Private Investigator

  • A-List (Jake Longly Thriller #2)
    A-List (Jake Longly Thriller #2) by D. P. Lyle
    PI Jake Longly and Nicole Jamison head to New Orleans at the behest of Nicole’s uncle, movie producer Charles Balfour, when his megastar, A-list actor Kirk Ford, awakens in his hotel bed with the body of Kristi Guidry, a local college coed. Ford, in the Big Easy for a location ...

    D. P. Lyle hits it over the fence with A-List. This mystery, featuring former Major ...Meg Gardiner, best-selling author of Unsub

  • Angel in the Fog
    Angel in the Fog by TJ Turner
    Molly Ferguson’s comfortable life unravels when her Louisiana home is burned to the ground, her family murdered, and she is enslaved in a Baltimore brothel. Amidst the threat of the Civil War, Molly learns of secessionist plans to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln as he makes his way to Washington for ...

    In TJ Turner’s Angel in the Fog, we’re in for a heart-stopping, page-turning, and thrilling ...Jess Montgomery, author of The Widows

  • Bad Scene
    Bad Scene by Max Tomlinson
    Perfect for fans of Harlan Coben’s gritty noir suspense When PI and ex-con, Colleen Hayes, learns that a local neo-Nazi group are talking about shooting the mayor, she thinks it’s just another rumor—until her source, a humble street newspaper vendor, winds up in SF General, beaten to a pulp. To add to ...

    Bad Scene is an enjoyable read that captures the imagination of mystery and thriller readers—and ...Bookreporter

  • Blood Truth (Rick Cahill Novel #4)
    Blood Truth (Rick Cahill Novel #4) by Matt Coyle
    Rick Cahill has long feared the truth about his own blood—the blood of his father coursing through his veins. When a long-hidden safe unlocks clues about why his father was kicked off the police force twenty-seven years ago and then spiraled into an early drunken death, Rick determines to find the ...

    Cahill is a fantastic addition to the PI literary canon. He’s a sympathetic character with ...Foreword Reviews (Starred Review)

  • Chasing Justice: Matt Royal Mystery #9
    Chasing Justice: Matt Royal Mystery #9 by H Terrell Griffin
    Matt Royal is going back to the courtroom. He has agreed to defend his good friend and wife of Longboat Key’s police chief. Abby Lester has been charged with the murder of Nate Bannister, an unlikeable, shady character. He was found shot to death in his downtown Sarasota condo and ...

    Witty, smart, and highly entertaining. An intriguing mix of hopes and fears that combine into ...Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author of The Patriot Threat

  • Cultured
    Cultured by D. P. Lyle
    Money, sex, power. Jonathon Lindemann offers it all—just don’t mind the missing girls Jake Longly, ex-pro baseball player turned restauranteur, is back where he belongs: relaxing on the beach in front of his restaurant in Gulf Shores, Alabama. His peace is interrupted, however, when he receives a call from his private ...

    We all know Lyle’s erudition and expertise—but who knew he was this funny? Lee Child, New York Times best-selling author

  • Dark Fissures (Rick Cahill Novel #3)
    Dark Fissures (Rick Cahill Novel #3) by Matt Coyle
    2017 Macavity Award nominee, Best Novel Private Investigator Rick Cahill fears the next knock on his door will be a cop holding a warrant for his arrest. For murder. La Jolla Chief of Police Tony Moretti is convinced Rick killed a missing person. No body has been found, but the evidence ...

    Dark Fissures is a roller coaster ride through the streets of San Diego. Tightly plotted ...C. J. Box, New York Times best-selling author of the Joe Pickett novels

  • Death in Shangri-La (Book 1 in the Dotan Naor Series)
    Death in Shangri-La (Book 1 in the Dotan Naor Series) by Yigal Zur
    Ex­­–Israeli operative turned private investigator, Dotan Naor—to settle a bet—agrees to locate the missing son of former acquaintance, now ruthless Israeli arms merchant, Willy Mizrachi. Willy, who does not hesitate to sell killing machines to the most heinous players in the world, is desperate to find his only son, Itiel, ...

