Jack Reacher books in order

Looking for Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books in order? Never fear – we’re here to help!

A series of books can be a daunting prospect. Do you have to begin at the beginning? Which book is the first one? Which book is the best one? Are there sub-plots or sub-series to tap into first? The questions are many and the answers are not always straightforward, but we’re here to help bring some clarity to this confusion.

There are 24 books in Lee Child’s highly successful Jack Reacher series, with another heading our way this autumn – plus one short story collection. In the first thriller we’re introduced to Jack Reacher, a dangerous and unattainable lone ranger who used to be in the military. The series follows his exploits all across America and occasionally into other countries.

There are four books that form a sub-series starting off with 61 Hours then continuing in Worth Dying For, A Wanted Man and finally Never Go Back. They follow Reacher as he’s trying to get to Virginia to return to his old base and a woman’s voice.

The first book in Lee Child’s series, Killing Floor, is so good it seems a shame not to start there, but this is a series you can dip into at different stages because there’s always one constant – our hero himself. Here are the Jack Reacher books in order.

Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books in order:

lee child's jack reacher books in order1. Killing Floor

Jack Reacher jumps off a bus and walks fourteen miles down a country road into Margrave, Georgia. An arbitrary decision he’s about to regret.

Reacher is the only stranger in town on the day they have had their first homicide in thirty years.The cops arrest Reacher and the police chief turns eyewitness to place him at the scene. As nasty secrets leak out, and the body count mounts, one thing is for sure: they picked the wrong guy to take the fall.

Jack Reacher2. Die Trying

Jack Reacher, alone, strolling nowhere. A Chicago street in bright sunshine. A young woman, struggling on crutches. He offers her a steadying arm. And turns to see a handgun aimed at his stomach.

Chained in a dark van racing across America, Reacher doesn’t know why they’ve been kidnapped. The woman claims to be FBI. She’s certainly tough enough. But at their remote destination, will raw courage be enough to overcome the hopeless odds?

Jack Reacher books in order3. Tripwire

For Jack Reacher being invisible has become a habit. He spends his days digging swimming pools by hand and his nights as the bouncer in the local strip club in the Florida Keys. He doesn’t want to be found.

But someone has sent a private detective to seek him out. Then Reacher finds the guy beaten to death with his fingertips sliced off. It’s time to head north and work out who is trying to find him and why.

Jack Reacher books in order4. The Visitor

Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cooke have a lot in common. Both were army high-flyers. Both were acquainted with Jack Reacher. Both were forced to resign from the service. Now they’re both dead.

Found in their own homes, naked, in a bath full of paint. Apparent victims of an army man. A loner, a smart guy with a score to settle, a ruthless vigilante. A man just like Jack Reacher.

Title changed to Running Blind in the US.

Jack Reacher books in order5. Echo Burning

Jack Reacher, adrift in the hellish heat of a Texas summer. Looking for a lift through the vast empty landscape. A woman stops, and offers a ride. She is young, rich and beautiful. But her husband’s in jail. When he comes out, he’s going to kill her.

Her family’s hostile, she can’t trust the cops, and the lawyers won’t help. She is entangled in a web of lies and prejudice, hatred and murder.

Jack Reacher never could resist a lady in distress.

Jack Reacher books in order6. Without Fail

Jack Reacher walks alone. No job, no ID, no last known address. But he never turns down a plea for help.

Now a woman tracks him down. A woman serving at the very heart of US power. A woman who needs Reacher’s assistance in her new job – protecting the Vice-President of the United States, who someone wants dead.

lee child's jack reacher books in order7. Persuader

Jack Reacher lives for the moment. Without a home. Without commitment. But he has a burning desire to right wrongs – and rewrite his own agonizing past.

When Reacher witnesses a brutal kidnap attempt, he takes the law into his own hands. But a cop dies. Has Reacher lost his sense of right and wrong?

lee child jack reacher books in order8. The Enemy

New Year’s Day, 1990. A soldier is found dead in a sleazy motel bed. Jack Reacher is the officer on duty. The soldier turns out to be a two-star general. The situation is bad enough, then Reacher finds the general’s wife.

This stomach-churning thriller turns back the clock to a younger Reacher, in dogtags. A Reacher who still believes in the service. A Reacher who imposes army discipline. Even if only in his own pragmatic way…

lee child's jack reacher books in order9. One Shot

This is the novel the first Jack Reacher movie was based on so from a film perspective a valid place to start.

Six shots. Five dead. A heartland city thrown into terror. But within hours the cops have it solved. A slam-dunk case. Apart from one thing. The accused gunman refuses to talk except for a single phrase: Get Jack Reacher for me.

Reacher lives off the grid. He’s not looking for trouble. But sometimes trouble looks for him. What could connect the noble Reacher to this psychopathic killer?

