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C.J. Box aka Charles James Box, Jr. is an author from United States. He graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in Mass Communication. Apart from writing, he has also worked as a reported and editor in a small newspaper in his town in Wyoming.

Order of Joe Pickett Series

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1Open Season 2001Description / Buy
2Savage Run 2002Description / Buy
3Winterkill 2003Description / Buy
4Trophy Hunt 2004Description / Buy
5Out of Range 2005Description / Buy
6In Plain Sight 2006Description / Buy
7Free Fire 2007Description / Buy
8Blood Trail 2008Description / Buy
9Below Zero 2009Description / Buy
10Nowhere to Run 2010Description / Buy
11Cold Wind 2011Description / Buy
12Force of Nature 2012Description / Buy
13Breaking Point 2013Description / Buy
14Stone Cold 2014Description / Buy
15Endangered 2015Description / Buy
16Off the Grid 2016Description / Buy
17Vicious Circle 2017Description / Buy
18The Disappeared 2018Description / Buy
19Wolf Pack 2019Description / Buy
20Long Range 2020Description / Buy
21Dark Sky 2021Description / Buy

Order of Joe Pickett Short Stories/Novellas

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1Dull Knife 2005Description / Buy
2The Master Falconer 2011Description / Buy

Order of Joe Pickett Collections

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1Shots Fired: Stories from Joe Pickett Country 2014Description / Buy

Order of Cassie Dewell Series

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1The Highway 2013Description / Buy
2Badlands 2015Description / Buy
3Paradise Valley 2017Description / Buy
4The Bitterroots 2019Description / Buy

Order of Cody Hoyt Series

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1Back of Beyond 2011Description / Buy
2The Highway 2013Description / Buy

Order of The Highway Series

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1Back of Beyond 2011Description / Buy
2The Highway 2013Description / Buy
3Badlands 2015Description / Buy
4Paradise Valley 2017Description / Buy
5The Bitterroots 2019Description / Buy

Order of C.J. Box Standalone Novels

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1Blue Heaven 2007Description / Buy
2Three Weeks to Say Goodbye 2008Description / Buy
3Pronghorns of the Third Reich (Short Story) 2012Description / Buy

Order of Bibliomysteries Series

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1The Book of Ghosts (Short Story) ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman) 2011Description / Buy
2The Book Thing ( By: Laura Lippman) 2012Description / Buy
3The Book of Virtue ( By: Ken Bruen) 2012Description / Buy
4Pronghorns of the Third Reich (Short Story) 2012Description / Buy
5The Book Case ( By: Nelson DeMille) 2012Description / Buy
6An Acceptable Sacrifice ( By: Jeffery Deaver) 2012Description / Buy
7Death Leaves a Bookmark (Short Story) ( By: William Link) 2012Description / Buy
8The Final Testament (Short Story) ( By: Peter Blauner) 2013Description / Buy
9Rides a Stranger (Short Story) ( By: David Bell) 2013Description / Buy
10The Long Sonata of the Dead (Short Story) ( By: Andrew Taylor) 2013Description / Buy
11What's in a Name? (Short Story) ( By: Thomas H. Cook) 2014Description / Buy
12Remaindered (Short Story) ( By: Peter Lovesey) 2014Description / Buy
13The Compendium of Srem (Short Story) ( By: F. Paul Wilson) 2014Description / Buy
14The Sequel (Short Story) ( By: R.L. Stine) 2014Description / Buy
15The Gospel of Sheba (Short Story) ( By: Lyndsay Faye) 2014Description / Buy
16Book Club (Short Story) ( By: Loren D. Estleman) 2014Description / Buy
17The Nature of My Inheritance (Short Story) ( By: Bradford Morrow) 2014Description / Buy
18It's in the Book (Short Story) ( By: Mickey Spillane) 2014Description / Buy
19The Scroll (Short Story) ( By: Anne Perry) 2014Description / Buy
20The Book of the Lion (Short Story) ( By: Thomas Perry) 2015Description / Buy
21The Little Men (Short Story) ( By: Megan Abbott) 2015Description / Buy
22Condor in the Stacks (Short Story) ( By: James Grady) 2015Description / Buy
23Mystery, Inc. (Short Story) ( By: Joyce Carol Oates) 2015Description / Buy
24Every Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Denise Mina) 2015Description / Buy
25From the Queen (Short Story) ( By: Carolyn Hart) 2015Description / Buy
26The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin) 2016Description / Buy
27Citadel (Short Story) ( By: Stephen Hunter) 2016Description / Buy
28Reconciliation Day (Short Story) ( By: Christopher Fowler) 2016Description / Buy
29Dead Dames Don't Sing (Short Story) ( By: John Harvey) 2016Description / Buy
30The Haze (Short Story) ( By: James W. Hall) 2016Description / Buy
31Hoodoo Harry (Short Story) ( By: Joe R. Lansdale) 2017Description / Buy
32The Pretty Little Box (Short Story) ( By: Charles Todd) 2018Description / Buy
33Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Peter Robinson) 2018Description / Buy
34The Hemingway Valise ( By: Robert Olen Butler) 2018Description / Buy
35The Last Honest Horse Thief ( By: Michael Koryta) 2018Description / Buy
36The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository ( By: John Connolly) 2018Description / Buy