    Dotan Naor is a character Steve McQueen would have fought to play: tough but insightful, ...Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of The Switch

  • Deep Six (Jake Longly Thriller #1)
    Deep Six (Jake Longly Thriller #1) by D. P. Lyle
    Ex-professional baseball player Jake Longly adamantly refuses to work for his father, wanting no part of Ray’s PI world. He prefers to hang out at his beachfront bar and chase bikinis along the sugary beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. But Ray could be persuasive, so Jake finds himself staking out ...

    Corruption, vendettas, cartel killers, oh my!  Deep Six puts the fun back into late night ...Lisa Gardner, New York Times best-selling author of Find Her

  • Go Find Daddy
    Go Find Daddy by Steve Goble
    A man on the run—can Ed Runyon find him and tell him about his dying daughter? When a cop is murdered in rural Ohio on Donny Blackmon’s property, the case seems open and shut. Donny must’ve done it—he’s a known cop-hater, and he’s already fled. Believing her husband is innocent, Donny’s ...

    Strong prose and convincing characters. Publishers Weekly

  • Gumshoe (Mortimer Angel Novel #1)
    Gumshoe (Mortimer Angel Novel #1) by Rob Leininger
    For nine long days, the mayor and district attorney of Reno, Nevada, have been missing. Vanished without a trace. Their vehicles were found parked side-by-side at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Did they fly somewhere together? They aren’t on any flight manifest. Did the two of them take off with a big ...

    Gumshoe is by a large margin the best and most entertaining mystery I’ve read in ...John Lescroart, author of The Keeper and The 13th Juror

  • Gumshoe for Two (Mortimer Angel Novel #2)
    Gumshoe for Two (Mortimer Angel Novel #2) by Rob Leininger
    Ex-IRS agent turned gumshoe-in-training, Mortimer Angel, is approached by a beautiful hooker, Holiday, in a casino bar in Reno. Mort first met Holiday two months ago, but now learns that she’s not really a hooker. She’s a college engineering student, searching for her younger sister, Allie, who disappeared three months ...

    Gumshoe For Two is smart, sexy, and un-put-downable.  Another in a long line of winners ...John Lescroart, bestselling author of The 13th Juror and The Fall

  • Gumshoe in the Dark (Mortimer Angel Novel #5)
    Gumshoe in the Dark (Mortimer Angel Novel #5) by Rob Leininger
    The perfect mix of John Sanford, Randy Wayne White, and Carl Hiaasen Nevada’s attorney general is missing. At dusk on a deserted Nevada highway in a thunderstorm, ex-IRS agent and PI-in-training Mortimer Angel comes across a pretty, scantily-clad girl—Harper Leland. She’s cold and alone, thirty miles from the nearest town. When Mort ...

    Gumshoe in the Dark is the best Gumshoe yet. Classic brilliant private eye magic from ...John Lescroart, New York Times best-selling author

  • Gumshoe on the Loose (Mortimer Angel Novel #3)
    Gumshoe on the Loose (Mortimer Angel Novel #3) by Rob Leininger
    IRS agent-turned-PI Mortimer Angel is relaxing in a hole-in-the-wall bar in a Reno casino when an attractive young girl hires him to find out who left her a cryptic message demanding a million dollars. At the girl’s house, Mort finds the body of missing rapper Jonnie Xenon—Jo-X to his legions ...

    The Mort Angel books are instant PI classics–smart, slick, charming, and highly recommended. Lee Child, New York Times best-selling author of Night School

  • Gumshoe Rock (Mortimer Angel Novel #4)
    Gumshoe Rock (Mortimer Angel Novel #4) by Rob Leininger
    Early in July, northern Nevada’s senior Internal Revenue Service agent, Ronald Soranden—disliked by every agent in the Reno IRS office—vanished without a trace. In September, he makes a dramatic reappearance, of sorts. His skull—stripped clean and white—is dropped through the slashed top of a Mustang convertible. The vehicle belongs to ...

    Gumshoe, the first in the series, was a Shamus nominee, and the author continues to ...Library Journal (*starred review)

  • Last Redemption (Rick Cahill Novel #8)
    Last Redemption (Rick Cahill Novel #8) by Matt Coyle
    Anthony, Shamus, and Lefty Award-winning Author Will Rick Cahill survive an insidious disease long enough to see his first-born child—or will sadistic killers murder him first? Rick Cahill is finally living a settled, happy life. His fiancée, Leah Landingham, is pregnant with their first child and he is doing PI work that ...

