Lister’s excellent sequel to Innocent Blood, couples a crafty whodunit with a thoughtful look at his lead’s inner life" - Publisher’s Weekly Starred review. The John Jordan series: From award winning author and New York Times and USA Today best seller Michael Lister.

1) POWER IN THE BLOOD, 2) BLOOD OF THE LAMB, 3) FLESH AND BLOOD, 4) THE BODY AND THE BLOOD, 5) BLOOD SACRIFICE, 6) RIVERS TO BLOOD, 7) INNOCENT BLOOD, 8) BLOOD MONEY, 9) BLOOD MOON, 10) BLOOD CRIES, 11) BLOOD OATH, 12) BLOOD WORK, 13) COLD BLOOD Visit MichaelLister.

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Blood Oath

Lister, Michael 2016

A sadistic serial killer is on the loose, walking amongst us… John 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.

Working two cases that may or may not be connected, John is investigating the disappearance of a young army ranger home on leave and one of the most sadistic serial killers he’s ever encountered. INCLUDES A SPECIAL NOTE FROM MICHAEL CONNELLY For a limited time, get the next John Jordan mystery thriller, BLOOD WORK, for a special reduced rate.

"Michael Lister is a giant talent with a unique vision. His landmark John Jordan Mystery series is a treasure of contemporary literature" - Florida Weekly. "Lister gives fair clues for the surprise solution, thus combining a compelling account of his hero’s spiritual struggle with a top-notch whodunit" - Publisher's Weekly Starred Review.

"Another great ride with a very assured driver behind the wheel" - Michael Connelly. The John Jordan series: From award winning author and New York Times and USA Today best seller Michael Lister. 1) POWER IN THE BLOOD, 2) BLOOD OF THE LAMB, 3) FLESH AND BLOOD, 4) THE BODY AND THE BLOOD, 5) BLOOD SACRIFICE, 6) RIVERS TO BLOOD, 7) INNOCENT BLOOD, 8) BLOOD MONEY, 9) BLOOD MOON, 10) BLOOD CRIES, 11) BLOOD OATH, 12) BLOOD WORK, 13) COLD BLOOD Visit MichaelLister.

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Blood Work

Lister, Michael 2017

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 he first investigated the case, but now he’s not so sure.

On the same weekend Janet was crowned Miss Valentine at the pageant and Queen at the Sweethearts dance, she disappeared, her car found in an empty field, its interior covered in blood. The case, known as the Broken Heart Murder, is decades cold now, but a new clock is ticking and John Jordan has one last chance to help his father get it right.

With no jurisdiction and no support and no real hope of solving such an old, cold case, John Jordan is not taking no for an answer. Once and for all, and before it’s too late, John Jordan is going to find out who’s responsible for the Broken Heart Murder and bring justice to Janet, redemption to his dad, and peace to all those still living under a cloud of suspicion and a shroud of sadness.

Poignant. Touching. Tragic. Cathartic. Blood Work is much more than a baffling mystery, it’s the story of a father and a son and the broken people they’re trying to help mend.

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Cold Blood

Lister, Michael 2017

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 location of the wreck was hundreds of miles from where she was thought to be.

A witness who came upon the scene moments after the accident, testified that Randa was fine and not in need of assistance. Seven minutes later when the first Gulf County Sheriff’s Deputy arrived at the car, Randa was gone, vanished without a trace.

She has never been seen again.

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Blood Betrayal

Lister, Michael 2017

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 magic night, the kind where nothing bad can possibly happen.

A group of high school seniors on the verge of graduation and adulthood. It was the best night of their lives until . . . She vanished. He was arrested. And life as they knew it was over.

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Blood Shot

Lister, Michael 2017

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 humanity, and it cost him his life.

 Three years later, his widow turns to the one man who can answer her questions and solve the mysteries—John Jordan. Corrupt cops, drug dealers, and killers await him. Can he solve Remington's murder without becoming a victim himself?

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Blood Ties

Lister, Michael 2017

An unimaginable crime. An unstoppable detective. John Jordan returns from his honeymoon to discover that in the early morning hours of July 4th 2017, an unimaginable murder takes place in a rented Gulf-front mansion in a gated subdivision of Cape San Blas in Gulf County, Florida.

There are no signs of forced entry and only six people were known to be in the house at the time—the victim, nine-year-old Mariah Evers, Mariah’s dad, the Atlanta rapper Trace “Evidence” Evers, his girlfriend, Ashley, Ashley’s ten-year-old son, Brett, the nanny, and Trace’s manager.

