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Vanishing in the Haight

(The first book in the Colleen Hayes Mystery series)
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Perfect for fans of Elmore Leonard and Gillian Flynn

Between fending off a lecherous parole officer and trying to get by in 1978 San Francisco, private investigator Colleen Hayes struggles to put her life back together so she can reconnect with her runaway teenage daughter. Then her life changes dramatically. She accepts a case from wealthy, retired industrialist Edward Copeland. The old man is desperate to solve the brutal murder of his daughter, a murder that took place in Golden Gate Park eleven years earlier - during the Summer of Love. The case has since gone cold, her murderer never found. Now, in his final days, Copeland hires Colleen to find his daughter's killer in hopes he might die in peace.

Colleen understands what it means to take a life - she spent a decade in prison for killing her ex. Battling her own demons, she immerses herself in San Francisco's underbelly, where police corruption is rampant. Her investigation turns deadly as she pries for information, yet there is little to go on. However, a song on the radio makes her wonder - did the murdered girl leave any clues that others may have missed?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Atmospheric and tense, this one sizzles with twists that entertain and magnetize, whetting the appetite for more. Can't wait for Book 2." - Steve Berry

"I've just three words to say about Vanishing in the Haight by Max Tomlinson--Wow. Just. Wow. Tomlinson's taut, spare, evocative writing style is an absolute beauty. You couldn't ask for a better guide through the dark, shadowy flashback haze of '70s San Francisco." - Tracy Clark

"Max Tomlinson serves up the perfect mystery in this edgy new detective series set in '70s San Francisco. Colleen Hayes, an ex-con in search of her missing teenage daughter, finally lands her first big case. There's just one problem: she must find a killer who's been lurking since the Summer of Love. Not to be missed." - James N Frey

"Beautifully written...expertly crafted." - Jon Land

"Max Tomlinson delivers a gritty, gripping story set in a fascinating time. Colleen Hayes is a deeply sympathetic sleuth, all too human. I can't wait for her next adventure." - Evan Marshall

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Hardback Editions

August 2019 : USA Hardback

Title: Vanishing in the Haight (A Colleen Hayes Mystery)
Author(s): Max Tomlinson
ISBN: 1-60809-341-7 / 978-1-60809-341-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

August 2019 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Vanishing in the Haight (A Colleen Hayes Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Max Tomlinson
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU