Joseph Hefferon


A former police captain with a penchant for dark humor. I have a keen interest in what really motivates people and the secret lives behind the facades.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I'm working on book two in the series. It will be longer than Scattergun but still short fiction. I plan to write a total of five short pieces for a collection.
Who are your favorite authors?
Cormac McCarthy, Elmore Leonard, Joan Didion, Jake Needham, Dennis Lehane and Paulo Coelho
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Where to find Joseph Hefferon online


Alice - Book II Texas Trilogy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,040. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Alice is the 2nd in the Texas Trilogy, following Capt Lamar McNelly as he hunts down the vicious men who walk among us. Book one rode shotgun with a killer. Book two gives us more insight to McNelly's mind. He is seen through the lens of his counterpart and authentic compadre, Lieutenant Chucho Zarate, as they work to get ahead of an unpredictable murderer, who seems to disappear with nightfall.
Scattergun—A Reckoning in Two Acts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,460. Language: American English. Published: October 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Scattergun is the first short work in a series examining the dark side of the human condition, set in the aberrant world of a synaesthetic Texas ranger, Lamar McNelly. Book One: Riding shotgun in the mind of a wandering killer, stalking the plains of the rural west, until a violent confrontation in a Colorado rail yard pits the cerebral McNelly against the mammalian brain of an outlaw.

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