Books in Order
Name: Henry Patterson
Born: 27 July, 1929
Place of birth: Newcastle, England
First book: The Iron Tiger (under Jack Higgins)
Previous employment: teacher
Fun fact #1: Jack also wrote under the names Hugh Marlowe, James Graham, and Martin Fallon.
Fun fact #2: Jack left school with few qualifications, only later returning to improve his education at a London college.
Awards (not an exhaustive list):
- International Thriller Writers ThrillerMaster Award
- Honorary Doctorate of Literature from the University of London.
Jack Higgins Book List & Suggested Book Order
Jack Higgins Biography
Jack Higgins was born on the 27th of July in 1929, which was a Saturday. For those readers interested in all things astrological, that makes him a Leo, which is one of the Fire signs.
Jack was born in Newcastle (or to give it its full title, Newcastle upon Tyne), a town just a few miles away for the North Sea in the North of England and a place renowned for hard men with thick accents who refuse to wear coats even when the temperature plummets. After being abandoned by the man of the house, who was a Scottish bookmaker, Jack's mother took Jack to live in her home town of Belfast, Northern Ireland (another place renowned for hard men with thick accents). They lived on Shankill Road, which to anyone how lived through "The Troubles" (a quaint name for the violent struggle between the Catholic community and the Protestant one), will likely recall images of fire bombings, shootings, and murders.
To little Jack, however, this was a time of wonder. So much so that he learned to read at just three years old. When he was old enough, he attended Nettlefield Primary School in Belfast. Even as a child he encountered the violence for which the area was infamous - he witnessed a bomb thrown into a cinema audience and gunmen opening fire on a tram on which he was riding…
To continue reading, get the full 1000-word biography in Jack Higgins Books in Order.
If you love Jack Higgins’s books you need the most comprehensive book list available, which includes a check list, alternative titles, page counts, movie adaptations, co-authors, star ratings, and a host of other features, plus:
- Sean Dillon series in order
- Munro and Carter books in order
- Liam Devlin books in order
- Paul Chavasse books in order
- Martin Fallon, Nick Miller, Simon Vaughn… everything
- a complete list of standalone novels
Jack Higgins Interview
Jack talks about writing one of his most celebrated works – The Eagle Has Landed. It became a major motion picture success as well as an international bestselling thriller.
Why Read the Jack Higgins Sean Dillon Series in Order?
Jack Higgins hasn't had just one career as a novelist, but many successful careers as one - he's written under the names Hugh Marlowe, James Graham, and Martin Fallon, with the latter being the name of the hero in his first series. Of his many series, Nick Miller, Liam Devlin, and Paul Chavasse stand out, with a number of the Liam Devlin books having been adapted into movies. However, it's the Sean Dillon books that really shine and fans love burning through.
This Jack Higgins book list gives all the Jack Higgins books in chronological order, so lets you see the characters develop and witness events at the correct time, just as Jack intended.
So, if you've ever wondered anything about the Jack Higgins books, especially the Sean Dillon series, here's everything you need.