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Publication Order of Ania Books

Blood on Blood (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queen of Diamonds (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Closing the Circle (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Harbinger (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bricks and Cam Job Books

with Eric Beetner
The Backlist (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Short List (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Getaway List (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Jack McCrae Mystery Books

At This Point in My Life (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
All That This Life Requires (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of River City Crime Books

Under a Raging Moon (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heroes Often Fail (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beneath a Weeping Sky (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cleaner (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
And Every Man Has To Die (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chisolm's Debt (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trade Off (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Menace of the Years (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some Degree of Murder (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Place of Wrath and Tears (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sugar Got Low (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dirty Little Town (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Worst Kind of Truth (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
All the Forgotten Yesterdays (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of River City Short Stories Books

Publication Order of SpoCompton Crime Books

At Their Own Game (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Cut (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
All the Pieces Fall (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Live and Die This Way (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Stefan Kopriva Mystery Books

Waist Deep (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lovely, Dark, and Deep (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Friend of the Departed (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hope Dies Last (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Last Horseman (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Collar (With: Lawrence Kelter) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fallen City (With: Lawrence Kelter) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Unlikely Phoenix (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

In the Shadow of El Paso (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Grifter's Song Books

The Concrete Smile (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
People Like Us (By: J.D. Rhoades) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Whale (By: Lawrence Kelter) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Movie Makers (By: Gary Phillips) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost in Middle America (By: Colin Conway) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Come the Apocalypse (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Losing Streak (By: Jim Wilsky) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gone Dead on You (By: Eryk Pruitt) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Upgrade (By: Asa Maria Bradley) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Money Block (By: Holly West) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sound of Breaking Bones (By: Eric Beetner) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Still Life with Suitcase (By: Scott Eubanks) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Down Comes the Night (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reckoner (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rule of Thirds (By: Matt Phillips) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Down and Out (By: Lawrence Maddox) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Travel Money (By: Jonathan Brown) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rocky Mountain Lie (By: Michael Pool) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Open Up Your Heart (By: Carmen Jaramillo) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ride Like Hell (By: S.A. Cosby) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Alpha Whisperer (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dracula Wine (By: David Housewright) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Diamond Dogs (By: Gabriel Valjan) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dusty and Bent (By: Trey R. Barker) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Concrete and Cocaine (By: Vincent Zandri) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Low White Plain (By: Paul J. Garth) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous to Know (By: Hilary Davidson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Madam Tomahawk (By: Nick Kolakowski) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outfoxed (By: Jeffery Hess) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Somewhere Outside Salvation (By: James D.F. Hannah) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of P.I. Tales Double Feature Books

Crimson Smile / The Path of Jackals: A P.I. Tales Double Feature (By: Michael Pool,Hunter Eden) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hallmarks Of The Job / Aloha Boys (With: Michael Bracken) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Guns + Tacos Books

Tacos de Cazuela con Smith & Wesson (By: Gary Phillips) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Brisket Tacos and a Sig Sauer (By: Michael Bracken) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Gyro and a Glock (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Chalupas, Rice, Soda…and a Kimber .45 (By: Trey R. Barker) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some Churros and El Burro (By: William Dylan Powell) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Beretta, Burritos and Bears (By: James A. Hearn) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Burritos & Bullets (By: Eric Beetner) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jalapeño Poppers and a Flare Gun (By: Trey R. Barker,Michael Bracken) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four Shrimp Tacos and a Walther P38 (By: Alec Cizak) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Taco, A T-Bird, A Beretta and One Furious Night (By: Ann Aptaker) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sopa and a Streetsweeper (By: Ryan Sayles) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dos Tacos Guatemaltecos y Una Pistola Casera (By: Mark Troy) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two More Tacos, a Beretta .32, and a Pink Butterfly (By: Dave Zeltserman) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Tamales, One Tokarev, and a Lifetime of Broken Promises (By: Stacy Woodson) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chimichangas and a Couple of Glocks (By: David H. Hendrickson) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Refried Beans and a Snub-Nosed .44 (By: Hugh Lessig) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Steak Taco Combos and a Pair of Sig Sauers (By: Neil S. Plakcy) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Smith & Wesson with a Side of Chorizo (By: Andrew Welsh-Huggins) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Tofu Tacos, a Taurus TX22, a Taycan, and a Ton of Trouble (By: Alan Orloff) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Black Bean and Shrimp Quesadillas, and a Pink Ruger LCP (By: Joseph S. Walker) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Handful of Chicles and a Custom Nine (By: C.W. Blackwell) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Shrimp Tacos and a .22 Ruger (By: Adam Meyer) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nachos, a Stun Gun, and a Wedding Ring (By: Karen E. Olson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Food, No Drink, Just the Gun (By: Trey R. Barker) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Charlie-316 Books

Charlie-316 (With: Colin Conway) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never the Crime (With: Colin Conway) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Badge Heavy (With: Colin Conway) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Code Four (With: Colin Conway) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ride-Along (With: Colin Conway) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cops Writing Crime Fiction Books

To Serve, Protect, and Write (With: Michael O'Keefe,Keith Wright,Ryan Sayles,T.K. Thorne,Lisa Cutts,Mark Atley,Christopher Allen,Desmond P. Ryan,A.B.Patterson,Thonie Hevron,Barry Lees,P.J. Bodnar,Pearson O'Meara,James Ellson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Carols and Crimes, Gifts and Grifters(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadlines(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cleaner(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Yonder: Tales & Tabs(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guns + Tacos Vol. 1(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writers Crushing COVID-19(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eviction of Hope(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Grifter's Song Vol. 5(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Grifter's Song Vol. 6(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Serve, Protect, and Write(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tattered Blue Line: Short Stories of Contemporary Policing(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Word Before Dying(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Grifter's Song Vol. 7(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Frank Zafiro
Author Frank Zafiro served in the US Army starting in 1986 until 1991 in Military Intelligence working as a Czechoslovak linguist.