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Series

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1The Book of Virtue ( By: Ken Bruen)2012Description / Buy
2The Scroll (Short Story) ( By: Anne Perry)2014Description / Buy
3Pronghorns of the Third Reich (Short Story)2012Description / Buy
4An Acceptable Sacrifice ( By: Jeffery Deaver)2012Description / Buy
5Death Leaves a Bookmark (Short Story) ( By: William Link)2012Description / Buy
6Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Peter Robinson)2018Description / Buy
7The Book Thing ( By: Laura Lippman)2012Description / Buy
8The Book of Ghosts (Short Story) ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman)2011Description / Buy
9Book Club (Short Story) ( By: Loren D. Estleman)2014Description / Buy
10The Long Sonata of the Dead (Short Story) ( By: Andrew Taylor)2013Description / Buy
11The Final Testament (Short Story) ( By: Peter Blauner)2013Description / Buy
12Rides a Stranger (Short Story) ( By: David Bell)2013Description / Buy
13What's in a Name? (Short Story) ( By: Thomas H. Cook)2014Description / Buy
14It's in the Book (Short Story) ( By: Mickey Spillane)2014Description / Buy
15The Nature of My Inheritance (Short Story) ( By: Bradford Morrow)2014Description / Buy
16Remaindered (Short Story) ( By: Peter Lovesey)2014Description / Buy
17The Compendium of Srem (Short Story) ( By: F. Paul Wilson)2014Description / Buy
18The Gospel of Sheba (Short Story) ( By: Lyndsay Faye)2014Description / Buy
19The Sequel (Short Story) ( By: R.L. Stine)2014Description / Buy
20The Book of the Lion (Short Story) ( By: Thomas Perry)2015Description / Buy
21The Little Men (Short Story) ( By: Megan Abbott)2015Description / Buy
22From the Queen (Short Story) ( By: Carolyn Hart)2015Description / Buy
23Every Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Denise Mina)2015Description / Buy
24Citadel (Short Story) ( By: Stephen Hunter)2016Description / Buy
25Condor in the Stacks (Short Story) ( By: James Grady)2015Description / Buy
26Mystery, Inc. (Short Story) ( By: Joyce Carol Oates)2015Description / Buy
27The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin)2016Description / Buy
28The Haze (Short Story) ( By: James W. Hall)2016Description / Buy
29Dead Dames Don't Sing (Short Story) ( By: John Harvey)2016Description / Buy
30Reconciliation Day (Short Story) ( By: Christopher Fowler)2016Description / Buy
31Hoodoo Harry (Short Story) ( By: Joe R. Lansdale)2017Description / Buy
32The Pretty Little Box (Short Story) ( By: Charles Todd)2018Description / Buy
33The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository ( By: John Connolly)2018Description / Buy
34The Hemingway Valise ( By: Robert Olen Butler)2018Description / Buy
35The Last Honest Horse Thief ( By: Michael Koryta)2018Description / Buy
36The Book Case ( By: Nelson DeMille)2012Description / Buy

C.J. Box Anthologies

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1 Hook, Line & Sinister2010Description / Buy
2 Inherit the Dead2013Description / Buy
3 The Highway Kind2016Description / Buy
4 The Best American Mystery Stories 20172017Description / Buy
5 Gather at the River2019Description / Buy
6 The Best American Mystery Stories 20202020Description / Buy
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C.J. Box is known for the famous Joe Pickett series along with so many other stand-alone novels and short stories. He is the New York Times No.1 bestselling author of 21 novels which includes the Joe Pickett series. His first novel in the Joe Pickett series was Open Season which was included in the “Notable Books” in the New York Times list in the year 2001.

