David Thyfault

Biography

Like most Americans I liked my career of several decades but I have to admit that I didn’t always approach themornings with wild enthusiasm.But then, I retired and discovered something I never would have guessed: When the day is mine, I love to get up even earlier. Now I’m the guy who wakes up the rooster. I still work as much as I ever did, only I now work on things that bring me a different form of compensation. Like writing books.

Some have asked me where I get my ideas, but it’s no mystery. I had a storied youth with six sisters and a wild family. When I wasn’t engulfed in that world, I spent a fair amount of my time wandering the alleys and streets of our neighborhood. A fellow learns a lot from all of those people even before he arrives for his first day of school. If he has the ability to recall the characters and the activities in which they engaged, and blend that with a dash of make-believe, there’s a goldmine full of fodder from which to draw his inspiration.

Books

Zero Degree Murder
Price: Free! Words: 98,160. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Go back to the Seventies and follow a largely true story about a fascinating officer who may have gone insane had he not gone undercover and infiltrated quite a few nefarious groups, including the KKK. Observe a criminology student who gets to the verge of graduation and must elect to get his diploma or become involved in a bizarre murder case. The two men come together and secrets are revealed.
Grandma's BFF Does Coke
Price: Free! Words: 108,650. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Stump, a 19-year-old criminology student, would do anything for his dementia-riddled adoptive grandmother, who is confined to a couch of a Memory Care facility. Pay for her care, drive across country to find her BFF's family treasure, take on a conniving health care administrator, or even risk his own life. Meanwhile he has a murder to solve.
Monday Girl's Revenge
Price: Free! Words: 114,170. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Unbeknownst to them, both Neal Randolph, 16, and young Detective Delores Sanchez, are drawn into the dark underbelly of the same serial sexual predator. They each have compelling reasons to keep their investigations under wraps, even from each other, but Neal underestimates the adversary and Delores gets drawn into the rapist's arms. Oh Crap! Can either one of them bring this bad guy to justice?
Three Deadly Twins
Price: Free! Words: 108,870. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
In a peaceful California town a normal woman with a mentally challenged twin brother gets drawn into a series of dark crimes with a pair of identical twins. At the same time and across town, an unlikely adversary is struggling with his own problems. When he collides with the three twins and ends their mayhem, the first indications of a potential detective emerge. Book one of a four-part series.
Stop Flushing Your Money Down the Drain
Price: Free! Words: 89,890. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / money management, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / retirement planning
This multi-award winning book reveals how and why the average person loses nearly $465,000 in buying power in his or her life time - usually without even knowing it. More importantly it shows you how to avoid the same plight. It’s broken into three interesting sections, including The Worst Things On Which We Waste Our Money. If you always have more month than money, you need this enjoyable book.
Instant Experience For Real Estate Agents
Price: Free! Words: 70,710. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Real estate, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Business Management
(5.00 from 1 review)
This multiple-award winner was written by a successful 30-year broker. Instant Experience offers great lessons, true stories and insider's secrets for Real Estate Professionals of all levels. It’s much more fun that the usual text-book style books of this category. Learn how and why you should become your own best client. Click “more” to discover 50 things you’ll learn as you enjoy this read.

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