Books


Order in which the books were published

Novellas


Heart of Ice Heart of Ice
2013

A case as cold as ice lures Louis to an old island lodge and a forgotten skeleton. A daughter missing for two decades, a powerful family yearning for closure, two damaged cops looking for redemption—and Louis trying desperately to reconnect with the two things he loves most.
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The Killing Song The Killing Song
2011

Matt Owens nightmare begins when his beloved sister Mandy disappears from a crowded dance floor in Miami Beach. When her lifeless body is found, one clue—a grisly rock song downloaded onto her iPod—may be the calling card of a serial killer.
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The Little Death The Little Death
2010

When a headless corpse is found in an abandoned cattle pen in a remote area of South Florida called The Devil's Garden, police connect the dots and they lead 60 miles due east to the gilded island of Palm Beach.
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South of Hell South of Hell
2008

For Louis Kincaid and his lover, female detective Joe Frye, the present and the past collide when they team up to find out what happened to Jean Brandt, who was reported missing by her husband from their Michigan farmhouse in 1981.
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A Thousand Bones A Thousand Bones
2007

The only female detective on Miami PD's homicide division, Joe Frye has memories that haunt her and a past not even her lover, Louis Kincaid, truly knows. It began when Joe was an ambitious rookie cop in a small Michigan town called Echo Bay.
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An Unquiet Grave An Unquiet Grave
2006

In a remote corner of the Michigan woods, behind rusted iron gates and crumbling walls, lies a notorious sanitarium and its forgotten cemetery. The ruin is empty now, and the bulldozers have come to raze it. But as they do, a secret emerges.
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A Killing Rain The Killing Rain
2005 (eBook: 2013)

A deep freeze is bearing down on the Florida Everglades, the kind of brutal storm the locals call a killing rain. For Detective Louis Kincaid, the coldest night of the year has brought a terrifying new chill—a grisly discovery that tightens his every nerve in warning. The body proves this is no routine case. It's the start of a nightmare.
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Island of Bones Island of Bones
2004 (eBook: 2013)

In the wake of a hurricane, a tiny skull washes up on the beach in front of Louis's cottage. Days later, the bullet-riddled body of a woman surfaces in the mangroves. She has no ID—except for an odd ring carved of coral.
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Thicker Than Water Thicker than Water
2003

On a hot night in Florida, a young woman is brutally raped and murdered. Twenty years later, Jack Cade, the man convicted of her death, is released from prison—only days before another horrific crime: someone has murdered Cade's defense attorney.
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Paint It Black Paint it Black
2002

The placid town of Sereno Key is being rocked by a serial killer who is targeting black men, leaving his victims marked with black paint. When police zero in on a suspect, his wife hires Louis to help clear him.
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Dead of Winter Dead of Winter
2001 (eBook: 2012)

One by one, the bodies of the police officers are found, brutally executed with mysteriously coded death cards placed by every corpse. And the only sound louder than the doors of Loon Lake Michigan being locked against evil is the sound of hearts beating in terror.
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Dark of the Moon Dark of the Moon
2000

When a hunter finds some old bones in the woods of Blackpool, Mississippi, the town's citizens and police just want to see them reburied and forgotten. But when Louis arrives to the town of his birth t care for his dying mother, he becomes obsessed with finding the identity of the victim.
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Short Stories