Daniel Silva Books In Order – The Complete List of Books

New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva is the writer of the popular Gabriel Allon spy thriller series. If you like spy thrillers, you will want to pick up and read the Daniel Silva books in order of publication, because most of his novels focus on Gabriel Allon, with the exception of a standalone novel, and two books in his earlier thriller series about Michael Osbourne.

Latest Daniel Silva Book

A Death in Cornwall
A Death in Cornwall (Gabriel Allon #24) 2024

Here is the list of Daniel Silva’s books in order of when they were first released, i.e. in proper chronological and publication order, including the two series and the standalone novel. The reading order is also the order of publication. To make it easier, the list has been split into the various series.

Gabriel Allon Books in Publication Order

  1. The Kill Artist, 2000
  2. The English Assassin, 2002
  3. The Confessor, 2002
  4. A Death in Vienna, 2003
  5. Prince of Fire, 2005
  6. The Messenger, 2006
  7. The Secret Servant, 2007
  8. Moscow Rules, 2008
  9. The Defector, 2009
  10. The Rembrandt Affair, 2010
  11. Portrait of a Spy, 2011
  12. The Fallen Angel, 2012
  13. The English Girl, 2013
  14. The Heist, 2014
  15. The English Spy, 2015
  16. The Black Widow, 2016
  17. House of Spies, 2017
  18. The Other Woman, 2018
  19. The New Girl, 2019
  20. The Order, 2020
  21. The Cellist, 2021
  22. Portrait of an Unknown Woman, 2022
  23. The Collector, 2023
  24. A Death in Cornwall, 2024

Michael Osbourne Books in Publication Order

  1. The Mark of the Assassin, published 1998
  2. The Marching Season, published 1999

Daniel Silva Standalone Novels

Daniel Silva Biography and Bibliography

Daniel Silva

Daniel Silva was born in 1960 in the United States, in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of seven, he moved with his parents, both teachers, to  Merced, California, a city also known as the “Gateway to Yosemite.” He graduated from the California State University in  Fresno with a BA, after which he enrolled at the San Francisco State University with a major in international relations focusing on Russia, and the Soviet Union. He didn’t graduate, however, as he got a good job offer as a journalist with the United Press International (UPI) in 1984.

His initial position was temporary and his first assignment was to cover the Democratic National Convention. Soon, however, he got an offer to work at the UPI full-time. After one year of working there, he got a transfer to the company’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. He stayed there two more years, after which he was reassigned again to Cairo in Egypt, where he became UPI’s Middle East correspondent. When he left UPI, he went back to the US and got jobs with Cable News Network, and later with CNN, where he became the producer and executive producer of several CNN programs, including Crossfire and Capital Gang.

He began working on his debut novel in 1994, which was published in 1997 with the title The Unlikely Spy, a standalone novel. This started the author’s writing career. The book was on the New York Times bestseller list for five weeks. The novel is set in the WWII around the allied invasion of France. This book set the trend for the next spy thrillers the author is so well known about.

This is when Daniel Silva left his day job to pursue a full-time career in writing. His next book, The Mark of The Assassin started his Michael Osbourne series in 1998. The Kill Artist, published in 2000 is the 4th novel by the author Daniel Silva and the one that gave birth to one of the best heroes in fiction – the spy Gabriel Allon.

The author is well known in the international intrigue fiction circles and the spy Gabriel Allon is a character that everyone wants to learn about. Reading the Daniel Silva books in order will mostly focus on the complex character of the Israeli secret agent. Daniel Silva has around 20 books, with 23 in the Gabriel Allon series. At some point, in 2007 there was an offer to option the rights to Silva’s Gabriel Allon series by Universal Pictures. Nothing came of it as Daniel Silva was not entirely happy about the team that would work on the movie.

In 2007, however,  MGM Television had actually acquired the rights for the Gabriel Allon series based on the books, but at this time we don’t have any news on when they will be adapted. Daniel Silva and his wife, Jamie Gangel, are said to be executive producers. He met his wife in 1987 when he was covering the Iraq-Iran conflict, and she was a CNN special correspondent in Israel at the time.

