C.J. Box Books in Order | Joe Pickett Series 2

C.J. Box Books in Order | Joe Pickett Series

C.J. Box Books in Order – If you are an avid reader, then you will know there are many genres in novel writing. Among them, CJ Box’s books in order are one of the best reads in the mystery genre. CJ Box wrote some of the best books that mystery novel readers are loving.

About C.J. Box

An American author, CJ Box (Charles James Box Jr.), wrote over 30 books, including the Joe Pickett detective series. Box also wrote some standalone series and short stories that are translated into 27 languages. CJ Box has been awarded Prix Calibre 38, Anthony Award for Best Novel, and more. Some of his ranks were number 1 in conspiracies, number 8 in crime.

C.J. Box Books in Order in Publication

C.J. Box is one of the authors that wrote the New York Best Seller novel in the thriller. He wrote some famous series like Joe Pickett detective and Cassie Dewell novels, also some Standalone series and short stories. As an avid thriller novel reader, you will love C.J. Box’s books in order. We have listed the synopsis of our favorite books of CJ Box down below.

Publication Order of Joe Pickett Books

Book TitleYearBuy at Amazon
Open Season(2001)Buy Now
Savage Run(2002)Buy Now
Winterkill(2003)Buy Now
Trophy Hunt(2004)Buy Now
Out of Range(2005)Buy Now
In Plain Sight(2006)Buy Now
Free Fire(2007)Buy Now
Blood Trail(2008)Buy Now
Below Zero(2009)Buy Now
Nowhere to Run(2010)Buy Now
Cold Wind(2011)Buy Now
Force of Nature(2012)Buy Now
Breaking Point(2013)Buy Now
Stone Cold(2014)Buy Now
Endangered(2015)Buy Now
Off the Grid(2016)Buy Now
Vicious Circle(2017)Buy Now
The Disappeared(2018)Buy Now
Wolf Pack(2019)Buy Now
Long Range(2020)Buy Now
Dark Sky(2021)Buy Now
Shadows Reel(2022)Buy Now

Publication Order of Joe Pickett Short Stories/Novellas with Sandra Brown

Book TitleYearBuy at Amazon
Dull Knife(2005)Buy Now
The Master Falconer(2011)Buy Now
Honor & …(With Sandra Brown)(2017)Buy Now

Publication Order of Joe Pickett Collections

Book TitleYearBuy at Amazon
Shots Fired: Stories from Joe Pickett Country(2014)Buy Now

Publication Order of Cassie Dewell Books

Book TitleYearBuy at Amazon
The Highway(2013)Buy Now
Badlands(2015)Buy Now
Paradise Valley(2017)Buy Now
The Bitterroots(2019)Buy Now

Publication Order of Cody Hoyt Books

Book TitleYearBuy at Amazon
Back of Beyond(2011)Buy Now
The Highway(2013)Buy Now

Publication Order of The Highway Books

Book TitleYearBuy at Amazon
Back of Beyond(2011)Buy Now
The Highway(2013)Buy Now
Badlands(2015)Buy Now
Paradise Valley(2017)Buy Now
The Bitterroots(2019)Buy Now
Treasure State(2022)Buy Now

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Book TitleYearBuy at Amazon
Blue Heaven(2007)Buy Now
Three Weeks to Say Goodbye(2008)Buy Now
Pronghorns of the Third Reich(2012)Buy Now