    Matt Coyle is one of the finest PI authors in the business. Last Redemption proves it. ...Bruce Robert Coffin, award-winning author of the Detective Byron Mysteries

  • Line of Darkness
    Line of Darkness by Max Tomlinson
    Post-war darkness may be the darkest of them all—Nazi-hunters reach deep into 1979 San Francisco When a German businesswoman in 1979 San Francisco hires ex-con PI Colleen Hayes to find a missing relative, supposedly in town to visit, she thinks it’s a simple job. But she soon discovers that the “nephew” ...

    Narration that pulses and builds like a drumbeat, Max Tomlinson’s Line of Darkness immerses the ...Carlene O'Connor, USA Today best-selling author

  • Lost Tomorrows (Rick Cahill Novel #6)
    Lost Tomorrows (Rick Cahill Novel #6) by Matt Coyle
    A phone call thrusts Rick Cahill’s past and all its tragic consequences into his present. Krista Landingham, his former partner on the Santa Barbara Police Department, is dead. When Rick goes to the funeral in the city where his wife was murdered and where he is seen as guilty for ...

    Sharp, suspenseful, and poignant, Lost Tomorrows hits like a breaking wave and pulls readers into ...Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author

  • Night Candy
    Night Candy by Max Tomlinson
    1970s San Francisco: the sights, the sounds, the serial killers As the ’70s draw to a close in San Francisco, things do not bode well for the city—or for ex-con PI Colleen Hayes, whose daughter Pam, in a tragic turn of events, has lost her baby. Pam leaves San Francisco ...

    [In Tie Die, Tomlinson] deepens the character of his multi-layered lead, Colleen Hayes, an unlicensed ...Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

  • Night Tremors (Rick Cahill Novel #2)
    Night Tremors (Rick Cahill Novel #2) by Matt Coyle
    Nightmares of the man he killed two years ago still chase Rick Cahill through his sleep. The memory of his murdered wife haunts him during waking hours. His private investigative work, secretly photographing adulterers, paid for his new house but stains his soul. When an old nemesis asks for his help ...

    A terrific new take on classic noir! A P.I. with a conscience grapples with his past, then plots his own ...Hank Phillippi Ryan Agatha, Anthony, Macavity and Mary Higgins Clark award winning author

  • OC
    The OC by D. P. Lyle
    Thrill-a-minute crime fiction—infused with wry humor Restaurant owner and former professional baseball player Jake Longly is hoping for a few weeks of fun with Nicole Jamison in the warm Orange County, CA sun—The OC, baby. After that, they’ll be on their way to LA for the filming of Nicole’s sure-to-be-a-hit screenplay. On ...

    [The OC is a] witty, charming, and exciting crime story that rockets to a blood-chilling ...Lee Goldberg, #1 New York Times best-selling author

  • Paradise Cove
    Paradise Cove by Davin Goodwin
    Every day is paradise on Bonaire—until something unexpected washes ashore On the laid-back island of Bonaire, every day is paradise until a seaweed-entangled human leg washes ashore. Combing the beach, retired cop Roscoe Conklin examines the scene and quickly determines that the leg belongs to the nephew of a close friend. The ...

    Davin Goodwin is a rising voice in crime fiction. James Grady, creator of the Condor novels and movies

  • Passport to Death (Book 2 in the Dotan Naor Series)
    Passport to Death (Book 2 in the Dotan Naor Series) by Yigal Zur
    Perfect for fans of Daniel Silva and Nelson DeMille. Dotan Naor, an Israeli private investigator, ousted from Shin Bet—Israel’s internal security service—goes to Thailand to find Sigal Bardon, a beautiful young girl from a wealthy Israeli family. Sigal has disappeared in Bangkok—completely. Dotan has connections in Thailand and he’s familiar with ...

    This one is a tug of war, with a tempest of emotion, set in some ...Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author of The Bishop’s Pawn

  • Pocket-47
    Pocket-47 by Jude Hardin
    Twenty years after crawling from the fiery wreckage of a chartered jet and witnessing his wife and daughter perish, private investigator Nicholas Colt makes a horrifying discovery while tracking a runaway teenage girl. Fearing for her life because of some incriminating evidence she stumbled upon, fifteen-year-old Brittney Ryan takes to the ...

