Paul D. Marks


Paul D. Marks is the author of the Shamus Award-Winning mystery-thriller White Heat. Publishers Weekly calls White Heat a “taut crime yarn.” And Midwest Book Review says “White Heat is a riveting read of mystery, much recommended.” His story Howling at the Moon is short-listed for both this year’s (2015) Anthony and Macavity Awards for Best Short Story. It was published in the November 2014 issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and came in #7 in their Reader’s Poll Award. His story Fade Out appears in the August 17, 2015 Akashic’s Mondays Are Murder. He is the co-editor of the anthology Coast to Coast: Murder from Sea to Shining Sea, coming in October, 2015 from Down & Out Books. His novella Vortex is available for pre-order now and will be released on September 1, 2015.

Paul is the author of over thirty published short stories in a variety of genres, including several award winners. Five of his stories can be found in the collection LA Late @ Night. He also has the distinction, dubious though it might be, of being the last person to have shot a film on the fabled MGM backlot before it bit the dust to make way for condos. According to Steven Bingen, co-author of the well-received book MGM: Hollywood’s Greatest Backlot: “That 40 page chronological list I mentioned of films shot at the studio ends with his [Paul D. Marks’] name on it.”

Where to find Paul D. Marks online


Angels Flight - A Noir Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Tom Holland, dinosaur LAPD cop, is saddled with Lucy Railsback, a representative from the mayor's Community Police Action Committee. Lucy never expected to meet a dead body her first day out. And when an unidentified body is found in Echo Park Lake, Holland and Lucy have very different ideas about how to solve the case...
White Heat
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,670. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
WHITE HEAT WINS the 2013 SHAMUS Award for Best Indie P.I. novel of 2012! P.I. Duke Rogers finds himself in a combustible situation in this racially charged thriller. His case might have to wait... The immediate problem: getting out of South Central Los Angeles in one piece during the 1992 "Rodney King" riots and that's just the beginning of his problems.

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