The case bears remarkable similarities to an unsolved murder that has always haunted John—the disturbing and disquieting death of JonBenét Ramsey, which earlier in the same year reached the heartbreaking milestone of its twentieth anniversary. Can John do what the Boulder police never could? Can he solve this perplexing mystery before it too becomes yet another tragic unsolved case? Can he find the justice JonBenét still hasn’t received?

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The Wedding

Lister, Michael 2017
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Blood Stone

Lister, Michael 2018

It's the case John never talks about. Now find out why. Atlanta. 1988. The one-hundredth anniversary of the Jack the Ripper case. College student John Jordan gets his first job in law enforcement, and his first case will change his life forever. When young women start disappearing, John begins putting clues together that point to a chilling reality: a sadistic, ritualistic serial killer is on a mission.

The small town of Stone Mountain and its police department are no match for the cunning and twisted Stone Cold Killer – is John Jordan?

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Blood Trail

Lister, Michael 2018

Could John Jordan commit murder? What about Anna or Merrill? When the body of Anna’s ex-husband and stalker is found murdered at the Dead Lakes Campground everyone is a suspect—but no one more so than John Jordan and those closest to him. The brutality with which the body has been beaten indicates a crime of rage and personal vendetta.

The staging of the crime scene demonstrates a crafty criminal skilled in the art of both subterfuge and homicide investigation techniques. Is there any way that John can see this case clearly? Is there any way he wants to? A mystery with profound consequences for John and those he loves most, Blood Trail is a riveting entry in a unique and stellar series.

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Bloodshed

Lister, Michael 2018

An active school shooter leads John Jordan on a riveting chase into a stunning mystery.While attempting to prevent a school shooting, sheriff’s investigator John Jordan becomes an unwitting witness to the evolution of a particular type of evil. When the echoes of the gunfire cease and the smoke clears the biggest mystery of all still waits to be solved.

Who planned and perpetrated this devastating deed and how did he hide his identity?But a cunning killer isn’t the only thing John is battling. Old demons have resurfaced to threaten everything he’s worked so hard for. Can John expose the killer or will he die trying? Read Bloodshed today and find out "A treasure of contemporary literature.

Lister is a giant talent with a unique vision." Florida Weekly The John Jordan series:From award-winning author and New York Times and USA Today bestseller Michael Lister.1) POWER IN THE BLOOD, 2) BLOOD OF THE LAMB, 3) FLESH AND BLOOD, 4) THE BODY AND THE BLOOD, 5) BLOOD SACRIFICE, 6) RIVERS TO BLOOD, 7) INNOCENT BLOOD, 8) BLOOD MONEY, 9) BLOOD MOON, 10) BLOOD CRIES, 11) BLOOD OATH, 12) BLOOD WORK, 13) COLD BLOOD, 14) BLOOD BETRAYAL, 15) BLOOD SHOT, 16) BLOOD TIES, 17) BLOOD STONE, 18) BLOOD TRAIL, 19) BLOODSHED Visit MichaelLister.

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Blue Blood

Lister, Michael 2018

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 want John to help protect Malia, he wants him to find out who’s trying to kill her and help him stop them.

Malia is surrounded on all sides by suspects—rogue cops, homegrown terrorists, right-wing militants, and even some supposed friends very close to her—and Merrill wonders if even John Jordan, with his considerable skills and experience, can figure out who the killer is before it’s too late.

 Can John save a life? What about the would-be killer’s very soul? Or is Malia fated to be another martyr for the cause of justice and equality? Start Blue Blood now and find out today!

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And the Sea Became Blood

Lister, Michael 2019

New York Times bestselling and award-winning Author Michael Lister's response to living through Hurricane Michael, the superstorm that devastated his and John Jordan's beloved Gulf Coast. The death of retired priest Andrew Irwin begins like any other murder investigation for John Jordan, but it ends in a thrilling cat and mouse chase during an existential storm of apocalyptic proportions.

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The Blood-Dimmed Tide

Lister, Michael 2019

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 murder.

 John is not only fighting for his very soul but that of his beloved community—and he’s never seen a predator quite like this one. It takes a particularly cruel killer to prey on those who have just been devastated by the most powerful hurricane to ever hit North Florida.

  Can John be triumphant again or has he finally met his match? Get THE BLOOD-DIMMED TIDE today to find out! "Michael Lister is a masterstoryteller." Michael Connelly 

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Blood and Sand

Lister, Michael 2019

On the night of her parents' Winter Soltice party, Magdalene Dacosta vanishes in the night never to be seen again. But how did this happen? The home was locked up securely and security cameras show no one entering or leaving the residence. John Jordan must figure out how this seemingly impossible crime was committed and who is capable of such wickedness before it's too late for another innocent.

