Walter Rice

Biography

WALTER RICE is the author of several works of crime fiction and is a former newspaper editor and reporter in the Pacific Northwest. He also paints, often digitally, and plays the piano and writes music. He lives near Seattle with his wife and pets.

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Books

A Fine Death
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,910. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ed Keegan goes down the rabbit hole as he works through an urge to clear the clutter from his house and his life and achieve a brighter future. He starts simply, throwing out trash and unwanted items, but soon develops a harsh approach toward the clutter and anyone who crosses him. Along the way a manic urge overtakes him, and he follows it all the way to the bottom.
Always Such a Quiet Street
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,840. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Ryan’s peaceful neighborhood walk turns violent when he’s forced to stop a threatening gunman. He jumps into action to protect Lucy, only a few years older than himself. Afterward, he avoids that street. But Lucy sees him at the grocery store and wants to thank him with dinner. Reluctantly, he accepts her invitation. The food is great but her idea of justice puts him to the test.
The Kansas Cross-up
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,670. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Harry Hall kills people for a paycheck. He did it for the government, and now he does civilian contracts for a wealthy Hollywood film investor. When Hall is sent to his home state of Kansas, the job looks routine. Then he learns this is one hit he can’t possibly make. As one surprise follows another, Hall dips into his past while doing what it takes to have a future.
Holes in My Armor
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 128,770. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Clay phones in a complaint about a truck cutting him off in Seattle traffic, but all it does is get him mixed up with Tara and her brilliant, scheming mind. Clay has a lot in common with Tara, mainly Montana, where his parents died too early and where he never wants to go back. But his hometown is exactly where Tara wants him to go and solve her cousin’s cold case murder.
The Dictionary Writer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In this story of literary suspense, all the English dictionaries in the world disappear, and the chief burden to write a new dictionary in a hurry falls on a quiet word-loving professor named Benbrook. He's never faced such a challenge, but after a rough start he answers the call with startling dexterity.
Dig
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,850. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In the suspense novella Dig, a man can't stop digging holes in the ground and doesn't know why—until at last he comes face to face with deadly secrets. This ebook also includes a bonus excerpt of Walter Rice's mystery novel Smarty Havarti.
Smarty Havarti
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,360. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jason Stallings goes to Denmark to fix a thorny business issue, but problems keep coming up. Along the way, he turns an embezzler straight, sends a Russian spy packing, solves a murder and falls in love. Even though a whole lot of folks have trouble doing the right thing, Jason figures it out. Sometimes people cry, but he proves to be very persuasive, even with the police.

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