Leslie Wolfe Books In Order – Complete List

Leslie Wolfe is the author of the Alex Hoffman thriller series, the Special Agent Tess Winnett series, the Baxter and Holt series, and the newer Detective Kay Sharp series. Here are the Leslie Wolfe books in order for her series and standalone novels in publication order. For her series, the recommended reading order is the same with the order of publication.

New Leslie Wolfe Books

Alex Hoffmann Books in Publication Order

  1. Executive, 2011
  2. Devil’s Move, 2014
  3. The Backup Asset, 2015
  4. The Ghost Pattern 2015
  5. Operation Sunset, 2016

Special Agent Tess Winnett Books in Publication Order

  1. Dawn Girl, 2016
  2. The Watson Girl, 2017
  3. Glimpse of Death, 2017
  4. Taker of Lives, 2018
  5. Girl With a Rose, 2020
  6. Not Really Dead, 2020
  7. Mile High Death, 2020
  8. The Girl They Took, 2021
  9. The Girl Hunter, 2023

Baxter and Holt Books in Publication Order

  1. Las Vegas Girl, 2018
  2. Casino Girl, 2018
  3. Las Vegas Crime, 2018

Detective Kay Sharp Books in Publication Order

  1. The Girl From Silent Lake, 2021
  2. Beneath Blackwater River), 2021
  3. The Angel Creek Girls, 2021
  4. The Girl on Wildfire Ridge, 2022
  5. Missing Girl at Frozen Falls, 2022

Standalone Books in Publication Order

Anthologies and Short Story Collections

Leslie Wolfe Biography – About the Author

Leslie Wolfe books in order

Leslie Wolfe was born in 1967. She had a strong interest in reading books from a very young age. Encouraged by her mother who would give her books to read and literary assignments ranging from easy to more and more difficult ones to complete, Leslie found herself reading books by authors like Alexandre Dumas and Jules Verne by the age of 10 and Tolstoy, E.A. Poe and Margaret Mitchell by the age of 16.

During her teen years, Leslie Wolfe tutored children in literature.

Even though she wrote several short stories before leaving school, life took Leslie in another direction for a while, as she went on to study business. She attended the University of Maryland and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked in the corporate world for a while as a senior business leader.

In 2011, Leslie Wolfe wrote her debut novel, Executive, which became the first in the Alex Hoffman series. With currently five books in the series, another few books in her Special Agent Tess Winnett novel series, a first book in the new Baxter and Holt series, a standalone novel, and a screenplay (based on her debut novel as a big screen adaptation), the author Leslie Wolfe has joined the ranks of established mystery and thriller authors.

While reading about the author’s life, I’m musing on how the path took us in so many different directions, while we started so similarly in life. I was born just one year after the author, I also read the same books by the age of 10 (we always had wall-to-wall libraries at home and my mother would push me to read as much as possible – thankfully I always loved reading). My Bachelor’s degree is also in MIS. Yet I am not an author, but I am a blogger and book reviewer. Our love for books remained the same, however.

Several of the Leslie Wolfe books are techno-thrillers. This is no surprise to those who know that the author has a passion for technology and psychology. Her standalone novel is a psychological thriller as well.

The Alex Hoffmann series is part political, part spy, part techno-thriller. Alex is the female response to Jason Bourne, Jack Ryan, and Jack Reacher. The series currently includes five books.

Special Agent Tess Winnett is working with her team to stop serial killers who want nothing more than their prey. Unlike the author’s first series, Tess Winnett has a strong psychological serial-killer thriller vibe. If you enjoy this genre, you will be in for a thrill!

To write her novels, Leslie Wolfe, as an author, does extensive background research for the above-mentioned fields. For example, in Glimpse of Death, she brings a lot of modern exploration of the DNA forensics, along with general avant-garde forensic science and modern investigative procedures on how to capture serial killers, along with a bit on their psychology as well.

Before publishing the book, the author runs the manuscript through the eyes of several professionals in the medical, law enforcement and science fields. Thus, the accuracy of modern technology in the book is maintained. Leslie Wolfe creates unforgettable, strong women heroes in her action adventure, thrilling suspense novels.

While I enjoyed reading the Alex Hoffman books, Leslie Wolfe’s Special Agent Tess Winnett novel series first released by Italics Publishing stole my heart. Tess Winnett is a strong character. In the series’ latest book, The Watson Girl, she is an FBI agent who is recovering at the hospital from a brutal attack. Still, Tess Winnett is brought back to work since she can help with a case that might be even more gruesome than the one her team closed in the previous book.

Tess Winnett has eight books so far, with the latest one published in 2022, and I strongly believe that there will be more to come.

The latest Leslie Wolfe series includes the Detective Kay Sharpe books, which started in 2021. It currently has five books to day. The latest Detective Kay Sharp book is Missing Girl and Frozen Falls, published in 2022.

The author is a very private person, she calls herself a recluse even, so there are no actual photos of her. When she keeps in contact with her fans, she does it so through email or social media. She is currently living in Florida with her husband and her dog.

Reading Leslie Wolfe’s books in publication order is certainly a true pleasure for any thriller fan. The book list is regularly updated.

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  1. I’ve read the Baxter & Holt trilogy; all of the Tess Winnett books – just finished The Girl Hunter tonight. Also read 3 of the 5 Detective Kay Sharp series. Starting book 4 tomorrow !!

    Please bring us another Baxter & Holt thriller in Vegas!!!

  2. I love the Hoffman series. It amazes me that I hear of something on the national news that correlates with one your books.
    I have read the entire series and I am so ready for a next one.
    Very talented writing, research, and development of characters.
    You’ve left me wanting more.

  3. Just finished Las Vegas Girl and want more stories about Holt and Baxter. Great read and since I moved from Las Vegas a year ago, actually Henderson, it was fun to “ride the streets” of my former city again. Thank you!

  4. I just finished Las Vegas Girl. Great read! Can’t wait for the next Baxter/Holt novel.

  5. I have read the Tess Winnett books and am now into Stories Untold. I am hooked on whatever you write. Keep going for you have an anxious reader waiting. Stan S.

  6. I loved the Tess Winnett books and am now enjoying Stories Untold. I love Leslie Wolfe’s work! I hope to see the return of Tess Winnett .

  7. I loved Tess Winnett, nice work!

    Character development and the depth of the plot was incredible!

    Can we expect a book 4, enquiring minds would like to know?


    Mike H, Colorado

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