In 1997, author Robert B. Parker published Night Passage – a crime novel about a former LA homicide detective called Jesse Stone. In the book, Stone relocates to a small town, after getting a new job as the chief of police, but soon finds himself caught up in a murder case.

Night Passage proved popular with readers and a year later it was accompanied by a second Jesse Stone novel, in the shape of Trouble in Paradise. Subsequent novels then followed from Parker, all continuing Stone’s story.

Between 1997 and his death in 2010, Parker published nine Jesse Stone novels in total. The final entry was released posthumously, and at the time it appeared as if this would be the final story in the series.

However, Jesse Stone’s journey did not end in 2010, and instead of the character being retired, a collection of authors continued writing his adventures. Michael Brandman was the first author to write Jesse Stone stories, then Reed Farrel Coleman picked up the pen, and finally Mike Lupica worked on the series.

In this post I am taking a look at the Jesse Stone novel series, to provide a list of all the books, beginning with a breakdown of the titles author by author. So, if you have always wanted to get into the books, but are unsure of where to start, this post will point you in the right direction.

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The Robert B. Parker Jesse Stone books in order

As noted above, the Jesse Stone book series began under the penmanship of Robert B. Parker. Parker wrote nine Jesse Stone books, with the titles published in the following order:

  • Night Passage (1997)
  • Trouble in Paradise (1998)
  • Death in Paradise (2001)
  • Stone Cold (2003)
  • Sea Change (2006)
  • High Profile (2007)
  • Stranger in Paradise (2008)
  • Night and Day (2009)
  • Split Image (2010)
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The Michael Brandman Jesse Stone books in order

Following Robert B. Parker’s death, the Jesse Stone stories were continued through the words of author Michael Brandman. Brandman published three books, with each title hitting book shelves in the following order:

  • Robert B. Parker’s Killing the Blues (2011)
  • Robert B. Parker’s Fool Me Twice (2012)
  • Robert B. Parker’s Damned If You Do (2013)
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The Reed Farrel Coleman Jesse Stone books in order

In 2014, Reed Farrel Coleman picked up the Jesse Stone titles to continue the series. Six new novels were published, appearing in the following order:

  • Robert B. Parker’s Blind Spot (2014)
  • Robert B. Parker’s The Devil Wins (2015)
  • Robert B. Parker’s Debt to Pay (2016)
  • Robert B. Parker’s The Hangman’s Sonnet (2017)
  • Robert B. Parker’s Colorblind (2018)
  • Robert B. Parker’s The Bitterest Pill (2019)
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The Mike Lupica Jesse Stone books in order

And finally, from 2020, Mike Lupica took over writing duties on the Jesse Stone series. The books from Lupica include:

  • Robert B. Parker’s Fool’s Paradise (2020)
  • Robert B. Parker’s A Stone’s Throw (2021)
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All of the Jesse Stone books in publishing order

OK, so those are all the different books and the different writers, now here is a full list of the Jesse Stone books in chronological order:

  • Night Passage (1997)
  • Trouble in Paradise (1998)
  • Death in Paradise (2001)
  • Stone Cold (2003)
  • Sea Change (2006)
  • High Profile (2007)
  • Stranger in Paradise (2008)
  • Night and Day (2009)
  • Split Image (2010)
  • Robert B. Parker’s Killing the Blues (2011)
  • Robert B. Parker’s Fool Me Twice (2012)
  • Robert B. Parker’s Damned If You Do (2013)
  • Robert B. Parker’s Blind Spot (2014)
  • Robert B. Parker’s The Devil Wins (2015)
  • Robert B. Parker’s Debt to Pay (2016)
  • Robert B. Parker’s The Hangman’s Sonnet (2017)
  • Robert B. Parker’s Colorblind (2018)
  • Robert B. Parker’s The Bitterest Pill (2019)
  • Robert B. Parker’s Fool’s Paradise (2020)
  • Robert B. Parker’s A Stone’s Throw (2021)
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If you’re a fan of the Jessie Stone books, or you are just getting into the Jesse Stone book series, then you may wish to know that all of the novels are currently available to buy.  

Book one, Night Passage, is available in paperback and Kindle editions – as are the other titles.

Night Passage is available from all good book stockists, but I find Amazon US and Amazon UK to be competitively priced for books.

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I hope this information about the Jesse Stone books has proved useful, and has set you off on a new journey of discovery. Should you wish to read more useful posts, to send you off on further journeys, be sure to check out the recommended reads below.

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