Known for her gripping and fast-paced stories, the talented Laura Griffin has built a loyal following over the years, who eagerly awaits each of her new releases. If you’re a fan of steamy romance, romantic suspense, or mystery novels, odds are, you’ve heard of Laura Griffin too!
But with so many of her wonderful books to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. That’s where this reading guide comes in! In this article, you’ll see a complete list of Laura Griffin’s books in order, so keep reading to find your favorite one!
About Laura Griffin
Laura Griffin was born in 1973 and began her career as a journalist who covered hard-hitting news stories. Her days as a reporter influenced her to begin writing fictional novels.
After covering a lot of news stories that, unfortunately, had unresolved or unhappy endings, she was inspired to write suspense fiction that did have happy endings.
Griffin writes primarily in the romantic suspense genre but has dabbled in writing a touch of thriller, mystery, and even paranormal elements into her novels.
Her books are most often action-packed with steamy relationships, intriguing plots, and authentic characters who often work as military personnel, private investigators, and forensic experts.
Sounds like your cup of tea? Great! Keep reading to discover all Laura Griffin books in order!
All Laura Griffin Books in Order (Reading Guide)
Standalone Novels and Anthologies
Griffin’s standalone novels can be read in any order. The novels in her series can be read in any order or order of publication–aside from the Tracers series, which can be read in chronological order as well. The novels below are listed below in order of publication.
- Far Gone (2014)
- Last Seen Alone (2021)
- Vanishing Hour (2022)
- Night Heat (Novella) (2012)
- The Mammoth Book of Special Ops Romance (2010)
- Deadly Promises (2010)
- Love is Murder (2012)
Far Gone is a forensic thriller in which a split-second decision derails detective Andrea Finch’s career. She goes to Texas to help her brother. FBI agent Jon North asks for her help investigating an unsolved murder that may be linked to terrorism.
In Last Seen Alone, Leigh Larson is a determined lawyer fighting for victims of sexual extortion, harassment, and online abuse, but soon her world is turned upside down as she and a cop named Brandon must work against the clock to chase down a ruthless criminal.
Vanishing Hour follows corporate lawyer Ava Burch, who moves to rural Texas and discovers an abandoned campsite on a volunteer search-and-rescue mission. When another woman disappears, Ava and seasoned outdoorsman Grant Wycoff must solve the case.
Night Heat is a thriller short. Navy SEAL Mike Dietz and his team abandon a training mission to rescue hostages from an embassy under siege by terrorists.
The Mammoth Book of Special Ops Romance is a collection of adventurous romance stories that all feature the heroes of the Navy SEALs, Delta Force, Air Force Para-Rescue, Green Berets, Army Rangers, and other special forces.
Deadly Promises is a collection of three romantic adventures of the alpha heroes of the Bureau of American Defense, Black Ops, Inc., and the US Navy SEALs.
Love is Murder is another steamy romantic thriller collection by thirty of the best-selling romantic suspense authors today.
Borderline is a romantic suspense series that follows the work of a team of elite investigators who are tasked with solving complex and dangerous cases along the US-Mexico border. The novels in the series often delve into themes of corruption, organized crime, and drug trafficking.
One Last Breath (2007)
Feenie Malone, a mouthy former cheerleader turned fluff piece writer, stumbles upon a juicy news story in South Texas.
When she meets Marco Juarez, a macho PI obsessed with his sister’s murder, she discovers he might have the lead she needs for her story. And with evidence pointing to Feenie’s ex-husband, Marco thinks she could be useful to his investigation.
So, despite having zero patience for annoying reporters like Feenie, he must keep her close–and protect him from the danger they both now face.
One Wrong Step (2008)
Celie Wells finds herself caught in the middle of her ex-husband’s murder investigation after seeing him just one hour before his death. To make matters worse, she’s facing the wrath of a drug lord seeking revenge.
Only reporter John McAllister seems to be on her side, but is he helping her because he wants a news story or because he’s a playboy who wants yet another one-night stand?
As danger looms, Celie must decide whether to trust John and potentially allow her heart to be broken or refuse to accept his help which could put her life at even greater risk. And she better choose carefully because she can’t afford one wrong step.
Glass Sisters Series
The Glass Sisters series follows the adventures of two sisters, Charlotte and Bailey Glass. The series is set in the small town of Lost Hollow, Texas, and is an even mix of gripping suspense and steamy romance.
