Nora Roberts / J.D. Robb Books In Order

Nora Roberts, born Eleanor Marie Robertson on October 10, 1950, in Silver Spring, Maryland, is a name synonymous with romance and prolific writing. Known for her compelling narratives, strong, relatable characters, and ability to capture the intricacies of human relationships, Roberts has established herself as a titan in the world of romance novels.

Roberts began her writing career in 1979, during a blizzard when she was housebound with her two young sons. Her first book, “Irish Thoroughbred,” was published in 1981, marking the beginning of what would become a monumental and influential career in writing. Since then, she has penned over 200 novels, a feat that has not only earned her an enormous readership but has also placed her name repeatedly on bestseller lists.

Her work is characterized by its remarkable diversity in settings and characters. Roberts has a unique talent for crafting stories that range from the heartwarming and contemporary to the suspenseful and mystical. Her series, such as the “Bride Quartet,” “The Inn Boonsboro Trilogy,” and “The Guardians Trilogy,” showcase her versatility and skill in creating immersive worlds and emotional narratives.

Beyond her Nora Roberts brand, she also writes under the pseudonym J.D. Robb for the “In Death” series, a futuristic suspense series which features Lieutenant Eve Dallas and has gained significant acclaim for its unique blend of genres.

Roberts’ novels are celebrated for their strong, independent female protagonists, intricate plotlines, and engaging dialogue. Her ability to weave romance with elements of the supernatural, mystery, and family saga has not only endeared her to a broad audience but has also significantly influenced the romance genre.

Her accolades are numerous, including being inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame and receiving their Lifetime Achievement Award. Her work has been translated into dozens of languages, reflecting her universal appeal.

Aside from her writing, Nora Roberts is known for her philanthropy, particularly in supporting literacy and local community initiatives. Her personal life, marked by dedication to her family and her craft, mirrors the passion and resilience evident in her characters.

Nora Roberts, through her expansive body of work and her contribution to the romance genre, stands as a beacon of success in modern literature. Her storytelling continues to captivate, inspire, and resonate with millions of readers around the world.

Publication Order of In Death Books

Naked in Death(1995)
Glory in Death(1995)
Immortal in Death(1996)
Rapture in Death(1996)
Ceremony in Death(1997)
Vengeance in Death(1997)
Holiday in Death(1998)
Conspiracy in Death(1999)
Loyalty in Death(1999)
Witness in Death(2000)
Judgment in Death(2000)
Betrayal in Death(2001)
Seduction in Death(2001)
Reunion in Death(2002)
Purity in Death(2002)
Portrait in Death(2003)
Imitation in Death(2003)
Divided in Death(2004)
Visions in Death(2004)
Survivor In Death(2005)
Origin in Death(2005)
Memory in Death(2006)
Born in Death(2006)
Innocent in Death(2007)
Creation in Death(2007)
Strangers in Death(2008)
Salvation in Death(2008)
Promises in Death(2009)
Kindred in Death(2009)
Fantasy in Death(2010)
Indulgence in Death(2010)
Treachery in Death(2011)
New York to Dallas(2011)
Celebrity in Death(2012)
Delusion in Death(2012)
Calculated in Death(2013)
Thankless in Death(2013)
Concealed in Death(2014)
Festive in Death(2014)
Obsession in Death(2015)
Devoted in Death(2015)
Brotherhood in Death(2016)
Apprentice in Death(2016)
Echoes in Death(2017)
Secrets in Death(2017)
Dark in Death(2018)
Leverage in Death(2018)
Connections in Death(2019)
Vendetta in Death(2019)
Golden in Death(2020)
Shadows in Death(2020)
Faithless in Death(2021)
Forgotten in Death(2021)
Abandoned in Death(2022)
Desperation in Death(2022)
Encore in Death(2023)
Payback in Death(2023)
Random in Death(2024)
Passions in Death(2024)

Publication Order of In Death Short Stories/Novellas

Midnight in Death(1998)
Interlude in Death(2001)
Haunted in Death(2006)
Eternity in Death(2007)
Ritual In Death(2008)
Missing in Death(2009)
Big Jack(2010)
Possession in Death(2010)
Chaos in Death(2011)
Taken in Death(2013)
Wonderment Death(2015)

Publication Order of In Death Collections

Three in Death(2007)
Time of Death(2011)

Publication Order of Bride Quartet Books

Vision in White(2009)
Bed of Roses(2009)
Savor the Moment(2010)
Happy Ever After(2010)