Compelling. Thrilling. A whodunnit with a soul!

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A John Jordan Christmas

Lister, Michael 2019

A VERY John Jordan Christmas! It's the most wonderful time of the year. And the most stressful. But John Jordan is determined to give his friends and family a very merry Christmas. In order to do so, he'll have to be the man his family and friends have come to expect him to be--a kind, wise, compassionate counselor, and an attentive father, son, husband, and friend--all while his own life lies in ruin.

 Can John bring joy to those he loves? Can he save Christmas and help his best friend to have a romantic and meaningful Christmas wedding? Find out in A John Jordan Christmas.  

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Blood Lure

Lister, Michael 2020

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 were never seen again.

Later, a backapck with some of their belongings was discovered, including a camera and a phone that show haunting images of their final terrifying night in the merciless swamp. But these images only deepen the mystery of what happened to them. Jack Jordan failed to clear the case back when he was the sheriff of Potter County.

Now, he's hoping his son, John, can help him solve it so he can die in peace. "You're in for a great ride!" Michael Connelly 

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Blood Pathogen

Lister, Michael 2020

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 murders of the famed Tupelo Queens—lifelong friends, one of whom is John’s own aunt, who grew up together, perform together, and were each crowned Tupelo Queen at the annual Tupelo Festival back in their day.

The murders are particularly wicked and ingenues—and his own life and future and that of his family are at stake.   Does John have what it takes to uncover the culprit and save the day, or will more victims join the others that weigh os heavily on his conscience?Find out now in BLOOD PATHOGEN—the timely mystery thriller written by a true master in real-time during an actual global pandemic.

 It’s a thrilling mystery like no other. Don’t miss it.Get your copy today!“Michael Lister is a master storyteller.” Michael ConnellyWritten in real-time during the global pandemic, this thrilling mystery is like no other. Don't miss it.Get your copy today!

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Beneath a Blood-Red Sky

Lister, Michael 2020

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 murdered by one of her so-called friends to cover up being sexually assaulted, or did a jealous lover exact revenge?Though Blake’s suspicious death was ruled accidental by a sheriff's investigator working his first case, her family and friends believe she was murdered.

But after five long years of failed private investigations and a stalled wrongful death lawsuit, Blake’s mother asks for Detective John Jordan’s help.Can he do what no one else has and give the grieving mother the answers she’s seeking? And if Blake was killed, can he bring the guilty party to justice? He’ll have to risk his life and relationships to do so, and do battle with powerful and fiendish forces.

Get Beneath a Blood-Red Sky today and see if John has what it takes and if you saw the shocking conclusion coming.Inspired by the real-life, true-crime case of Lauren Agee, Beneath a Blood-Red Sky is a thrilling mystery for fans of crime fiction and true crime alike.

 

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Publication Order of Clataclysmos Books

Cataclysmos

Michael Lister 2016

Cataclysmos Book 2

Lister, Michael 2016

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 has been breached, night falls fast.

Disasters, avoidable and not, and the inhuman responses to humanity’s existential crises, every tipping point tipping us over the ragged rim, into a black abyss from which there is no return. One man walks alone on a lonely road in search of his loved ones in a wasteland that used to be the world.

Though danger lurks around every bend of the desolate landscape he is undaunted and will be undeterred. His mission is simple if nearly impossible – find his family and friends who are still alive. Encountering survivors who range from colorful characters to deadly adversaries, his journey is as much inward as it is outward, revealing as much about himself and the other survivors as the bleak new world they now inhabit.

Warned to stay away from the coast, he heads directly into danger, choosing death over a world without his remaining loved ones in it. But is he too late? And if he’s not, is he up to the task of saving them?

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Publication Order of Daniel Davis and Sam Michaels Books

Burnt Offerings

Lister, Michael 2012

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 whose flame threatens to consume the whole world.

An exacting and methodical killer whose weapon is fire is working on his masterpiece, and only a wounded and scarred FDLE agent and a retired ritual crimes expert hiding from the world in a cabin in the woods have any hope of stopping him. Rich and textured, yet fast-paced and pulse-pounding, BURNT OFFERINGS will leave you breathless right up until its heart-stopping conclusion.

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Separation Anxiety

Lister, Michael 2013

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's lodge on the banks of the Apalachicola River, just outside the small town of Tupelo.

Out in the Gulf, a savage hurricane projected to make landfall in the Panhandle intensifies and expands. Has Shelby been abducted or is she merely skipping school? Is she with her boyfriend, Julian, and if she is, does that make her more or less safe? A fast-paced twisting and turning mystery, a harrowing hurricanic adventure.

