Tim O'Shea


I am an author based in the Pacific Northwest.
I am writing a detective series with two books currently available.
Also, check out my free short stories.
And please review my books and give me feedback and honest reviews.


Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I like Lee Child who authors the Jack Reacher books. I also have been breezing through all of the Harry Bosch novels by Michael Connelly and started his Mickey Haller books.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Usually my phone because I can read with the lights off and not have any problems.
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Where to find Tim O'Shea online


Detective Van Buren
Detective Brian Van Buren is a fictional police detective working for the City of Tacoma in Washington State. He isn’t like the detectives you might read in other books. He has atrocious eating habits, smokes, and wouldn’t pass a physical fitness test if his life depended on it. Van Buren has a habit of bending rules, one that infuriates his superiors, but when has he ever cared what his bosses think? Always relentless in his pursuit of criminals, Van Buren is initially introduced in my debut novel, Cherry Street, where he worked the case of an abducted child. The trail to find the missing child is stalled by a lack of evidence and corruption within the police department. One thing is always true; people have secrets and will do anything to hide them.
Cherry Street
Price: $2.99 USD.
Head Count
Price: $2.99 USD.


Dead End, Texas: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In seconds, the Rodriguez family is changed forever. A secret begins... That must never be spoken of... At all costs.
Toe Tag
Price: Free! Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The graveyard shift. Two slackers. The county morgue. One cold body. What could go wrong?
Head Count
Series: Detective Van Buren. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,330. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A young woman is killed in a brutal murder that shocks the city of Tacoma. Detective Van Buren returns in this thrilling novel, determined to track down the psychopath responsible. ​ But is it too late? ​ Because the killer has already moved on to the next victim.
Forgive Me, Father... A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A church service ends. A man sits in the back pew until everyone leaves. He wants a confession from the priest. A confession that could've been avoided.
Last Call: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A man meets a stranger at a bar. A person he has never seen before. But, both people know it's not by chance. This encounter was meant to happen.
7 Roses: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This short story is set in Victorian era England where a Scotland Yard Inspector seeks to find the killer of Aideen O'Connell, a married immigrant from Ireland.
Cold History: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Some secrets are best left alone. In this short story, a girl and her family moves to a small town and uncovers a dark secret almost older than the town itself.
Cherry Street
Series: Detective Van Buren. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,640. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
A child disappears and is presumed kidnapped by police. A detective haunted by the last abduction, is on the case and is relentless in his pursuit to bring the people responsible to justice. A man on a quiet street starts to follow the child's disappearance. His curiosity could solve the case. Or, he could be the next victim. Welcome to Cherry Street.

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