Max Tomlinson


Born in the wilds of San Francisco, with its rich literary history and public transport system teeming with characters suitable for crime novels, the stage was set for Max Tomlinson to become a writer.

His work to date includes SENDERO (listed as one of the top 100 Indie novels of 2012 by Kirkus), WHO SINGS TO THE DEAD, LETHAL DISPATCH, THE CAIN FILE (selected by Amazon’s Kindle Scout program) and the follow-up – THE DARKNET FILE. A new three-book mystery series set in 1970s San Francisco debuted in 2019 with Oceanview Publishing. The first book, VANISHING IN THE HAIGHT, features ex-con Colleen Hayes, on the hunt for her long-lost daughter. TIE DIE, book #2, releases August 2020.

Max also writes under the pen name “Max Radin” when he’s not being purely mysterious or suspenseful. Check out Rock ‘n’ Roll Vampire for his comedy debut.

He can also be seen walking through San Francisco with a shelter-mix named Floyd, who stops and stares at headlights as they pass by at night. If only Floyd could talk. On second thoughts, maybe not.

Where to find Max Tomlinson online


Out by the Trees
Price: Free! Words: 8,670. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
Short Dark Fiction... Welcome to OUT BY THE TREES - eleven short stories by the author of VANISHING IN THE HAIGHT, from one to thirty pages each, all with a dose of noir.
The Cain File (The Agency Series Book 1)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,270. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
The Quito op was meant to be a milk run for Agent Maggie de la Cruz: simply hand over the payoff and nail Commerce Oil for drilling in the Amazon. But that's not how things play out. The sting is sabotaged. Bullets fly. Then an eco-terrorist group kidnaps a corrupt oil minister and Maggie must clean up Washington's mess. Any way she can.

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