Told in prose that is poetic, evocative, and muscular, SEPARATION ANXIETY is a timeless, resonate literary thriller of heartbreak and heroism.

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Publication Order of The Girl Books

The Girl Who Said Goodbye

Lister, Michael 2018

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 a secret to hide in a city exploding, Lauren keeps trying to tell Jimmy goodbye, but he’s the only man who can help her.

And though it might destroy him, he doesn't mind so much. Better to die than be told goodbye. “Michael Lister writes some of the best hard-boiled prose going. Nothing short of amazing!” Booklist Starred Review. “Michael Lister delivers the goods like Tyson in his prime, hard, fast and beautiful kind of brutal.

” Gary Phillips *This book was originally published under the title THE BIG GOODBYE.

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The Girl in the Grave

Lister, Michael 2018

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 conclusion of The Girl Who Said Goodbye, The Girl in the Grave finds Jimmy near death with one hell of a big score to settle and more than a few injustices to square along the way - all while searching wartime Panama City for a dangerous serial killer who combines art and murder.

Stylish, retro, and highly entertaining, Michael Lister's The Girl in the Grave continues the romantic, mysterious, adventures of one of the most interesting and compelling classic hard-boiled detectives to come along in a very, very long time.

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The Girl at the End of the Long Dark Night

Lister, Michael 2018

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 Michael Lister's resonant new noir series Publisher's Weekly calls "a promising private detective series set in 1940s Florida," and Library Journal says "peppered with snappy dialog, this hard-boiled mystery by award winner Lister is a swell read.

" "Michael Lister successfully brings back the hard-boiled 1940′s P.I. with his Jimmy 'Soldier' Riley series. Soldier has heart, the dialogue is relentlessly hard-boiled, and the local is steamy and original. Lister knows how to mix it all together with the steady hand of a solid pro.

" Robert Randisi "Tight, taut, terrific PI noir with a classic and fully-realized 1940s setting. Michael Lister is one of those rare, gifted writers who can immerse you with his first sentence. The "Soldier" series is a treasure--don't miss it!" Kelli Stanley "Michael Lister delivers the goods like Tyson in his prime, hard, fast and beautiful kind of brutal.

" Gary Phillips

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The Girl Who Cried Blood Tears

Lister, Michael 2018

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 kill the gumshoe and his girlfriend, Lauren Lewis, unless they disclose Miki's location.

Meanwhile, a boxing manager hires Riley and his best friend Clip to protect Fighting Freddy Freeman, whose life has been threatened on the eve of a bout that could land him a chance to take on heavyweight champ Joe Louis. THE GIRL WHO CRIED BLOOD TEARS, a Jimmy Riley Noir Novel from award-winning and bestselling author Michael Lister "Lister's hard-edged prose ranks with the best of contemporary noir fiction.

" Publisher's Weekly Starred Review. Walk the mean streets of wartime Panama City with Jimmy Riley, a wounded, woman-haunted knight errant in Michael Lister's resonant new noir series Publisher's Weekly calls "a promising private detective series set in 1940s Florida," and Library Journal says "peppered with snappy dialog, this hard-boiled mystery by award winner Lister is a swell read.

" "Michael Lister has the world of Florida Panhandle noir all to himself. Tough, violent, and hard-boiled, This novel of obsession and suspense will remind you of Raymond Chandler, Graham Greene, and why you started reading crime novels in the first place.

" John Dufresne

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The Girl Who Blew Up the World

Lister, Michael 2018

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 Panama City with Jimmy Riley, a wounded, woman-haunted knight errant in Michael Lister's resonant new noir series Publisher's Weekly calls "a promising private detective series set in 1940s Florida," and Library Journal says "peppered with snappy dialog, this hard-boiled mystery by award winner Lister is a swell read.

""Michael Lister writes some of the best hard-boiled prose going. Nothing short of amazing!" Booklist Starred Review.

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Publication Order of Hitch Mystery Books

Dial M for Matrimony

Lister, Michael 2014

Death is the final act. A promising filmmaker is meticulously recreating some of the most memorable murders in movie history and using film students to do it. One by one these unwitting actors are finding themselves in familiar final scenes, starring in Psycho, Rear Window, Notorious, Frenzy, Rope, Strangers on a Train, and Dial M for Murder in what will be the climax of their unexpectedly short lives.

Kelly Reville, a film student, crime scene videographer, budding detective, and all-around Alfred Hitchcock fan, is on the trail of the killer. But, failure can only lead to a final deadly starring role of her own . . .

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Publication Order of Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Mysteries Books

The Big Goodbye

Lister, Michael 2011

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's 1940s Panama City, Florida.

