Mark Dawson Books in Order – Complete List of Books

Last Updated on July 20, 2023

Mark Dawson is a British author, popular for his John Milton thriller series and his several spin-off series involving other members related to Group 15, along with his new Atticus Priest series, and the latest Mark Dawson series, Charlie Cooper.

Here are the Mark Dawson books in order for his bestselling series John Milton, and his spin-off series Beatrix Rose, following with Isabella Rose (which is a spin-off from Beatrix Rose) and his historical thriller series Soho Noir.

New Mark Dawson Books

Uppercut (John Milton #22), 2023
Pistolero (Beatrix Rose #5), 2023

John Milton Books in Publication Order

  1. 1000 Yards ( #0.5), 2013
  2. Tarantula (#0.6), 2014
  3. The Cleaner (#1), 2013
  4. Saint Death (#2), 2013
  5. The Driver (#3), 2014
  6. Ghosts (#4), 2014
  7. The Sword of God (#5), 2014
  8. Salvation Row (#6), 2014
  9. Headhunters (#7), 2015
  10. The Ninth Step (#8), 2016
  11. The Jungle (#9), 2016
  12. Blackout (#10), 2017
  13. The Alamo (#11), 2017
  14. The Redeemer (#12), 2018
  15. Sleepers (#13), 2018
  16. Twelve Days (#14), 2018
  17. Bright Lights (#15), 2019
  18. The Man Who Never Was (#16), 2020
  19. Killa City (#17), 2020
  20. Ronin (#18), 2020
  21. Never Let Me Down Again (#19), 2021
  22. Bulletproof (#20), 2021
  23. The Sandman (#21), 2022
  24. Uppercut (#22), 2023
  25. Bloodlands (#23), 2024

Beatrix Rose Books in Publication Order

  1. In Cold Blood (#1), 2014
  2. Blood Moon Rising (#2), 2014
  3. Blood and Roses (#3), 2014
  4. Phoenix (#3.5), 2017 – this novella is a prequel to both Beatrix Rose and John Milton books series; it might be worth reading it first to glimpse a young Rose and a pre-Group 15 John Milton.
  5. Tempest (#4), 2019
  6. Pistolero (#5), 2023

Beatrix Rose: Hong Kong Stories in Publication Order

  1. White Devil (#1), 2015
  2. Nine Dragons (#2), 2015
  3. Dragon Head (#3), 2015
  4. The Dragon and the Ghost, 2015 (aka Hong Kong Stories) (includes White Devil, Nine Dragons, Dragon Head)

Isabella Rose Books in Publication Order

  1. The Angel (#1), 2015
  2. The Asset (#2), 2016
  3. The Agent (#3), 2017
  4. The Assassin (#4), 2018
  5. The Avenger (#5), 2022

Group Fifteen Files Books in Publication Order

The earlier adventures of John Milton before he left Group Fifteen, the top secret group in the government. It could be read first before reading the John Milton series

  1. Scorpion, 2017
  2. Witness X, 2017
  3. Little Sister, 2018
  4. Group Fifteen Files Volume 1, 2018 (includes Scorpion, Witness X, Little Sister)
  5. The Vault, 2020
  6. Wormwood, 2022

Group Fifteen Files Books in Order of Reading

  1. The Vault (#0.1), 2020
  2. Scorpion (#0.2), 2017 (with Steve Cavanagh)
  3. Witness X (#0.3), 2017 (with Scot Mariani)
  4. Little Sister (#0.4), 2018 (with Michael Ridpath)
  5. Group Fifteen Files Volume 1 (#1), 2018 (includes Scorpion, Witness X, Little Sister)
  6. Wormwood, 2022 (#2)

Atticus Priest Books in Publication Order

  1. The House in the Woods (#1), 2020
  2. A Place to Bury Strangers (#2), 2021
  3. The Red Room (#3), 2023

Soho Noir Books in Publication Order

  1. Gaslight (#0.5). 2014
  2. The Black Mile (#1), 2012
  3. The Imposter (#2), 2013

Charlie Cooper Books in Publication Order

  1. Sandstorm (#1), 2022

After School Detective Club Books in Publication Order

  1. The Case of the Smuggler’s Curse (#1), 2020
  2. The Secret of Ragnar’s Gold (#2), 2022
  3. The Mystery in the Marshes (#3), 2023
  4. The Case of the Dastardly Dognappers (#4), 2023
  5. The Legend of the Headless Horseman (#5), 2024

Other Mark Dawson Books in Publication Order – Standalone Novels

Mark Dawson Biography – About the Author

Mark Dawson was born in 1973 in Lowestoft, UK, and spent his youth in Manchester, where he attended Manchester University studying law.

