LATE BREAKING NEWS:
Midheaven, a companion to the Hickey Family crime novels and book one of three that make a truly epic (in the older sense as well as current slang) love story, is free through September at most online sources.
“Elegant, eloquent, and elegiac, Kuhlken’s novels sing an old melody, at the same time haunting and beautiful.” Don Winslow, author of The Cartel
“Ken Kuhlken writes about characters most authors wouldn’t touch.” Raymond Carver, author of What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
So, who is this guy?
Take the quiz. Ken’s books are: 1. mysteries; 2. thrillers; 3. suspense; 4. literature; 5. noir; 6. adventure; 7. all the above; 8; none of the above. Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org and earn a free signed hardback first edition.
At long last, the Tom Hickey series is complete. Beginning with Tom’s first investigation at age twenty-one and continuing, over ten books until his eighty-fifth year.
The novels are riveting stories of crime, heroics, and sacrificial love that also offer a vivid and panoramic vision of California as it transforms from a frontier to the most influential place on earth.
“Tom Hickey is one of detective fiction’s most original and intriguing creations.” San Francisco Chronicle
Readers who accompany Tom and his extraordinary family on their adventures enrich their knowledge of America and the dark and bright recesses of the human heart.
“I loved Writing and the Spirit. A bit of a hard-bitten pragmatist, I’m surprised how much I’ve gleaned from its pages. Kuhlken makes a convincing argument for love as the basis of the writing craft and vocation. Each piece of writing you produce is a love gift; a step along a path of spiritual introspection that will bless writer and reader alike. Caution: I know I will revisit Writing and the Spirit again and again. What else can I say but, amen and thank you!” Dr. Melissa Bamba