Tim Chapman

Biography

Tim Chapman is a former forensic scientist for the Chicago Police Department and writing instructor at Malcolm X College. He holds a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Northwestern University. His fiction has been published in The Southeast Review, the Chicago Reader, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Palooka, and the anthology, The Rich and the Dead. His first novel, A Trace of Gold (originally published as Bright and Yellow, Hard and Cold) was a finalist in Shelf Unbound’s 2013 Best Indie Book competition. His short stories have been collected under the title Kiddieland and other misfortunes. His latest novel is The Blue Silence. When he’s not writing he’s editing the journal Litbop: Art and Literature in the Groove, teaching martial arts or painting pretty pictures.

Where to find Tim Chapman online

Series

A Sean McKinney Novel
A Trace of Gold
Price: $4.99 $1.24 USD. (75% off until July 31!)
The Blue Silence
Price: $4.99 $1.24 USD. (75% off until July 31!)

Books

Kiddieland and Other Misfortunes
Price: $4.99 $1.24 USD. (75% off until July 31!) Words: 54,510. Language: English. Originally Published: May 3, 2023 by Tim Chapman. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
"Kiddieland and Other Misfortunes" takes readers on a wild ride through a series of unconventional and unforgettable tales. From a former hitman who must return to his violent ways to save his beloved, to an advertising executive who abandons her family to live as a forest nymph, to a young girl grappling with the gift of divine power, these stories explore themes of family, class, crime, and...
A Trace of Gold
Series: A Sean McKinney Novel, Book 1. Price: $4.99 $1.24 USD. (75% off until July 31!) Words: 62,630. Language: English. Originally Published: May 4, 2023 by Tim Chapman. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In "A Trace of Gold" (formerly published as "Bright and Yellow, Hard and Cold"), forensic scientist Sean McKinney embarks on a dangerous mission to catch a serial killer targeting elderly members of the Barker-Karpis gang from the 1930s. With his determination to exonerate an innocent man, McKinney puts his own life in jeopardy and must navigate a corrupt system to bring the true killer to...
The Blue Silence
Series: A Sean McKinney Novel, Book 2. Price: $4.99 $1.24 USD. (75% off until July 31!) Words: 69,590. Language: English. Originally Published: May 4, 2023 by Tim Chapman. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In "The Blue Silence," forensic scientist Sean McKinney faces one of his toughest challenges yet when he's called upon to help find his daughter's missing college roommate. Struggling to adjust to being an empty nester, McKinney travels to New Orleans to investigate, but when his own daughter is kidnapped, he'll stop at nothing to bring her home safely. The novel seamlessly transitions from...