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.
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The Dying Hour
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
Rookie crime reporter Jason Wade, a troubled loner from the wrong side of the tracks, pursues the story of a murdered Seattle nun.
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.
A personal message written in human blood is left for crime reporter Molly Wilson at the murder scene of her boyfriend, San Francisco Homicide Inspector, Cliff Hooper. "Mofina continues his string of gripping, tense thrillers that explore the intricacies of crime reporting." - Orlando Sentinel.
Blood of Others
The disappearance and ritualistic murder of a lonely San Francisco insurance clerk puts a relentless crime reporter and legendary homicide cop on separate tracks in their pursuit of a killer.
The suspect lures solitary, vulnerable women out of their quiet worlds and into his nightmare as he races the clock and travels the globe searching for the one woman who will forgive the unforgiveable.
If Angels Fall
Tom Reed is a crime reporter with The San Francisco Star, whose superb journalistic skills earned him a Pulitzer nomination. But years later Reed’s life is coming apart. His editor wants him fired. His wife has left him to wrestle with his demons. Alone, Reed is tormented by the fear he may have caused the suicide of an innocent man suspected of murdering a two-year-old girl.
The Last Pursuit
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Twenty-six year-old Jessie Scout had endured a life steeped in pain. She had come to Las Vegas, a city of risk, not to gamble. But to collect. This short work won Canada's top literary prize for crime fiction, the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story, presented by the Crime Writers of Canada.
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