Novelist Mark Dawson Books in Order
Mark Dawson is a multi-million copy bestselling UK/English author who writes books in the genres of suspense, spy thriller, detective, and mystery. He is one of the great thriller authors having written many novels and is most famous for the John Milton series.
List of the Mark Dawson Books in Order
Mark Dawson's books include the John Milton series, Beatrix Rose series, Isabella Rose series, Group 15 series, and the Atticus Priest series. He also has a few standalone books.
I've listed Mark Dawson's books in reading order with the publication date in (brackets), as he wrote a few prequels which can cause a little confusion as to what order you should read them. So, here's the publication and chronological order of Mark's books.
John Milton Books in Order
John Milton is the British government’s top agent in the secretive Group Fifteen. But after ten years of assassinating whoever the government assigns him, Milton’s conscience led him to leave the job behind.
However, this type of work is not one a government assassin can just walk away from. What ensues is a series of novels and novellas of Milton trying to escape his former life and wash the blood from his hands, while repeatedly getting pulled back into the action.
The John Milton series has 25 books/novellas:
Beatrix Rose Books in Order
The next series in our list of the Mark Dawson books in order is Beatrix Rose - a spin-off series to John Milton. Beatrix is also a dangerous assassin with the secretive government kill squad. She is ambushed and betrayed by her team, driving her underground with plenty of time to plot her revenge.
Like John Milton, this series also contains prequel novellas which shed further light on the character of Beatrix and her motives. All of the Hong Kong Stories are novellas, and the Phoenix novella is a crossover between Beatrix Rose and John Milton. It features them both teaming up in Venezuela.
The Dragon and the Ghost is a re-edited bound-up edition of the Hong Kong Stories novellas.
The Beatrix Rose series has 9 books/novellas written:
Isabella Rose Books in Order
Next is a spin-off of a spin-off. Isabella Rose takes place in the same setting as John Milton and Beatrix Rose. If you haven't guessed, Isabella Rose is Beatrix’s daughter.
It is important to read this series after reading Beatrix Rose if you intend reading all of Mark Dawson's books in order, otherwise there may be some spoilers along the way between both series.
Just like her mother and John Milton, Isabella is also part of the elusive Group Fifteen organisation and this series follows her escapades with the group.
The Isabella Rose series has 5 books:
Group Fifteen Files Books in Order
Continuing the stories of Group Fifteen, we have Mark Dawson's Group Fifteen Files books in order. This series sheds additional light on the off-the-books agency that supports British Intelligence - MI5 and MI6 - with illegal solutions to national threats.
The Group Fifteen Files series has 5 books/novellas:
Atticus Priest Books in Order
This series features Atticus Priest, a disgraced ex-detective turned private investigator. He is short-tempered, impatient, and unpredictable.
The Atticus Priest series has 3 books written:
Mark Dawson's Biography
Mark Dawson was born in 1973 in Lowestoft, Suffolk, in the United Kingdom. He now lives in Salisbury, Wiltshire. He was a lawyer working in the City of London for ten years before becoming a full-time author. His first ever book was published through Macmillan in 1999/2000, but didn’t do well. He later became a self-published author and published the first Milton book in 2014. The book drew immediate interest from readers. Mark has sold over 1 million copies of his John Milton, Beatrix and Isabella Rose series'.
Final Words on Mark Dawson's Books
Well, that's the list of author Mark Dawson's books in order of reading and I will keep this page updated as soon as he writes more books. I hope you found this list helpful, and if so, please share this page or link to it as a useful resource for others looking for Mark's books.