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Multi award-winning novelist, Michael Lister, is a native Floridian best known for his literary suspense thrillers DOUBLE EXPOSURE, BURNT OFFERINGS, and SEPARATION ANXIETY, as well as his two ongoing mystery series, the prison chaplain John Jordan "Blood" series (BLOOD SACRIFICE) and the hard-boiled, 1940s noir Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Series (THE BIG HELLO). The Florida Book Review says that "Vintage Michael Lister is poetic prose, exquisitely set scenes, characters who are damaged and faulty" and Michael Koryta says, “If you like crime writing with depth, suspense, and sterling prose, you should be reading Michael Lister," while Publisher's Weekly adds, “Lister’s hard-edged prose ranks with the best of contemporary noir fiction.”

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Power in the Blood (John Jordan Mysteries Book 1)
by Michael Lister
NEWLY REVISED with an Intro by Michael Connelly Was it murder, accident, or suicide? A baffling case. A brilliant detective. A conflicted ex-cop who now wears a clerical collar investigates baffling cases of murder in these beloved, acclaimed, and bestselling suspenseful mysteries by New York Times Bestselling and...
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The Big Beyond: A Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Noir Novel (Soldier Mysteries Series, Book 2)
by Michael Lister
Love mystery, romance, suspense, film noir, and the classic hard-boiled detectives of the 1940s? Then you’ll love Michael Lister's THE BIG BEYOND and other Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Noir Novels. The Thrilling Sequel to THE BIG GOODBYE . . . ˃˃˃ THE BIG BEYOND, a Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Noir Novel from multi-award-winning and...
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Blood of the Lamb (John Jordan Mysteries Book 2)
by Michael Lister
A murder inside a prison has no shortage of suspects. John Jordan’s search for peace is interrupted by the unimaginable murder of the seven year-old adopted daughter of ex-con turned televangelist, Bobby Earl Caldwell. The murder is committed inside a locked office while Bobby Earl conducts a service in the Potter Correctional...
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WRITTEN IN BLOOD VOL 1: POWER IN THE BLOOD, BLOOD OF THE LAMB, FLESH AND BLOOD --The First 3 John Jordan Mysteries...
by Michael Lister
A smart, sympathetic, utterly unique detective haunted by his past. Some of the most well-crafted whodunits being written. Meet John Jordan, an ex-cop turned prison chaplain who’s still the best detective around. Do you love mystery, suspense, thrillers, with some romance and a unique, thoughtful detective? Then John Jordan is...
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Double Exposure (Remington James Thriller Book 1)
by Michael Lister
Lyrical, literary, told in poetic photographic impressions, DOUBLE EXPOSURE is a page-turner with a soul. Includes a special Introduction by Michael Connelly! “Like a two-hundred page poem, with words that skip on the waters of the imagination like well-polished stones, DOUBLE EXPOSURE is absolutely riveting! Elegiac prose...
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The Meaning of Life in Movies
by Michael Lister
“'The Meaning of Life in Movies' is a Rashomon ride. Michael Lister's perceptions of film and the life it captures are guaranteed to be unique and intriguing. He sees things you just don't see and leaves you scratching your head as to why you didn't. Read this book and you won't be disappointed.” ---Michael Connelly
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Three Killer Thrillers
by Michael Lister
Award winning author and New York Times and USA Today best seller Michael Lister's most popular and critically acclaimed thrillers in one volume. Get all 3 novels complete and uncut for one low price. Double Exposure While checking his camera traps in the Florida river swamps, Remington James witnesses more than just images of...
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The Body and the Blood: a John Jordan Mystery Book 4 (John Jordan Mysteries)
by Michael Lister
An Impossible Crime. An Improbable Detective. A thrilling case that takes locked-room murder mystery to a whole new level! In one of the most baffling murder cases of his career, John Jordan actually witnesses an impossible murder—one he would swear couldn’t have happened had he not seen it with his own eyes. Attempting to balance...
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Burnt Offerings (Daniel Davis and Sam Michaels Book 1)
by Michael Lister
A Searing Psychological Spiritual Thriller! The scratch of a single match--spark, heat, chemical reaction, fire being born--and an intense thriller begins. "Deep, edgy, and smart, Burnt Offerings is a searing page-turner. Don't miss this stellar outing from a truly fine writer." Lisa Unger "If you like crime writing with depth...
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A Certain Retribution: a Merrick McKnight Mystery Book 2 (Merrick McKnight Mysteries)
by Michael Lister
Merrick McKnight is back . . . in the thrilling sequel to THUNDER BEACH! "Lister’s ability to prevent even a seasoned mystery aficionado from figuring out the end of this simple yet puzzling situation sets this book apart from mediocre novels that inundate the genre. His work will attract lovers of the Agatha Christie tradition...
