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Property of the State

Property of the State

At times, we may all dream of escape. For Joey Getchie, that moment comes when a false accusation at school provokes a violent clash with his foster father. But on the run and in hiding, he finds out just how tough it can be to go it alone.

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Published by Poisoned Pen Press
Paperback  •  ISBN 9781929345229
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The Skin Kadash Series

County Line

Day One

Chasing Smoke

Lost Dog

Lost Dog

Lost Dog

2008 Rocky Award Nominee
2008 Spotted Owl Award Runner Up

Early on a sodden Portland, Oregon morning, Peter McKrall, unemployed smart-ass and kleptomaniac, goes to the park to find his niece’s lost toy dog. He doesn’t realize his search is being watched by the paranoid killer of the dead hooker he finds instead.

Chasing Smoke

Chasing Smoke

2009 Spotted Owl Award Runner Up
★ Starred review from Library Journal

Homicide detective Skin Kadash just wants to survive cancer treatment. When his partner asks him to look into a series of deaths, he’s not interested — he’s sick and doesn’t need the grief — until she says the victims all suffered from cancer and all shared a doctor. Skin’s doctor.

Day One

Day One

2011 Spotted Owl Award Runner Up

A young woman flees abuse; a teen runaway hides a dark secret; an ex-cop chases his own past. All three converge at the harrowing end of a trail of violence stretching from the high desert to the streets of Portland.

County Line

County Line

2012 Spotted Owl Award Winner
★ Starred review from Publishers Weekly

The discovery of a dead man in Ruby Jane Whittaker’s tub leads Skin Kadash on a frantic search through the haunted past of the woman he loves.

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