M.K. Coker

Biography

M.K. Coker grew up on a river bluff in southeastern South Dakota. Part of the Dakota diaspora, the author has lived in half a dozen states, including New Mexico, but returns to the prairie at every opportunity.

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Books

Dead Hot: A Dakota Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,090. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
After losing a brutal election, Sheriff Karen Mehaffey and her uncle, Detective Marek Okerlund, are headed from South Dakota to New Mexico for a long delayed vacation and job hunt. But they'd barely arrived when a man dies on their motel doorstep, the victim of radiation poisoning. Fated for a busman's holiday, Karen and Marek find themselves entangled in a case hotter than the New Mexico sun.
Dead News: A Dakota Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,450. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
If it bleeds, it leads. Poised to win her first contested election in Eda County, South Dakota, Sheriff Karen Mehaffey is broadsided by bad news. Alyson Linderman, daughter of a Twin Cities media mogul, is found dead on the launch day of an electronics recycling center. Karen and her detective-uncle, Marek Okerlund, must solve the high profile murder under a media microscope—or lose their jobs.
Dead Quiet: A Dakota Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,510. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
All’s quiet in Reunion, South Dakota, until word comes via horse and buggy: a killer is loose in the peaceful German Anabaptist community of Eder. Outsiders call them the Mock Brethren, who only wish to be left alone. Sheriff Karen Mehaffey wants to do just that: they shunned her mother. But when the patriarch is killed, she reluctantly answers the call, more afraid to find kin than killer.
Dead Wrong: A Dakota Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,560. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The trucker who’d hit a Wrong Way sign lay hunched over the wheels of his semi—with his brains blown to bits, a revolver in his hand. When Sheriff Karen Mehaffey and Detective Marek Okerlund are called in, they’re ready to wrap up the case. Suicide. But it all goes wrong when the pathologist rules the gunshot wasn’t self-inflicted. So was it homicide—or a twisted form of assisted suicide?
Dead Dreams: A Dakota Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,780. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
For Karen Mehaffey, going for the stars—the sheriff’s stars—wasn’t turning out to be a dream come true. Flood waters are rising along with the thermometer, and the last thing she needs is a homicide, especially when all fingers point toward an old classmate. Detective Marek Okerlund, on the other hand, welcomes any distraction from the anniversary of his wife’s death.
Dead White: A Dakota Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,700. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Detective Marek Okerlund unknowingly passes by a dying man chained to a fence in a Dakota blizzard—and gets what he changed jobs to avoid: a homicide. Acting Sheriff Karen Mehaffey asks for a detective to teach her the ropes and loses what she changed jobs to keep: peace in her family. Together, the estranged detective and sheriff must solve the case or both will be left out in the cold.

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