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Joe McKinney

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Joe McKinney is a homicide detective for the San Antonio Police Department. When he's not solving murders, he spends his time writing horror and mysteries and exploring the Texas Hill Country with his family.

Genres: Horror
Retreat (with Craig DiLouie and Stephen Knight)
   1. Pandemic (2013)
   2. Slaughterhouse (2014)
   3. Die Laughing (2015)
   4. Alamo (2016)
   5. Crucible (2018)
Series contributed to
Middletown (with Brent Abell, Shawn Chesser, Mike Evans, Jaime Johnesee, John O'Brien, Armand Rosamilia, Eric A Shellman, Eric A Shelman, G G Silverman, Heath Stallcup, Mark Tufo, Jack Wallen, Peter Welmerink and Jay Wilburn)
   1. Middletown Apocalypse (2015)
Anthologies edited
   Dead Set (2010) (with Michelle McRary)
   Demonic Visions 50 Horror Tales (2013) (with Matt Drabble, Patrick Freivald, Robert Friedrich, Raymond Gates, K Trap Jones, Sydney Leigh, Rick McQuiston, Adam Millard, Jeani Rector, Chris Robertson, Mark Slade, Rob Smales, Jeffrey Thomas and A R Wise)
     aka Demonic Visions 50 Horror Tales
Non fiction
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (2012) : Inheritance

Joe McKinney recommends
Unbound and Other Tales (2010)
David Dunwoody
"Its been too long since a book raised the hairs on the back of my neck, but the stories in Unbound did just that. A truly outstanding collection."
Remains of the Dead (2011)
(Of The Dead, book 2)
Iain McKinnon
"Absolutely superb."
Pavlov's Dogs (2012)
(Pavlov's Dogs, book 1)
Thom Brannan and D L Snell
"A masterwork."
Kill-Off (2014)
John F D Taff
"Kill-Off is a tightly written, dark descent into the world of the contract killer. I haven't been sucked into the mind of a murderer so convincingly since Theodore Sturgeon's Some of Your Blood. John F.D. Taff hits this one out of the park."
Toxicity (2014)
Max Booth III
"Max Booth III is a star on the rise!"
Ship of the Dead (2014)
(Omega Days, book 2)
John L Campbell
"Nobody writes an urban battle scene quite like[Campbell]."
The Fold (2015)
Peter Clines
"A mind-blowing science fiction mystery that kept me guessing right to the end…Clines’ writing is steeped in popular culture and unexpectedly funny, yet highly perceptive and infused with a subtle intelligence. If you haven’t read him, you’re in for a wonderful surprise."
Tomb of Gods (2020)
Brian Moreland
"Brian Moreland writes a blend of survival horror and occult mystery that I find impossible to resist. His writing is clean, precise, and, best of all, compulsively readable. I know, when I've got one of his books in my hands, that I'm going to be lost to the world for hours on end. He's just that good."

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