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Alterio’s Motive

El Simpatico likes to feed people to the sharks. His next favorite activity is to launder the hundreds of millions of dollars he hauls in every year from his drug and human trafficking business. Recently, though, cleaning money has become increasingly difficult. Read More…

Change of Address

In this debut novel in the series, Spencer Manning agrees to look for a little girl’s unknown father in exchange for beef stew and chocolate cake. His search quickly crosses paths with an open murder investigation in which Spencer’s client is a suspect. Read More…

Chief Among Sinners

The Mutilated animal left on the steps of Terry O’Reilly’s church didn’t scare the priest.
But as he continues to receive gifts of dead animals, each more gruesome than the last, he wonders what message they are meant to communicate. The dark secret he uncovers leads to the story of unspeakable acts that have been haunting the small time of Oakton. for years. Read More…

Crude

A short time after two elderly North Dakota farmers are found asphyxiated in their Buick, a New York developer proposes their isolated farm for an oil refinery. Read More…

Dark Alleys

CHICAGO SUBSTITUTES FOR LONDON AS THE RIPPER STRIKES.
History is being repeated as women are being murdered in the streets of Chicago. Spencer Manning is drawn into the middle of it by a friend who asks for a simple favor. Read More…

Harbor Nights

When Spencer’s old girlfriend is accused of stealing her own painting from an art gallery and then vanishes without a trace, Spencer suspects something more sinister than an art theft. That’s when the murders begin. Read More…

Missing Boy

In this 4th installment of the Spencer Manning Mystery series, a 16-year-old amusement park worker fails to come home from work and Spencer sets out to track him down. Read More…

Smoke Got in My Eyes

Martin McDonough is a private detective whose investigations are usually successful because he knows how to get the low-down from his copper friends—a formula that works for a long time, but not forever. This noir mystery novel follows him from 1930s St. Read More…

The Serpent’s Disciple

In The Serpent’s Disciple, a conspiracy thriller, an ancient evil threatens to take over the Catholic Church and use it to create a New World Order. Peter Romanus, the Grand Master of the secret masonic order known as Propaganda Due, sets in motion the plot to kill the pope and control major world governments through the Church. Read More…

The Spencer Manning Mysteries (Boxed Set)

These four Spencer Manning Mysteries were recently written but set in the late 1970s and early 80s. Spencer Manning is a likable, nice-guy Chicago P.I. in the mold of his namesake from the Robert Parker detective series “Spenser”. Read More…

Zandros Rising

Love should be easy. Clare seems to have everything going for her with a man who loves her and has the money to let her live without worry and pursue her art. But her hope for a future is tied to a past that haunts her dreams and the present reality of marrying into a family business that is not exactly legal. Read More…