Bill Craig

Biography

Bill Craig taught himself to read at age four and began writing his own stories at age six. He published his first novel at age 40 and says it only took him 34 years to become an overnight success! He has been publishing steadily ever since that first book Valley of Death and now has 27 books in print or ebook. Bill is the proud father of four children ranging in age from 38 to almost 8. He has 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Mr. Craig has worked a wide variety of jobs over the years from private security and corrections work to being a grill cook and dishwasher. He has been a news reporter, done factory work and even a stint as a railroad clerk. He currently does customer service work to support his writing addiction. His ultimate goal in life is to break the record held by pulp author and creator of The Shadow, Walter B. Gibson, for writing the most works in a single year!

Where to buy in print


Books

Chandler: Circle City Frame
Series: Circle City Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,640. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2017 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Arnie Grossman was a wealthy man who had been investing heavily in Indianapolis, the city he had grown up in. But wealthy men make enemies. And when Arnie walks in and finds a dead woman in his living room, he knows that he is being set up. Somebody wants to frame him for murder. So he calls in Phillip Chandler, the former US Marshal turned Private Investigator....
Marlow: Hurricane Bay
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,020. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2017 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A real estate broker walks into a house she’s showing but doesn’t come out. This is a missing person case just far enough from Key West to make P.I. Rick Marlow hesitate. But once he signs on, there’s no letting go. This time he’s joined by Lillian Hunter, a motorcycle-riding lone wolf operator on a Federal Fugitive taskforce. She had a reputation for always getting her target. But so does Marlow.
The Past Never Dies
Series: A Mitch Cooper Mystery. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,310. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2016 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Lindsay Call is a reporter for the San Diego Reader and is working on a story about Tech firms working with China. After somebody takes a shot at her, the newspaper hires Mitch Cooper to protect her. However someone doesn’t like that idea and when a dead body turns up from Cooper’s past, he has to find out why and what the connection to Lindsay’s story is. The answer is shadowed in Cooper’s past..
Marlow: Papa's Legacy
Series: Key West Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,240. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A break in at the Hemingway museum leads to a lot of speculation on the coconut telegraph. Nothing appears to have been taken and the only damage is to an old desk that Ernest Hemingway had used. The Key West Police Department writes it off as routine vandalism. Except Katrina Morrow doesn’t think so. Katrina is a Hemingway scholar and suspects the thief was looking for a lost manuscript.
Marlow: Dark Waters
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,920. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2016 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When Vern Brisbane is murdered after docking his shrimp boat, the Key West Police think it was a random killing. But Brisbane’s daughter Lilly disagrees. She hires Rick Marlow to look into the shrimper’s death and what he finds is a smuggling operation that is using shrimp boats to smuggle in both drugs and people. Not knowing who he can trust, Marlow must navigate the Dark Waters....
One More Way to Die
Series: A Mitch Cooper Mystery. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,950. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2016 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In a new series by best selling author, Bill Craig, Mitch Cooper is a former Navy Seal living in San Diego where he now works as a private detective. When a friend dies, Mitch believes he was murdered and then things begin to get interesting.
Marlow: Dark Waters
Series: Key West Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,690. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2015 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When Vern Brisbane is murdered after docking his shrimp boat, the Key West Police think it was a random killing. But Brisbane’s daughter Lilly disagrees. She hires Rick Marlow to look into the shrimper’s death and what he finds is a smuggling operation that is using shrimp boats to smuggle in both drugs and people. Marlow must navigate the Dark Waters to get the man behind it all.
Darkest Night
Series: Joe Collins Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,910. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
After catching a brutal serial killer known as The Butterfly Killer in The Butterfly Tattoo, Joe Collins walked away from being a cop. In Paradise Lost, his former partner lures Joe back into police work to solve a string of serial kidnappings. But what happened to Joe in between? After a sound man is murdered on a movie set , Joe is hired to find out who killed him......
Chadler: Circle City Slam
Series: Circle City Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,010. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Phillip Chandler is a hardboiled private eye working Indianapolis -- called Circle City for the towering war memorial in the circular drive at its center. Here he sets out to prove a pro basketball player didn’t kill his girlfriend. Bad guys you will love to hate, and dames in distress. A hero worth launching a series for. Five stars,” says Eve Palunden, a ranked Amazon reviewer.
Paradise Lost (A Joe Collins Mystery)
Series: Joe Collins Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,100. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Former cop Joe Collins goes after those serial killers who are a threat to society. Along with former partner Doris Linacre, he sets out to stop another bad guy, this time someone behind a series of missing women and kids -- gone, no trace left behind.
Marlow: Midnight Blues
Series: Key West Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,090. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Willie Walker was a famous saxophonist in the Jazz world. He had played all around the world. But now he was retiring to Key West to open up a Jazz Club at the End of the Road. But people around him start dying and Willie gets the idea that somebody doesn’t want his club to open. But in order to keep Willie alive, Marlow has to uncover those secrets or they might end up singing the Midnight Blues.
Marlow: The Neon Goodbye
Series: Key West Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,830. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Marlow should have known that leaving the past behind is never easy. Because trouble seems to follow in his footsteps. Faces from the past turn up on Key West, and when one of them turns up dead, Marlow is faced with the most difficult case of his new life. He has to solve his own shooting, the one that ended his career on the NYPD. But the hardest part is that he has to solve it from Key West....
Chandler: Circle City Shakedown
Series: Circle City Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,460. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Phillip Chandler used to be Chicago cop, but after a run in with corrupt officials left him jobless and disgusted, he moved south to Indianapolis, Indiana, and opened up shop as a private eye. While he has an office in a seedy part of Downtown Indy, Chandler spends a good deal of his time between Babes and The Slippery Noodle. So it comes as no surprise a stripper needs help......
Marlow:Something Wicked
Series: Key West Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,810. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A storm is approaching Key West and something wicked is blowing into town with it. Tina Cord had been on the run from a psychopathic stalker when she arrived on the island. Then she met Marlow. Now he may be the only one that can keep her out of the stalker’s hands. Lola Ponsberry, Walter’s secretary, had also arrived in Key West running from her past, and now it has caught up with her.
Marlow: Mango Run
Series: Key West Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,040. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2015 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Detective Rick Marlow is at it again, solving crimes in Key West. Getting his act together. He had cut down to five cigarettes a day and only occasionally anything stronger than beer to drink. He was running nearly half a mile now, a long way from where he had been before he got shot. So when he gets a new case, he’s not prepared for the violence that’s sure to follow.
Marlow: Banana Wind
Series: Key West Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,040. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2015 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
In bestselling author Bill Craig’s second entry in his Marlow series, a woman is washed up on the beach, battered and beaten, clutching a small leather sack and no memory of who she was. But Jorge Leone recognized what was in the sack and knew it meant trouble was blowing into Key West. He hired Marlow to find out who the girl was and where she had come from.
Marlow: Indigo Tide
Series: Key West Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,220. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2015 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Set in Key West, this new mystery series promises a can’t-put-down story of murder, mayhem, and duplicity. Rick Marlow is a broken former NYPD cop who had been shot by his partner during the discovery of a dead body in an alley. Half-dead and barely recovered Marlow moves south to Key West, figuring the end of the road might mean a new beginning.

Bill Craig's tag cloud