Mark Dawson

Before training as a lawyer, Mark Dawson held several other types of jobs, such as being a DJ, an ice cream seller, and club promoter. After getting his law degree, he became a lawyer going after money launderers all over the world, and then as the lawyer of celebrities who were suing newspapers for libel.

He started writing books in the early 1990s, but he didn’t have much success with traditional publishing, so he gave it all up for several years until the indie author industry really kicked in with the Kindle eBooks.

Mark Dawson left his law career in 2011 and for a short time, he also worked as a film censor for the British Board of Film Classification.

Since the income from his books surpassed the income from watching movies all day, he left that job and devoted his full time to writing thrillers.

2014 was so far the most productive year for the author Mark Dawson, with four books written in the John Milton series, one in the Beatrix Rose series and several short stories also completed.

Mark Dawson’s first self-published novel, The Black Mile, which became the first in the Soho Noir historical thriller series, took him over one year to complete. Once he started working on the John Milton former British Secret Service agent set of books, with the internet at his fingertips, research became much easier, so John was able to write and publish much faster.

Besides writing his popular thriller series, John Milton, Mark Dawson has also created a Facebook marketing course for authors.

After Jack Reacher left its mark on the genre, readers wanted more ruthless assassins, hitmen who went rogue, or finally found a conscience and decided to turn their ways around and help others rather than take them out.

Authors like Tom Wood with his Victor the Assassin series, or Mark Greaney with his Court Gentry/ Gray Man series, and of course, the indie author Mark Dawson with John Milton, a British government-sanctioned assassin who went rogue because he’s had enough of killing innocent people.

Once I picked up the thriller novels by Mark Dawson, I couldn’t stop. I bought each book (including the latest #11 book published in 2017, The Alamo) and I have finally managed to read all the Mark Dawson books in order for his John Milton series featuring the most dangerous assassin in Group Fifteen turned former government assassin). I can highly recommend you start with the first book, 1000 Yards, the prequel novella, then continue with book #1 The Cleaner and work your way up. You will thank me for it because there is a continuity to the timeline of John’s adventures which you don’t want to miss.

For example, the resolution to what happens in Salvation Row is given in Headhunters. If you read the books out of order, you might not understand what is going on and what is the history between the two main antagonists.

The Beatrix Rose and the Isabella Rose series should also be read in order. Isabella is the daughter of Beatrix who passed away recently, soon after the two women were finally reunited. Now Isabella is working with Michael Pope and on the run from the people she used to work for as she is caught up in a conspiracy bigger than herself.

When it comes to the books by Mark Dawson, they are all self-published and the author is really more the exception to the rule that thesed authors are creating inferior works compared to traditionally published authors. His books are properly edited, there is a wonderful flow to the story and his writing, and I honestly was surprised when I first learned that one of the big publishing houses is not releasing his books, but himself. Even the Forbes magazine printed an article a while ago about Mark Dawson saying that Amazon is paying him around $450,000 per year. Basically the more books he wrote, the more money he would made.

2020 starts the release of the Mark Dawson John Milton books in hardcover for the first time, starting with The Cleaner, by the British publishing house Welbeck Publishing.

The latest John Milton book by Mark Dawson is Uppercut, published in 2023, followed by Bloodlands to be released in 2024.

Mark Dawson lives in Wiltshire with his family and his pets, where he works on his next book and co-hosts the Self-publishing Formula podcast for other authors, focusing on writing fast, well, publishing by yourself, and promoting via popular social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and other channels of advertising such as Amazon ads.

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  1. You can’t leave me at the end of A place to bury strangers……. Atticus Priest is a wonderful character….what’s he up to next?..

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