The series follows Joe Pickett, a Wyoming game warden and family man who takes on all matter of foes in the pursuit of justice. The character has drawn rave reviews for being unlike the hero of most other novels these days as he is a happily married family man who doesn’t have a dark past or emotional troubles. He’s just a regular Joe.

CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF C.J. BOX BOOKS:

The chronological order of all of the C.J. Box book series are the exact same as the publication order.

C.J. BOX AWARDS:

C.J. Box has won many awards in his career of being a writer. He won the “Anthony Award”, “Barry Award”, “Macavity Award”, “Gumshoe Award” for the best first novel.

His first Stand-Alone novel Blue Heaven won the Edgar Award for the Best Mystery novel in the year 2008. In the year 2010, he backed the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award. He has has also won an Award for Literature recently called the Western Heritage Award given by the National Cowboy Museum. Prix Calibre 38 Award is one more star in his career.

C.J. BOX BOOKS INTO MOVIES/TV

There was a time when a Joe Picket series seemed like an inevitability with Robert Redford rumored to be in the mix on the production side. However, in 2016 CJ Box announced on his website that he had withdrawn from the project because he did not like the direction that they were planning to take his characters. The characters had the same names and the show would take place in Wyoming, but that was about all that was the same from his novels and he decided to withdraw, stating that “A television series (or movie) is not the be-all and end-all for a novelist.” Hopefully, this gets revisited down the road as the Joe Pickett series feels tailor-made for television.

Box’s 2008 novel Blue Heaven has been optioned by major studios three times with the expectation of making it into a major motion picture, but that has failed to materialize as well. The current rights holder is unknown, but here’s hoping they do something with them.

While there hasn’t been a movie or TV series from Box’s work to make it to the screen yet, it is very likely that one day you will see something of his on the big screen. C.J. Box’s books are major sellers and there is an audience out there that is dying to see them on the big screen.

BEST C.J. BOX BOOKS:

The best of the C.J. Box Books are “Open Season” which has won so many awards and “Endangered” from the Joe Pickett series and the “Blue Heaven”, his best stand-alone novel.

Open Season: His debut novel on crime genre was a big hit and grabbed four awards for the first best Novel. Open season engages you in a crime mystery world which suits very much for the outdoor enthusiasts. The story starts with gun shots and three outfitters are dead. Joe Pickett is the game warden in Wyoming finds one of the bodies. Joe Pickett is the main character of the series and he doesn’t take bribes or get distracted from this work, a kind of person needed in Wyoming where everyone hunts. The story continues with how Joe Pickett investigates and solves the murder. The author delves with issues which go deep into your heart making the readers to empathise the plot. No surprise why this novel bagged the famous awards.

Endangered: Endangered is the 15th novel in the Joe Pickett series and is the next famous book among the readers. The story revolves around Joe Pickett’s eighteen year old daughter who runs away with Cates, whom Joe Pickett really hates. His daughter is later found barely alive in the ditch. Joe is trying to find the truth behind who is responsible for her daughter’s situation and will the trust kill him is all the story is about. The book is filled with captivating and intriguing characters. Endangered has proved to be one of the best classic reader by the rating it has got by the readers. One of the reason the book was a hit is because the author has given equal importance to both the characterization and the plot.

Blue Heaven Blue Heaven is the first Stand-alone novel written by C.J. Box. Two children, William and Annie is on the run in the North Idaho woods where they encounter four men committing murder. They are persuaded by the murderers, who are retired cops, who exactly knows who these children are and who their mother is. The two kids meet their saviour unexpectedly as an old school rancher. But one school rancher against the four cops is next to impossible, so he tries to gather allies with a great risk to save the children and their mother. The author makes the reader sink into the unforgettable characters and in the deep plot. Blue Heaven was delivered with so many twists and turns which leave the readers breath-taking until the last page of the novel.

When Does The Next C.J. Box book come out?

C.J. Box doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Dark Sky and was released on March, 2nd 2021. It is the newest book in the Joe Pickett Series.

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