Mathiya Adams

Biography

Mathiya Adams

Hello from Denver, Colorado! I am the author of The Hot Dog Detective series that follow the adventures of Mark MacFarland ("Mac" to his friends), a recovering alcoholic who undertakes to solve crimes the police have gotten wrong or can't solve. As one reviewer described him, Mac is one of the "wounded dysfunctional Noir Private Eyes of the world," who champions the little guy and the "invisible people" who are ignored by most of us. In trying to get his life together, MacFarland sells hot dogs off a vendor cart near the courthouse and the jail in downtown Denver...a perfect place to find those most in need of his help.

As a consultant and corporate trainer, I've traveled and lived in California, Texas, New Jersey, India, the Philippines, Mexico, and Scotland, and too many other places to name. After having circled the globe numerous times, I've settled down in the Denver. Just as Denver is the gateway to the Rockies, I intend that The Hot Dog Detective stories will take place all over the Front Range and throughout Colorado.

Each of The Hot Dog Detective stories is a stand alone novel, but they do take place in a temporally sequential manner. It doesn't take a detective to figure out their order, however, since they appear in this sequence:

The Avid Angler (available on Amazon)
The Busty Ballbreaker (available on Amazon)
The Crying Camper
The Desperate Druggie
The Eager Evangelist
The Freaky Fan

And, yes, there will be twenty-six mysteries for MacFarland to solve.

Where to find Mathiya Adams online


Books

The Naughty Neighbor
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,690. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2018 by Tara Maya. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The victim is Cloe Murphy, an internet porn star. The suspect: her estranged husband Toby. The weapon has his prints on it, and neighbors report that they've heard heated words between the couple. But is he the killer? Or did one of her subscribers want to make sure she didn't share herself with anyone else? The Naughty Neighbor is the fourteenth book in the Hot Dog Detective series.
The Impetuous Intruder
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,730. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2018 by Tara Maya. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Disgraced Denver Police Detective Mark MacFarland, who now runs a hot dog cart, is asked by the leader of the homeless community to find proof that a man accused of murder is innocent.. The case is further complicated by MacFarland's tortured relationship with his brother Robert who, as usual, is right in the middle of the mystery. Solving the murder might mean sacrificing his brother.
The Morose Mistress
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,050. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2017 by Tara Maya. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A politician is dead. His mistress is implicated. MacFarland can think of a lot of people who wouldn't mind killing a politician, but was it the mistress? Was getting dumped for political expediency sufficient cause for murder? MacFarland has plenty of suspects to weed through as he tries to determine whether the accused waitress really killed her boss.
The Lazy Lawyer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,110. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2017 by Tara Maya. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Normally MacFarland helps lawyer Jerry Baker find out the truth of a crime. But when Baker himself is accused of murder, MacFarland has a personal reason for finding the truth. Can he prove that Jerry Baker didn't kill the man Baker derided as a "lazy lawyer"?
The Kitchen Khemist
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,020. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2017 by Tara Maya. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When MacFarland entered the dungeon, he expected to find some pretty weird people. What he found exceeded his expectations. While David Von Hoffman, aka The Kitchen Khemist, doesn't mind whipping naked women, he claims that he didn't kill one of them. Can MacFarland find out the truth? Or is he trying to defend a sadistic killer?
The Freaky Fan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,190. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2017 by Tara Maya. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
When the franchise quarterback and his replacement are out for the rest of the season, it’s up to the third string QB to save the Broncos’ season. Unfortunately, he has a stalker who could ruin his reputation and destroy the Bronco’s chance for a playoff berth. When she turns up dead, it’s up to MacFarland to find the real killer, prove the quarterback innocent, and help save the Bronco's season.
The Eager Evangelist
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,000. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2017 by Tara Maya. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
MacFarland’s sister-in-law and his current squeeze have found religion and they want him to find it too. But MacFarland sees more than religious zeal beneath the facade of the Church of Blessed Grace. He sees a serial killer hiding among the faithful. Will MacFarland be able to uncover the killer before he sets his sights on MacFarland’s friends?
The Jaded Jezebel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,930. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016 by Tara Maya. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Jessica Chamberlain has a problem. She's high on drugs and has blood all over her. The murder weapon has her prints and she's got gunshot residue on her hand. It's pretty clear to the Boulder Police what happened. When the Boulder Police arrest her for murder, her father, Commander Bob Chamberlain, is desperate. Desperate enough to ask MacFarland to find the real killer.
The Harried Hairdresser
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,720. Language: American English. Published: February 22, 2016 by Tara Maya. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
MacFarland knew in his heart that Scott Porter really was guilty… The problem was, he had promised his sister-in-law that he would find a way to prove the man innocent. All he had to do was find out who really killed the man's wife, Amanda.
The Groping Gardener
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,970. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2016 by Tara Maya. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Tomas Aleciades has a big handicap. He’s nearly blind. That doesn’t stop him from doing what he most loves…gardening. What will stop him, though, is being accused of murder. Can the Hot Dog detective help him?
The Desperate Druggie - The Hot Dog Detective (A Denver Detective Cozy Mystery)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,710. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015 by Tara Maya. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
MacFarland is opposed to legalized marijuana, but when the daughter of the largest pot dealer in Colorado is kidnapped in Mexico and held for ransom, he has to put his opposition aside. Can MacFarland rescue the girl? Or will working with a former girlfriend in Mexico interfere with his ability to solve the case?
The Crying Camper - The Hot Dog Detective (A Denver Detective Cozy Mystery)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,280. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015 by Tara Maya. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A homeless teenager gets a second chance, working as a counselor in a summer camp for runaway kids. The only problem is, the kids keep going missing. Are they running away, getting placed in foster homes…or getting killed? Will MacFarland be able to rescue the homeless waifs or will more children turn up dead?
The Busty Ballbreaker - The Hot Dog Detective (A Denver Detective Cozy Mystery)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,110. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015 by Tara Maya. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(4.00 from 1 review)
Hot dog vendor Mark MacFarland – “Mac” to his friends – is suspicious when a young construction worker, Wanda Warren, approaches him with a tale of conspiracy, fraud, and murder. A friend of hers died in a tragic work accident, but she thinks he was killed to keep him quiet. How many more people are going to get killed before MacFarland finds the person behind the conspiracy? A cozy mystery.
The Avid Angler - The Hot Dog Detective (A Denver Detective Cozy Mystery)
Price: Free! Words: 76,830. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2015 by Tara Maya. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(5.00 from 1 review)
Detective MacFarland -- "Mac" to his friends -- was kicked off the Denver police force for a variety of reasons, most of which came out of the mistrial of the man who murdered his wife. While getting back on his feet by operating a small hot dog cart, MarFarland is approached by a high-priced lawyer to help prove a woman innocent. Can MacFarland find the real killer and free the innocent woman?

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