The Philosophical Detective
Swallow Tail Press (2014)
Cover of The Philosophical DetectiveCambridge, Massachusetts, 1967. Nick Martin has just started graduate school when he’s dragooned into serving as the driver, guide and confidant of a blind poet by the name of Jorge Luis Borges. Together they must address an extraordinary series of crimes and the equally baffling conundrums of literature and philosophy, including Zeno’s paradoxes, the mind/body problem, and the mysteries of destiny, personal identity and artistic creation… (read more)

A Butterfly in Philadelphia
Swallow Tail Press (2015)
Spencer Casey is a 20-year-old high school dropout who works in a failing puzzle factory in Philadelphia, chopping up Masterpieces of Western Art into jigsaw puzzles. He is tired of being an effect instead of a cause. On the night before the factory is to close, inspired by the image of a butterfly flapping its wings in China, he scrambles the pieces of a painting called “Chaos Scape 19” and sends his own ripples of chaos into the world.A BUTTERFLY IN PHILADELPHIA is a satirical comic novel and at the same time a coming of age story for the two narrators, Spencer Casey and Lindsay Pangborn, who, like most young people, manage to navigate    successfully through the chaos they inflict on the world.

The Rules of Dreaming
Swallow Tail Press (2013)
TROD cover_216x324A beautiful opera singer hangs herself on the eve of her debut at the Met. Seven years later the opera she was rehearsing —Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann— begins to take over the lives of her two schizophrenic children, the doctors who treat them and everyone else who crosses their path, until all are enmeshed in a world of deception and delusion, of madness and ultimately of evil and death… (read more)

The Muse of Violence
Swallow Tail Press (2013)
The Muse of ViolenceA chilling series of deaths strikes a writers’ group in New York, leaving the remaining members to face the suspicion – and finally the terrifying certainty – that one of them is a psychopathic killer. Is a sequel to Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None being played out in their lives?(read more)

Perfectly Healthy Man Drops Dead
Salvo Press (2008)
PHMDD cover_216x324“…a gripping mystery from first page to last…”— Midwest Book Review

A down on his luck disbarred Philadelphia lawyer, working now as a bar piano player, must solve the murder of the managing partner of his former law firm. As he peels away layer after layer of intrigue, he finds himself pursued simultaneously by the police, the Mafia, and a psychopathic skinhead… (read more)


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