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Maeve Kerrigan books in order

Internationally bestselling writer Jane Casey is perhaps best known for her crime series featuring Maeve Kerrigan.

Born and brought up in Ireland, Jane read English at Jesus College, Oxford before going on to study for an MPhil in Anglo-Irish literature at Trinity College, Dublin. After working in publishing for nine years, commissioning bestselling children’s books, Jane decided to start writing herself, both in the crime genre and for young adults. Being married to a criminal barrister provides Jane with unique insights into the brutal underbelly of urban life, from the smell of a police cell to the darkest motives of a serial killer – experience that give her work a true sense of realism.

Maeve Kerrigan, Jane’s heroine in her bestselling crime series, is an ambitious detective constable who is keen to make her mark on the murder task force. Her male colleagues believe Maeve’s empathy makes her weak, but she soon gains confidence and begins to earn the respect of the team. We decided to take a quick look at the Maeve Kerrigan books in order to give you a taster of her work.

Jane Casey’s Maeve Kerrigan books in order:

The Burning by Jane Casey

The Burning

The media call him The Burning Man, a brutal murderer who has beaten four young women to death, before setting their bodies ablaze in secluded areas of London’s parks. And now the fifth victim has been found… How can Maeve Kerrigan catch a killer no one has seen when so much of the evidence they leave behind has gone up in smoke?

The Reckoning by Jane Casey

The Reckoning

To the public, a killer who targets convicted paedophiles is a hero. Two men are dead already, both tortured to death. Even the police don’t regard the cases as a priority. Most feel that two dead paedophiles is a step in the right direction. Maeve Kerrigan believes that no one should be allowed to take the law into their own hands. But as the killer’s violence begins to escalate, she is forced to confront exactly how far she’s prepared to go to ensure justice is served…

The Last Girl by Jane Casey

The Last Girl

The teenage girl was the first victim. Her mother was the second. Called to the South London crime scene, Maeve Kerrigan’s first thought is that this is a domestic dispute gone bad. But the husband – found bloody and unconscious in an upstairs room – insists he’s the third victim, not the killer. However, the only witness is his young daughter. And she’s not talking.

The Stranger You Know by Jane Casey

The Stranger You Know

He meets women; he gains their trust; he kills them. That’s all Maeve Kerrigan knows about the man she is hunting. Three women have been strangled in their homes by the same sadistic killer. With no sign of a break-in, every indication shows that they let him in. But the evidence is pointing at a shocking suspect: DI Josh Derwent, Kerrigan’s colleague. Maeve refuses to believe he could be involved, but how well does she really know him? Because this isn’t the first time Derwent’s been accused of murder.

The Kill by Jane Casey

The Kill

A killer is terrorising London, and this time the police are being targeted. Urgently re-assigned to investigate a series of brutal attacks on fellow officers, Maeve Kerrigan and her boss have little idea what motivates the killer’s fury against the force. But they know it will only be a matter of time before the killer strikes again.

After the Fire by Jane Casey

After the Fire

After a fire rips through a North London tower block, two bodies are found locked in an 11th floor flat. But is the third victim that ensures the presence of detective Maeve Kerrigan and the murder squad. It appears that controversial MP Geoff Armstrong, trapped by the fire, chose to jump to his death rather than wait for rescue. But what was such a right wing politician doing in the deprived, culturally diverse Maudling Estate?

As Maeve and her senior colleague, Derwent, pick through the wreckage, they uncover the secret world of the 11th floor, where everyone seems to have something to hide…

Let the Dead Speak by Jane Casey

Let the Dead Speak

Eighteen-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London home one day to find the house covered in blood and Kate, her mother, gone. All the signs point to murder.

Maeve Kerrigan is determined to prove she’s up to her new role as detective sergeant. She suspects Chloe is hiding something, but getting her to open up is impossible.

No one on the street is above suspicion. All Maeve needs is one person to talk, but that’s not going to happen. Because even in a case of murder, some secrets are too terrible to share…


Left For Dead by Jane Casey

Left For Dead – digital short story

This digital short story takes Maeve Kerrigan back to her early days as a rookie policewoman. A violent rapist is attacking women, leaving them for dead on south London streets. Then Kerrigan responds to a domestic disturbance and stumbles across the latest victim. But as a new recruit – and a female to boot – she must battle sexism from her colleagues in her bid to be taken seriously enough to even assist on the case…

There you have it – Jane Casey’s Maeve Kerrigan books in order! How many have you read? Let us know in the comments below…

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    Tana French. Excellent series based round Dublin, different members of the murder squad feature in each book. FAR better than the mediocre tv adaptation.

    After finishing this series I didn’t know where to turn but found Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne series. Different but fabulous. Then I found Stephen Booth’s Fry & Cooper books which I loved.
    Now on to Mari Hannah Kate Daniels series which I can’t put down. Not sure where to go after Mari’s books finish!

    Love Maeve but she really is her own worst enemy at times!! Devastated when Rob left, could feel her unhappiness, hope she finds a way to cope with her situation. The characters in the stories really come to life, and I can put a memorable face and build on each one from the authors description .

    Just started to read the series again since I found a. couple of new books had been added. (Have to read. a series in order), and then I can start on the new titles, thank heaven for it in lockdown!!!!

    Please keep adding to this collection Jane, sooo enjoyable.

    I love reading the books . I like the different people in the stories and they are all different . The writing had emotional intelligence .

    I’ve read all the Maeve Kerrigan books in order like your extreme talent and insight on characters and dialogue
    And the working /friendship of Josh but would like Rob back in her life I’m sure there is a explanation there is sure to be many misunderstanding And I hope they get cleared up when perhaps the apartment is in her name
    I especially like Jane Casey’s epilogues Not a fan of cliff hangers so do hope Bethany is caught up or maybe I should reread ending not sure on that And Rob I’m devastated too pls let it not be what it seems Great Read

    I was heartbroken that Maeve’s lover Rob left her!!

    I love these books. Hope I can find another author who writing is similar. Always, dread the end of the stories. Any suggestions?

    Harlan corben,have just picked One of his books up.Looking quite good.

    Read em all excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent More please SOON!!!!!!

    I have just started The Kill, trying to catch up on the series. Absolutely wonderful, enjoying them all. I am a fan for sure.

    Other than “Left For Dead” and “Let The Dead Speak,” I’ve read all the books (not in order though). LOVE them!! I really enjoy reading how Maeve, Josh, Rob , Godley etc go through life. Looking forward to my next Jane Casey book!!

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