Publication Order of Bibliomysteries Books

Book TitleYearBuy at Amazon
The Book of Virtue (By Ken Bruen)(2012)Buy Now
Pronghorns of the Third Reich(2012)Buy Now
The Book Thing (By Laura Lippman)(2012)Buy Now
The Book Case (By Nelson DeMille)(2012)Buy Now
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By Jeffery Deaver)(2012)Buy Now
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By William Link)(2012)Buy Now
The Final Testament (By Peter Blauner)(2013)Buy Now
Rides a Stranger (By David Bell)(2013)Buy Now
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By Andrew Taylor)(2013)Buy Now
The Book of Ghosts (By Reed Farrel Coleman)(2013)Buy Now
The Compendium of Srem (By F. Paul Wilson)(2014)Buy Now
What’s in a Name? (By Thomas H. Cook)(2014)Buy Now
Remaindered (By Peter Lovesey)(2014)Buy Now
The Sequel (By R.L. Stine)(2014)Buy Now
The Gospel of Sheba (By Lyndsay Faye)(2014)Buy Now
The Nature of My Inheritance (By Bradford Morrow)(2014)Buy Now
It’s in the Book (By Mickey Spillane)(2014)Buy Now
The Scroll (By Anne Perry)(2014)Buy Now
The Book of the Lion (By Thomas Perry)(2015)Buy Now
The Little Men (By Megan Abbott)(2015)Buy Now
Condor in the Stacks (By James Grady)(2015)Buy Now
Mystery, Inc. (By Joyce Carol Oates)(2015)Buy Now
Every Seven Years (By Denise Mina)(2015)Buy Now
From the Queen (By Carolyn Hart)(2015)Buy Now
The Travelling Companion (By Ian Rankin)(2016)Buy Now
Citadel (By Stephen Hunter)(2016)Buy Now
Reconciliation Day (By Christopher Fowler)(2016)Buy Now
Dead Dames Don’t Sing (By John Harvey)(2016)Buy Now
The Haze (By James W. Hall)(2016)Buy Now
Hoodoo Harry (By Joe R. Lansdale)(2017)Buy Now
The Pretty Little Box (By Charles Todd)(2018)Buy Now
Seven Years (By Peter Robinson)(2018)Buy Now
The Hemingway Valise (By Robert Olen Butler)(2018)Buy Now
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By Michael Koryta)(2018)Buy Now
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By John Connolly)(2018)Buy Now

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Books

Book TitleYearBuy at Amazon
The Book of Virtue (By Ken Bruen)(2012)Buy Now
The Scroll (By Anne Perry)(2014)Buy Now
Pronghorns of the Third Reich(2012)Buy Now
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By Jeffery Deaver)(2012)Buy Now
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By William Link)(2012)Buy Now
Seven Years (By Peter Robinson)(2018)Buy Now
The Book Thing (By Laura Lippman)(2012)Buy Now
The Book of Ghosts (By Reed Farrel Coleman)(2013)Buy Now
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By Andrew Taylor)(2013)Buy Now
The Final Testament (By Peter Blauner)(2013)Buy Now
Rides a Stranger (By David Bell)(2013)Buy Now
What’s in a Name? (By Thomas H. Cook)(2014)Buy Now
It’s in the Book (By Mickey Spillane)(2014)Buy Now
The Nature of My Inheritance (By Bradford Morrow)(2014)Buy Now
Remaindered (By Peter Lovesey)(2014)Buy Now
The Compendium of Srem (By F. Paul Wilson)(2014)Buy Now
The Gospel of Sheba (By Lyndsay Faye)(2014)Buy Now
The Sequel (By R.L. Stine)(2014)Buy Now
The Book of the Lion (By Thomas Perry)(2015)Buy Now
The Little Men (By Megan Abbott)(2015)Buy Now
From the Queen (By Carolyn Hart)(2015)Buy Now
Every Seven Years (By Denise Mina)(2015)Buy Now
Citadel (By Stephen Hunter)(2016)Buy Now
Condor in the Stacks (By James Grady)(2015)Buy Now
Mystery, Inc. (By Joyce Carol Oates)(2015)Buy Now
The Travelling Companion (By Ian Rankin)(2016)Buy Now
The Haze (By James W. Hall)(2016)Buy Now
Dead Dames Don’t Sing (By John Harvey)(2016)Buy Now
Reconciliation Day (By Christopher Fowler)(2016)Buy Now
Hoodoo Harry (By Joe R. Lansdale)(2017)Buy Now
The Pretty Little Box (By Charles Todd)(2018)Buy Now
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By John Connolly)(2018)Buy Now
The Hemingway Valise (By Robert Olen Butler)(2018)Buy Now
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By Michael Koryta)(2018)Buy Now
The Book Case (By Nelson DeMille)(2012)Buy Now

Publication Order of Anthologies

Book TitleYearBuy at Amazon
Hook, Line & Sinister(2010)Buy Now
Inherit the Dead(2013)Buy Now
The Highway Kind(2016)Buy Now
The Best American Mystery Stories 2017(2017)Buy Now
Gather at the River(2019)Buy Now
The Best American Mystery Stories 2020(2020)Buy Now

Joe Pickett Detective Series

It is the most famous novel series by CJ Box. One of his first written novels is included in this series. Summaries of some novels are listed below.