    Pocket-47 sucked me in and held me enthralled.  Author Jude Hardin keeps the pace frantic, ...Tess Gerritsen, New York Times best-selling author of Ice Cold

  • Rigged
    Rigged by D. P. Lyle
    Perfect for fans of Carl Hiaasen and Janet Evanovich First loves are never forgotten. Ever. Certainly not for Tommy “Pancake” Jeffers. His first-kiss, sixth-grade love, Emily, who he has not seen since grammar school, is sliding toward divorce in the artsy Gulf Coast town of Fairhope, Alabama. Longly Investigations has been ...

    Snappy patter and amusing riffs . . . [A] Glock-blazing conclusion. This series just keeps ...Publishers Weekly

  • Stuff Series Collection
    Stuff Series Collection by D. P. Lyle
    For those who love humor as well as fast-paced mysteries,  the “Stuff” series seven book collection has it all.  Combining the stumbling shenanigans of James Lessor and Skip More, two twenty-something ne’er-do-wells trying to succeed as crime solvers produces laugh-out-loud moments while delivering a great mystery.  For any fans of ...

    “We just love Floridian crime tales, and Don Bruns, is a perfect example of why.  ...Jeffrey Deaver, New York Times best-selling author of The Sleeping Doll

  • Sunshine State (Jake Longly Thriller #3)
    Sunshine State (Jake Longly Thriller #3) by D. P. Lyle
    Jake Longly and Nicole Jamison are confronted with their most bizarre case yet. Serial killer Billy Wayne Baker now denies that two of his seven murders were actually his work. An anonymous benefactor, who believes Billy Wayne’s denials, has hired Longly Investigations to prove Billy Wayne right. But the confessed ...

    A serial killer hires PIs Jake & Nicole to prove he didn’t commit two of ...Lee Goldberg, New York Times best-selling author

  • Tie Die
    Tie Die by Max Tomlinson
    Perfect for fans of Harlan Coben’s noir suspense Back in London’s swinging 60s, Steve Cook was teen idol number one. But that changed when a sixteen-year-old fan was found dead in his hotel room bed. Steve’s career came to a crashing halt after he was dumped by his record company and ...

    [In Tie Die, Tomlinson] deepens the character of his multi-layered lead, Colleen Hayes, an unlicensed ...Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

  • Treacherous Strand
    Treacherous Strand by Andrea Carter
    Perfect for mystery readers who enjoy character driven mysteries, with a strong female protagonist and a powerful sense of place. A woman’s body washes up on a remote beach on the Inishowen Peninsula. Partially clothed, with a strange tattoo on her thigh, she is identified as Marguerite Etienne, a French woman ...

    This second in Carter’s Inishowen series (after Death in Whitewater Church) is hugely entertaining and ...Library Journal (*starred review)

  • Vanishing in the Haight
    Vanishing in the Haight by Max Tomlinson
    Perfect for fans of Elmore Leonard and Gillian Flynn—Between fending off a lecherous parole officer and trying to get by in 1978, San Francisco private investigator Colleen Hayes struggles to put her life back together so she can reconnect with her runaway teenage daughter. Then her life changes dramatically. She ...

    Atmospheric and tense, this one sizzles with twists that entertain and magnetize, whetting the appetite ...Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author

  • Wayward Son
    Wayward Son by Steve Goble
    A PI goes hunting for a missing boy—and ends up being prey Ed Runyon, a former sheriff’s deputy haunted by past missing child cases that went horribly wrong, is struggling to launch a PI agency and still live in the Ohio farm country he loves. His love life is in shambles, ...

    Goble cranks up the heat in Wayward Son. It’s a compelling page-turner with all the ...Rick Mofina, USA Today best-selling author

  • Wrong Light (Rick Cahill Novel #5)
    Wrong Light (Rick Cahill Novel #5) by Matt Coyle
    Naomi Hendrix’s sexy voice hovering over the radio waves isn’t the only thing haunting the Southern California nights. A demented soul is stalking Naomi, hiding in the shadows of the night, waiting for the right moment to snatch her and fulfill a twisted fantasy. When Naomi’s radio station hires PI Rick ...

    An equation involving everyone from the Russian mob to Irish Travelers to ex-cops, Coyle’s Wrong ...Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times best-selling author