Duane Lindsay


Bio

I wrote my first novel in college at the University of Wyoming, played lead guitar in Pinky’s bar as a member of “Suzy Q and the Quad City Ramblers,” Got an English degree, then an engineering degree, worked a lot, got married to Traci (probably the best thing to ever happen), wrote several books with Raymond Dean White, retired recently from said engineering and started writing again.
Now I write cheerfully demented novels about con artists and overweight PIs, play guitar a lot (on a very well used and loved 1954 Martin D-18 (for those of you who have guitar lust—centerfold picture available on request) and generally am having the best retirement ever.

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The Red Hot Yellow Bugatti Duane Lindsay

Kate’s trying to teach ethics to Leroy—which is something like teaching calculus to a cat. She takes over the role of “Roper”—finding the mark. She has her eyes on a college BMOC with a cool car and a lot of money. But Leroy—here’s that ethics thing—sees an even bigger prize. How’s Kate going to take Leroy stealing her scam? About like you’d expect. Robin Hood? Not these two. Meet Leroy Logan, a young man who’s going to be the best con artist ever and Katherine “Fast Kate” Mulrooney, a young woman with even bigger dreams of her own. Together and apart, for sixty years of living large, Kate and Leroy will embezzle anything, con anyone and love each other without reservation.

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The Duane Lindsay Starter Library Duane Lindsay

MISSING MANDA If you like Westlake or Hallinan - You'll love Missing Amanda Chicago in 1958 is a very dangerous place. When private eye Lou Fleener and his friend Dion Monkton are tricked into helping a Chicago mob boss in his takeover of Mayor Daley’s office, it makes the other mobs angry enough to kill. THE RED HOT YELLOW BUGATTI Kate’s trying to teach ethics to Leroy—which is something like teaching calculus to a cat. She takes over the role of finding the mark. She has her eyes on a college BMOC with a cool car and a lot of money. But Leroy sees an even bigger prize. TAP DOUBT Terrorists are poisoning America’s water supplies using an Environmental Cleanup company as a cover. When ousted CEO Nick Kuiper hires a beautiful con artist and her legendary father to get his company back.

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One Mississippi...Two Mississippi Duane Lindsay

The Big War is finally over and Leroy Logan is let loose on an unsuspecting San Francisco. He has plans to sell the mighty battleship, the USS Mississippi. Kate’s just along for the ride, but when it all goes sour—thanks to the devious attentions of a very nasty competitor—she comes up with a new twist that takes even Leroy by surprise. -- Loosely based on the true story of Victor Lustig “The man who sold the Eiffel Tower. Twice.

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Seriously...? Duane Lindsay

The follow up to this years amazing premiere MISSING AMANDA, Lou, Monk and Cassie are hired to find...Nazis. In America in 1960, the idea of Nazis is crazy. But Lou meets one then a whole crowd of them. They have a plan, too; a mysterious plot that Lou and Monk will have to discover to save the life of their client, an old woman who survived the camps in WWII. Both thrilling and hilarious, with clever writing and drop dead action, SERIOUSLY...? is a delight from beginning to the TWO surprise endings.

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Lone Rock Duane Lindsay

Sometimes You Run...Adrian Beck is an ordinary guy, and a very unlikely hero. When he stands up to a gang he is left near death, jobless, pursued by the press and the public. Adrian runs away, vowing to never be brave again. Sometimes You Can't Run Anymore...A chance meeting lights a fuse that leads to an violent confrontation in the desert of Utah, at a place called LONE ROCK. The conflict makes each man face his deepest fears, until there is nowhere to run and nothing left to lose. From the explosive first sentence to the shocking end, Lone Rock will leave you wondering...what would you do?

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The Rag, The Wire, and the Big Store Duane Lindsay

Robin Hood? Not these two. Meet Leroy Logan, a young man who’s going to be the best con artist ever and Katherine “Fast Kate” Mulrooney, a young woman with even bigger dreams of her own. Together and apart, for sixty years of living large, Kate and Leroy will embezzle anything, con anyone and love each other without reservation. From selling a US battleship, scamming fake Faberge eggs, funding a retirement for the widow of the only FBI agent who ever caught them, to conning Elvis and the Colonel, running an Atlantic cruise con, inventing computer scams (well, somebody had to) and growing old in style, Leroy and Kate are forever.

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Tap Doubt Duane Lindsay

Terrorists are poisoning America’s water supplies using an Environmental Cleanup company as a cover. When ousted CEO Nick Kuiper hires a beautiful con artist and her legendary grifter father to get his company back they tumble to the plot and all hell breaks loose. “America will reel from this blow like she was struck by the fist of God.”

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Missing Amanda Duane Lindsay

If you like Westlake or Hallinan - You'll love Missing Amanda Revenge is a dish best served quickly Chicago in 1958 is a very dangerous place. When private eye Lou Fleener and his friend Dion Monkton are tricked into helping a Chicago mob boss in his takeover of Mayor Daley’s office, it makes the other mobs angry enough to kill. Through guns and bombs and the unsteady affections of Cassidy Adams, a blonde with a heart for pure gold, the scary attentions of a hit man who prefers a scalpel to a .38 and a baseball fan who’ll kill them if the Cubs lose, Lou and Monk devise an amazing plan of vengeance against the mobs. All of them. At the same time. If it works, they’ll be rich. And who knows – maybe even alive.

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The Grifter's Daughter Duane Lindsay

Introduced in Tap Doubt, Dani Silver is the daughter of a legendary old con artist Leroy Amadeus Logan. After conning her fiancé out of 1.2 million dollars, she’s hoping he’ll come after her. Dani is going to set up the first self-financed long cons. With old members of Leroy’s gang, and new members of her own, Dani’s out to pull of some of the most outrageous crimes ever. Dani starts the new business by taking down a crooked televangelist. Unfortunately, he’s not crooked and the plan goes off the rails. Can she keep her crew together long enough to find another mark?

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