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Bio

I wrote my first novel in college at the University of Wyoming, played lead guitar in Pinky’s bar as a member of “Suzy Q and the Quad City Ramblers,” Got an English degree, then an engineering degree, worked a lot, got married to Traci (probably the best thing to ever happen), wrote several books with Raymond Dean White, retired recently from said engineering and started writing again.
Now I write cheerfully demented novels about con artists and overweight PIs, play guitar a lot (on a very well used and loved 1954 Martin D-18 (for those of you who have guitar lust—centerfold picture available on request) and generally am having the best retirement ever.

Genres

Action/Adventure
Historical Fiction
Mystery
Romance
Thriller

Blurbs

Jason Stanley

Sucked me in the moment I met Dani in her red Mustang - no air-conditioning. Well thought out and fun read.


Andrew Mackay

Two endings for the price of one? One story for the price one, so it all equals out nicely, as you're 33% up on the deal - and you've not even started reading, yet! You'd have to be blind to not "nazi" the thrills and comedy coming your way in Duane Lindsay's latest masterpiece...


J B Lucas

A superb concept with a pair of very loveable rogues. If you haven't met Leroy and Kate before, you are overdue. Get the book. Read it, and escape for a while. <br /> <br /> Mordecai meets The Great Gatsby. <br />

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The Grifter's Daughter

Introduced in Tap Doubt, Dani Silver is the daughter of a legendary old con artist Leroy Amadeus Logan.

After conning her fiancé out of 1.2 million dollars, she’s hoping he’ll come after her.

Dani is going to set up the first self-financed long cons. With old members of Leroy’s gang, and new members of her own, Dani’s out to pull of some of the most outrageous crimes ever.

Dani starts the new business by taking down a crooked televangelist. Unfortunately, he’s not crooked and the plan goes off the rails. Can she keep her crew together long enough to find another mark?

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Seriously...?

The follow up to this years amazing premiere MISSING AMANDA, Lou, Monk and Cassie are hired to find...Nazis. In America in 1960, the idea of Nazis is crazy. But Lou meets one then a whole crowd of them. They have a plan, too; a mysterious plot that Lou and Monk will have to discover to save the life of their client, an old woman who survived the camps in WWII. Both thrilling and hilarious, with clever writing and drop dead action, SERIOUSLY...? is a delight from beginning to the TWO surprise endings.

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Missing Amanda

If you like Westlake or Hallinan - You'll love Missing Amanda

Revenge is a dish best served quickly

Chicago in 1958 is a very dangerous place. When private eye Lou Fleener and his friend Dion Monkton are tricked into helping a Chicago mob boss in his takeover of Mayor Daley’s office, it makes the other mobs angry enough to kill.

Through guns and bombs and the unsteady affections of Cassidy Adams, a blonde with a heart for pure gold, the scary attentions of a hit man who prefers a scalpel to a .38 and a baseball fan who’ll kill them if the Cubs lose, Lou and Monk devise an amazing plan of vengeance against the mobs. All of them. At the same time.
If it works, they’ll be rich. And who knows – maybe even alive.

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Ghost Coach

I first heard about the Ghost Coach in the halls of Jefferson Davis Junior High school. It was the last week of school and the heat was unbearable. Outside was summer vacation; freedom and green grass and blue lakes with cool water.
Inside was heat and boredom and Bobby Spader and Jiggs Roche giggling over a magazine at a back corner table in the cafeteria. I came up behind Jiggs to see what they were reading and saw him holding a battered copy of Playboy. The model he was looking at was looking back at him, standing topless next to a saddle on a sawhorse in a barn. She was wearing red cowboy boots and leather chaps and a big white Stetson hat because, evidently, women did that sort of thing.

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The Rag, The Wire, and the Big Store

Robin Hood? Not these two. Meet Leroy Logan, a young man who’s going to be the best con artist ever and Katherine “Fast Kate” Mulrooney, a young woman with even bigger dreams of her own. Together and apart, for sixty years of living large, Kate and Leroy will embezzle anything, con anyone and love each other without reservation.

From selling a US battleship, scamming fake Faberge eggs, funding a retirement for the widow of the only FBI agent who ever caught them, to conning Elvis and the Colonel, running an Atlantic cruise con, inventing computer scams (well, somebody had to) and growing old in style, Leroy and Kate are forever.

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The Blonde With The Dangerous 'Do

Somebody's trying to kill Dani Silver.

After a vicious attack, Dani has to recover, then find a way to get even with a pair of crooks. Her one advantage--the think they succeeded.

Dani brings in the usual gang--Cincinnati Bob, the forger, Sammy the computer hacker, Patty Kreel and Merle Crookshanks and the ACE, as well as a pair of newcomers from TAP DOUBT--Felina Collazzi and...Nick Kuiper, her long lost love.

Dani's got an idea--maybe her oddest one yet--to convince the bad guys that she's not just dead--she's come back to haunt them.

Can Dani and crew take out a multi-million-dollar land scam? Will she and Nick finally get back together?

Find out in...The Blonde with the Dangerous 'Do.

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One Mississippi...Two Mississippi

The Big War is finally over and Leroy Logan is let loose on an unsuspecting San Francisco. He has plans to sell the mighty battleship, the USS Mississippi. Kate’s just along for the ride, but when it all goes sour—thanks to the devious attentions of a very nasty competitor—she comes up with a new twist that takes even Leroy by surprise. -- Loosely based on the true story of Victor Lustig “The man who sold the Eiffel Tower. Twice.

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The Duane Lindsay Starter Library

MISSING MANDA
If you like Westlake or Hallinan - You'll love Missing Amanda
Chicago in 1958 is a very dangerous place. When private eye Lou Fleener and his friend Dion Monkton are tricked into helping a Chicago mob boss in his takeover of Mayor Daley’s office, it makes the other mobs angry enough to kill.

THE RED HOT YELLOW BUGATTI
Kate’s trying to teach ethics to Leroy—which is something like teaching calculus to a cat. She takes over the role of finding the mark. She has her eyes on a college BMOC with a cool car and a lot of money. But Leroy sees an even bigger prize.

TAP DOUBT
Terrorists are poisoning America’s water supplies using an Environmental Cleanup company as a cover. When ousted CEO Nick Kuiper hires a beautiful con artist and her legendary father to get his company back.

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