Publication Order of The Calhoun Women Books

Courting Catherine(1991)
A Man for Amanda(1991)
For the Love of Lilah(1991)
Suzanna’s Surrender(1991)
Megan’s Mate(1995)

Publication Order of Celebrity Magazine Books

Second Nature(1986)
One Summer(1986)

Publication Order of Chesapeake Bay Saga Books

Sea Swept(1998)
Rising Tides(1998)
Inner Harbor(1999)
Chesapeake Blue(2002)

Publication Order of Chronicles of The One Books

Year One(2017)
Of Blood and Bone(2018)
The Rise of Magicks(2019)

Publication Order of Circle Trilogy Books

Morrigan’s Cross(2006)
Dance of the Gods(2006)
Valley of Silence(2006)

Publication Order of Concannon Sisters / Irish Born Trilogy Books

Born in Fire(1994)
Born in Ice(1995)
Born in Shame(1996)

Publication Order of Cordina’s Royal Family Books

Affaire Royale(1986)
Command Performance(1987)
The Playboy Prince / Starlit Winter Nights(1987)
Cordina’s Crown Jewel(1992)

Publication Order of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Books

Dark Witch(2013)
Shadow Spell(2014)
Blood Magick(2014)

Publication Order of The Donovan Legacy Books


Publication Order of The Dragon Heart Legacy Books

The Awakening(2020)
The Becoming(2021)
The Choice(2022)

Publication Order of Dream Trilogy Books

Daring to Dream(1996)
Holding the Dream(1996)
Finding the Dream(1996)

Publication Order of Gallaghers of Ardmore / Irish Trilogy Books

Jewels of the Sun(1999)
Tears of the Moon(1999)
Heart of the Sea(2000)

Publication Order of Great Chefs Books

Summer Desserts(1985)
Lessons Learned(1986)

Publication Order of The Guardians Trilogy Books

Stars of Fortune(2015)
Bay of Sighs(2016)
Island of Glass(2016)

Publication Order of Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy Books

The Next Always(2011)
The Last Boyfriend(2012)
The Perfect Hope(2012)

Publication Order of In the Garden Books

Blue Dahlia(2004)
Black Rose(2005)
Red Lily(2005)

Publication Order of Irish Hearts Books

Irish Thoroughbred(1981)
Sullivan’s Woman(1984)
Irish Rose(1988)
Irish Rebel(2000)

Publication Order of Key Trilogy Books

Key of Light(2003)
Key of Knowledge(2003)
Key of Valor(2003)

Publication Order of Lost Bride Trilogy Books


Publication Order of Loving Jack Books

Loving Jack(1989)
Best Laid Plans(1989)

Publication Order of The MacGregors Books

Playing The Odds(1985)
Tempting Fate(1985)
All The Possibilities(1985)
One Man’s Art(1985)
For Now, Forever(1987)
In from the Cold(1990)
The MacGregor Brides(1997)
The Winning Hand(1998)
The MacGregor Grooms(1998)
The Perfect Neighbor(1999)
MacGregor Ever After(2023)

Publication Order of The MacKade Brothers Books

The Return of Rafe MacKade(1995)
The Pride of Jared Mackade(1995)
The Heart of Devin MacKade(1996)
The Fall of Shane MacKade(1996)

Publication Order of Night Tales Books

Night Moves(1985)
Night Shift(1991)
Night Shadow(1991)
Night Smoke(1994)
Night Shield(2000)

Publication Order of The O’Hurleys Books

Dance to the Piper(1988)
Skin Deep(1988)
The Last Honest Woman(1988)
Without a Trace(1990)

Publication Order of Once Upon Books

Dream Loverla(By: Ruth Ryan Langan)(2022)

Publication Order of Reflections and Dreams: The Bannions Books

Dance of Dreams(1983)

Publication Order of Sacred Sins Books

Sacred Sins(1987)
Brazen Virtue(1988)

Publication Order of Sign of Seven Books

Blood Brothers(2007)
The Hollow(2008)
The Pagan Stone(2008)

Publication Order of The Stanislaskis: Those Wild Ukrainians Books

Taming Natasha(1990)
Luring a Lady(1991)
Falling for Rachel(1993)
Convincing Alex(1994)
Waiting for Nick(1997)
Considering Kate(2001)

Publication Order of Stars of Mithra Books

Hidden Star(1997)
Captive Star(1997)
Secret Star(1998)

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