The Good Know Nothing

While the Great Depression threatens to divide Tom's family, a popular novel delivers clues about his father's disappearance. To learn the truth, he needs to confront the author B Traven, a desperado alleged to be the Sundance Kid, and tycoon William Randolph Hearst.

“Kuhlken is an original, and in these days of cookie-cutter fiction, originality is something to be prized.” San Diego Union More
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About Ken Kuhlken

Ken Kuhlken's stories have appeared in ESQUIRE and numerous other magazines, been honorably mentioned in BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, and earned a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

His novels include MIDHEAVEN, finalist for the Ernest Hemingway Award for best first fiction book, and the Hickey family mysteries: THE BIGGEST LIAR IN LOS ANGELES; THE GOOD KNOW NOTHING; THE VENUS DEAL; THE LOUD ADIOS, Private Eye Writers of America Press Best First PI Novel; THE ANGEL GANG; THE DO-RE-MI, finalist for the Shamus Best Novel Award; THE VAGABOND VIRGINS; THE VERY LEAST; and THE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING.

His five-book saga FOR AMERICA, is together a long, long novel and an incantation, a work of magic created to postpone the end of the world for at least a thousand years.

His work in progress is a YA mystery.

His WRITING AND THE SPIRIT advises artists seeking inspiration. He guides readers on a trip to the Kingdom of Heaven in READING BROTHER LAWRENCE.

Also, he reads a lot, plays golf, watches and coaches baseball and softball, teaches at Perelandra College, and hangs out with his daughter when she comes home from her excellent college back east.

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About the Series: Hickey Family Crime Novels
The Hickey family novels, which begin with Tom Hickey's first investigation at age twenty-one and continues, over ten books, until his eighty-fifth year, are riveting stories of crime, heroics, and sacrificial love that also offer a vivid and panoramic vision of California as it transforms from a frontier to the most influential place on earth. Readers who accompany Tom and his extraordinary family on their adventures enrich their knowledge of America and the dark and bright recesses of the human heart.

“Tom Hickey is one of detective fiction’s most original and intriguing creations.” San Francisco Chronicle

“Elegant, eloquent, and elegiac, Kuhlken’s novels sing an old melody, at the same time haunting and beautiful.” Novelist Don Winslow

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