The world is at war, and the growing panhandle paradise is doing its part. Tyndall Field is training pilots. Wainwright Shipyard is building battleships. The Naval Section Base is protecting vessels in the Gulf. The Dixie Sherman Hotel is hosting celebrities such as Clark Gable.

Harry Lewis, a wealthy banker, is running for mayor, unaware his wife is running for her life. With a secret to hide and a husband running for mayor in a city exploding and expanding like no other time in history, Lauren doesn't want trouble, but she's about to get a double-barrel full of it.

Only one man can help her, and though it might destroy him, he doesn't mind. Better to die than be the walking wounded. The story of a guy, a girl, and a gun, The Big Goodbye is Florida Noir at its finest. "A seductive mix of sudden violence and raw emotion, Michael Lister's THE BIG GOODBYE is a much-welcome contribution to the hardboiled, P.

I. tradition. Cool stuff." Victor Gischler, author of GUN MONKEYS and SHOTGUN OPERA "Stylish, retro, and highly entertaining. Michael Lister's PI Jimmy "Soldier" Riley is a compelling new noir hero." Jason Starr, author of Twisted City and Bust "What fun to see 1940s Panama City, Florida through the eyes of tough, wise-cracking PI Jimmy Riley.

This is my kind of book: tough and violent with snappy dialogue and great atmosphere, beautiful women with hidden agendas, and a long lost world that we mostly know through ancient postcards and faded photographs. Get ready for a suspenseful, romantic and historic ride.

" Ace Atkins, author of White Shadow

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The Big Beyond

Lister, Michael 2013

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 BIG BEYOND, a Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Noir Novel from multi-award-winning and bestselling author Michael Lister "Lister's hard-edged prose ranks with the best of contemporary noir fiction.

" Publisher's Weekly Starred Review Walk the mean streets of wartime Panama City with Jimmy "Soldier" Riley, a wounded, woman-haunted knight errant in Michael Lister's resonant new noir series Publisher's Weekly calls "a promising private detective series set in 1940s Florida," and Library Journal says "peppered with snappy dialog, this hard-boiled mystery by award winner Lister is a swell read.

""Michael Lister has the world of Florida Panhandle noir all to himself. Tough, violent, and hard-boiled, This novel of obsession and suspense will remind you of Raymond Chandler, Graham Greene, and why you started reading crime novels in the first place.

" John Dufresne Someone's trying to kill PI Jimmy "Soldier" 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 conclusion of "The Big Goodbye," "The Big Beyond" finds Soldier near death with one hell of a big score to settle and more than a few injustices to square along the way--all while searching wartime Panama City for a dangerous serial killer who combines art and murder.

What really happened to Soldier and Lauren the night they left town? Did they survive? Will their love? What comes after saying the big goodbye? Is there anything out there in the big beyond? Stylish, retro, and highly entertaining, Michael Lister's "The Big Beyond" continues the romantic, mysterious, adventures of one of the most interesting and compelling classic hard-boiled detectives to come along in a very, very long time.

˃˃˃"Michael Lister delivers the goods like Tyson in his prime, hard, fast and beautiful kind of brutal." Gary Phillips If you love mystery, romance, and suspense served up hard-boiled, don't miss Michael Lister's THE BIG BEYOND.

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The Big Hello

Lister, Michael 2014

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 resonant new noir series Publisher's Weekly calls "a promising private detective series set in 1940s Florida," and Library Journal says "peppered with snappy dialog, this hard-boiled mystery by award winner Lister is a swell read.

""Michael Lister successfully brings back the hard-boiled 1940′s P.I. with his Jimmy 'Soldier' Riley series. Soldier has heart, the dialogue is relentlessly hard-boiled, and the local is steamy and original. Lister knows how to mix it all together with the steady hand of a solid pro.

" Robert Randisi"Tight, taut, terrific PI noir with a classic and fully-realized 1940s setting. Michael Lister is one of those rare, gifted writers who can immerse you with his first sentence. The "Soldier" series is a treasure--don't miss it!" Kelli Stanley"Michael Lister delivers the goods like Tyson in his prime, hard, fast and beautiful kind of brutal.

" Gary Phillips

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The Big Bout

Lister, Michael 2015

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 kill the gumshoe and his girlfriend, Lauren Lewis, unless they disclose Miki's location.

Meanwhile, a boxing manager hires Riley and his best friend Clip to protect Fighting Freddy Freeman, whose life has been threatened on the eve of a bout that could land him a chance to take on heavyweight champ Joe Louis.

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The Big Blast

Lister, Michael 2016

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 best hard-boiled prose going.