Thread of Fear (2008)
Forensic artist Fiona Glass is the best in the business—which is precisely why she’s quitting.
Her skill at mining victims’ memories to re-create the faces of sadistic criminals has taken an emotional toll on her–But Jack Bowman, a rugged police chief, convinces her to help him in his hunt for a serial killer targeting teenage girls.
As Fiona becomes deeply involved in the case, her attraction to Jack grows, but she’s also in danger as the killer is closing in on her. To keep her safe, Jack must unravel the town’s darkest secrets.
Whisper of Warning (2009)
Courtney Glass becomes a prime suspect in a brutal murder she witnessed. All evidence points to her guilt, and she’s the only one who knows the truth about what really went down. She must prove her innocence before becoming the killer’s next target, which means putting her trust in Detective Will Hodges despite being his prime suspect.
Tracers Series (Order of Publication)
- Untraceable (2009)
- Unspeakable (2010)
- Unforgivable (2010)
- Snapped (2011)
- Unstoppable (2012)
- Twisted (2012)
- Scorched (2012)
- Exposed (2013)
- Beyond Limits (2015)
- Shadow Fall (2015)
- Deep Dark (2016)
- At Close Range (2017)
- Touch of Red (2017)
- Stone Cold Heart (2019)
Tracers Series (Chronological Order)
The Tracers series is known for its intricate and well-researched forensic details. Taking place in Texas, the series follows various forensic experts, with each book taking an in-depth look into the processes of each one–Including a forensic anthropologist, a ballistics expert, and a blood spatter analyst!
Private investigator Alexandra Lovell helps clients disappear and start new lives in safety. But when one of her clients, Melanie Bess–a victim of abuse by her cop husband–vanishes for real, Alex fears the worst and sets out to discover what happened.
With the help of an elite team of forensic scientists and a jaded yet sexy Austin PD detective, Alex embarks on a mission to uncover the truth.
Elaina McCord’s dream of being an FBI profiler is threatened by her very first case, which involves investigating a string of brutal murders of young women near a Texas beach resort.
Her hunch is that they’re the latest works of a serial killer who’s been at it for years and getting more cunning with each strike. Local police don’t believe her theory, but true-crime writer Troy Stockton–known for his reputation as an irresistible playboy–teams up with the Tracers to help Elaina prove her theory.
But when the killer starts taunting her, it’s not just her career but her life that’s in danger.
DNA expert Mia Voss becomes the target of a vicious criminal and must destroy her reputation and risk letting a serial killer walk free to protect her loved ones.
Detective Ric Santos has a turbulent past with Mia, but to catch a madman, Mia must uncover the truth of a long-buried cold case that only she can solve, which first means entrusting Ric with her secrets and life.
After surviving a sniper attack on a college campus, Sophie Barrett becomes convinced that it was not the random act of violence everyone else thinks it was.
Despite not being believed by the police, her colleagues at the Delphi Center crime lab, or even detective Jonah Macon–who’s saved her life before–Jonah agrees to team up with her to uncover the truth.
But getting involved with a key witness could jeopardize Jonah’s career, and if Sophie is right, she’s made herself the target of a conscienceless killer.
Forensic anthropologist Kelsey Quinn travels to a remote border region in Texas to excavate ancient bones but stumbles upon a dangerous secret that puts her life in danger.
To protect herself and her dog, she turns to US Navy SEAL Gage Brewer for help. With his lethal skills, he might be the only one capable of keeping Kelsey safe from those who want to keep the secret buried.
Rookie detective Allison Doyle teams up with FBI profiler Mark Wolfe to investigate a vicious murder in her small Texas town. Wolfe puts forth a theory that the crime is the work of an elusive psychopath he has been hunting for years.
Despite skepticism from local investigators, Allison teams up with Mark and the Tracers to uncover the killer’s true identity. But as the net tightens, they begin to wonder if they’ve trapped a killer or become ensnared themselves.
Forensic anthropologist Kelsey Quinn finds herself in danger after unearthing a set of human remains in the Philippines.
It’s only the start of a chain of deadly events back on American soil, and after a terrifying attack, Kelsey goes into hiding and tries to unravel the mystery of two seemingly unconnected murders with the help of her colleagues at the Delphi Center crime lab.
