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Michael A. Black

Born: N/A
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Michael lives in Blue Island. For the past twenty-seven years has been a police officer in the south suburbs of Chicago.

Biography: Michael Black has worked in various capacities in police work including patrol supervisor, tactical squad, investigations, raid team member, and SWAT team leader. He is currently a sergeant on the Matteson, Illinois Police Department.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Michael A. Black on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

A final judgment :
ISBN: 1594144265 OCLC: 68786653

Five Star, Waterville, Me. : 2006.

Shade, an ex-cop turned PI, reluctantly takes work from his least favorite kind of client, a lawyer, and from the police lieutenant who helped boot him off the force. Lieutenant Bielmaster wants Shade to keep a paroled ex-con away from Bielmaster's daughter, hinting that Shade might get reinstated in the PD in return. Defense attorney Rick Walters recruits Shade's help on a civil wrongful death suit, an attempt to get a measure of justice for a murdered woman.

A killing frost
ISBN: 9780843959857 OCLC: 163617080

Leisure ; New York : 2007.

When he is hired to find a missing fiancé, who is then found floating in a canal, P.I. Ron Shade is determined to find the truth even if it leads him into a world of murder, conspiracy, and cover-ups.

A killing frost /
ISBN: 0786243090 OCLC: 49924819

Five Star, Waterville, Me. : 2002.

Former cop Ron Shade investigates the disappearance of a client's fiancé while preparing for a karate bout.

Freeze me, tender /
ISBN: 1594144710 OCLC: 62085362

Years ago a rock-and-roll star was cryogenically frozen after his premature death. Now a series of murders makes magazine reporter Harry Bauer wonder if the rock star is really dead or not. Many twists and turns appear in this mystery and Harry's life is in the balance.

  Random victim
ISBN: 9781605482170 OCLC: 489137369

Books In Motion, [Spokane] : 2009.

The case wasn₂t just cold -- it was ice-cold. But the murder of Miriam Walker had a pretty high profile in the middle of a tough re-election campaign, so the Cook County sheriff assembled a task force to get results ... and put Sergeant Frank Leal on it. Leal is still getting over the death of his partner and some wounds of his own, both emotional and physical, so working as part of a team might be tough. It doesn't help that a lot of people don't really want the case solved ... including Miriam Walker's husband and the men he hired to take care of Miriam for him. Leal isn't even sure he can trust the rest of the team, but he's got a job to do, and he's not going to quit until he finishes it ... no matter who gets in his way.

Random victim /
ISBN: 084395986X OCLC: 191890911

Dorchester ; New York : 2008.

When he is assigned to lead a special task force in solving the high-profile murder of Miriam Walker, Sergeant Frank Leal, recovering from the death of his partner, discovers that there are a lot of people who don't want the case solved.

The heist /
ISBN: 1594142777 OCLC: 57750364

Five Star, Waterville, Me. : 2005.

Gulf War vets Lincoln Jackson and Rick Weaver fantasize about pulling off a big heist at a bank in the Chicago Loop.

Windy city knights
ISBN: 9780843961621 OCLC: 881837194

Leisure ; New York : 2008.

Windy city knights :
ISBN: 1410401901 OCLC: 54543918

Five Star, Waterville, Me. : 2004.

Detective Ron Shade bumps into his former lover, Paula Kittermann, and he lets her back into his life. But then she's gone again, leaving him with only bittersweet memories of what might have been. Then Paula turns up dead. Though shocked, Shade moves on with his life until Paula's young cousin, Laurie, shows up in Chicago, asking him to look into the matter. Shade's investigation begins to attract the attention of some very powerful enemies. Whenever Shade gets close to the truth, somebody seems to end up dead, and he suddenly finds himself the prime suspect in a homicide investigation. Working to clear himself and find out who killed Paula, Shade goes up against some redoubtable foes who will stop at nothing to ensure his search for the truth won't be completed.