Nothing short of amazing!" Booklist Starred Review. Do you love mystery, romance, suspense, film noir, and the classic hard-boiled detectives of the 1940s? Then you'll love Michael Lister's THE BIG BLAST and other Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Noir Novels.The Thrilling 5th novel in the noir series that began with THE BIG GOODBYE .

. .˃˃˃ THE BIG BLAST, a Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Noir Novel from multi-award-winning and bestselling author Michael Lister"Lister's hard-edged prose ranks with the best of contemporary noir fiction." Publisher's Weekly Starred ReviewWalk the mean streets of wartime Panama City with Jimmy "Soldier" Riley, a wounded, woman-haunted knight errant in Michael Lister's resonant new noir series Publisher's Weekly calls "a promising private detective series set in 1940s Florida," and Library Journal says "peppered with snappy dialog, this hard-boiled mystery by award winner Lister is a swell read.

""Michael Lister has the world of Florida Panhandle noir all to himself. Tough, violent, and hard-boiled, This novel of obsession and suspense will remind you of Raymond Chandler, Graham Greene, and why you started reading crime novels in the first place.

" John DufresnePicking up right at the thrilling conclusion of "The Big Bout," "The Big Blast" finds Soldier working three new complex cases and taking care of his friends in wartime Panama City.History. Mystery. Romance. Action. Thrills. Suspense. Noir.

Stylish, retro, and highly entertaining, Michael Lister's "The Big Blast" continues the romantic, mysterious, adventures of one of the most interesting and compelling classic hard-boiled detectives to come along in a very, very long time."Michael Lister successfully brings back the hard-boiled 1940′s P.

I. with his Jimmy 'Soldier' Riley series. Soldier has heart, the dialogue is relentlessly hard-boiled, and the local is steamy and original. Lister knows how to mix it all together with the steady hand of a solid pro." Robert RandisiIf you love mystery, romance, and suspense served up hard-boiled, don't miss Michael Lister's THE BIG BLAST.

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Publication Order of The Meaning Books

Finding the Way Again

Lister, Michael 2011

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 to share what we have with those in need, love those who hate us, bless those who curse us.

What’s been lost can be found again. Do we dare? Can we hear the call clearly and be so moved we must respond? If we sense that something profound and precious has been lost, we can do something about it. It’s like a treasure that’s been lost, long since buried in a field.

All we have to do is go and sell all we have and buy the field.My goal with this intentionally simple, slim volume (based on scholarship, but not bogged down by notes and references) is to attempt to remove that which has obscured, hidden, and even replaced Jesus and his radical revolution, extricating him from the stiflingly narrow religious context that all but silences him so his message can reverberate around us, resonate within us.

There is hope.This can happen. If Jesus teaches us anything, it is that which was once dead can live again, that which was lost can be found.

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The Meaning of Life in Movies

Lister, Michael 2012
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Meaning Every Moment

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Publication Order of Merrick McKnight Mystery Books

Thunder Beach

Lister, Michael 2010

A desperate, late-night phone call. A girl in trouble. A man with a guilt-haunted heart. Lightning flashes out over the Gulf. Thunder rolls down Panama City Beach. Thousands of bikers have descended on the Miracle Strip for one of America’s premier biker rallies, but a storm is blowing in, its relentless approach pitiless, menacing.

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 Merrick McKnight. Now, chasing down a vicious killer like the elusive lead of a once-in-a-career type exclusive, Merrick is living the story of his life—and that’s just what it might cost him.

Take a nocturnal tour of Panama City like only a local can give. Experience the endless party, collect the clues, listen to the lies, search for the truth. Between crashes of thunder, a killer strikes, and a young woman’s life hangs in the balance.

Merrick will do anything he can to save her, but will that be enough? Thunder Beach is part of the John Jordan Blood Series. The John Jordan series: From award-winning author and New York Times and USA Today bestseller Michael Lister. 1) POWER IN THE BLOOD, 2) BLOOD OF THE LAMB, 3) FLESH AND BLOOD, 4) THE BODY AND THE BLOOD, 4.

5) DOUBLE EXPOSURE, 5) BLOOD SACRIFICE, 6) RIVERS TO BLOOD, 6.5 BURNT OFFERINGS, 7) INNOCENT BLOOD, 7.5) SEPARATION ANXIETY, 8) BLOOD MONEY, 9) BLOOD MOON, 9.5) THUNDER BEACH, 10) BLOOD CRIES, 10.5) A CERTAIN RETRIBUTION, 11) BLOOD OATH, 12) BLOOD WORK, 13) COLD BLOOD, 14) BLOOD BETRAYAL, 15) BLOOD SHOT, 16) BLOOD TIES, 17) BLOOD STONE, 18) BLOOD TRAIL

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A Certain Retribution

Lister, Michael 2014

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 inundate the genre.

