Dan Murphy


Born in Brooklyn, New York City, many moons ago, I grew up on suburban Long Island.
For the record, no one lives "IN" Long Island, but rather, "ON" the Island.
I have a distinct Long Island accent. Yeah, that's a thing. Look it up.

When people ask me where I'm from these days, I just say, "All over."
I spent my first fifty- something years on the Island, and after I retired from the Sheriff's Department, we moved to Kingsport, Tennessee. It wasn't my first choice.

But, we didn't want to stay in the cold, expensive, congested North East, so we packed up and moved to East Tennessee. We lasted five years, and now live outside of Raleigh, in North Carolina.

I've been married to the love of my life for 39 years. We have 5 grown children, and they've produced 6 beautiful grandkids,

My favorite authors include Robert B. Parker, Lawrence Sanders, Michael Connelly, and Dick Francis. But, the big inspiration for my Julie McNamara character comes from Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series.

I've finished 4 Julie McNamara Mysteries, and loved writing each of them. I always try to build in lots of plot twists, some social commentary, and LOTS of LAUGHS!

Where to find Dan Murphy online


Johnny Walker's Gold
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,180. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Veteran LA Times investigative reporter Julie McNamara is at it again! Julie's life is literally on the line as she goes undercover to investigate Los Angeles' underground vampire culture. Can Chloe, a drug-addicted divorcee from Chicago, find redemption at the hands of her sadistic brother-in-law? Find out in the fourth Julie McNamara Mystery, Johnny Walker's Gold!
Johnny Walker's Green
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,620. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Julie's back in the third Julie McNamara Mystery! Who is that beautiful woman stirring up the crowd at Occupy Los Angeles, and why is she so determined to change the Constitution? Has Johnny gotten himself mixed up with a terrorist? Will Julie finally hear wedding bells? Find out in Johnny Walker's Green!
Johnny Walker's Black
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 54,500. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Julie's back in the exciting sequel to Johnny Walker's Red. Johnny Walker's thoroughbred has been stolen. Distrustful of the local sheriff, Johnny begs Julie to help. A series of twists and turns makes recovery of the horse difficult. Meanwhile, Julie agrees to help a young man wrongly charged with a bank robbery. Julie's keen observations cause her to go head to head with the lead detective.
Johnny Walker's Red
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 58,880. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Meet Julie Ann McNamara, heroine of the Julie McNamara Mystery series! Johnny Walker's Red is the premier novel in the series. Julie is smart, tough, and determined. She makes a living poking around in other people's business. Sometimes that gets her into trouble; sometimes that puts her in screamingly funny predicaments!

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