Hickey Family Ebooks

The Tom Hickey crime series, about which the San Francisco Chronicle asserted, “Tom Hickey is one of detective fiction’s most original and intriguing creations.” These are riveting stories that also offer a vivid and panoramic vision of California as it transforms from a frontier to the most influential place on earth. Readers who accompany Tom and his extraordinary family on their adventures enrich their knowledge of history and the dark and bright recesses of the human heart.

A note on prices: The prices given below are for the ebook versions and are current on December 1, 2017. A request has been made to Poisoned Pen Press to lower the prices on all books they published. As long as these prices remain, consider beginning with the lower priced ones. Although the Hickey series can be read as one continuous story, each book was created to stand alone and reading them out of chronological order should not lessen the experience.

The Biggest Liar in Los Angeles (L.A. 1926): Unless a famous evangelist will take skeptical Tom Hickey into her confidence, he may never learn if the Ku Klux Klan lynched his friend. A San Diego Book Awards best mystery.

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The Good Know Nothing (L.A., Tucson, McCloud, 1936): Novelist B. Traven, an outlaw who may be the Sundance Kid, and publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst stand between Tom and the truth about the disappearance of his father.  A Los Angeles Book Festival best mystery

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The Venus Deal
(San Diego, Mount Shasta, Denver, Tijuana, 1942): A gifted jazz singer leaves her job at a San Diego nightclub, in which Tom is a partner, to avenge the sexual crimes of a spiritualist guru.

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The Loud Adios (San Diego, Tijuana, 1943): While Tom serves as an M.P. on the San Diego/Tijuana border, he discovers occultist Nazis plotting to make Baja California a German colony. Private Eye Writers of America best first novel.

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The Angel Gang (San Diego, Los Angeles, 1950): An L.A. mob’s beef against Tom results in the kidnap of pregnant Wendy Hickey. Tom alone can’t rescue her, but if he can enlist the help of the Las Vegas mob as well as angels, in whom Wendy steadfastly believes, maybe …

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The Do-Re-Mi (Rural Northern California, 1971): The Hickey’s adopted son Alvaro, a musician booked at a folk festival, flees from a murder accusation. His brother Clifford’s best chance of proving him innocent requires the help of hippy Jesus people. A Shamus best novel.

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The Vagabond Virgins (San Diego, Rural Baja California, 1979): A heavenly apparition appears in Baja California. While she rallies the faithful to overthrow the corrupt Mexican government, Alvaro Hickey gets seduced into joining her crusade.

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Midheaven
(Lake Tahoe, 1974): Jodi McGee, whom you will meet again in The Fat Lady-A Love Story and yet again in The Answer to Everything, tells the haunting story of her treacherous eighteenth year and the battle between her devotion to God and her love for an older man. An Ernest Hemingway Award best first novel.

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The Fat Lady – A Love Story (San Diego, Tijuana, Lake Tahoe, 1985):  A dear friend of Clifford Hickey’s cousin Bo crosses the border on the run from a charge of molesting children in a church nursery school. After journalist Clifford offers to help Bo clear her friend, he infuriates dangerous cholos, politicians, and tycoons on both sides of the border. And what’s more, he meets and falls for Jodi McGee.
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The Answer to Everything
(San Diego, Tijuana, Lake Tahoe, 1990): Attorney Alvaro Hickey assists in the murder of a Tijuana cartel sicaro then becomes the murderer’s lawyer. The cartel, which has lately massacred an entire family, now targets another whole family, the Hickey-McGees.
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