William E. Wallace is the author of The Judas Hunter, a private detective novel, and Tamer, an upcoming western set in Gold Rush California. He is an veteran investigative reporter who worked 26 years for the San Francisco Chronicle before taking early retirement in 2006 to teach and write fiction full time.
As a reporter he specialized in projects about political corruption, organized crime and police misconduct. His investigative reports won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the San Francisco Press Club.
Wallace has taught journalism at California State University, East Bay in Hayward and at the University of California, Berkeley. He took his bachelor's degree in political science at Cal Berkeley and served as an intelligence analyst while serving in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
He lives with his wife and son in Berkeley, California.
In the 1849 Gold Rush, former U.S. Army Captain Amos Kuttner is hired by the last military governor of California as a "Tamer," a special agent charged with probing the murder of miners in an isolated part of the territory. During his probe, Kuttner unearths a sinister plot that not only threatens California's pending statehood, but the security of the entire U.S.
A femme fatale named Janice cooked up Redi-Money, a scheme to steal millions of dollars from a lightly guarded check-cashing center; on the surface, it sounded like the heist of a lifetime.
But then dead bodies began piling up and the only question that remained was: whose lifetime were we talking about?
Read "I Wait to Die!" a crime novella by William E. Wallace.
Private eye Jack Burial is so down-and-out that his cell phone's been cut off and he's about to be evicted from his office. A job tracing a businessman who has betrayed his partners could put Burial back in the black; all he has to do is survive the Mafia, murderous bikers and an irate federal prosecutor while tracking down the Judas without becoming one himself!
Little Nightmares contains five stories of fantasy and imagination by William E. Wallace, including "Witch's Hat Trick," a modern urban fantasy novelette about an Ukrainian sorcerer who runs afoul of the Russian Mafiya, and "Obeah," a tale of black magic in the Old West.