John Lawton

John Lawton

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Moscow Exile was the most recently released book by John Lawton, on April 18th, 2023.

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John Lawton Stats: The highest rated book by John Lawton on Book Notification is Then We Take Berlin, the first novel in the Joe Wilderness series. The second-highest rated book is Friends and Traitors (Inspector Troy #8).

The most read book by John Lawton on Book Notification is Then We Take Berlin, the first novel in the Joe Wilderness series. The second most read book is Black Out (Inspector Troy #1).

Below is a complete list of John Lawton books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by John Lawton is the Inspector Troy Series.

List of Inspector Troy Books in Publication Order

List of Inspector Troy Series in Chronological Order

#ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
Second Violin
Riptide / Bluffing Mr. Churchill
Black Out
A Lily of the Field
Old Flames
Friends and Traitors
Flesh Wounds / Blue Rondo
A Little White Death

A Lily of the Field has two stories within it. Timeline wise "Audacity" is from 1934-1946 so you may wish to read that first with the rest in 1948. Rough order of dominant years they take place:

  • 1938: Second Violin
  • 1939: Riptide
  • 1944-1948: Black Out
  • 1948: A Lily of the Field (first part 1934-1946)
  • 1956: Old Flames
  • 1958: Friends and Traitors
  • 1959: Blue Rondo
  • 1960: A Little White Death

List of Joe Wilderness Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

John Lawton: Biography

John Lawton was born in 1949 and is currently 75 years old. John Lawton was born in , England.

John Lawton is the author of the Inspector Troy series which currently consists of 8 novels. The Inspector Troy series started in 1995 with the novel Black Out. The most recently released novel in the Inspector Troy series was Friends and Traitors which was released in 2017. There are no upcoming novels for the Inspector Troy series.

John Lawton has also written the Joe Wilderness series which has 4 books including Then We Take Berlin and The Unfortunate Englishman.

John Lawton: Awards & Accolades

John Lawton books have been nominated for multiple awards, East of Suez, West of Charing Cross Road was nominated for the Crime Writer's Association Award, Short Story Award, in 2011. Moscow Exile was nominated for the Barry Award, Best Thriller, in 2024.

Related Authors

The most common authors followed by users who also follow John Lawton are:

  1. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.
  2. Ken Follett, author of the Kingsbridge Series.
  3. Louise Penny, author of the Inspector Gamache Series.
  4. Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher Series.
  5. Donna Leon, author of the Guido Brunetti Series.

John Lawton: F.A.Q

When was John Lawton Born? How old is John Lawton?

John Lawton was born in 1949. John Lawton is currently 75 years old.

Where was John Lawton Born?

John Lawton was born in , England and is English.

What was the first book John Lawton wrote?

The first novel written by John Lawton was Black Out, published in 1995.

What was the most recent book John Lawton wrote?

His most recently released work was Moscow Exile on April 18th, 2023.

Will there be any more books by John Lawton?

John Lawton does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has John Lawton written?

John Lawton has written 16 books. 8 books in the Inspector Troy Series, 4 books in the Joe Wilderness Series, 2 Standalone Novels, 3 Short Stories/Novellas.

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    1 year ago

    I am slowly learning to exist in the fictional worlds my favorite authors create. That was not always the case. Take John Lawton. I discovered his work a decade or so ago and dismissed him because his stories were littered with detours. The first act would always proceed at a snail’s pace.

    It frustrated me. Fast forward to today: I re-read Lawton’s books every other month, picking one at random from my library. They never disappoint because I have learned to enjoy the detours. If you think about it, detours are part of life.

    Your life doesn’t jump from one major incident to another. Lawton’s books follow a similar blueprint. These days, I find myself enjoying the mundanity of those first few chapters.

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