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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joseph Flynn  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1951 in Chicago, Illinois


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-- Website -- http://www.josephflynn.com
-- Joseph Flynn on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=joseph+flynn

E-Mail: -- mail@josephflynn.com


Illinois Connection

Joe was born in Chicago and currently resides in Springfield. He went to Loyola University of Chicago and Northeastern Illinois University.

Biographical and Professional Information

All of Flynn's books have been published as ebooks. The following have been published solely in ebook format by Stray Dog Press: ''Blood Street Punx'',''Still Coming'', ''One False Step'', ''Pointy Teeth'', ''Still Coming, Expanded Edition'', ''The Government: Dark Days'', ''Defiled: The Sequel to Nailed'', ''War Party'', ''McGill's Short Cases 1 - 3'', ''One False Step'' and ''Tall Man in Ray-Bans''.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

Digger /
ISBN: 055357809X. OCLC Number: 39795186

Bantam Books,. .

Farewell performance
ISBN: 9780976417033. OCLC Number: 174565885

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Gasoline, Texas /
ISBN: 0976417065. OCLC Number: 174564329

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Hot type /
ISBN: 0976417014. OCLC Number: 188800283

Stray Dog Press,. .

Newspaperman Dan Cameron gets a cool old typewriter for his 40th birthday. It once belonged to Ben Hecht, who used it to write the movie "Notorious." Dan uses it to write a best-seller.

Nailed.
ISBN: 098379751X. OCLC Number: 1023817752

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"Ron Ketchum saw his share of the dark side of life as a cop in Los Angeles. Then he left L.A. to become the chief of police in the Sierra Nevada resort town of Goldstrike. One sunny morning in the mountains, though, he comes upon a crime unlike anything he's ever seen before. He finds the body of an African American man nailed to a tree. The victim is a highly respected minister, and his father is the nationally known televangelist Jimmy Thunder. Ron, on the other hand, has described himself in court as a recovering bigot. Goldstrike's mayor for life and movie icon, Clay Steadman, wants Ron to catch the killer fast. Adding to the pressure, the victim's grandmother comes to town. She tells the media mob that has descended on Goldstrike that God will curse the town until the killer is caught. That's when a rogue mountain lion begins attacking people. At first, the attacks happen on the wilderness outskirts of Goldstrike. Then the predator moves into town, leaping a fence into a family's backyard. Finally, it turns the tables on one of the hunters sent out to bring it down. Looking for a killer, hunting a lion and defending his own integrity -- makes being a cop in L.A. seem like the good old days."--Back cover.

Round Robin
ISBN: 9780983031246. OCLC Number: 878132252

Stray Dog Press, Inc.,. .

The concrete inquisition /
ISBN: 0976417006. OCLC Number: 191047009

Stray Dog Press,. .

The devil on the doorstep :
ISBN: 0988786826. OCLC Number: 891107215

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"When you win reelection to be president of the United States by one electoral vote, as Patricia Darden Grant has done, you're going to make a lot of people angry. Some of them might even try to change the outcome by violence. The Secret Service fears an assassination attempt at the president's second inauguration, one using drone launched missiles. The president could forsake the public ceremony, but that would tell the terrorists they have her running scared. She informs the Secret Service it will be up to them to keep her safe. Not entirely up to them, though, James J. McGill, will also be on the case. So will White House Chief of Staff Galia Mindel. Even retired SAC Celsus Crogher is called back to make sure no harm comes to the president. Then McGill's life gets even more complicated. His friends, Investigating Magistrate Yves Pruet and his bodyguard Odo Sacripant, come to town searching for a stolen Renoir painting. Gabbi Casale is already at the White House, finishing up McGill's official portrait. The old gang from Paris is back together. Only McGill feels Pruet is holding out on him. Something more than finding a masterpiece is at stake here. Something that, oddly enough, might tie in with the attempt on the president's life." --Page 4 of cover.

The hangman's companion
ISBN: 9780983031208. OCLC Number: 727146019

Stray Dog Press,. .