His work will attract lovers of the Agatha Christie tradition and capture an open-minded crowd looking for a contemporary twist. Crafted to near perfection with an underlying, definitive reason behind the murders, this riveting intrigue explores every possible avenue to no avail then turns down a less-traveled road and delivers a shock.

" Foreword Magazine Reviews Someone is killing cops with their own guns. On their way to finding out who and why, Merrick McKnight and Reggie Summers discover there's no justice quite like small town-justice and sometimes the best you can hope for is a certain kind of retribution.

For his twentieth anniversary as a novelist, Michael Lister is doing something he's never done before--setting a novel in his hometown. And not just any novel. A Merrick McKnight novel that introduces Reggie Summers. A mystery. A thriller. A love story.

Merrick McKnight and Michael Lister share many things--chief among them the same small North Florida town of Wewahitchka. Wewa to locals. In keeping with the novel's twenty-year theme, it opens with these words: I see her for the first time in over twenty years the night before she'll be arrested.

Reggie meets Merrick and a thrilling adventure begins. Mystery. Romance. Suspense. All in a small town. Welcome to Wewa. “Michael Lister is a giant talent with a unique vision. His landmark John Jordan Mystery series is a treasure of contemporary literature.

” Florida Weekly A Certain Retribution is part of the John Jordan Blood Series. The John Jordan series: From award-winning author and New York Times and USA Today bestseller Michael Lister. 1) POWER IN THE BLOOD, 2) BLOOD OF THE LAMB, 3) FLESH AND BLOOD, 4) THE BODY AND THE BLOOD, 4.

5) DOUBLE EXPOSURE, 5) BLOOD SACRIFICE, 6) RIVERS TO BLOOD, 6.5 BURNT OFFERINGS, 7) INNOCENT BLOOD, 7.5) SEPARATION ANXIETY, 8) BLOOD MONEY, 9) BLOOD MOON, 9.5) THUNDER BEACH, 10) BLOOD CRIES, 10.5) A CERTAIN RETRIBUTION, 11) BLOOD OATH, 12) BLOOD WORK, 13) COLD BLOOD, 14) BLOOD BETRAYAL, 15) BLOOD SHOT, 16) BLOOD TIES, 17) BLOOD STONE, 18) BLOOD TRAIL

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Publication Order of Remington James Books

Double Exposure

Lister, Michael 2009

A wildlife photographer’s camera traps capture the frame by frame commission of a crime. Now’s he’s running for his life deep in the river swamp. Lyrical, literary, told in poetic, photographic impressions, DOUBLE EXPOSURE is a page-turner with a soul.

Includes a special Introduction by Michael Connelly! “DOUBLE EXPOSURE is absolutely riveting! Elegiac prose, insightful characterization and a wonderfully ingenious plot.” Michael Connelly A Florida Book Award-winner, soon to be a major motion picture.

Following his dad's death, Remington James returns to the small North Florida town where he grew up to assume his father's life -- taking care of his dying mother and running the local gun and pawn shop. Picking up a camera again after a long hiatus, Remington returns to his first love, pursuing in earnest his lifelong dream of becoming a wildlife photographer.

One fateful fall evening, as the sun sinks and the darkness expands, Remington ventures deep into the river swamp to try out some new equipment and check his camera traps. Encountering the kind of wildlife that made him want to be a photographer in the first place, Remington 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 wants Remington dead.

While checking his camera traps, scanning the eerie images of overexposed deer and bats and foxes, Remington comes across the most haunting images of his life --- the frame-by-frame capture of a shocking crime. By exposing the criminal, Remington has exposed himself to danger, even possible extinction.

Hunted like an animal, by the predator and his psychotic friends, Remington must do two things: make it through the night and make it to the river --- and the odds of doing either are slim to none. Join the chase through the wild wonder of North Florida today!

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Separation Anxiety

Lister, Michael 2013

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's lodge on the banks of the Apalachicola River, just outside the small town of Tupelo.

Out in the Gulf, a savage hurricane projected to make landfall in the Panhandle intensifies and expands. Has Shelby been abducted or is she merely skipping school? Is she with her boyfriend, Julian, and if she is, does that make her more or less safe? A fast-paced twisting and turning mystery, a harrowing hurricanic adventure.

Told in prose that is poetic, evocative, and muscular, SEPARATION ANXIETY is a timeless, resonate literary thriller of heartbreak and heroism.