Jack Reacher books in order10. The Hard Way

Jack Reacher is alone, the way he likes it. He watches a man cross a New York street and drive away in a Mercedes. The car contains $1 million of ransom money. Reacher’s job is to make sure it all turns out right – money paid, family safely returned.

But Reacher is in the middle of a nasty little war where nothing is simple. What started on a busy New York street explodes three thousand miles away, in the sleepy English countryside.

Reacher’s going to have to do this one the hard way.

Jack Reacher books in order11. Bad Luck and Trouble

You do not mess with Jack Reacher. He is as close to untraceable as a person can get. A loner comfortable in his anonymity and solitude. So when a member of his old Army unit finds a way to contact him, he knows this has to be serious.

You do not mess with the Special Investigators. In the past the elite team always watched each other’s backs. Now one of them has shown up dead in the California desert and six more are missing.

Reacher’s old buddies are in big trouble, and he can’t let that go.

12. Nothing To Lose

Between two small towns in Colorado, nothing but twelve miles of empty road. All Jack Reacher wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets are four redneck deputies, a vagrancy charge and a trip back to the line.

But Reacher is a big man, and he’s in shape. No job, no address, no baggage. Nothing, except bloody-minded curiosity. What are the secrets the locals seem so determined to hide?

lee child's jack reacher books in order13. Gone Tomorrow

Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all kinds of tell-tale signs. There are twelve things to look for. No one who has worked in law enforcement will ever forget them.

New York City. The subway, two o’clock in the morning. Jack Reacher studies his fellow passengers. Four are OK. The fifth isn’t.

The train brakes for Grand Central Station. Will Reacher intervene, and save lives? Or is he wrong? Will his intervention cost lives – including his own?

lee child's jack reacher books in order14. 61 Hours

Icy winter in South Dakota. A bus skids and crashes in a gathering storm. On the back seat: Jack Reacher, hitching a ride to nowhere. A life without baggage has many advantages. And disadvantages too, like facing the arctic cold without a coat.

A small town is threatened by sinister forces. One brave woman is standing up for justice. If she’s going to live to testify, she’ll need help from a man like Reacher. Because there’s a killer coming for her.

Has Reacher finally met his match? He doesn’t want to put the world to rights. He just doesn’t like people who put it to wrongs.

Jack Reacher books in order15. Worth Dying For

There’s deadly trouble in the wilds of Nebraska – and Reacher walks right into it. He falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it’s the unsolved case of a missing eight-year-old girl that Reacher can’t let go.

Reacher – bruised and battered – should have just kept on going. But for Reacher, that was impossible.

What, in this fearful rural county, would be worth dying for?

Jack Reacher books in order16. The Affair

Six months before the events in Killing Floor, Major Jack Reacher of the US Military Police goes undercover in Mississippi, to investigate a murder. A woman has had her throat cut behind a bar in Mississippi. Just down the road is a big army base. Is the murderer a local guy – or is he a soldier?

The county sheriff is a former US Marine – and a stunningly beautiful woman. Her investigation is going nowhere. Is the Pentagon stonewalling her? Or doesn’t she really want to find the killer?

If Reacher does what the army wants, will he be able to live with himself? And if he doesn’t, will the army be able to live with him?

Jack Reacher books in order17. A Wanted Man

When you’re as big and rough as Jack Reacher – and you have a badly set, freshly busted nose – it isn’t easy to hitch a ride. At last, he’s picked up by three strangers – two men and a woman.

Within minutes it becomes clear they’re all lying about everything – and there’s a police roadblock ahead. There has been an incident, and the cops are looking for the bad guys…

Will they get through because the three are innocent? Or because the three are now four? Is Reacher just a decoy?

Jack Reacher books in order18. Never Go Back

Reacher has finally made it to Virginia. But the woman he’s meeting isn’t where she’s supposed to be and before Reacher knows it, there’s a lot that’s not quite the way it’s supposed to be. This is the book the second Jack Reacher film is based on.

Read the first chapter here or watch the film’s trailer here.

lee child's jack reacher books in order19. Personal

Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he’s a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president.

Someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him.

Read the first chapter here.

lee child's jack reacher books in order20. Make Me

A remote railroad stop on the prairie with the curious name of Mother’s Rest seems perfect for an aimless one-day stopover. He expects to find a lonely pioneer tombstone in a sea of nearly-ripe wheat. Instead, there is a woman waiting for a missing colleague, a cryptic note about two hundred deaths, and a small town full of silent, watchful people.

Reacher’s one-day stopover turns into an open-ended quest leading to the most hidden reaches of the internet, and right into the nightmare heart of darkness.

