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Publication Order of The Duffy Dombrowski Mysteries Books

On the Ropes (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
TKO (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out Cold (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vegas Knockout (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ten Count (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Rescued (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Duffy by Decision (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hounding Duffy (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Duffy Vinci Code (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Duffy, Elvis and a Very Special Hound Dog (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Right Choice (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hound Who Went Moo (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Jack Daniels/Duffy Dombrowski Mysteries Books

Planter's Punch (With: Jack Kilborn,J.A. Konrath) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Plays

The King and The Greatest (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elvis & Ali: The Summit (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Tom Schreck is a reputed American writer of mystery, thriller, humor, and suspense stories. He is particularly well known for writing the Duffy Dombrowski Mystery series. Schreck has also written widely popular standalone novels, novellas, and short stories. He has penned as many as 6 full-length novels and the plays called The King & The Greatest and Elvis & Ali: The Summit. As a writer, Schreck has covered many broad topics such as boxing, pets, relationships, business, golf, fitness, diners, prison, and drive-ins. His works have been published in publications such as American Health & Fitness, The Business Review, Professional Counselor & Catfancy, Westchester Magazine, etc. Previously, Schreck has worked as the director of a drug clinic with an inner city base. Now, he is a boxing official at the world championship level.

When author Schreck shifted his focus towards writing, he combined his various experiences to write his first story. The outcome of his years of experience and unique writing skills was his first book called On the Ropes. This book tells the story of a drug counselor and professional fighter, who attempts to save an abducted girl with the help of his Black Muslim basset hound. As the story reaches its climax, the hero succeeds in foiling a dangerous plot by terrorists to blow up the Yankee Stadium. Author Schreck completed his graduation from Notre Dame University. He has also obtained a master’s degree in the subject of Psychology. Schreck is a trained black belt holder. Along with writing novels, Schreck juggles a few other jobs. He is the communications director of a social welfare program that looks after people with disabilities, teaches psychology, and writes as a freelance writer.

Schreck was born in Albany, New York, and currently lives there with his loving wife. The Duffy Dombrowski books have been reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly as fresh, funny, and intense. Several other publications have labeled them as refreshingly iconoclastic and some of the best book series in a long time. In his successful Duffy Dombrowski series, Schreck has described the life of an unsocial social worker named Duffy Dombrowski. Duffy has the habit of getting fired from jobs. He is bad at professional boxing at night and has best friends who are always drunk. Duffy has good at heart and always tries to help the ones who are not able to help themselves. He is a part philosopher and part Robin Hood.

Duffy has a basset hound named Al, who likes to take naps and eat cheeseburgers. Al often barks at Duffy Dombrowski. He has the habit of showing up when he is needed the most. Duffy Dombrowski is well aware of the ghetto street as well as its unforgiving nature. He is often seen as a modern-day hipper and an imperfect Spenser. Author Schreck likes to spend most of his time writing mystery stories. He is particularly influenced by the works of authors like John MacDonald, Nelson DeMille, Robert B Parker, Donald Westlake, etc. He looks forward to writing many more exciting mysteries in the years to come and keep entertaining his fans for as long as he can.

The Duffy Dombrowski Mysteries series written by author Tom Schreck is comprised of a total of 5 novels and 5 novellas released between 2007 and 2014. Each and every novel of this series features the lead protagonist in the role of Duffy Dombrowski. Duffy is depicted as a full-time social worker and part-time boxer. He participates in professional fights at night. Schreck has mentioned the essential characters in this series other than Duffy Dombrowski in the roles of Walanda, Shony, Allah ‘Al’ King, Howard Reinhart, Karl, Boris Rusakov, TJ Dunn, etc. The debut book of this mystery series is entitled ‘On the Ropes’. It was released by Midnight Ink in 2007. This book features the central characters as Duffy Dombrowski, Walanda, Al, and Shony. Initially, Duffy Dombrowski is introduced as not an average social worker. During the day time, he counsels drug users and sex addicts in a town located just outside New York City. At night, he likes to get ‘schlitzed’ with his drunkard friends and fight professional boxers in the ring. Whenever he gets time in between, Duffy Dombrowski likes to listen to the songs of Elvis Presley. Duffy keeps a perfect watch on the lowlifes and pimps around him so as to prevent them from doing any unsocial work. He seems to care for his clients and tries to keep them away from all sorts of harm.

A schizophrenic patient and drug-addict prostitute named Walanda gets murdered. When Duffy comes to know about her death, he feels sorry for her and pledges to look after her basset hound named Al. Duffy also promises to himself to find the missing stepdaughter of Walanda. Duffy’s investigation reveals that the teenage daughter of Walanda, named Shony, has been ensnared into a porn ring web. The organization responsible for this is known to enslave drug addict prostitutes and their kids. In his attempt to save Shony, Duffy puts his life and his job in danger. He comes in contact with a doctor having ties with extremists from Pakistan. He gives his everything in saving Shony and foiling the terrorist plot of the Pakistani extremists.

The second volume of this series is called ‘TKO’. It was also published by Midnight-Ink in 2008. This book opens by mentioning that a prison inmate named Howard Rheinhart gets discharged after completing his sentence of 25 years of imprisonment. He was charged with murdering two cheerleaders, a class president, and a quarterback. Duffy Dombrowski is given the charge of keeping a track of Howard Rheinhart’s activities and making sure that he doesn’t go on the same path that had resulted in his imprisonment 25 years ago. Soon after Howard’s release, highschool VIPs begin to turn up dead and there is no sign of Howard anywhere. Even though all the fingers point at Howard being the prime suspect of the brutal murders, Duffy thinks that he is innocent. He decides to defend him at any cost and find the real killer. Meanwhile, he juggles with several problems of his own that require his urgent attention. Duffy manages to deal with all his problems and investigate the high school VIP murders to prove Howard Rheinhart’s innocence. Once again, Al assists him in finding evidence and clues.

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