Gaylord Dold is the author of fifteen works of fiction including the highly acclaimed private detective series featuring Mitch Roberts, a well as numerous contemporary crime thrillers. Many of his novels have been singled out for awards and praise by a number of critics and writer’s organizations. As one of the founders of Watermark Press, Dold edited and published a number of distinguished literary works, including the novel Leaving Las Vegas by John O’Brien, which was made into a movie starring Nicholas Cage and Elizabeth Shue. Dold lives on the prairie of southern Kansas.
A chance encounter at a basketball game brings serious trouble for two boys, and soon they find themselves running from the law into the high mountains in late fall, a time the Cheyenne call the moon when water freezes.
This harrowing memoir traces the arc of one young child's love for his dad and family from innocence to the devastating reality of the father's profound alcoholism. In short, frank and unsentimental chapters, Dold captures the stark emotional ruin of a life gone off the tracks, innocent people held in nightly bondage, and a beautiful world gone haywire.
Written with brilliant authenticity by a former criminal defense attorney, The Devil to Pay creates an atmosphere of page-turning tension as police, lawyers, and an innocent victim battle what seem to be insurmountable odds to prevail against a clever and diabolically unpredictable killer.
With Storm 33, Gaylord Dold evokes the macabre spectacle that was the Berlin of Hitler, Goebbels and Goering. Through meticulous detail and masterful storytelling, Storm 33 is both eloquent and chilling.
Set in Zaire and the Republic of Congo, The World Beat evokes modern Africa with a realism that few writers achieve. At loose ends, series hero Roberts takes an assignment from Lloyds of London to deliver ransom for Elyse Revelle, a Belgian mining company doctor who has been kidnapped, presumably be separatists or terrorists.
In 2092 the United States has disintegrated, leaving southern California roughly divided into a Basin Authority Zone and a Corporation. When Detective Sergeant Keiko Nomura of the Zone responds to reports of a murder at the Corporate Genetics Lab, she finds a Russian scientist named Kamenev brutally dismembered.
Someone is maiming the horses of rancher Jules Reynard and Mitch Roberts is hired to put a stop to the mayhem. But the blind Reynard is also a nightclub owner with a dangerous and beautiful young wife.
Snake Eyes is a recipient of the Best Paper Back Novel, Private Eye Writers of America.
The hypnotic and gritty ninth Mitch Roberts Crime Novel.
After a long stay abroad and a love affair that fell apart, Mitch Roberts is headed home. But Roberts has no chance to return to an uneventful life. A beautiful flight attendant suggests he meet her for a drink at her favorite bar in Miami.
Elaine Jorgenson is a wealthy Key West real estate developer whose second husband is gambler Kevin Terminadi. When Jorgenson wants to bring a gambling casino to a popular Key West beach front property, citizens unite against it. Jack Kilgore, an ex-Marine Intelligence officer is hired to protect Jorgenson against threats from an environmental group.
While living in London, Roberts does “off the books” work for a lawyer named Hillary Root. When Root’s half-brother is murdered in a London hospital bed, Roberts must travel to Kingston, Jamaica to find the murderer.
While in London attending a veterans convention, Roberts visits his war-time romance Amanda. When Amanda’s young son is drowned in the River Cam in Cambridge, Roberts goes to work. But, surprisingly, the mystery takes Roberts to Amsterdam where political intrigue complicates the case.
Retired from Marine Intelligence, Stanford-educated Jack Kilgore moves to Key West for a quiet life of fishing and part-time security work. When an anti-death penalty lawyer named Lester Dodge asked Kilgore to help save a condemned murderer who is on Florida's death row, Kilgore is reluctantly drawn into a web of deceit surrounding the old crime.
A car bomb kills the woman Roberts has been hired to protect against threats. The trail of clues leads Roberts to Reno and a casino and brothel run by gangsters who have left a trail of murder that leads back to Wichita.
Wichita private detective Mitch Roberts is asked by a distraught father to find his son. The search leads Roberts into a dead-end of drug dealing and crooked cops, not to mention the dangerous Carlotta Granger, daughter of a police captain.