Al Rennie


I was born and raised in Toronto. I attended Upper Canada College before taking a degree at Queen's University. I have worked as a lifeguard for the Toronto Harbour Police, a youth worker for the Toronto YMCA, and an English teacher in Lakefield. I am married with two great daughters and an extended foster family. My interests include Maple Leaf hockey - this is our year - New England Patriot football and writing.

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Clearwater Hunter
By Al Rennie
Price: $3.69 USD. Words: 54,430. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Category: Fiction
A young woman finds her prince that never was. She needs to disengage, but the prince threatens pay back if she tries. Joe to the rescue! Susan Whipple walks away from her smothering family. The family comes to CHIPs to find her if only to know that she is safe. Joe's horse trainer asks a favour for his new wife. The boys learn a code word. Sam learns the truth about Dan. Another romp in paradise!
Clearwater Undercover
By Al Rennie
Price: $3.69 USD. Words: 56,280. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014. Category: Fiction
Joe is in deep trouble. He has had to make a pact with the Greek mafia to help a detective friend. Now he has to honour the agreement. That spells danger for all the Clearwater crew. A British tourist has gone astray, but the story Joe hears is not entirely accurate. A wealthy businessman and client of Bob has been scammed and wants his money back. More crime than enough in this romp in paradise!
Clearwater Crazy
By Al Rennie
Price: $3.69 USD. Words: 65,650. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013. Category: Fiction
Fred has taken on an insurance scam investigation that turns into a murder case when the one witness who can prove the scam is murdered. Jeremy goes AWOL from his job with Homeland. Mia is quickly becoming the Donald Trump of the Clearwater real estate scene. Joe runs into some gender problems at the men's shelter, and Coop is going through some life style changes. Another crazy romp in paradise!
Clearwater Oops!
By Al Rennie
Series: Clearwater, Book 14. Price: $3.69 USD. Words: 56,980. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Category: Fiction
Joe has a new car; Mia finds a body in one of her condos; Sean’s mom is still crazy but wants him back; a social worker asks Joe to help find some missing kids; Eliza is about to lose it all; Flash gets a new friend; Bob Morse believes that his wife is cheating on him; Doug takes a step towards sainthood; Janille and Marissa move into their new home; and Joe gets a gift. Another romp in Paradise
Clearwater Killer
By Al Rennie
Series: Clearwater, Book 13. Price: $3.69 USD. Words: 52,440. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013. Category: Fiction
Joe is back in Toronto to attend a funeral when a friend is found murdered in Clearwater; Fred has a serious medical problem; Mia is caught up in her career change; Bob Morse has a poker conundrum; Billy Ray is looking for a missing husband; Mrs. Finelli reveals some of her secret past; and Detective Mulligan thinks Joe may have shot someone, again. Another romp in Paradise
Clearwater Extortion
By Al Rennie
Series: Clearwater, Book 12. Price: $3.69 USD. Words: 51,340. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Category: Fiction
Joe is in trouble again. He tries to prove to Mia that he has a romantic 'bone in his body' and ends up in the middle of a national conspiracy. Jeremy 'hacked' the wrong company and is hauled in by Homeland Security. Mia and Janille work a protection gig that drives Doug crazy. Ida May is overworked and needs help. Billy is having some issues. Extortion is in full bloom. Another romp in paradise.
Clearwater Predator
By Al Rennie
Series: Clearwater, Book 11. Price: $3.69 USD. Words: 54,810. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Category: Fiction
Spring Break in Clearwater Beach college kids are everywhere and so is a predator Joe gets an offer he can't refuse Mia is up for a career change Billy goes to a race track Jeremy and Ida May get a mega computer Frankie has big debt problems with some nasty loan sharks Joey has lost his wife again Frank gets ready for the Olympics - Doug teaches Doc to crawl in the mud - another fun romp!
Clearwater Danger
By Al Rennie
Series: Clearwater, Book 10. Price: $3.69 USD. Words: 52,380. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Joe has to deal with a personal request and handles it in a most peculiar way. Bob Morse needs Fred and Joe to investigate a client charged with manslaughter. CHIPs hires a new and colourful character who has a few personal problems of his own. An interesting letter arrives from Europe. Janille needs a new car. The new neighbours pose a few violent problems. Just another week in Paradise.
Clearwater Intrigue
By Al Rennie
Series: Clearwater, Book 9. Price: $3.69 USD. Words: 51,770. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Fiction
Carol Bailey is back and needs Joe to help her get her brother back from a ruthless gang of kidnappers. Max has disappeared. Janille needs help robbing a bank. Mia is making plans that require more space and a better education. Frank has suffered a little set back. A commune has its sights on Sean Toler. Billy Ray solves a case by himself. And Joe is in trouble with the FBI. Another fanciful romp!
Clearwater Magic
By Al Rennie
Series: Clearwater, Book 8. Price: $3.69 USD. Words: 54,770. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Category: Fiction
Morse's law firm is targeted in a wierd scheme. Joe and Coop find that wierd doesn't get it done. CHIPS is hired to produce a death certificate for a missing girl who may not be dead. Rosalie is being stalked. Ida May makes a huge decision. Doug Willsie is brutally attacked. Frank is hoping Quebec separates. Another facet of Max is revealed. Joe and Mia decide to get help. Another romp in paradise
Clearwater Showdown
By Al Rennie
