- Blackman’s Coffin. Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, 2008.
- The Fitzgerald Ruse. Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, 2009.
- The Sandburg Connection. Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, 2011.
In the first book in this series, Sam Blackman is a wounded Iraq War veteran who comes to Asheville for rehabilitation. A job offer from the head of a local security firm provides him with a new career path, even though his employer dies before Sam’s first day on the job. Sam teams up, professionally and personally, with the dead woman’s sister and together Sam and Nakayla Robertson investigate routine and not-so-routine occurrences in Asheville and the surrounding area.
Asheville’s literary past figures in the novels, and each book is rich in local history and culture. This series nicely weaves the city’s interesting past with contemporary elements such as Sam’s military service in Iraq.