The Reading Order
Updated: Nov 20, 2021
I am often asked: "You have a lot of books, where should I start? The answer is... anywhere! Each book in the Michael Grant & Associates series stands alone. So you can start anywhere. However with a series of books many of the core characters (even villains) have reoccurring roles. These characters grow, change, and like you, have a memories of past actions and relationships. While other characters come and go. Some to never return.
Almost every book in the series has some carry over from a pervious book or even a couple. In other words, in some instances, a plot line may begin in one book and carry through in the next book. But, in my opinion, you will be satisfied with the ending of each book, but, hopefully wanting to know what happens next.
To be aware of all the inside jokes, relationship dynamics and how past actions inform the present you would be best served as a reader by starting at the beginning, with book one: Jamaica Moon.
Which brings me to the topic of this blog: THE READING ORDER. I have for sometime put the titles of my books on my business card. As the list grew (17 shown above) the a conundrum surfaced: Should I put the newest book first, or the first book first? I decided there would be less confusion (I hope) when I give a card to someone new, if the titles are in chronological or reading order.
And though the reading order is on the image of the card above, below is 'the current list of 19 novels with #20 in progress' which also includes my short stories and poetry (all of which are available via the 'tabs' of this website):
And... Never Again
Innocent And Guilty
Cry... Walk, Run!
The Murder Fever
The Sun Never Sets
Thirty Seconds From Midnight
We Were Once Knights
The Bad Alibi
The Good Alibi
Murder at Betty Sue’s Café
No, It’s Raining!
Penguins & Black Swans (in progress)
One Step from Murder: the friendly burglary RAPIST
Flying Car Angst
Rare Books Rare Blood
On The Road to RedVille
The Moon & The Magpie Fairy Tale (part 1)
The Moon & The Magpie Fairy Tale (part 2)
Sea Sick? Not Me!
Why The Caged Rabbit Runs A
Roll in the Clover
The Podiatrist’s Assistant
The Butterfly Affect
Poetic License #4121964 Opus I
Poetic License #4121964 Opus II
Poetic License #4121964 Opus III
Poetic License #4121964 Opus IV
Poetic License #4121964 Opus V
P.S. No, I have no idea why I seem to have an affinity for having an ellipsis in some of my titles.