In the year 1993, he became a police officer in Spokane, Washington. Since that time, he has worked as a patrol officer, a detective, sergeant, corporal, captain, and lieutenant. During his time as a sergeant, he was fortunate to have commanded investigators, patrol officers, investigators, the SWAT team, and K-9 officers (including their dogs).

In the year 2012, he became a major before he retired the next year so that he could teach and write full-time. From 2013 until 2017, he taught law enforcement subject matter at the university and community college, and leadership as a national instructor for a prominent police institution. Occasionally teaches a series of writing workshops.

Frank received a BA in History from Eastern Washington University in the year 1998, and an MS in Administration of Justice from the University of Louisville in the year 2012.

Frank started writing seriously at around the age of thirteen. He began with some poems and short stories (some of which were extremely short). Frank received his first payment for a short story in the year 1990, when Wide Open Magazine published “Bill’s Son”.

In the year 1995, he began writing the first draft of “Under a Raging Moon”, which went on to become the first book in the River City series of crime novels. The series is set in a town called River City, which is a fictionalized version of Spokane, Washington.

Frank has held the number one spot for police procedurals on Amazon. His books are available in audio book, paperback, and ebook.

Besides being a writer, he is the host of Wrong Place, Write Crime, a crime fiction podcast.

Frank also writes under two pseudonyms. Under his real name, Frank Scalise, he writes mainstream fiction. All of his fantasy work he writes under the name of Frank Saverio.

He lives in Redmond, Oregon, with Kristi, his wife. Frank is an avid reader, hockey fan, gamer, movie lover, and a tortured guitar player.

“Under a Raging Moon” is the first novel in the “River City Crime” series and was released in the year 2006. There is a violent robber on the loose in River City. Meet the cops tasked with taking him down.

There is Katie MacLeod, who is a woman in what is still mainly a man’s world. Thomas Chisolm is an ex-Green Beret that knows just how dangerous a guy like the Scarface Robber can be. Stefan Kopriva, is a young hotshot. And Karl Winter is about to retire yet has one good bust remaining in him.

These are the patrol officers from River City: that mythical thin blue line between anarchy and society. They have to stop this robber, all as they juggle love affairs, divorces, a hostile media, vengeful gang members, and internal politics, as well as a civilian population that isn’t always understanding or grateful.

The novel is penned by a real cop with true experience, and is like a ride-along in book form. Enjoy this ride.

“At Their Own Game” is the first novel in the “SpoCompton Crime” series and was released in the year 2014. Jake Stankovic has been flying under the radar for years now, dealing safely in stolen property crime with his two-man crew. Times are tough, however, so he decides to step right up to the big money with this drug deal. Everything that can go wrong, does. A vengeful detective sets his sights on Jake, the deal goes wrong, a crew member could be a turncoat, and one woman from a prior love affair reappears all of a sudden. This would all be complex enough by itself, however, for Jake, this is even worse.

The woman is the ex-wife of the detective. And Jake Stankovic once was a cop. Jake must face some new problems and old vendettas in this all-in proposition with lives at stake. He must find a way to get his own money back, beat everybody involved at Their Own Game, and keep the girl.

“Chisolm’s Debt” is a stand alone novel and was released in the year 2013. Thomas Chisolm, after 25 years as a police officer and two tours in Vietnam, now looks forward to his quiet retirement. That hope quickly gets shattered when a ghost from his past, named Mai, locates him and demands justice for the horrors that she suffered during the Vietnam War, ones that Chisolm was unable to save her from.

Chisolm has to now find the guy responsible and bring him to justice in order to repay the old debt to try and lay to rest his own demons, for good.

Follow Chisolm along on his search while he explores the nature of war, moral debt, guilt, and forgiveness. All on his way to quite the explosive conclusion.

“An Unlikely Phoenix” is a stand alone novel and was released in the year 2018. The year is 2028. The President, after finishing his third term, is going to be elected to a fourth. America has gotten increasingly xenophobic and isolationist. Emboldened by the President’s support, the New American Party has risen to power and has become a controlling minority. Hiding its polices in the increasing need for national security, both the President and this new party of his work on remaking America in the image they desire. They focus their efforts on immigration and some personal freedoms.

Ryan Derrick, a St. Louis police officer, struggles to stay true to his ideal while seeing the best of his country appearing the slip away. Nathalie, his wife, has been a frequent target for the party’s subtle machinations, since she is a foreigner and a journalist. A tragedy hits the family, their struggle for their freedom gets even more urgent.

Alexander Derrick, a California state senator, is caught up in the midst of the anti-federalist movement and attempting desperately to ride the line of balance between his own integrity and staying true to his country. Alexander, who is being leaned on heavily by the Governor, becomes instrumental in guiding the state on its path secession or reconciliation.

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