Read the first chapter here.

lee child's jack reacher books in order21. Night School

It’s just a voice plucked from the air: ‘The American wants a hundred million dollars’. For what? Who from? It’s 1996, and the Soviets are long gone. But now there’s a new enemy. In an apartment in Hamburg, a group of smartly-dressed young Saudis are planning something big.

Jack Reacher is fresh off a secret mission. The Army pats him on the back and sends him to a school with only three students: Reacher, an FBI agent, and a CIA analyst. Their assignment? To find that American. And what he’s selling. And to whom. There is serious shit going on, signs of a world gone mad.

Read the first chapter here.

lee child's jack reacher books in order22. The Midnight Line

Reacher sees a West Point class ring in a pawn shop window. It’s tiny. It’s a woman cadet’s graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher was a West Pointer too, and he knows what she went through to get it.

All he wants is to find the woman. He’ll have to go through bikers, cops, crooks, and low-life muscle. If she’s ok, he’ll walk away. If she’s not… he’ll stop at nothing. This is a raw and elemental quest for simple justice.

Read the first chapter here.

lee child's jack reacher books in order23. Past Tense

A young couple trying to get to New York City are stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. Before long they’re trapped in an ominous game of life and death.

Meanwhile, Jack Reacher sets out on an epic road trip across America. He doesn’t get far. Deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been – the town where his father was born. But when he arrives he is told no one named Reacher ever lived there. Now he wonders: who’s lying?

As the tension ratchets up and these two stories begin to entwine, the stakes have never been higher for Reacher.

Read the first three chapters of Past Tense here!

Lee Child's Jack Reacher books in order24. Blue Moon

Jack Reacher is a former military cop, trained to notice things. He’s on a Greyhound bus, watching an elderly man sleeping in his seat, with a fat envelope of cash hanging out of his pocket. Another passenger is watching too… obviously hoping to get rich quick.

When the mugger finally makes his move, Reacher rides to the rescue. The old man is grateful, yet he turns down Reacher’s offer to help him home. He’s vulnerable, scared, and clearly in big, big trouble.

Elsewhere in the city, two ruthless rival criminal gangs, one Albanian, the other Ukrainian, are competing for control. Do they have a life-and-death hold on the old guy? Will Reacher sit back and let bad things happen? Or can he twist the situation to everyone’s benefit?

lee child andrew child books in order25. The Sentinel

Jack Reacher gets off a bus in Nashville, Tennessee, in a quest for food, lodging and some good country music. But when he encounters a band of musicians who have been cheated by an unscrupulous bar owner, he steps in to help…


Jack Reacher books in orderNo Middle Name

All Lee Child’s shorter fiction featuring Jack Reacher in one volume. Read together, these twelve stories shed new light on Reacher’s past, illuminating how he grew up and developed into the wandering avenger who has captured the imagination of millions around the world. Read an extract here.

There you have it – the Jack Reacher books in order! How many have you read? Let us know in the comments below…

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  1. Bryan says

    Great post. This is especially good for anyone wanting to read Lee Child and not knowing where to start in his Jack Reacher series.

    • Chris Body says

      Absolutely gripping,now I’ve run out of titles until the new one is published-I guess it’s sleeping pills from now on!

  2. catherine newell says

    i have read all of jack reacher and cannot wait for many more……its a job to pick out the best book yet….

  3. Kate Richards says

    I’ve read them all. I devour them can’t put down once I start, just love Jack Reacher!!! Feel sad once finish a book as know will have to wait a while for Mr Child to write the next

  4. David Matthews says

    Such an easy read. I have only just started reading these books and like the rest, i find them hard to put down! Now i’m struggling a bit, as i have been reading about three books a week, which is annoying as i have had to slow down to only reading when i go to bed and now only read one book a week. Mr Child’s! You need an army of writers to keep up the demand! I’m on the kast book and do not wish to finish it…..but i do! Want to know what happens!!!!
    One happy reader.
    Thank you Lee, its a pleasure to know how imaginative your mind works

    • Jackie says

      I am the same read all the books. Great reads. Meet Lee once such a gent. I also read Peter James the Roy Grace series if you’re looking for another author whilst waiting for the next Jack reacher

      • Agnes Vorsterman says

        I love Lee Child books. He’s my favourite author. Always a long list at the library. I agree Peter James Roy Grace books are really good too. I’ve read them all

      • David Crossland says

        Totally agree on the Roy Grace comment, excellent. Just to put it out there, my three favourites, in no particular order, Jack Reacher, Roy Grace and Harry Bosch.

    • Jane Coady says

      Exactly how I feel David Matthews – seems a long time to wait for the next, and what if Amar. Child’s decided he is done writing about Jack Reacher!

  5. John says

    What was the name of the book where Reacher Persues the intelligence general who killed Kohl( ?) when she attempted to arrest him

  6. J Raikes says

    Thank You Mr. Child for keeping me entertained by such a fascinating Series. Well Done. I have made a listing of all your books and short stories just to keep track of what I have and have not read. Please keep Reacher alive so I can continue following his exploits with your pen. He’s the cowboy in the white hat that we all want to be.

  7. Paul Allen says

    I have read all books up to 22 the midnight line. But just noticed that a new book is out, I must get it,it’s compulsory,so addictive..

  8. Ben Wetzler says

    Love his books, have read them all. Can not wait for the next edition.

    How can Tom Cruise play the 6′ 5″ 250 lbs Jack?

    • Jackie says

      I am the same read all the books. Great reads. Meet Lee once such a gent. I also read Peter James the Roy Grace series if you’re looking for another author whilst waiting for the next Jack reacher

    • B Mc says

      He rich, he bought the rights to play it and Lee Child approved….movies are terrible!!!!

      • Markus says

        I love the books and like the movies.
        Tom Cruise is not our book jack reacher, he is the movie Reacher, different. IMO he plays so well that, despite not making total sense, good entertainment is being created.
        I’m looking forward to the next book and the next movie.

    • Kathleen says

      I have not watched the films for that reason. How can a slight shirt person ever live up to the description of Jack Reacher.

  9. Keith Huggett says

    Always await the next Jack Reacher with anticipation. My favourite holiday read.
    We go away this Saturday with no Jack Reacher how can that ba a holiday

  10. Anonymous says

    Best writer ever. Can’t wait for the next one. Don’t like Tom Cruise in the role, too short and too old and too pretty

  11. Anonymous says

    you left out Running Blind. Should come between Tripwire and Echo Burning

    • Rhiannon says


      This is The Visitor – the book was given a different title in the US.

      The Dead Good team

    • Tony says

      Running Blind is the U.S version. The Visitor is the U.K version. I just found that out.

  12. Anonymous says

    Always enjoyed Lee Child’s books…..until Make Me. I found it so gory that I have crossed Mr. Child off my “favorite authors” list and have vowed to never read another.

    • B Mc says

      because of one book, he went from great to never again, wow!!! A little extreme there….

      • Em says

        I agree that is a bit extreme. I did not care for Make Me either. But the books after that are good. I wouldn’t cross him off because of one book. Everyone one has at least one that people will not like.

  13. John says

    Looking for book featuring jack reachers son. Really liked it. Would love to see another one. Can’t remember the name of it

  14. D.J. Bunker says

    When I was reading my first Jack Reacher book by Lee Child, someone told me I would become obsessed by the series of books…….I didn’t believe it at the time, but I’m here to say I’m a believer now!! The first book was read about 4 months ago…….since then, I have read 22 of the Reacher books. I am TRULY OBSESSED and wonder how I will ever pick up another random book at the library and not consider it a piece of fluff after being introduced to these deeply engrossing stories!

  15. Alison says

    I Have read 3 books which i had from a charity shop on recommendation and am totally hooked. just ordered 5 more and excited in anticipation.
    good writing and easy reading with such exciting twists and unexpected turns. waiting for the postman!

  16. Steve Scaife says

    If you love these books please look out for and read the Mitch Rapp books. I personally prefer the character to Reacher. I promise you, if you like Jack, you’ll like Mitch!!!

    • Rhiannon says

      Hello! The title was changed to Running Blind in the US – it’s called The Visitor here.

  17. Arrie Dillon says

    I have a Lee Child book Running Blind. And it’s not listed as one of the 24 books that has been published??

    • Rhiannon says

      Hello! The title was changed to Running Blind in the US – it’s called The Visitor here.

  18. Rick Orlando says

    I am a huge fan of Reacher and have read all the Reacher novels at least twice over the last 10 years. Lee Child’s creation of the Reacher character is genius. But the selection of Tom Cruise to play the part in movies does not work for me. Tom is too small stature and he does not portray the same personality. My question is novel #4. My copy is entitled “Running Blind”. Is this the same as “Past Tense” or is the latter another novel?

    • Rhiannon says

      Hello! The title of the fourth book in the series was changed in the US – it’s called The Visitor here. Past Tense is Lee Child’s brand new book to be released later this year. 🙂

  19. Len Dobson says

    I have read and thoroughly enjoyed twenty-one books in the series. I also passed them to my son who introduced me to Jack Reacher.
    There is no way that Tom Cruise is Jack Reacher! I do not decry him as an actor because he is good in what he does but the story is spoilt for me because the actor is wrong.

  20. r smithson says

    i have read all the reacher stories except for past tense. I am in fact reading them again. enjoy them very much. as a 30 year vet I can relate to the places and feelings in the stories.

