James Grippando Books In Order – Complete List

Last Updated on April 18, 2024

New York Times bestselling author James Grippando is best known for his defense attorney Jack Swyteck legal thrillers, and his off-shot Andie Henning series, featuring Jack’s FBI agent wife.  There are currently close to 40 James Grippando books, with the first book written based on him being falsely arrested as a peeping Tom due to mistaken identity. How many writers can say the same for their first published debut novel?

Here are the James Grippando books in order for the Jack Swyteck series, Andie Hennings series, and his standalone novels

Latest James Grippando Books

Goodbye Girl (Jack Swyteck #18), 2024

Jack Swyteck Books in Order of Publication

  1. The Pardon, 1994
  2. Beyond Suspicion, 2002
  3. Last to Die, 2003
  4. Hear No Evil, 2004
  5. Got the Look, 2006
  6. When Darkness Falls, 2007
  7. Last Call, 2008
  8. Born to Run, 2008
  9. Afraid of the Dark, 2011
  10. Blood Money, 2013
  11. Black Horizon, 2014
  12. Gone Again, 2016
  13. Most Dangerous Place, 2017
  14. A Death in Live Oak, 2018
  15. The Girl in the Glass Box, 2019
  16. The Big Lie, 2020
  17. Twenty, 2021
  18. Goodbye Girl, 2024

Jack Swyteck Short Stories in Order of Publication

Andie Henning Books in Order of Publication

Andie Henning is Swyteck’s wife and an FBI agent.

  1. Under Cover of Darkness, 2000
  2. Money to Burn, 2010
  3. Need You Now, 2011
  4. Cash Landing, 2015 (Jack Swyteck makes a cameo appearance)

Andie Henning Books in Chronological Order

  1. Cash Landing, 2015 (prequel)
  2. Under Cover of Darkness, 2000
  3. Money to Burn, 2010
  4. Need You Now, 2011

Standalone Books in Order of Publication

Anthologies and Short Stories in Order of Publication

James Grippando Biography – About the Author

James Grippando

Born in 1958 in Waukegan, Illinois, James Grippando, author of the Jack Swyteck series, grew up in Illinois in a rural area. He started college at the University of Illinois, however, from his second year he transferred to the University of Florida in Gainesville when his family moved to Florida. Once he graduated from law school, his first job was to serve as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas A. Clark, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta.

Later James Grippando became a trial lawyer, and during this time he worked also in private practice on many death penalty cases, knowledge and experience, which helped me write his first book, The Pardon, which would become the first Jack Swyteck novel.

He also wrote several scholarly articles about the law, and it was during this time that he started to write fiction. After his first novel, he decided to become a full-time novelist. In fact, his many years’ experience of working as a lawyer helped James Grippando with the Jack Swyteck book series, as they all deal with the law one way or another. Most novels take part in Florida, Miami, the very area where James lives.

In addition to the main Swyteck series, the author’s several standalone novels include legal mysteries and thrillers (like Cane and Abe), or straight-up thrillers (Intent to Kill, The Informant, and Need You Now). We even have time travel stories (Leapholes).

Except for his two main mystery series (Jack Swyteck series and Andie Henning series) and his stand-alone novels (including his YA novel – for young readers), James Grippando has also written non-fiction articles and essays for Mystery Scene MagazineMiami Herald, and Goodreading, among others. He also wrote various scholarly articles related to his job as a lawyer.

Why Read The James Grippando Books In Order?

Having read the James Grippando books in his two series, I can mostly speak for his thriller series. While I’m pretty obsessive about reading the books in chronological order, I didn’t quite feel the need to do that here.

James Grippando’s book series, including the Jack Swyteck and Andie Henning series, are thrilling reads. While reading the books in chronological order helps see the character development, it is not necessary. The books are known for being “clean” and accessible to all readers.

The characters’ stories evolve over time, and reading in order helps see their growth and relationships from book to book. The stories are interconnected, and they build upon each other.

Reading the James Grippando books in proper order for his two series is rather important, especially since the Andie Henning series ties in with the original Swyteck series due to the two main characters being husband and wife.

James Grippando Awards

  • Gone Again won the Harper Lee Prize for legal fiction in 2017
  • Leapholes was a finalist for the Benjamin Franklin Award in 2007
  • Money to Burn won the Florida Book Awards Bronze Medal in 2010
  • James Grippando was awarded the Distinguished Author Award by the University of Scranton in 2005


  1. I. Just finished Got The Look and liked it very much. Looking forward to starting with Jack at the start and reading MORE !!

  2. When will there be another “Jack Swyteck” book coming out. I love all your books but I’m really partial to the Swyteck series. I use to be a legal secretary and I enjoy how realistic those books are. I know that you were an attorney and that makes you bring a lot of realization to all your books. Please keep up the great books….

  3. My eye doctor referred James Grippando’s novels to me when he saw me reading my Kindle. He had just purchased Mr. G’s latest novel and thought I might enjoy his books. I printed out a list of all of the books Mr. G. had written – in order. Then I started purchasing and reading…..first Swyteck’s then the others.

    One of the great writers in my eyes! He’s ahead of Patterson (1st books great, now, not so much); Lee Child’s Jack Reacher’s novels (awesome books) and Jonathan Kellerman. I have read all of both Mr. and Mrs. Kellermans’ books (also in order on the Kindle, before that, missing some, in paperback) and I continue to read each as they write their books. I think it’s time for another Swyteck novel! I love it when books contain many of the same characters as you start to feel like you “know” them personally.

    I’m thinking of starting at the beginning and re-reading the Swyteck novels. I did that with Patterson’s Alex Cross series (the only one’s of Patterson’s I read).

    Keep it up Mr. G. and I’ll keep buying!

    1. Audrey,
      You might like Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club series. Same characters in each book.

      After discovering them, I read the Jack Swyteck books in order.It helps keep the love interests in order, etc. I like his characters very much. I also like Michaeal Conelly’s Harry Bosch series, which I think is the best out there. Also, Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone series. Also read James Lee Burke, both his Dave Robicheaux and Hollande series. You won’t find better writers than him.

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