H David Whalen


After thirty-four years of self employment and inventing, HD Whalen retired to start a new career writing. First with memoirs and then onto fiction.

Contact email information: hdwhalen@outlook.com

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Well...first I don't sleep a lot anyway. Usually I go to bed around midnight and get up somewhere between five and seven in the morning. My mind seems to race all night with story ideas, or new product inventions.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Drawing products and making prototypes. When I'm exhausted, I play computer games.
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Where to find H David Whalen online


Flowerfield Murder: A Jake Smith Mystery
Price: $4.99 $2.00 USD. (60% off!) Words: 103,800. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Charles Westway was bludgeoned to death before the investigating deputy shot point-blank in the forehead. It was a cold, foggy night in a Southern California flower field. The popular news anchor's various aliases and darkest secrets quickly unravel. Seemingly unrelated, rising body counts only complicated matters. The investigation stretches from San Diego to the streets of Hollywood and beyond.
Diego Killer: A Jake Smith Mystery
Price: $4.99 $2.00 USD. (60% off!) Words: 93,660. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A steamy hot August in San Diego, California. The rotting body of an immigration attorney, Diego Ortiz found with a Mexican stiletto protruding from his chest. Disgraced Jake Smith is back from Arkansas and set up a private investigation service. He has been keeping a low profile, not wanting to confront his old nemesis, SDPD Detective Stephen Lyle. Diego Ortiz has a long list of enemies.
Melvin Marcus
Price: Free! Words: 15,460. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
PRE-SEQUEL TO BANG STICK! This is the story of Melvin Marcus.From his tortuous upbringing to high school hero. Then forced to leave Iowa and head to California. He goes from field worker during the Great Depression to policeman to soldier. Melvin's childhood phycological problems are never far from his mind and uncontrolable urges run his life. BANG STICK picks up where this FREE novella le
Death Runner: A Jake Smith Mystery
Price: $4.99 $2.00 USD. (60% off!) Words: 88,010. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Jake Smith is back. After his firing from the San Diego Police Department as a seasoned detective, he is starting his life over at the bottom in the Fayetteville, Arkansas force. As a rookie patrol officer, Smith receives the crappiest assignments and ends up on the local university campus in the midst of anti-war riots, drugs, and murder. The move certainly was not good for our man. He struggles
Bang Stick - A Jake Smith Mystery
Price: $4.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 60,000. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
It is New Year’s Eve in nineteen sixty-nine and Southern California’s normally placid climate is in the middle of a northern cold snap. It is not the weather for murder. The strange unknown weapon constitutes the perfect crime. Bodies are stacking up quicker than chips in a winning hand of high stakes poker. The only thing piling up faster is the ever-growing list of suspects.
Life Check A Human Journey
Price: $5.99 $2.40 USD. (60% off!) Words: 124,990. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
I was rescued from drowning twice, stood face-to-face with a bear, and almost crushed by a dump truck before age six. My teen and adult life not much better. Not all of the stories are tragic. Many are funny and some are amazing. I’m no stranger to juvenile hall, jail or mental ward. I retired after thirty-four years of being a serial entrepreneur, with numerous licensed inventions.

Smashwords book reviews by H David Whalen

  • Now They Call Me Gunner on Feb. 11, 2013

    Great Read! Action packed and witty. Not a dull page. The story depicts coming of age in a small town complete with drugs, first love and murder and much more. Era factually correct.