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Dana King


Dana King

Dana King owns two nominations for the Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award, for A SMALL SACRIFICE (2013) and again two years later for THE MAN IN THE WINDOW. His novel GRIND JOINT was noted by Woody Haut in the L.A. Review of Books as one of the 15 best noir reads of 2013. A short story, “Green Gables,” appeared in the anthology BLOOD, GUTS, AND WHISKEY, edited by Todd Robinson. Other short fiction has appeared in Thuglit, Spinetingler, New Mystery Reader, A Twist of Noir, Mysterical-E and Powder Burn Flash.

Dana lives in Maryland with The Beloved Spouse.

Dana King

Books by Dana King

by Dana King - Fiction, Mystery, Police Procedural

As if things aren’t bad enough in Penns River, development and funding of a new religious-themed mall grinds to a halt when heavily armed assassins cut down five leaders of the town’s fledgling drug trade while eating lunch in the food court. The television minister behind the mall has associates not normally associated with a ministry, outside drug gangs may be muscling into town, and the local mob boss could have an angle of his own. The cops have this and all the usual local activity to contend with in a story that extends beyond the borders of Penns River.