Michael Lister
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Michael Lister

Michael grew up in North Florida near the Gulf of Mexico and the Apalachicola River in a small town world famous for tupelo honey.
Truly a regional writer, North Florida is his beat.
Captivated by story since childhood, Michael has a love for language and narrative inspired by the Southern storytelling tradition that captured his imagination and became such a source of meaning and inspiration. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in theology with an emphasis on myth and narrative.
In the early 90s, Michael became the youngest chaplain within the Florida Department of Corrections. For nearly a decade, he served as a contract, staff, then senior chaplain at three different facilities in the Panhandle of Florida--a unique experience that led to his first novel, 1997's critically acclaimed, POWER IN THE BLOOD. Michael's books take readers through the electronically locked gates of the chain-link fences, beneath the looping razor wire glinting in the sun, and into the strange world of Potter Correctional Institution, Florida's toughest maximum security prison.

AWARDS
New York Times Bestseller - POWER IN THE BLOOD, BLOOD OF THE LAMB, FLESH AND BLOOD, THE BODY AND THE BLOOD, BLOOD SACRIFICE, and RIVERS TO BLOOD
USA TODAY Bestseller - POWER IN THE BLOOD, BLOOD OF THE LAMB, FLESH AND BLOOD, THE BODY AND THE BLOOD, BLOOD SACRIFICE, RIVERS TO BLOOD, INNOCENT BLOOD, BLOOD MONEY, and BLOOD MOON
2010 - Florida Book Award - DOUBLE EXPOSURE
2012 - Florida Book Award - BLOOD SACRIFICE

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    • Innocent Blood

    • John Jordan Mysteries, Book 7
    • By: Michael Lister
    • Narrated by: Jason Betz
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By Donna on 03-30-18

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    • Power in the Blood

    • John Jordan Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Michael Lister
    • Narrated by: Jason Betz
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    Ex-cop John Jordan, now a prison chaplain in the Florida Panhandle, witnesses the bloody death of Potter Correctional Institution inmate Ike Johnson....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Val on 08-01-17

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    • Bloodshed

    • John Jordan Mysteries, Book 19
    • By: Michael Lister
    • Narrated by: Kyle Tait
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    While attempting to prevent a school shooting, sheriff’s investigator John Jordan becomes an unwitting witness to the evolution of a particular type of evil....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bloodshed

    • By Kindle Customer on 01-03-19
    • John Jordan Mysteries, Book 19
    • By: Michael Lister
    • Narrated by: Kyle Tait
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 09-26-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Blood Sacrifice

    • By: Michael Lister
    • Narrated by: Darren Todd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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    Following a particularly brutal and costly case, John Jordan goes to a secluded retreat center and encounters one of the most bewildering and haunting cases of his career....

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    • The Big Beyond

    • By: Michael Lister
    • Narrated by: Allen Walker
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Someone's trying to kill PI Jimmy “Soldier” Riley. And he's inclined to let them....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Writing!

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-26-17

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    • The Big Hello

    • Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Michael Lister
    • Narrated by: Allen Walker
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • Blood Oath

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    • By: Michael Lister
    • Narrated by: Jason Betz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    A missing young man. A sadistic serial killer. John Jordan is once again carrying a gun and a badge - and he’s going to need them....

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    • Not for me

    • By Cathy Wallace on 07-27-18

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    • Finding the Way Again

    • Rediscovering Radical Love and Freedom in the Lost Teachings of Jesus
    • By: Michael Lister
    • Narrated by: Gaynor M. Kelly
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    It's not too late to discover the lost gospel of Jesus and begin to live by it, to change our direction, to once again become people of the way....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Freedom to curse and denigrate?

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-23-15

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    • The Big Goodbye

    • By: Michael Lister
    • Narrated by: Allen Walker
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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    Someone is following Lauren Lewis. She ducks into the office of PI Jimmy "Soldier" Riley, not to hire him, but to find out if he's the one following her....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 1940'S NOIR

    • By J.C.D. on 05-04-16

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    • Double Exposure

    • By: Michael Lister
    • Narrated by: Darren Todd
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    One fateful fall evening, as the sun sinks and the darkness expands, wildlife photographer Remington James ventures deep into the river swamp to try out some new equipment and check his camera traps....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Donna on 04-02-18

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