Tom Kelly


Cold Crossover is Tom Kelly’s first step into fiction and the first of the Ernie Creekmore series. The second book in the series, Hovering Above a Homicide, will be released in Spring, 2013.

Tom served The Seattle Times readers for 20 years, first as a sportswriter and later as real

estate reporter, columnist and editor. His weekly features now appear in a variety of newspapers including the Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, Portland Oregonian, Louisville Courier-Journal, Tacoma News Tribune and Spokane Spokesman-Review plus hundreds of websites.

His ground-breaking book How a Second Home Can Be Your Best Investment (McGraw-Hill, written with economist John Tuccillo) showed consumers and professionals how one additional piece of real estate could serve as an investment, recreation and retirement property over time.

His other books include Real Estate Boomers and Beyond: Exploring the Costs, Choices and Changes of Your Next Move (Dearborn-Kaplan); The New Reverse Mortgage Formula (John Wiley & Sons); Cashing In on a Second Home in Mexico (Crabman Publishing, written with Mitch Creekmore), Cashing In on a Second Home in Central America (Crabman Publishing, written with Mitch Creekmore and Jeff Hornberger), and Bargains Beyond the Border (Crabman Publishing).

Tom’s award-winning radio show “Real Estate Today” has aired for 19 years on KIRO, the CBS affiliate in Seattle. The program also has been syndicated in 40 domestic markets and to 450 stations in 160 foreign countries via Armed Forces Radio.

Tom was president of the Santa Clara University class of 1972, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Composition and was a three-year letterman in rugby. He and his wife Dr. Jodi Kelly, an Associate Dean at Seattle University, have four grown children and live on Bainbridge Island, WA, near Seattle.

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Cold Crossover
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,680. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Linnbert "Cheese" Oliver, hard-luck high school basketball hero in the Northwest town of North Fork, is missing on a late-night ferry. And for real estate agent Ernie Creekmore, his father figure, friend and former coach, the news hits hard. Enjoy a series of heart-stopping moments that peel back layers of greed, secrets and twisted family ties that refuse to stay buried.

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basketball    coach    crime    histrical crime    murder    mystery    northwest    puget sound    real estate    seattle    sports    suspense    thriller    washington