Rick Mofina

Biography

Rick Mofina is a former journalist and an award-winning author of several acclaimed thrillers. His reporting has put him face-to-face with murderers on death row in Montana and Texas. He has covered a horrific serial-killing case in California and an armored car-heist in Las Vegas, flown over Los Angeles with the LAPD Air Support Division and gone on patrol with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police near the Arctic. He has reported from the Caribbean, Africa and Kuwait’s border with Iraq.

Rick’s true-crime articles have appeared in the New York Times, Marie Claire, Reader’s Digest and Penthouse while his thrillers have been published in 19 countries and praised by James Patterson, Dean Koontz, Michael Connelly, Sandra Brown, Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen, Heather Graham, Peter Robinson, Allison Brennan, David Morrell, Linwood Barclay and Kay Hooper.

Rick is a two-time winner of The Arthur Ellis Award and the International Thriller Writers, Private Eye Writers of America and The Crime Writers of Canada have listed his crime fiction as being among the very best in the genre.

Where to find Rick Mofina online

Where to buy in print

Series

Jason Wade
Mysteries featuring Jason Wade, a rookie crime reporter with The Seattle Mirror.
The Dying Hour
Price: $4.99 USD.
Every Fear
Price: $4.99 USD.
A Perfect Grave
Price: $4.99 USD.

Books

The Hollow Place
Pre-release—available October 7, 2022. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,100. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
While driving to Canada to start a new life, a college student from New York City vanishes from a lonely, low-rent motel in Vermont. Ray Wyatt, a veteran reporter grappling with the tragic loss of his wife and son, is assigned to delve into the mystery enveloping the young woman’s disappearance. FBI Special Agent Jill McDade races against time to find Samantha, to save her from a serial killer.
Ray Wyatt Thriller Series
Pre-release—available December 3, 2022. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 164,550. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The Ray Wyatt Trilogy: Ray Wyatt, a veteran reporter grapples with the tragic loss of his wife and son. Book #1 INTO THE FIRE: A boy is found wandering in a remote corner of New York's Adirondack Mountains. Book #2 THE HOLLOW PLACE: A young woman vanishes while driving to Canada. Book #3 REQUIEM: Wanda Stroud disappears after seeing troubling content on the laptop of a fellow airline passenger.
Into the Fire
Pre-release—available September 6, 2022. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,490. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
INTO THE FIRE, introduces Ray Wyatt, a veteran reporter grappling with the tragic loss of his wife and son while searching for answers in the crime stories he covers. A traumatized boy is found wandering in New York's Adirondack Mountains. At a nearby cabin, they make a terrifying discovery that leads to an investigation entangling crime reporter Ray Wyatt and FBI Special Agent Jill McDade.
The Only Human
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,520. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Thirteen-year-old Tyler Price is struggling with his parents’ divorce as he pinballs between their apartments in Manhattan. One day after school a troubled old man sits next to him on a city bus. His voice filled with fear, the man says, “the awakening” has begun, and reveals that Tyler is the only person who can stop it.
Jason Wade Thriller Trilogy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 242,410. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
(5.00 from 1 review)
BOXED SET OF THE INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED JASON WADE TRILOGY includes: 1. The Dying Hour 2. Every Fear 3. A Perfect Grave. Meet Jason Wade, a rookie crime reporter with The Seattle Mirror, a loner who grew up in the shadow of a brewery in one of the city's blue-collar neighborhoods.
Before Sunrise
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,640. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In Before Sunrise, Will Fortin of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is on patrol in southern Alberta. It’s a lonely region where the sky meets the land on even terms, where the landscape exaggerates or diminishes your place in the world. If you’re lucky, trouble would never find you there. If you weren’t, this was your battleground.
The Dying Hour
Series: Jason Wade, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,420. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.00 from 1 review)
At The Seattle Mirror, Jason Wade is competing for the single full-time job being offered through the paper's intense intern program. He struggles with his haunting past as he pursues the story of Karen Harding, a college student whose car was found abandoned on a lonely stretch of highway in the Pacific Northwest. How could this beloved young woman with the altruistic nature simply vanish?
A Perfect Grave
Series: Jason Wade, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,300. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Rookie crime reporter Jason Wade, a troubled loner from the wrong side of the tracks, pursues the story of a murdered Seattle nun.
Every Fear
Series: Jason Wade, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,850. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
On an ordinary morning, Maria Colson takes her baby son Dylan to the corner store. She turns her back for only a few seconds. When she looks again, she sees his empty stroller, as Dylan is being abducted into a waiting van. Maria climbs into the van, but is violently thrown to the road where she is left for dead as the vehicle vanishes without a trace.
The Last Pursuit
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
John Garrett is a cop aching to redeem himself for the mistake he made that destroyed two innocent lives and his own. He works alone to pursue the murderer he was escorting to trial, after their plane crashes in the unforgiving Rocky Mountains of the Pacific Northwest. This 5,800-word story by Rick Mofina is one of three gripping tales in his crime anthology, THREE TO THE HEART.
A Lifetime Burning In A Moment
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,270. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
John Devlin is a mild-mannered actuary and lifelong weakling who is forced to search for courage when his family is threatened while vacationing in a remote region far from help. "A Lifetime Burning in a Moment" is a tense, 4,700-word story by acclaimed thriller author Rick Mofina. It is one of three gripping tales in his crime anthology, THREE TO THE HEART.
Backup
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
An 11-year-old boy finds his dad's gun and rushes to a deadly stand off at the mall. "Backup" by Rick Mofina is the 2,300-word, gut-wrenching short story that was nominated for Canada's top literary prize for crime fiction, the Arthur Ellis Award, in the category of Best Short Story, presented by the Crime Writers of Canada.
Three to the Heart
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,460. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
With his anthology, THREE TO THE HEART, Rick Mofina provides three of his finest short pieces of crime fiction. Three acclaimed, heart-wrenching short stories of people facing enormous odds. Rick Mofina is a former crime reporter and the award-winning author of several notable thrillers.
As Long As We Both Shall Live
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,760. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Liz Dalton's world was coming apart but she refused to surrender. This short work was named a finalist for Canada's top literary prize for crime fiction, the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story, presented by the Crime Writers of Canada.
Dangerous Women & Desperate Men
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,880. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Four gripping stories of people on the brink; a broken-hearted woman in Las Vegas plots to take what she is owed, a haunted street cop finds his life on the line in a way he never expected; a desperate agent in California makes a life-changing choice; a hard-working middle-aged woman whose world is coming apart fights back with shocking vengeance.
Three Bullets To Queensland
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,270. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Before Ike Decker can realize his dream someone will die. Ike Decker, a loss recovery agent, for the armored car industry, is a desperate man. He has a dream and the only thing in his way to realizing it is Paco Sanchez and $1.2 million in stolen cash. Three Bullets To Queensland is another compelling short story from DANGEROUS WOMEN & DESPERATE MEN, the crime anthology by Rick Mofina.
Blood Red Rings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
After 24 years of putting his life on the line, Officer Frank Harper sees it all tick down to one defining moment in this soul-wrenching short story.

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