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WRITTEN IN BLOOD VOLUME 2 (John Jordan Mysteries Collections)
by Michael Lister
An Impossible Crime. An Improbable Detective. A thrilling case that takes a locked-room murder mystery to a whole new level! Exorcism or Murder? John Jordan investigates the death of a troubled young woman undergoing exorcism – a case he’s uniquely qualified to investigate. An escaped inmate. A shocking lynching.A harrowing river...
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Blood Sacrifice: a John Jordan Mystery Book 5 (John Jordan Mysteries)
by Michael Lister
Exorcism or Murder? John Jordan investigates the death of a troubled young woman undergoing exorcism – a case he’s uniquely qualified to investigate. But is he dealing with forces not even he can understand? And what will it cost him? Following a particularly brutal and costly case, John Jordan goes to a secluded retreat center and...
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Rivers to Blood: a John Jordan Mystery Book 6 (John Jordan Mysteries)
by Michael Lister
An escaped inmate. A shocking lynching. A harrowing river rescue. A thrilling mystery featuring a detective like no other! John Jordan searches for an escaped prisoner, investigates a shocking murder, and confronts a sadist forcing his victims violate themselves —all while trying to take care of his family, friends, and those in his...
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The Big Goodbye: A Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Noir Novel (Soldier Mysteries Series, Book 1)
by Michael Lister
A vulnerable woman being followed. A PI determined to protect her. Former lovers embroiled in an intense mystery thriller fraught with intrigue and danger. A sexy, romantic, suspenseful ride through the atmospheric 1940s. Michael Lister's acclaimed Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Noir Novels. Here's the story that started it all. ˃˃˃...
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THE BIG BOX OF NOIR -- THE BIG GOODBYE, THE BIG BEYOND, THE BIG HELLO -- 3 Complete Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Noir Novels
by Michael Lister
Love mystery, romance, suspense, film noir, and the classic hard-boiled detectives of the 1940s? Then you’ll love Michael Lister's THE BIG BOX OF NOIR -- 3 complete Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Noir Novels. The Thrilling trilogy -- THE BIG GOODBYE, THE BIG BEYOND, and THE BIG HELLO all in 1 collection . . . ˃˃˃ THE BIG BOOK OF...
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Thunder Beach: a Merrick McKnight Mystery Book 1 (Merrick McKnight Mysteries)
by Michael Lister
A desperate, late-night phone call. A girl in trouble. A man with a guilt-haunted heart. Lightning flashes out over the Gulf. Thunder rolls down Panama City Beach. Thousands of bikers have descended on the Miracle Strip for one of America’s premiere biker rallies, but a storm is blowing in, its relentless approach pitiless, menacing....
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Florida Heatwave
by Michael Lister
From the pine-tree lined rural highways of North Florida through the tourist traps of Central Florida to the tropical, international environs of SOBE, come stories of sun-faded noir, orange pulp served up freshly squeezed by the Sunshine State’s very best practitioners.
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Flesh and Blood (John Jordan Mysteries Book 3)
by Michael Lister
A pregnant virgin, a daring prison break and the Second Coming – all in a days work for John Jordan! John Jordan is back—investigating eternal mysteries woven into the fabric of everyday life. Within the confines of seemingly ordinary cases, John explores the ineffable and inexplicable, the profoundly mysterious within the...
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In a Spider's Web -- a Jimmy "Soldier" Riley short story (Soldier Mysteries)
by Michael Lister
Walk the mean streets of wartime Panama City with Jimmy "Soldier" Riley, a wounded, woman-haunted knight errant in this short story by Michael Lister that introduces readers to the new noir series Publisher's Weekly calls "a promising private detective series set in 1940s Florida," and Library Journal says "peppered with snappy dialog...
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Another Quiet Night in Desperation and Other Stories
by Michael Lister
4 dark crime stories by Michael Lister.
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Finding the Way Again: Rediscovering Radical Love and Freedom in the Lost Teachings of Jesus
by Michael Lister
It’s not too late to discover the lost gospel of Jesus and begin to live by it, to change our direction, to once again become people of the way. We could, with humility, embody compassion and justice. We could so completely trust God that we dare to share what we have with those in need, love those who hate us, bless those who curse...
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Carrie's Gift
by Michael Lister
Love Romance? Then you’ll love CARRIE'S GIFT Award winning and best selling mystery/thriller author Michael Lister tries his hand a romance and it is extraordinary. ˃˃˃ Michael Lister takes a poetic view to his novel. His words skip on waters of the imagination like well-polished stones. - Michael Connelly Michael Lister...
