My Books

I have published seven novels in my Maggie Keiller/Derek Sloan crime fiction series. The first six are: By Precept and Example; Until He Killed Her; Lockdown; First, Do No Harm; Missing and Murdered; and Nobody Counts On Dying.

The newest is The Resurrectionists, a story of two desperate lovers who resurrect the identities of other people to escape the relentless criminals who are pursuing them. Unable to flee, they turn to Maggie Keiller and Derek Sloan for help. When a series of grisly murders in Port Huntington soon follows, Maggie and Derek are drawn into the ensuing police investigation.

But nothing is as it seems, and as the story rushes toward its climax, two searing surprises emerge that stun everyone involved.

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I have also published six collections of tales, including: On Top of the Grass: Tales of a Snowbird in Florida; It Matters to Me: Tales of a Young Father; The Passing Parade: Tales of a Bemused Bystander; Tall and True: Tales of an Unrepentant Fibber, and Ranting, Raging, and Surviving the Storm: Tales of a Closet Curmudgeon.

The most recent one is, I Haven’t the Time: Tales of a Woke Wayfarer, a compilation of reflections, questions, and concerns about the world around us. They’re written from my own perspective as an itinerant scribbler journeying through a world of incredible wonder, but a world of systemic injustices and prejudices, as well. 

Most of the tales are in prose form, short essays on subjects that have caught my attention. Others are set forth as poetry—both traditional, rhyming verse and seventeen-syllable haiku—poetic forms I greatly enjoy playing with.

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I am currently working on an eighth novel in my crime series—tentatively titled, After the Lake Caught Fire—with a planned publication date in early 2022.

Also underway is work on my seventh collection of tales—working title, I Calls ‘Em the Way I Sees ‘Em: Tales of a Capricious Critic—which is expected to be available later in 2021.

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All of the books, some in e-book format, are available for a free preview and purchase at this safe link—

If you enjoy reading this blog, I know you will enjoy my books.