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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  David J. Walker  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Mystery

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

David grew up in Mundelein and currently resides in Wilmette.

Biographical and Professional Information

Walker's most recent novel, ''No Show of Remorse'', is his fourth book featuring Chicago private investigator Mal Foley. His other series, his "Wild Onion Ltd." Series, features a husband/wife private eye team. The three books in that series are ''A Ticket to Die For'', ''A Beer at a Bawdy House'', and ''The End of Emerald Woods''. Dave has been a parish priest, an investigator with the Chicago police department and a lawyer. He now divides his time between writing and practicing law.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Fixed in his folly /
ISBN: 0312130740. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Press,. New York :. 1995.

In Chicago, PI Malachy Foley is hired by a woman lawyer to find the son she gave up for adoption 30 years earlier. He finds the man, now a Jesuit priest, and becomes involved in a case of revenge and murder.

A ticket to die for /
ISBN: 0312193459. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's,. New York :. 1998.

A new mystery series featuring the husband-and-wife sleuths, Dugan and Kirsten of Chicago. He is a police academy dropout who became a lawyer, she dropped out of law school to be a policewoman and is now a PI. The case involves pornography and murder.

A beer at a bawdy house /
ISBN: 0312252420. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Minotaur,. New York :. 2000.

Peter Keegan, a Catholic bishop, turns to the husband and wife team of Dugan and Kirsten when someone starts to blackmail him.

No show of remorse /
ISBN: 0312252404. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Minotaur,. New York :. 2002.

Determined to get his law license reinstated, Mal Foley soon discovers that someone does not want his petition to be heard when threatening letters turn into brutal beatings followed by murder.

The end of Emerald Woods /
ISBN: 0312252153. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Minotaur,. New York :. 2000.

"Married Chicago investigator-and-lawyer team Kirsten and Dugan" investigate when a petty theft is tied to some very serious threats and a powerful Chicago land developer.--Jacket.

All the dead fathers /
ISBN: 0312334540. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Minotaur,. New York :. 2005.

A private investigator comes to the aid of her uncle, a former priest accused of sexual abuse, when a published list of priests accused of perversion leads to their murders.

Saving Paulo /
ISBN: 1594146551. OCLC Number:

Five Star,. Waterville, Me. :. 2008.

In Chicago, after losing his job for calling his boss a sexist a-hole, Charlie Long meets his cousin lawyer Eugene "Sal" Pacewlli at the Billy Goat Tavern to tell him he was fired. Frustrated with his Sir Galahad relative, Sal leaves in disgust. Soon after Sal leaves Charlie heads to the bathroom when he sees a well dressed black guy pulling a mixed race looking little kid when two white thugs fire and kill the adult. Without warning Charlie grabs the little kid and takes off.

Too many clients /
ISBN: 0727869302. OCLC Number:

Severn House,. Sutton :. 2010.

"When a Chicago cop is murdered, Dugan's foolish flouting of the rules about attorneys "chasing" clients drags him into the case, and Kirsten, though knowing it's unwise to have a spouse as a client, undertakes to drag him back out. Soon she has not one, but three, clients. They all want her to find the killer ... or at least they all say they do. Turns out the dead police officer had way too many people happy to see him gone ... from members of his own family to members of organized crime, from ethically-challenged lawyers and real estate developers to cop co-conspirators.--Author's website.



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