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The Big Hello: A Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Noir Novel (Soldier Mysteries Series, Book 3)
by Michael Lister
Love mystery, romance, suspense, film noir, and the classic hard-boiled detectives of the 1940s? Then you’ll love Michael Lister's THE BIG HELLO and other Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Noir Novels. The Thrilling Sequel to THE BIG BEYOND and THE BIG GOODBYE . . . ˃˃˃ THE BIG HELLO, a Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Noir Novel from...
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Meaning Every Moment (Michael Lister's Meaning Series Book 3)
by Michael Lister
From Michael Lister, the acclaimed author of “The Meaning of Life in Movies” and “The Meaning of Jesus,” comes a meditation on mindful, meaningful living not to be missed. “You and I can have deeply, profoundly fulfilling and meaningful lives, but not automatically, not effortlessly, not without mindfulness and intention.”...
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Blood Money (John Jordan Mysteries Book 8)
by Michael Lister
Does John Jordan have the specialities to solve another batch of perplexing puzzles? Conflicted ex-cop John Jordan investigates baffling cases that include the body of a young woman propped against a prison fence, a series of suicides with a unique calling card, a stolen corpse, a young man fighting for his life, and a single mother...
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Blood Moon: a John Jordan Mystery Book 9 (John Jordan Mysteries)
by Michael Lister
The breakneck pace of BLOOD MOON will leave you breathless! Running. A daring escape. A race against time. Locked in with a vicious, relentless killer. Can John save the life of the woman he loves? The stakes have never been higher. Success seems impossible. Failure unimaginable. All in a single night beneath a Blood Moon! A...
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Innocent Blood (John Jordan Mysteries Book 7)
by Michael Lister
John Jordan’s first case is also his most heartbreaking. And one that will haunt him for the rest of his life! When John Jordan was twelve years old, he came face-to-face with the man who went to prison for the Atlanta Child Murders. Six years later, John returns to Atlanta to discover the truth. As he battles his demons and...
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Six John Jordan Mysteries (John Jordan Mysteries Collections)
by Michael Lister
Six novels in the critically acclaimed John Jordan series from award winning author and New York Times and USA Today best seller Michael Lister. Power in the Blood Ex-cop John Jordan, now a prison chaplain in the Florida Panhandle, witnesses the bloody death of Potter Correctional Institution inmate Ike Johnson. But what exactly...
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The Big Bout: A Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Noir Novel (Soldier Mysteries Book 4)
by Michael Lister
“Michael Lister writes some of the best hard-boiled prose going. Nothing short of amazing!” Booklist Starred Review . Do you love mystery, romance, suspense, film noir, and the classic hard-boiled detectives of the 1940s? Then you’ll love Michael Lister's THE BIG BOUT and other Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Noir Novels. The...
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BLOOD CRIES: a John Jordan Mystery (Book 10) (John Jordan Mysteries)
by Michael Lister
A young John Jordan continues his investigation into the Atlanta Child Murders, interviews Wayne Williams, investigates the disappearance of Cedric Porter, and uncovers a series of murders with devastating consequences. Witness the beginning of one of crime fiction’s most fascinating detectives. Every great character has a past, and...
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The Atlanta Years: Innocent Blood and Blood Cries: John Jordan Mysteries
by Michael Lister
John Jordan's first two cases in one incredible set. A young John Jordan confronts the Atlanta Child Murderer, investigates his first cases, is mentored by the legendary detective, Harry Bosch, and uncovers a series of murders with devastating consequences. Go back to the very beginning with one of crime fiction's most fascinating...
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The Big Blast: A Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Noir Novel (Soldier Mysteries Book 5)
by Michael Lister
A missing girl. A shell-shocked soldier. A wife stepping out on her husband. Two women beaten to death. A sinister sabotage plot. A wounded, relentless private eye who will stop at nothing to protect those he loves. “Michael Lister writes some of the best hard-boiled prose going. Nothing short of amazing!” Booklist Starred...
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A Short Guide to a Happy Divorce: The Keys to a Good Divorce and a Great Life!
by Michael Lister
Do you want a good divorce? It is possible! How to have a good divorce and a great life afterwards! ˃˃˃ A Short Guide to a Happy Divorce by acclaimed author Michael Lister Divorce is often difficult, even traumatic—more so than the death of a spouse sometimes, but it doesn’t have to be, or doesn’t have to stay that...
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Written In Blood - Volume 3 (John Jordan Mysteries Collections)
by Michael Lister
Three novels in the critically acclaimed John Jordan series from award winning author and New York Times and USA Today best seller Michael Lister. Innocent Blood When John Jordan was twelve years old, he came face-to-face with the man who went to prison for the Atlanta Child Murders. Six years later, John returns to Atlanta to...
