Kent Swarts

Biography

Kent Swarts was an aerospace engineer for 46 years, and is now an astronomer. He has edited the Central Texas Astronomical Society’s newsletter for 15 years. He’s published in six sci-fi and dystopian anthologies. Now retired, he finds retirement more demanding than any job he’s had. He lives in Waco, Texas with his wife and dog, and when not writing, he reads or goes golfing. Engineering has influenced his writing, particularly pertaining to characters and to penning sci-fi.

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Where to buy in print

Series

Denny McConnell PI
Private detective Denny McConnell takes on the tough cases throughout the Great State of Texas... and soon beyond.
A Family Feud Texas Style
Price: $4.99 USD.
A Savvy Way to Kill
Price: $4.99 USD.

Books

The Pisa Affair
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,580. Language: American English. Published: July 20, 2021 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Reed Walker, a CIA agent in Pisa, Italy, receives photos of two autos passing a train, and is told that terrorists attacked the train, carrying fissionable material, and killed all the guards. The images reveal nothing, but he learns there may be a mole in the CIA. In the course of his investigation, he uncovers five possible moles. Then the killing starts.
The Texas Medicine Murders
Series: Denny McConnell PI, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,460. Language: American English. Published: October 15, 2020 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A cure for cancer is stolen in Dallas, Texas, and now people are being killed. Denny McConnell, PI, is on the case. ~ Intrigue builds and bodies continue to drop in a seemingly endless string of crimes. Finally, an assassin working for the woman who instigated the medicine theft comes for Denny, and more bizarre twists follow.
A Savvy Way to Kill
Series: Denny McConnell PI, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,980. Language: American English. Published: October 15, 2020 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Has technology been used as a weapon in the murder of two victims? Denny McConnell, PI, is on the case. ~ Denny is hired by Amber Fagerstrom’s law firm to help prove her innocent of the murder of Bad Boy Philip McDuggle. When another murder takes place in Ft. Worth, allegedly by the wife of the man for whom Denny provided expert testimony, Denny suspects the two cases are connected.
A Family Feud Texas Style
Series: Denny McConnell PI, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,590. Language: American English. Published: September 14, 2020 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Denny McConnell, Private Investigator, is hired to research the deeds, land swaps, and old lawsuits regarding Texas ranchland and oil. When obstacles develop, Denny puts to good use his engineering skills, and becomes entangled in the bitter family feud that includes murder, mayhem, and lies. Now, he has to stay alive long enough to untangle this deadly mess.