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Michael McGarrity


USA flag (b.1939)

Michael McGarrity holds a BA with distinction in psychology and a master's degree in clinical social work. As an undergraduate, he held a Ford Foundation Scholarship at the University of New Mexico. Additionally, he is an honor graduate of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy. His career in criminal justice includes work in corrections, law enforcement, security, and police officer training.

 As a Santa Fe County deputy sheriff, he worked as a patrol officer, community relations officer, training and planning supervisor, and lead investigator for the sex crimes unit, which he established.  He also has served as an instructor at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy, an investigator and caseworker for the Public Defender's Office, and an investigator for a state government agency.  In 1987, he was honored as Santa Fe's Police Officer of the Year.
 

Genres: Mystery, Western
 
Series
Kevin Kerney
   1. Tularosa (1996)
   2. Mexican Hat (1997)
   3. Serpent Gate (1998)
   4. Hermit's Peak (1999)
   5. The Judas Judge (2000)
   6. Under the Color of Law (2001)
   7. The Big Gamble (2002)
   8. Everyone Dies (2003)
   9. Slow Kill (2004)
   10. Nothing But Trouble (2005)
   11. Death Song (2007)
   12. Dead or Alive (2008)
   13. Residue (2018)
   14. Head Wounds (2020)
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Kerney Family Trilogy
   1. Hard Country (2012)
   2. Backlands (2014)
   3. The Last Ranch (2016)
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Novels
   The Long Ago (2023)
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Michael McGarrity recommends
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Wild Mystic (2018)
(Wild Mystery, book 5)
Sandi Ault
"Sandi Ault is back with a rousing captivating tale well worth the wait."
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The Far Empty (2016)
(Sheriff Chris Cherry, book 1)
J Todd Scott
"J. Todd Scott is the real deal. 'The Far Empty' is an astonishing, accomplished debut crime novel worthy of award consideration."

Award nominations
1997 Dilys Award for Best Book (nominee) : Tularosa
1997 Anthony Award for Best First Novel (nominee) : Tularosa


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