Open Season

This is the first book in the Joe Pickett detective series. It was published in 2001 and won three prizes for Box. After the success of this novel, he decided to go further with the story in the form of the Joe Pickett series.

Joe Pickett is working as a game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming. The town is known for hunting, and Joe is disliked by everyone around because of his honesty. Not bothered by surroundings, Joe continued on his way until he found one of his local hunting outfitters dead in his backyard. 

With the unhappiness with the police investigations, he decided to investigate himself. While investigating, he finds rare, near-to extinct species in his backyard at the spot of murder. But he cannot reveal it to others as it will endanger it further. Following it starts the adventurous journey of investigations and protection of the species and his loved ones.

Savage Runs

Savage Runs is the 2nd book of the CJ Box books in order in the Joe Pickett series. After the success of his first novel, CJ Box continued his mystery thriller featuring Joe Pickett as the main protagonist where Joe is living in the Twelve Sleep, Wyoming and his character is a game warden.

In Savage Runs, Joe is challenged himself to investigate the gruesome murder of an environmentalist. As he investigates further, he reveals some dangerous secrets that are more sinister.

The Vicious Circle

It is the 17th book of the Joe Pickett series. The book’s plot revolves around Joe Pickett, a game warden of Twelve Sleep, Wyoming.

In the past, Joe had a nasty fight with the Cates family- a bad lot of the town. He fought with them to protect his daughter’s life. After battling them for good, Joe always worries about the day when Cates will take revenge. He is sure that they will come after him after finding the suspicious figures wandering around his house in the dark.

With his friend Nate by his side, he prepares himself and waits for their first move.

The Disappeared

The 14th book in the Joe Pickett novel series, The Disappeared, is an intriguing novel and electrifying #1 New York Times-bestseller from C. J. Box.

Obviously, Joe Pickett is not a people pleaser, but he surely helps in some nerve-crackling investigations. This time he helps in two of them—one being assigned by the town’s governor. The job is to find a female British executive who was lost in ranches, and the British embassy is demanding action.

At the same time, Joe’s friend approached him for help in problems arising while hunting the falcons. Joe’s job is to solve both cases carefully. His investigations only led him to the connection between two cases and how dangerous that is.

Wolf Pack

This is the 19th book in this series where the plot revolves around Joe Pickett, a game warden who lives in the Twelve Sleep, Wyoming. After getting his job back, Joe finds that a drone is killing the wildlife in his area. On further investigations, a drone belongs to a wealthy man who is the father of Joe’s boyfriend.

When he tried to put some rules, the FBI and DOJ asked him to back out, making him even more suspicious. At the same time, four vicious killers known as Wolf Pack are killing many people in the district. As Joe tries to intervene, all the people associated with him are in danger. He teams up with female wardens to investigate further.

Conclusion – C.J. Box

C.J. Box’s books in order are a fantastic read in mystery and thriller genres. All the Joe Pickett series are nerve-wracking, nail-biting stories that make the reader finish the book without stopping. If you are a thriller story reader, we will highly recommend reading the novels of CJ Box.

Top Faq on C.J. Box

  1. Who is C.J. Box?

    C.J. Box Author

    Charles James Box Jr. is an American author of more than twenty novels. The box is the author of the Joe Pickett series, as well as several stand-alone novels, and a collection of short stories. The novels have been translated into 27 languages. Over ten million copies of his novels have been sold in the U.S. alone.

  2. How old is C.J. Box?

    C.J. Box was born on 9 November 1958 (age 62 years).

  3. In which genre C.J. Books has written his books?

    C.J. Box has written his books in Mystery fiction thrillers.

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