Series: Clearwater, Book 7. Price: $3.69 USD. Words: 51,850. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Joe is about to be deported. Mia doesn't want to leave her home and friends. An unlikely compromise with Homeland Security is brokered by Bob Morse. CHIPS continues to thrive as Doug attracts wealthy clients looking for protection. Another child has gone missing leaving Fred and Billy puzzled. Janille finds a new job. Frank faces a major problem that will affect the lives of the Clearwater family.
Clearwater Kiss Off
By Al Rennie
Series: Clearwater, Book 6. Price: $3.69 USD. Words: 59,610. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Category: Fiction
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Their injuries have taken a toll but life goes on for Joe and Mia. Lola, the child Samantha was trying to adopt has been kidnapped and Joe turns to brother Frank for help. His scheme to recover Lola puts Frank into a jam with the dark side. Joe and Max are under the gun and Billy Ray finds himself in big trouble again. The bad guys come for Mrs Thornberry's head. Just another crazy day in paradise
Clearwater Heat
By Al Rennie
Series: Clearwater, Book 5. Price: $3.69 USD. Words: 57,030. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Fiction
Coop and Joe are the new 'go to' investigators for Bob Morse. They are asked to find any mitigating circumstances in an arson, manslaughter charge against Morse's client. The wierd part is that the accused continues to claim his innocence and expects help from an unexpected source. Meanwhile Mia, has some important staggering news to give Joe. And Rosalie asks Doc for a favor that almost kills her
Clearwater Abduction
By Al Rennie
Series: Clearwater, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,060. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2012. Category: Fiction
When Frankie's grand-daughter blows her curfew, Joe is asked to find her. The girl has been abducted and the window for recovering her is rapidly closing. Meanwhile Coop has lined up another job trying to find a missing witness with big bucks the reward for success. And a crazy lady with her own agenda wants Joe to be the daddy of her child. It is another wild adventure in Clearwater Beach Florida
Clearwater Ambush
By Al Rennie
Series: Clearwater, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,020. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Joe and Coop are in the private detective business. Their first case - find a boy who vanished five years earlier and recently has been spotted by his sisters. At the same time Joe is trying to prove that brother, Frank, is not responsible for his ex-fiance's death. To make things worse, Janille's love life is a problem Joe doesn't want but has. Another romp with Mia and Joe in Clearwater Beach.
By Al Rennie
Series: Riverview, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 74,820. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Fiction
When Al's daughter is beaten and her children are taken, he realizes how out of touch he has been. He is snapped into a new reality when his son-in-law demands payment for the safe return of his grandchildren. He can't believe what has happened and he seems powerless to respond. But when it all goes south, he does respond with the considerable resources he can bring to the table - and Norm.
Blessed are the Children
By Al Rennie
Series: Riverview, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 75,300. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011. Category: Fiction
Two high school girls out to get a reputation go missing. The police are stymied - no trace - no dead bodies. Deputy Jackson is desperate when he goes to Al with a dangerous proposition outside of police protocol. Al agrees to help and recruits Norm from LA to shut down these crimes. They get help from a dying biker who can go where even the deepest undercover cop can't. He does and the result...
By Al Rennie
Series: Riverview, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 71,010. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Category: Fiction
Al is back into his home routine. He gets a late night call. His daughter has been arrested for murder. Al hires the best Toronto lawyer available and brings Norm in from LA. It is evident that some dark perverted forces are at work. When the victim's wife also dies the investigation takes on a a new and dangerous direction. The future of Al's daugter is in Norm's hands and time is running out...
L.A. Escape
By Al Rennie
Series: Riverview, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 76,860. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Category: Fiction
Al is a rich Canadian who wakes up in a holding cell. He needs a lawyer. The story he tells the man is L.A. Escape. He hired an ex-cop, Norm, to help him find an actress who is identical to his dead wife when she was young. They meet and spend days together before she is found dead in an alley. He has become a person of interest. He hires Norm in an attempt to clear his name and find the killer.
The Clearwater Diaries
By Al Rennie
Series: Clearwater, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,300. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011. Category: Fiction
Joe owes Coop - the cop who helped him duck some serious criminal charges in Clearwater Journals - a big favour. When Coop's brother-in-law goes missing, he calls on Doc for help. Doc isn't convinced that the brother-in law is worth the effort but agrees to lend a hand. When Danny, the grandson of Doc's librarian friend is shot - and there is a connection to the missing man - Doc goes all in.
Clearwater Journals
By Al Rennie
Series: Clearwater, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 88,660. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Category: Fiction
1 star(4.90 from 10 reviews)
Joe Holiday, an ex Metro cop, finds himself dragged into an investigation by Mia, an IHOP waitress. The probing they do into the murder of Mia's sister years earlier turns into a deadly manhunt with Joe and Mia suddenly becoming the targets of a vicious plot.

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