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I write thrillers, mysteries and westerns and am known for fast-paced action and dark humor.

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42 thoughts on “Welcome”

  1. I just recently discovered your books and am throughly enjoying them, the first three I still thought you were a woman, although I had my doubts. I loved the humor in Death by sarcasm the second Death with sarcastic intent is my next read.
    Keep them coming.

  2. Came late into the fold, a whole lot of catching up to do. May need Rockne’s help, since I’m between a Rock and a hard place time wise ?

  3. I am a native Detroiter who moved away around 1960. I started reading Your books because of the Detroit connection but have continued because I enjoy them. Keep up the good work.

  4. I am just starting on my first book “Total Sarcasm” and will let you know my appreciation when I am through.

  5. I’ve just read the three Mary Cooper titles “Total Sarcasm.” I went through them like “a dose of salts”, I just couldn’t put them down! If you have any more like this, fire ‘m my way!

  6. Finished the M.Cooper 1-3 books in one day! Love them! I o let wish I had half of the sarcasm that she does! Keep ’em coming!

  7. I just stumbled upon your Total Sarcasm series for kindle. Sounds like something I really need, the kindle is such a handy instrument. This one was given to me by my mother. I’m sure gonna love reading, if i could stop downloading for a change.

  8. I finished the Mary Cooper series, excellent stories, never a dull moment. You have a marvellous and creative mind. Thank you kindly for sharing your fantastic talent with your faithful readers.
    Please keep on your wonderful work.

  9. I have enjoyed all your writing especially the death by sarcasm series through kindle unlimited, Thanks for the moments and keep um comin.

  10. My wife just finished reading “Dead Wood” and she immediately wanted the next book, “Hard Rock.” Now I’m reading the first John Rockne story and I’m hooked. :-) . Looking forward to the next one.

  11. I love your John Rockne series. The stories & characters are great. But you need to fire your proof reader! As a retired English teacher, I have to tell you, there were so many typing errors that you were either using poor voice recognition software or never had your book proofed. Otherwise a great read. Thank you.

  12. Love Mary Cooper so much that I left a five start review on Amazon. I’m looking forward to reading your other books.

  13. I live in Ann Arbor Michigan and enjoy the private eye you have developed in Michigan. The locations seem a bit off but who cares.

    New fan an looking forward to reading the third book – pre ordered it.

    Do you have a Michigan connection?

    1. Hi Olan,
      Thank you! Yes, I currently live in Grosse Pointe and have been here for about fifteen years. I hope you like COLD JADE!

  14. I really enjoyed your Sarcasm trio, the characters’ banter, the pacing and the plots all worked well together and were an engaging read. Mary Collins reads as a smart and smart mouthed detective, so why does she get rescued in each story by her boyfriend, Jake? As smart and talented as she is, why can’t she solve a story without needing to be rescued, as other detectives can do?

    1. Hi Sheila!
      Thank you for your kind words about the books. As far as Mary being rescued, I think Jake usually comes in after Mary has figured everything out and taken care of the killer or killers. I kind of like the fact that she works mostly alone, solves the mystery but then at the end there is someone who is there for her, too. But I will keep your thoughts in mind! Have you signed up for my newsletter?

  15. Recently retired and looks like I have a lot of reading to catch up on! Love mystery thrillers and after reading the above comments, I can hardly wait to start a Dam Ames collection!

  16. Just finished Death by Sarcasm. Enjoyed it immensely. Especially since I can be sarcastic most of the time, Mary hits a familiar chord.

  17. I love your circuit rider series and have been eager waiting for the next episodes. Will Bird get deeper involved with her sister? Will a deeper relationship between Bird and Hitch develop? Please continue with this series. I’ve read everything written under Dani Amore and now under Dan Ames. I remain your constant reader and among your biggest fans. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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