Genealogy should be a relaxing and interesting hobby for a retired homicide detective. But in Jack Oliva's case, it may turn out to be fatal...
Retired Phoenix homicide detective Jack Oliva is curious about his roots. For nearly seventy years, his mother never mentioned his grandfather's name, leaving Jack to wonder why she never celebrated her father's birthday or commemorated the anniversary of his death. Following his mother's death, Jack discovers an old photograph of the grandfather he never knew and, intrigued by the mystery, he decides to dig into his family's history.
The search takes him to the tiny town of Tyndall, South Dakota where his grandfather died in 1925. But as Jack begins to investigate the circumstances surrounding his grandfather's death, he gets a surprise he never anticipated. He also quickly discovers that some old scores are never fully settled and that resurrecting scandals, even those a century old, can sometimes be a very dangerous thing to do.
Praise for Tyndall
"Retired homicide detective Jack Oliva's heartbreaking investigation of his grandfather's death... uncovers secrets that even a detective as accustomed to skullduggery as Oliva might prefer not to know.... A superb tale " ..." - Bryan Gruley, Edgar-nominated author of the Starvation Lake and Bleak Harbor mysteries
"... South of the Deuce sizzles like an Arizona summer...as Phoenix homicide cop Sean Richardson hunts down a sadistic killer.... James L. Thane has a masterful hand ..." - Owen Laukkanen, author of Deception Cove
"Thane writes like Michael Connelly and his Phoenix is detailed." - Paul French, CrimeReads
"Crossroads is a deep dive into the kind of deadly conflict that a vast and beautiful landscape can produce. ... An engrossing read "- Gerry Boyle, author of Strawman and the Jack McMorrow mysteries.
"Fatal Blow is a meticulous and engrossing procedural...."- Lou Berney, Edgar Award winning author of The Long and Faraway Gone
"Fatal Blow is one of the best procedurals I've read in years. Packed with twists and turns and unexpected revelations .... Thane's finest yet " - Christine Carbo, Award-winning author of The Wild Inside