The first book I’ve read by Daniel Silva was The Kill Artist. It is the book that stayed with me ever since. I’ve read, in the meantime everything else in both series and let’s say that whenever I think of the spy thriller genre, Gabriel Allon is the first character that pops into my mind right away.

Daniel Silva Book Adaptations

In 2007, Universal Pictures expressed interest in acquiring the rights to Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon series, beginning with the novel The Messenger. However, although in 2011 Jeff Zucker was announced as a potential producer, the deal was never finalized.

Moving forward, on May 15, 2017, MGM Television obtained the rights to adapt the Gabriel Allon series, but details such as the specific novels being considered or a production schedule were not disclosed at the time of the announcement.

Daniel Silva Awards


  • 2007 – The Messenger won the Barry Award for Best Thriller
  • 2013 – The Fallen Angel won the Barry Award for Best Thriller
  • 2016 – The English Spy won the Audie Award for Best Male Narrator


  • 2004 – The Confessor: Crime Writer’s Association Award for Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award
  • 2005 – A Death in Vienna: Barry Award for Best Thriller, Crime Writer’s Association Award for Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award
  • 2006 – The Messenger: Crime Writer’s Association Award for Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, International Thriller Writers Award for Best Novel
  • 2007 – Moscow Rules: Crime Writer’s Association Award for Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award
  • 2011 – The Rembrandt Affair: Barry Award for Best Thriller
  • 2012 – The Fallen Angel: Goodreads Awards for Best Mystery and Thriller, Portrait of a Spy: Audie Award for Best Fiction
  • 2015 – The English Spy: Goodreads Awards for Best Mystery and Thriller
  • 2016 – The Black Widow: Goodreads Awards for Best Mystery and Thriller, Crime Writer’s Association Award for Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award

How Many Books Does Daniel Silva Have Currently?

Currently, there are 27 Daniel Silva books, with 24 novels in the Gabriel Allon spy series, 2 in the Daniel Osbourne CIA series, and one standalone novel.

What Was the First Daniel Silva Novel?

The Unlikely Spy was published in 1995, and it was the first novel the author released.

What Is The Latest Daniel Silva Book?

The latest novel is the 24th in the Gabriel Allon series, titled A Death in Cornwall, released on July 9, 2024


  1. I picked up the wrong book by mistake, took it home and sat down to read….. ABSOLUTELY AWESOME ” Prince of Fire”. I had to find another book written by Daniel Silva . “English Assassin”. Within 12 months I now am the proud owner of 23 Gabriel Allon books, 2x of Micheal Osbourne ,plus THE UNLIKELY SPY. Thank you so very much for each and every book you have written, after 50 years I have taken up reading again and thoroughly enjoy it. the Collector is my last one to read then WHAT……………….Waiting for the next book please..

  2. I enjoy the fact that Gabriel Allon is a well-rounded, erudite, character who is a talented art-restorer. His relationships are so interesting: his wife Chiara, the head of the “Office” -Shamron ( who seems to be a take on the real-life Ariel Sharon, and a colleague who knows how to stay ‘invisible’ when following their adversaries. Daniel Silva is one of my very favorite authors. We also get descriptions of many European settings in these books as well.

  3. Just finished “New Girl.” A great story, all of Gabriel Allon’s stories are.

  4. My husband Billy W. Smith is reading a Death In Vienna, but there are 2 books prior to this one. Please let me know the names of the 2 books that were written prior to this one that set the story for this 3rd book.
    We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
    Denise M. Smith, 17811 Seminole Way, Yorba Linda, Ca. 92886

    1. The book list is accurate with the latest book added. I am updating the author’s bio (actually all the authors’ bios, however, it takes time as I am a one person team), but the list of books is up to date.

  5. My new novel, Eternal Sonata, is out October 4. Ray Kurzweil calls it “a brilliant exploration of the many challenges and opportunities our species will face as the exponential growth of real-world technology moves us toward immortality.” Hope you’ll reference or review it.

    1. Okay. Now would you please explain what the heck that means for us Ludites . Doesn’te sound like Daniel Silva kind of stuff to me . Sorry .

  6. What is the Title Of Mr. Silva’s 17th book and when will it be released?

    1. I am a retired psychologist and have spent many wonderful hours with Mr. Allon, thank you. Doc Nobles.

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