Other Books by Our Authors

by Ken Kuhlken

Tom Hickey and Family

THE BIGGEST LIAR IN LOS ANGELES: L.A. 1926. Tom is a young bandleader when a family friend gets lynched in Echo Park. Unless a famous evangelist will take skeptical Tom Hickey into her confidence, he may never learn who lynched his friend. A San Diego Book Awards Best Mystery. For a signed first edition:




THE GOOD KNOW NOTHING: L.A., Tucson, McCloud, 1936. New evidence sends L.A. police detective Tom on a search for his father, who vanished long ago. But a famous novelist, an outlaw who may be the Sundance Kid, and publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst stand between Tom and the truth.

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THE VENUS DEAL: San Diego, Mount Shasta, Denver, Tijuana, 1942. Tom is a partner in a supper club when he discovers that a gifted jazz singer he employs has contracted for the murder 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 conspiring with a Mexican millionaire and his cronies to make Baja California a German colony. A St.Martin’s Press/Private Eye Writers of America Best First P.I. Novel.

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THE ANGEL GANG: Tahoe, San Diego, Los Angeles, 1950. When L.A. and Las Vegas mobs invade Lake Tahoe, Tom’s pregnant wife Wendy gets taken hostage. Tom alone can’t rescue her, unless he can enlist the help of angels.

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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 the victim’s girlfriend, one of the hippies known as Jesus people. A Shamus Best Novel finalist.

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THE VAGABOND VIRGINS: San Diego, Rural Baja California, 1979. A heavenly apparition appears in Baja California rallying the faithful to overthrow Mexican government ruled by the corrupt P.R.I. While she rallies the faithful, Alvaro Hickey gets the call to join her crusade.

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