  21. Mary Campbell says

    I have read 16 Lee Child books, great to have while traveling 12 hours in a plane. Thanks.

  22. Baljinder gill says

    I have read all jack reacher books just love them can’t wait to read the next one

  23. David Richards says

    Second time around for me, the best and gripping stories i have read. Definitely books you can’t put down once started. Give us more Lee.

  24. Roy White says

    Hi there I have read all except the latest. I note that your list does not include Second Son or Running Blind, is this an oversight?

    • Rhiannon says

      Hello! Running Blind is the title for the US edition – this book is called The Visitor here. Second Son is a short story included in No Middle Lane which features at the end of this list.

  25. Paul says


    • Rhiannon says

      Hello! No Middle Name is included in this list, but separately at the end since it’s not a novel and is a compilation of lots of short stories that were all published previously at different times so it doesn’t fit into the normal ‘order’ 🙂

  26. TOM says

    I’ve read EVERY ONE – waiting for Past. Tense to be released. Can’t wait.

  27. Cedrick says

    I’ve read 18 off the books & really have enjoyed them. Keep up the good work Mr. Childs.

  28. Del Hardy says

    I have 17 Jack Reacher books, and have read 7 of them. I love the way Lee Child thinks, and then writes. Amazing story-lines, and I always feel like I’m in the story, in some weird way

  29. Traci Howes says

    I’ve read all of the books twice. They are (along with Harry potter) the only books I am keeping on the bookshelf. I am looking forward to the next one, and many more after that. Thank you Lee Child. I love Jack Reacher..

  30. Paul says

    I’ve read all his books and am almost finished reading all of them again! Can hardly wait to read his next ones!

  31. Jullieanne Sigsworth says

    I have read them all except Past Tense, not out were I live yet.
    I have read everyone as they came out, cannot put them down.
    I even bought one from Heathrow airport and read it on the plane.
    It wasn’t out here in Australia yet.

  32. Kev Holmes says

    Have read every book, would have liked to have read them in correct order. My first book was 61 Hours.

  33. Jim Shull says

    Heard talk that they are planning to change actors from Tom Cruise. The current actor that I see as Jack Reacher….. Liev Schreiber. He just looks like a loner tough guy and is closer in size at 6’3″. I thought that even before I heard they were looking to change.
    Never thought Tom Cruise was the correct person for the role especially knowing his true size at about 5’7″. after reading the books, it just did not seem to fit. Not that Cruise is great in other movies he has done. this one just did not seem to work for me.

  34. Mary Buttaro says

    I’ve read and kept all of them except 2 I still have to get. One day I’ll start at the beginning and re-read them all.

  35. Pat. says

    I have all Jack Reacher Books and have read most of them
    I am SO GLAD to hear that you are now looking for a New actor to play Jack Reacher Jason Statham comes to mind as well as many others, How Oh How was Tom Cruise ever imagined to be believed to be such a huge character in all respects.
    maybe now I will go and see a Jack Reacher Film if the actor bears some resemblance to Jack. how can a 5 ft. nothing be 6ft 5

  36. Steve says

    I’m on # 19 now, Personal, I’ve really enjoyed the series. I’ve also read the Jason Bourne series, also very good. I’m thinking of going at either the Scot Hardath series by Brad Thor or David Baldacci’s Jon Puller series.

  37. Randall Butler says

    I have read 15 so far in order, I actually started with his military career first, than in order. I really enjoy the books, thanks for writing them, can keep them coming. I am starting 61 hours

  38. anthony e otway says

    have read all of the reacher series.have enjoyed them all but the last thre have not contained the intense story lines of previous books. in my opinion i would let reacher gently settle down as he is now reaching that age

  39. Allen says

    I have read 18 great book and i excited about the 3rd movie or tv serious, which ever they decide.

  40. Tony Lawlor says

    BTW as far as I know there are several books before Killing Floor. Jack Reachers Rules, Second Son, High Heat, Deep Down, Small Wars, The Enemy, James Penny’s new Identity, Night School The Affair and then The Killing Floor.

    • Rhiannon says

      Hello! Killing Floor was Lee Child’s debut novel, first published in 1997, and was the first book to star Jack Reacher. Lee has since gone on to write prequel stories delving into Reacher’s past, so if you’re reading chronologically you could start with those, but if you’re reading in the series order then Killing Floor is the place to begin 🙂

  41. Ron B says

    At 75 I’v enjoyed every book and my Daughter is now nearly read them all also.
    Many thanks for hours of pleasure

  42. Martin no middle name P says

    Read them all , collecting in hardback for my Child’s bookcase. As much as I agree Cruise is short , etc BUT I like the versions of the movies , close to originals and well made…. And Child’s appears in them both… I think I would rather they were well made with authors approval than ignored…. We all agree great stories… Past tense would be a great movie…… Sorry guys… (Anything to keep the books coming.)