Meanwhile, Navy SEAL Gage Brewer risks everything–including his job as a spec ops warrior–to protect Kelsey and get her out of harm’s way despite their past relationship’s failure.
But as the threats against her escalate, it becomes clear that the enemy they’re fighting is more lethal than anyone ever imagined.
Maddie Callahan is a forensic photographer at the Delphi Center crime lab who finds herself the target of violence when a freelance photo shoot goes wrong. She’s photographed the kidnapping of a key witness in a federal probe, and although her camera was stolen, Maddie knows she has something that could be even more valuable to investigators.
FBI agent Brian Beckman is investigating a vicious criminal known as the Doctor when a key witness is abducted on his watch. Worse, he is falling for Maddie, who may be the Doctor’s next target.
Beyond Limits (2015)
FBI agent Elizabeth is still recovering from her last case when she reunites with former flame, Navy SEAL Derek, who has uncovered evidence of a terrorist cell on US soil. With help from the Delphi Center, they race to stop an attack before it’s too late.
Shadow Fall (2015)
Special Agent Tara Rushing is investigating a serial killer, and the prime suspect is ex-Marine Liam Wolfe, now a security expert. Tara knows very little about Liam when she shows up at his compound, and she’s caught off guard by her intense physical reaction to him.
Tara must decide if she can trust the man who’s quickly stealing her heart when another body soon turns up.
Deep Dark (2016)
Detective Reed Novak investigates a murder case with no signs of forced entry and no apparent motive. He receives a mysterious text that links to a dating profile and turns to white-hat hacker Laney Knox for help.
She’d prefer to stay away from Austin PD’s most recent murder case, but she can’t ignore the chilling similarities between that crime and her own brutal attack years ago. When she agrees to help, she’s tempted to reveal the closely guarded secrets that could make her a key witness…or the killer’s next victim.
At Close Range (2017)
Detective Daniele Harper turns to the Delphi Center for help when a lakeside tryst results in a double murder with no clear answers.
Working with ballistics expert and former Navy SEAL Scott Black, the two fight their mutual attraction as they race against the clock to catch a ruthless murderer before he strikes again.
Touch of Red (2017)
Crime scene investigator Brooke Porter arrives at a murdered woman’s home, and the only thing more shocking than the carnage is the evidence that someone escaped the scene.
She’s determined to find the witness and get them out of harm’s way, but she’ll need Homicide detective Sean Byrne’s help.
Stone Cold Heart (2019)
The final book in the series really turns up the heat! Its summary speaks for itself!
“When local rock climbers stumble upon abandoned human bones in a remote Texas gorge, Sara Lockhart is the first to get the call.
She has a reputation as one of the nation’s top forensic anthropologists, and police detective Nolan Hess knows she is just the expert he needs to help unravel this case. Although evidence is scarce, Nolan suspects the bones belong to a teenage climber who vanished last summer.
But as Sara unearths strange clues, she finds chilling similarities to a case from her past—a case that now threatens to rock Nolan’s community.
While Sara digs deep for answers, the stakes rise higher as another young woman disappears without a trace. Investigators work against the clock as Sara races to discover the truth, even if her harrowing search brings her face to face with a stone-cold killer.”
Other Series and Books in Order
Moreno & Hart Mysteries Series
Alpha Crew Series
Wolfe Security Series
The Texas Murder Files Series
Whether you love heart-stopping suspense, steamy romance, or jaw-dropping mysteries, Laura Griffin’s books are perfect for you! I hope that with the help of this article, you’ll be able to read them in your desired order.
Yes, the Wolfe Security series is a spinoff of the Tracers series. The two series are intertwined by their characters! The founder of Wolfe Security, Liam Wolfe, is the main character in the Tracers book Shadow Fall.
Which of Laura Griffin’s series is most popular?
The Tracers series is arguably Griffin’s most popular. It’s well-known, was most people’s introduction to Griffin’s work, and has a very dedicated following!
When was Laura Griffin born?
Not a lot is known about Laura Griffin’s personal life. Her birth year is 1973, but she has not revealed her exact birth date. And–fun fact–her real name is unknown as well. Laura Griffin is her pen name.
What was Laura Griffin’s first book?
Griffin’s first published book was One Last Breath. It was published in 2007.
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