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CATACLYSMOS Book 1 Part 1: This is the Way the World Ends: A Post-Apocalyptic Serial Thriller
by Michael Lister
The end. This is the way the world ends! When the end comes it comes with astonishing speed. It has been a slow build to the brink, but once the point of no return has been breached, night falls fast. Disasters, avoidable and not, and the inhuman responses to humanity’s existential crises, every tipping point tipping us over the...
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CATACLYSMOS Book 1 Parts 1-3: This is the Way the World Ends, Night Fires of the New World, The Deacon: A...
by Michael Lister
The end. This is the way the world ends! When the end comes it comes with astonishing speed. It has been a slow build to the brink, but once the point of no return has been breached, night falls fast. Disasters, avoidable and not, and the inhuman responses to humanity’s existential crises, every tipping point tipping us over the...
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CATACLYSMOS Book 1 Parts 1-5: The Complete Book in 5 Parts: A Post-Apocalyptic Serial Thriller
by Michael Lister
The end. Book 1 Complete in 5 Parts. This is the way the world ends! When the end comes it comes with astonishing speed. It has been a slow build to the brink, but once the point of no return has been breached, night falls fast. Disasters, avoidable and not, and the inhuman responses to humanity’s existential crises, every tipping...
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Cataclysmos Book 2: Complete in 4 Parts: a post-apocalyptic serial thriller
by Michael Lister
Book 2 of the thrilling post-apocalyptic serial thriller The end. This is the way the world ends! And begins again! When the end comes it comes with astonishing speed. It has been a slow build to the brink, but once the point of no return has been breached, night falls fast. Disasters, avoidable and not, and the inhuman...
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Blood Oath (John Jordan Mysteries Book 11)
by Michael Lister
A sadistic serial killer is on the loose, walking amongst us… John Jordan is once again carrying a gun and a badge—and he’s going to need them. Balancing family life with being a cop and a prison chaplain takes grit and grace—and John has plenty of both. Working two cases that may or may not be connected, John is investigating...
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Blood Work (John Jordan Mysteries Book 12)
by Michael Lister
Did America’s most notorious serial killer, Ted Bundy, kill others? A haunting, unsolved murder. On the same weekend Janet Leigh Lester was crowned Miss Valentine at the pageant and Queen at the Sweethearts dance, she disappeared, her car found in an empty field, its interior covered in blood. The case, known as the Broken Heart...
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Written In Blood - Volume 4 (John Jordan Mysteries Collections)
by Michael Lister
Three novels in the critically acclaimed John Jordan series from award winning author and New York Times and USA Today best seller Michael Lister. Blood Cries A young John Jordan continues his investigation into the Atlanta Child Murders, interviews Wayne Williams, investigates the disappearance of Cedric Porter, and uncovers a...
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Cold Blood (John Jordan Mysteries Book 13)
by Michael Lister
A mysterious disappearance, another baffling case for John Jordan. On Thursday, January 20, 2005, the day of George W. Bush’s second inauguration, Randa Raffield, a twenty-one year old student at the University of West Florida, crashed her car on a secluded stretch of Highway 98 near the Gulf of Mexico. The location of the wreck...
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Blood Betrayal (John Jordan Mysteries Book 14)
by Michael Lister
A murder without a body. A murderer without a memory. A night without answers. January 16, 1999: a magical night for a group of high school seniors in Panama City, Florida. They listened to Maya Angelou read poetry. They danced. They celebrated life. By the time they noticed their friend Angel Diaz was missing, it was too late — she...
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Power in the Blood (Special 20th Anniversary Edition): Newly Revised Edition with an Introduction by Michael Connelly...
by Michael Lister
The difference between murder, accident, or suicide is sometimes indistinguishable. Ex-cop John Jordan, now a prison chaplain in the Florida Panhandle, witnesses the bloody death of Potter Correctional Institution inmate Ike Johnson. But what exactly did he witness? Murder, accident, or suicide? Jordan discovers that in the closed...
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THE BIG NOIR LIBRARY - The Complete Jimmy Riley Noir Series : Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Noir Mysteries (Jimmy "Soldier...
by Michael Lister
From New York Times Bestselling and Award-winning Author Michael Lister . . . The Acclaimed 1940s Hard-boiled Noir Series 5 Noir Mystery Thrillers featuring former lovers embroiled in intense cases fraught with intrigue and danger. A sexy, romantic, suspenseful ride through the atmospheric 1940s. Michael Lister's entire acclaimed...
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