  43. Aseem Vivek says

    Hi, I just love Child’s style of writing, his gripping plots, non-stop action and the indestructible Jack Reacher. He keeps readers guessing till the end. Most novels have a new plot, new characters and a new setting although rural America dominates in most books. Child has created a super human character who is a Rambo and Sherlock Holmes rolled into one. Every lover of intelligent action books should read Jack Reacher stories.

  44. Carol says

    I’ve read all of them and loved every one waiting patiently for Blue moon

  45. Anonymous says

    I’m on #13 and am loving this series! Glad I have a lot ahead of me to keep me going. I started Jack Reacher after reading up to date on the Harry Bosch series by Michael Connelly. Both are great reads and very entertaining.

  46. cynthia says

    I have read all of the Jack Reacher series. I own them all and have read them multiple times. Anxiously awaiting the next adventure.

  47. Ivy hunters says

    Read all but. No middle name, love jack reacher, can’t put them down .

  48. Barrie Parkin says

    I have read all of them, and most of them twice. Look forward to his new one “BLUE MOON”

  49. David Crossland says

    Read them all, in sequence, loved them all, in sequence.

  50. Alan Smith says

    You have missed out Running Blind which I am reading at the moment
    Though not sure where it appears in the order of books

    • Rhiannon says

      Hello! Running Blind is called The Visitor here in the UK – the title was changed in the US. It’s the fourth book in the series.

  51. Bob Tuck says

    I have read, owned and given as gifts, the first 18 books in the series; ever since reading “The Killing Floor”, standing up, in an Antique Shop, in 1998.
    Have ALSO introduced MANY LIBRARIANS to the Jack Reacher Books: It’s apparently something like the Cobbler’s Children: Many Librarians just DON’T
    READ>>Unless specifically encouraged. I teach Maths and the Sciences, gratisAND engender new Readersrather like [Bobby*Bookle*Seed]. To me,
    reading is as crucial as breathing.I welcome comments, via: [robbertmichael@icloud.com]

  52. Jo L Price says

    Once started I can’t put them down and have to force myself to get up and do something else. Very additive. I pass them on to my daughter-in-law and she is the same.

  53. Mara says

    My husband & I have read them all. We’re impatiently waiting for more. Its an ADDICTION! Loved them all!

  54. David says

    Have 3 more books to read apart from the new one but she got it today for me look forward to that

  55. Jerri Hamilton says

    I read “The Danger” and am looking for more books! Perhaps I can get on a library with his books! Hope so!

  56. John Dunn says

    Have read them all , bar 3 . Am now going back to square 1 , to start all over again. Unputdownable.

  57. Anonymous says

    I’ve read them all! All wonderful in their own way. I love Jack Reacher!

  58. Clive says

    Looking forward to October 2019 for the release of Blue Moon. I have read all the others.

  59. Anonymous says

    8 so far . Love everyone of them. Collecting the rest to finish them all.

  60. Bob. Provan says

    Read and enjoyed all of them; just waiting for Blue Moon

  61. Sue Rimmer says

    I’ve read every one and am waiting for the next. I re-read over and over from the beginning as they are written well enough to be read more than once.

  62. Penny says

    I was wondering about Chris Hemsworth for the role of Jack Reacher in the films.
    All the best from Penny

  63. Jean hollingsworth says

    Have read all these books and cant fault any of them. They are a brilliant read. Want more. Cant wait for blue moon now jean

  64. Julie says

    Just love Jack Reacher books, long may Lee continue to write. Impatient for new book, I usually devour his books in a day.

  65. Rob J says

    I’ve read them all and hope that another is published soon!

  66. Mario Serret says

    I have the complete collection of Jack Reacher/Lee Child books up to The midnight Line. Great read.

  67. terry says

    I have read and enjoyed reading 11 books After looking at the list I have missed some books.

  68. Gerrard says

    Most off them in paperback. A few in hardback. Come on Mr Child. Publish them sooner!

  69. Rae Domingues says

    HAVE READ THEM ALL!! Looking forward to Blue Moon. Love me some Jack Reacher.

  70. Oren Bishop says

    I have read only 13 of Reacher’s series. Reading Night School at the present. Still looking for #2 Die Trying, hard to find due to age. Need to read number 12, 13 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 23.
    Love the stories.

  71. Garrison says

    I have read All of them. I love series books. In between times of Reacher, I am having to fill with other series. Currently reading Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch along with Simon Scarrow’s Eagles of the Empire. First is a detective type the later Roman Empire.

