Jack Reacher Books in Order, by Lee Child

Jack Reacher, a former major in the United States Army Military Police Corps, is now a drifter who travels across the United States, getting involved in various situations and helping people along the way. Every time Reacher finds himself in a new location, he faces a different set of challenges that often involve criminal activities, conspiracies, and threats to innocent people. Known for his strong sense of justice, intelligence, and formidable combat skills, Jack Reacher takes it upon himself to right wrongs and bring justice to those who deserve it. The Jack Reacher book series was written by British author Lee Child but decided to stop and his younger brother Andrew took over.

Here is the Jack Reacher Series in Order

Lee Child didn’t write all of the Jack Reacher books in chronological order. Therefore, there are two reading orders. The first one is the publication order. The second one is the chronological order.

The Jack Reacher Books in Publication Order

Killing Floor (1997)
Die Trying (1998)
Tripwire (1999)
James Penney’s New Identity” (1999)
Running Blind (2000)
Echo Burning (2001)
Without Fail (2002)
Persuader (2003)
The Enemy (2004)
One Shot (2005)
The Hard Way (2006)
Bad Luck and Trouble (2007)
Nothing To Lose (2008)
Guy Walks into a Bar…” (2009)
Gone Tomorrow (2009)
Hours (2010)
Worth Dying For (2010)
Second Son” (2011)
Knowing you’re Alive” (2011)°
The Affair (2011)
Deep Down” (2012)
Everyone Talks” (2012)
A Wanted Man (2012)
High Heat” (2013)
Never Go Back (2013)
Not a Drill” (2014)
Personal (2014)
Good and Valuable Consideration” (2014)°°
No Room at the Motel” (2014)
The Picture of the Lonely Diner” (2015)
Small Wars” (2015)
Make Me (2015)
Night School (2014)
No Middle Name” (2017)
Too Much Time” (2018)
The Midnight Line (2017)
Maybe they Have a Tradition” (2016)
Faking a Murderer” (2017)°°°
The Christmas Scorpion” (2018)
Past Tense (2018)
The Fourth Man” (2019)
Cleaning the Gold” (2019)°°°°
Blue Moon (2019)
The Sentinel (2020)*
Better off Dead (2021)*
No Plan B (2022)*
The Secret (2023)*
In Too Deep (2024)*

°A short story written with M. J. Rose featuring the character Dr. Morgan Snow.
°°A short story written with Joseph Finder featuring the character Nick Heller.
°°°A short story written with Kathy Reichs featuring the character Temperance Brennan.
°°°°A short story written with Karin Slaughter featuring the character Will Trent.
*Novels in the series written “with” Andrew Child.

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The Jack Reacher Books in Chronological Order

Second Son” (2011)
High Heat” (2013)
Deep Down” (2012)
Small Wars” (2015)
The Enemy (2004)
James Penney’s New Identity” (1999)
The Secret (2023)
Night School (2016)
The Affair (2011)
Killing Floor (1997)
Die Trying (1998)
Tripwire (1999)
The Visitor (2000)
Echo Burning (2001)
Without Fail (2002)
Persuader (2003)
One Shot (2005)
The Hard Way (2006)
Bad Luck and Trouble (2007)
Nothing to Lose (2008)
Guy Walks into a Bar…” (2009)
Gone Tomorrow (2009)
61 Hours (2010)
Worth Dying For (2010)
Knowing you’re Alive” (2011)
A Wanted Man (2012)
Everyone Talks” (2012)
Never Go Back (2013)
Not a Drill” (2014)
Personal (2014)
Good and Valuable Consideration” (2014)
No Room at the Motel” (2014)
The Picture of the Lonely Diner” (2015)
Make Me (2015)
The Midnight Line (2017)
Maybe they Have a Tradition” (2016)
Faking a Murderer” (2017)°°°
Too Much Time” (2017)
The Christmas Scorpion (2017)
Past Tense (2018)
The Fourth Man (2018)
Cleaning the Gold” (2019)
Smile (2019)
Blue Moon (2019)
The Sentinel (2020)
Better Off Dead (2021)
No Plan B (2022)