What follows is a listing of the complete Kadash cycle, books and stories, in chronological order.
Skin’s origin story, in a sense, but without radioactive spiders or toxic waste. There is, however, a moose.
Unpublished at this time
- Published by Midnight Ink, April 2007
The focus in this story is on Peter McKrall and his developing relationship with Ruby Jane Whittaker. Detective Skin Kadash makes his first appearance as well, one of two detectives investigating the series of murders in which Peter has become implicated.
- Published by Bleak House Books, November 2008
(Note: in the first edition of the Lost Dog, the book Death With Dignity is listed as forthcoming. Death With Dignity was the original working title of Chasing Smoke.)
Skin Kadash’s first solo outing, with appearances by Ruby Jane Whittaker as well as his partner, Detective Susan Mulvaney.
A brotherhood of cops, an 11-year-old boy accused of murder, and the crusty detective who broke ranks to sort it all out.
In Portland Noir
edited by Kevin Sampsell
- Published by Akashic Books, June 2009
Now retired, Skin investigates vandalism at a Portland coffee shop with the help of Ruby Jane, and finds more than he bargained for.
October 31, 2007
In Deadly Treats
edited by Anne Frasier
- Published by Nodin Press, August 2011
Skin spends the day with his neighbor and her little boy as police pursue home invaders in a dramatic citywide chase.
November 2007 (and August 2004)
- Published by Tyrus Books, June 2010
Set both during Skin’s days as a homicide detective and in the period after he retires, Skin finds himself entangled in a crime with roots going back years. Ruby Jane and Susan Mulvaney are part of the tale.
“The Last Ship”
In West Coast Crime Wave
edited by Brian Thornton
- Published by BSTSLLR, October 2011
Skin travels to the Oregon Coast to recover from the events of Day One and finds himself embroiled in strange local doings.
April – May, 2008 and 1988-89
- Published by Tyrus Books, June 2011
Skin seeks out the missing Ruby Jane, whose disappearance is tied to events which transpired twenty years previously. Peter McKrall returns to help in the search.
Mid-90s through 2014
“Daisy and the Desperado”
Skin is thrust into the middle of a decades-long feud between irascible neighbors.