  72. Steve Roehrenbeck says

    Have read all of Lee Child’s Reacher novels. Just reread Persuader and think it’s the best one of the bunch.

  73. Shirley says

    I have loved sharing my passion for Reacher with others. And to
    meet another Reacher reader is to make an instant friend. My husband, son and I can hardly wait till all three of us finish the
    latest book to discuss its nuances. Love Reacher! Thank you, Mr.
    Child’s! You enrich our lives!.,

  74. Clive Wood says

    Read them all, love the characters but especially Reacher. Night School was the exception, just couldn’t gt into it. Keep them coming Lee and thanks fo some great stories

  75. Jerry Boettcher says

    Looking for “No Middle Name” and waiting for “Blue Moon” in paperback.
    Read all the rest and on my bookshelves.

  76. Castle says

    When I read a Jack Reacher book, I picture Alexander Skarsgård as Jack Reacher. He would be perfect, to me, for the part. I can’t put the books down and love all I’ve read so far.

  77. John Cranch -- Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada says

    have read all and have kept all and look forward to the next, can not wait !!!

  78. Peder Culver says

    I have read 15 of his books. Had the pleasure to meet him in 2018 on Amelia Island. My favorite author.

  79. TEAH LE-ANNE ZANE says

    I think I stopped reading when TV arrived … and then I joined my mother on a library trip and picked up One Shot. I know … it’s out of order, but obviously it doesn’t matter coz I now own every JR book and have read them all at least twice.

  80. Les shaw says

    After going through list I still have five to read.compulsive reading once strated can’t put them down and intricate plots keep you guessing

  81. Elaine says

    I only started reading these books as part of a deal with an old guy in our bowling club ..if he would read one of my favourite historical novels I would read one of his favourite Lee Child’s books. I reluctantly started the first book and now I’ve read 4 and can’t put them down ..I love them Onto my fifth book !

  82. Margie says

    Addicted, reading them all for the second time. might be third time for some!

  83. Tom says

    Read all of the Jack reacher books except past tense which I have just bought.

  84. Myrofora says

    I have all of them just waiting for blue moon I’ve read up time never go back brilliant carry on writing xx

  85. Dazzle says

    I’ve definitely read 19 so far. I’ll finish the set & later ok forward to new releases. 🙂 It’s a shame they didn’t cast someone matching the height & build of Jack Reacher in the movies.

  86. Beery says

    There is going to be a lot of broken limbs and noses in Blue Moon by the sounds of it.. (rubbing hands in anticipation)

  87. Harold J. Forsythe says

    I have read them all, awaiting the next Reacher book in the series. My all time favorite book character.

  88. Leslie Bunker says

    I’m on no 17 ‘A Wanted Man’. I have a policy for reading Jack Reacher, it’s head down and ignore everything else! Thank you Lee Childs for sharing Reacher with me.

  89. Nsubuga Bartholomew Diaz. says

    Great post. This is really great. I have read all the series over and over again. I can’t wait for ‘Blue Moon’. Really interesting!

  90. Graham cain says

    Read them all. Everyone excellent. Can’t wait for blue moon.

  91. Randy says

    Read them all, have them all, love them all. Reacher is the perfect hero. Doesn’t want to be one, but always turns out to be. He knows right from wrong, but sometimes to do one, you have to do the other. Hoping that the TV series, IF it comes about, they pick a more suitable character to play a 6ft 5in 250lb man.

    • Michelle says

      Love all the books I’ve read so far. Love Tom Cruise as well. So even though he bought the rights or contract to play the part… Mr Child it may have been better to consider Grard Butler. Alexander Skarsgard is too skinny although Devine!

  92. Anne says

    Just love Lee’s work. Can’t put them down. My partner is slightly jealous of the time I spend reading his works!

  93. Anonymous says

    I have read everything except Past Tense, which I’ll be reading soon so I can be ready for Blue Moon. Lee Child – my favourite author amongst the many authors I love. Jack Reacher – my favourite protagonist. I’m hooked.

    • David Gibbs says

      I love all of his books.Read 15 so far.Working my way to the latest.I hope the tv seies is better than the Cruise movies.He is just too small.

  94. Grant Grier says

    I have read all of the books listed, when is the next one being released?

  95. BOOK_WORM says

    I bought the first 10 and I can’t wait until I can buy the next 15 including “No Middle Name”

  96. June Smith says

    I’ve read 12 Jack Reacher books & the more I read , the more I enjoyed them & always check at the library for any that may be in. I will be putting in a request forWorth dyinffffffffffffffffg for as I have just finished 61 hours !!

