Mark Cotton


Mark Cotton was born in Texas and grew up in southeastern New Mexico in the middle of the Permian Basin, one of the richest oil-producing regions in the country. With a background in business, he enjoys constructing stories with interesting characters and complex plot twists.

When he's not writing, Mark enjoys researching and documenting local history, traveling and collecting gaming chips from casinos and long-closed illegal gambling clubs.

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Two Bits Four Bits
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,950. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Buddy Griffin, retired homicide detective, returns to his hometown of Elmore, Texas and becomes embroiled in a murder investigation when his high school sweetheart finds her husband, the president of the local bank, shot dead in their swimming pool. Buddy soon uncovers an extortion plot, a missing female bank teller and a safe deposit box box full of dirty money linked to the local mob.

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adventure    blackmail    midland    murder    odessa    private detective    texas    thriller