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Publication Order of Sawyer Payne and Kace Mason Mysteries Books

A Dark Radiant Rain

Lister, Michael 2021

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 sexual tension to see if they can somehow solve the case the authorities haven't been able to.

But powerful and evil people don't want the truth coming out and will do anything to stop these two new sleuths from exposing their part in this baffling mystery. With threats to their families and their very lives, they must decide if discovering the truth is worth the price they will pay to do so.

Read A Dark Radiant Rain, the first riveting mystery in the new series from New York Times Bestselling and award-winning author Michael Lister today. 

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Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Carrie's Gift

Lister, Michael 2012

Publication Order of Collections

Another Quiet Night in Desperation

Lister, Michael 2014

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-less after tonight.

Beneath the billowing smoke that blots out the sun, its inhabitants lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them. Another Quiet Night in Desperation is a powerful collection of literate, provocative tales of lost innocence, doomed romanticism, hard-edged cynicism, obsession, desperate desire, and shadowy sexuality-stories about adults for adults.

In these fictions of fate and futility, entropy and eroticism, acclaimed author Michael Lister takes readers on an exciting and twisting tour of the heartbreak of human frailty in a dead-end town dangling on the edge of oblivion.

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Publication Order of Anthologies

North Florida Noir

Lister, Michael 2006

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 concrete and steel counterparts in the asphalt jungle when witnessing the wicked and inhumane ways of humanity.

North Florida Noir, the first in a series that explores the dark side of the sunshine state, is a collection of short stories that are noir in ways that only north Florida can be. From classic noir through contemporary neo-noir to future sci-fi-noir, this anthology traverses a diverse terrain telling disparate stories of desperate people committing dangerous acts and deadly deeds.

Step back into the Panama City of the 1940¿and meet wounded, woman-haunted PI, Jimmy "Soldier" Riley, in Michael Lister¿s In a Spider¿s Web. Soldier is the main character in a new noir PI series that begins with the novel, The Big Goodbye. Pensacola is PI, Connor Samson¿s beat, and in Florida¿s westward-most town, he¿s about to see how sweet, alluring, and ultimately deadly A Kiss Like Money can be.

Written by Victor Gischler of Gun Monkey¿s fame. Guilt, shame, lies, what¿s a little deceit among friends? Explore the true nature of betrayal in Diane Vogt¿s Death¿s Deceit. Visit a Panama City Beach yet to exist in Lon Prater¿s bleak vision of the future in the sci-fi noir story, Legwork.

Judge Terry Lewis, author of Conflict of Interest, turns the gavel on a retired judge and gives new meaning to the words Pea Bargain. These and many other dark crime stories await you in North Florida Noir.

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Delta Blues

Haines, Carolyn 2009

A dollar donation for every book sold will be given to the Rock River Foundation, a charity dedicated to helping the arts and literacy in the Delta.Contributing to the volume are Ace Atkins, Lynne Barrett, James Lee Burke, Suzann Ellingsworth, Beth Ann Fennelly, Bill Fitzhugh, Tom Franklin, John Grisham, Carolyn Haines, Charlaine Harris, Suzanne Hudson, Alice Jackson, Dean James, Toni L.

P. Kelner, Michael Lister, Daniel Martine, Mary Saums, David Sheffield, Nathan Singer, and Les Standiford.From the introduction by Morgan Freeman:This collection of short fiction captures both the art of the tale and the power of the blues, and is a nod at the human condition that often inspires musicians to write and sing the blues.

These stories tell about bad men and bad women who sometimes do good—or sometimes follow their true nature. Some of these characters know all about the dangers of making a bargain with the devil. And some know the power of redemption. These are characters who would not be out of place in a Honeyboy Edwards tune, and would be right at home alongside the desolate wail of Clarksdale, Mississippi, native Son House.

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Florida Heat Wave

Lister, Michael 2010

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—it seeps in through your pores and sucks the life out of you.

Like the bloody smear of a swatted mosquito on sweat-soaked skin, violence erupts suddenly, but the damage it does lingers long after.From the pine-tree lined rural highways of North Florida through the tourist traps of Central Florida to the tropical, international environs of SOBE, come stories of sun-faded noir, orange pulp served up freshly squeezed by the Sunshine State’s very best practitioners.

Stories from: James O. Born, James W. Hall, Lisa Unger, Alice Jackson, Jonathon King, Jim Pascoe, Carolyn Haines, Tom Corcoran, Raven McMillian, Mark Raymond Falk, Christine Kling, John Lutz, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Michael Lister, John Dufresne, Bob Morris, John Bond, and Mary Anna Evans.

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