  97. Tony says

    I agree with the previous postings, Lee Child is as a unique author as is his character Jack Reacher. But in addition to Jack, Mr Child has a great sense of style, descriptive narrative and intense detail of place and action. So not only have I read the complete Reacher series, I reread them. That way I can enjoy all the subtleties I missed in the excitement first time round. Lee Child is one of the rare authors whose stories stand rereading and still grip the heart and mind of the reader

  98. Bob Kahle says

    I have read 12 of the Jack Teacher books and I find everyone of them entertaining and different. Never a dull moment in a Lee Child – Jack Reacher book. Thank you

  99. Jason Davies says

    Read all of them, since the first in 1997. Highlight of my year when the latest is released. The Hard Way is probably my favourite but love them all.

  100. Andy England. says

    I have read all but 2 of them and a lot more in paper back for yaars I bought a jack reacher book I love him x

  101. bonnie says

    love love love your jack reacher novels would love to see more made into movies with tom cruise do not care he is shorter then your jack he portrays him well

  102. Martin Slater says

    I’ve never been a reader. The odd magazine or rare factual publication and that was it. But then a work colleague convinced me to read the first chapter of “Worth Dying For’.
    That was all it took. I’m hooked. I’ve gone from being a none reader to within a few short months about to start my 8th Jack Reacher novel. I love them. I just wish I had more time to read them.

  103. Charles stamper says

    I am waiting for the Next one and I cannot understand why when at the start of the early books they list jack reacher as being six foot six and 250 pounds then get a short house like tom cruise to play him in film

  104. David Heatley says

    Read them all.A great read.Looking forward to the next in the series.

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  106. Randel from perth west australia says

    Been listening to as many as I can borrowed from my local library all ebooks great to listen too as you do what ever you need to do without turning pages if you can understand all that …anyway love the series of Jack reacher and keep try to get library to order more for me as wont be satisfied until I have read them all and hope for more to be written

  107. Simon says

    I’m on book number 21 at the moment. I have enjoyed this series like no other. These are all exceptional books. Lee childs writing is phenomenal.

  108. Doug Haubold says

    19 and counting. Just finished Blue Moon…..the body count was amazing but it all worked out at the end. Reacher shagged another bimbo that liked to experiment. I would like to see Reacher take on some of the illegals that hate America and live off our system….buts that’s probably politically incorrect…so definitely a possibility for Reacher to right another wrong.

  109. Joan G. says

    I have just recently discovered Lee Child ( because he has the same first name as my own son) I’m up to his 9th Jack Reacher novel. Great!
    I’m watching Tom Cruise in “Never go Back” Not so Great.

  110. Tony paulsen says

    Having read most all of lee child’s jack reacher novels I think that they are some of the best action books in the stores today, have to read blue moon and then the hero in that order and then look forward to the next epic. Keep them flowing lee!!,!,

  111. D Reavis says

    I haven’t read a single Jack Reacher novel… I have, however, listened to all of them. A shout out has to go to Dick Hill, THE voice of Jack Reacher. These audiobooks have now become the background noise to my life.

  112. Mike Sortino says

    I read them all except for Blue Moon…which I hope to read very soon. I started re-reading them in order — just finished Running Blind (aka The Visitor). After nearly 20 years, it is a worthwhile endeavor.

  113. Chris Nylan says

    Read them all and started again at the beginning..Scott Mariani’s series (20+) with Ben Hope’s travels & adventures are a similar genre while your waiting for the next Jack Reacher

  114. Nicole Taylor says

    Read the entire lot and all in my personal
    I’m female and I WANT to be Jack Reacher! 👊🏽

  115. Tina says

    Read all of his books. Just started blue moon. Can’t wait for his next book. I can’t get enough of them.

  116. Patricia Price says

    I love the Jack Reacher books, read them all, David Baldacci runs a close second he also has written many, many books so I always have books to read whilst waiting for the next Jack Reacher book. I like to read in bed and always have a book on the go, NEVER WITHOUT ONE. I have a kindle but I still like my books too.

  117. Joan says

    I have read everyone. Excellent books. I hope that Lee Childs brother writes the next ones as good.

  118. Michael from Brisbane, Australia says

    I was introduced to the “Jack Reacher” series of books by a mate of mine years ago. Unfortunately it was number 7 or 8 in the series. I was so impressed by Lee Child’s story telling that I decided to start reading the books in order. I have read 16 of the Jack Reacher novels and have just placed a reservation on number 17 at my local library. Keep up the good work Mr. Child. As for the choice of Tom Cruise to play the part of Jack Reacher in the movie versions of the books, I can only shake my head in disbelief at the decision made by the casting director in selecting Tom Cruise. Anyone else would have been a better choice. I think I watched about 5 minutes of the movie before I left in disgust.

  119. Andrew Jackson says

    I have read 18 of the jack reacher series and every one has been a great thriller hard to put down