Always a good sport, Jim McGill, the first private-eye to live in the White House, agrees to accompany his wife, the president, to London to be her escort at a dinner given by the queen in Buckingham Palace. Problem is, while the president attends a G8 meeting, he'll have a week in England with nothing to do. Then a client--the daughter of a former Chicago cop--comes to McGill. Her father went to Paris to scatter the ashes of his late, French-born wife in the Seine, but found himself in a brawl and is in prison for killing France's national sports hero. The guy from Chicago claims he was only saving a blonde woman from being beaten by the Frenchman, as French law actually required him to do, but the blonde has disappeared. The client asks McGill to find the woman and save her father. McGill decides that a trip to Paris beats glad-handing the locals in nearby London. He just has to wrap up the case in time to get to dinner with the president and the queen.

The K Street killer :
ISBN: 9780983797531. OCLC Number: 828630051

Stray Dog Press, Inc.,. .

Somebody in Washington is updating Shakespeare. The first thing he wants to do is kill all the lobbyists. Knocking off three of them in consecutive weeks, he's off to a fast start. On the lapel of each victim, the killer leaves a pin that, arguably, resembles Porky Pig. The Metro police are on the case when Putnam Shady steps forward and identifies the third victim as a friend. Authority averse, Putnam gives the cops only bare bones information--but he tells Margaret Sweetie Sweeny that he things he will be the next victim. Sweetie vows to protect Putnam. She enlists Jim McGill, the president's henchman, to find out who is behind the murders. But then McGill's whole world is turned upside down. His son, Kenny, is diagnosed with leukemia. President Patricia Grant's life is only slightly less tumultuous. Her enemies force her to leave the Republican Party. Amidst the turmoil, Welborn Yates and Kira Fahey schedule their marriage--and inevitably have to deal with wedding crashers.

The last ballot cast /
ISBN: 0983797579. OCLC Number: 828630995

Stray Dog Press, Inc.,. .

"With his son and his wife, the president of the United States, both near death, Jim McGill makes a choice that may save, or lose, both of them. As McGill makes his agonizing decision, an old nemesis, Dr. Damon Todd, escapes from CIA custody. Breaking out with Todd are two former covert operatives whose past is so bloody the Agency had to retire them. Now, all three are targeting McGill. In Patti's absence, Acting President Wyman has to find a way to bring Reverend Burke Godfrey to justice without causing a massacre. Captain Welborn Yates draws a bead on the car thief who killed his best friends and travels to the Caribbean to set up an ambush. All that is but the preface for the dirtiest, three-candidate presidential election in the country's history. When all is said and done, every big question is answered, including one that concerns us all in an election year: Does one person's vote matter?"--Page 4 of cover.

The next president /
ISBN: 0553576666. OCLC Number: 46941629

Bantam Books,. .

The president's henchman /
ISBN: 193514202X. OCLC Number: 299575535

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As we've just seen, it's only a matter of time--and not that long a time--before the United States elects its first female president. Which will make her husband--what? Well, if he's the ex-cop who solved the murder of the president's first husband and brought the killers to justice ... and if he's not the kind of guy to stand on formality ... and if he doesn't want to be the head of the FBI ... and if he takes out a license and becomes the first private eye to live in the White House ... That would make him The President's Henchman. Jim McGill's first case is to find out who is stalking a member of the White House press corps, before that stalker turns the tables on McGill and maybe even threatens the president herself. He also has to be a shadow adviser to a young Air Force investigator who is looking into a he-said-she-said charge of adultery leveled against a female colonel working at the Pentagon, a case with the potential to derail the new president's administration before it has a chance to begin.

The president's henchman :
ISBN: 0988786869. OCLC Number: 908950633

Stray Dog Press,. .

"According to the polls, it's only a matter of time--and not that long a time--before the United States elects its first female president. Which will make her husband--what? Well, if he's the ex-cop who solved the murder of the president's first husband and brought the killers to justice ... and if he's not the kind of guy to stand on formality ... and if he doesn't want to be the head of the FBI ... and if he takes out a license and becomes the first private eye to live in the White House ... That would make him The President's Henchman. Jim McGill's first case is to find out who is stalking a member of the White House press corps, before that stalker turns the tables on McGill and maybe even threatens the president herself. He also has to be a shadow adviser to a young Air Force investigator who is looking into a he-said-she-said charge of adultery leveled against a female colonel working at the Pentagon, a case with the potential to derail the new president's administration before it has a chance to begin."--Back cover.