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David Swinson

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David Swinson is a retired police detective, having served 16 years with the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department. Swinson currently lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, daughter, bull mastiff, and bearded dragon.

Genres: Mystery
Frank Marr
   1. The Second Girl (2016)
   2. Crime Song (2017)
   3. Trigger (2019)
Barry Awards Best Novel nominee (2017) : The Second Girl
Shamus Awards Best First Novel nominee (2017) : The Second Girl

David Swinson recommends
A Walk in the Fire (2018)
(Judah Cannon, book 2)
Steph Post
"Steph Post’s WALK IN THE FIRE is a wonderful accomplishment, teeming with a refreshingly unexpected cast of characters, and an original story in an unlikely setting. It’s a wild ride through the dark side of the sunshine state."
Fatal Legislation (2018)
(Karina Cardinal Mystery, book 2)
Ellen Butler
"Ellen Butler knows the inner-workings of a Capital Hill polities, and that is what makes Fatal Legislation an absolute winner."
Silence on Cold River (2020)
Casey Dunn
"Casey Dunn’s Silence on Cold River is a strikingly composed novel. Dunn did something that is often hard to accomplish, by successfully alternating chapters with different points of view. Everything comes together through the wonderful characterizations to tell a thrilling story."
Anonymous (2020)
(Madison Kelly Mystery, book 1)
Elizabeth Breck
"Elizabeth Breck’s praiseworthy debut novel is unrelenting, like her dogged, smart protagonist, Madison Kelly."
Graveyard Fields (2021)
(Graveyard Field Mystery, book 1)
Steven Tingle
"Steven Tingle’s debut novel, Graveyard Fields, is a noteworthy, not to be missed summer read. His flawed, but still likeable protagonist, Davis Reed, narrates and moves the story with wit and pedal to the metal."

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