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Frank Zafiro



Frank served in the U.S. Army from 1986-91 in Military Intelligence as a Czechoslovak linguist. In 1993, he became a police officer. Since then, he has worked as a patrol officer, corporal, detective, sergeant, lieutenant and captain. As of 2012, he is a major.

Frank began writing seriously at about thirteen. He started out with short stories (some very short) and poetry. His first payment for a short story came in 1990, when Bills Son was published in Wide Open Magazine. In 1995, he started the first draft of Under A Raging Moon, which would become the first book in the River City series of crime fiction.
 

Genres: Mystery, Thriller
 
New and upcoming books
Series
River City
   1. Under a Raging Moon (2006)
   2. Heroes Often Fail (2007)
   3. Beneath a Weeping Sky (2010)
   4. And Every Man Has To Die (2011)
   5. The Menace of the Years (2018)
   6. Place of Wrath and Tears (2020)
   7. Dirty Little Town (2021)
   8. Dead Even (2010)
   9. Some Degree of Murder (2012) (with Colin Conway)
   10. No Good Deed (2010)
   11. The Worst Kind of Truth (2022)
   12. Chisolm's Debt (2013)
   13. The Cleaner (2010)
   The Bastard Mummy (2010)
   14. All the Forgotten Yesterdays (2023)
   16. The Trade Off (2014)
   17. Sugar Got Low (2021)
   The Worst Door (2021)
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Stefan Kopriva Mystery
   1. Waist Deep (2011)
   2. Lovely, Dark, and Deep (2012)
   3. Friend of the Departed (2015)
   4. Hope Dies Last (2023)
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Ania Trilogy (with Jim Wilsky)
   1. Blood On Blood (2012)
   2. Queen of Diamonds (2013)
   3. Closing the Circle (2014)
   Harbinger (2018)
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SpoCompton Crime
   1. At Their Own Game (2014)
   2. In the Cut (2020)
   3. All the Pieces Fall (2022)
   4. Live and Die This Way (2022)
   5. Shades of Knight (2023)
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Bricks and Cam (with Eric Beetner)
   1. The Backlist (2015)
   2. The Short List (2016)
   3. The Getaway List (2018)
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Charlie-316 (with Colin Conway)
   1. Charlie-316 (2019)
   2. Never the Crime (2020)
   3. Badge Heavy (2020)
   4. Code Four (2020)
   5. The Ride-Along (2022)
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Novels
   The Last Collar (2017) (with Lawrence Kelter)
   Fallen City (2017) (with Lawrence Kelter)
   An Unlikely Phoenix (2018)
   No Dibs on Murder (2021) (with Lawrence Kelter)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Anthologies edited
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Omnibus editions
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Series contributed to
Grifter's Song
   1. The Concrete Smile (2019)
   7. Come the Apocalypse (2021)
   13. Down Comes the Night (2020)
   14. The Reckoner (2021)
   21. The Alpha Whisperer (2021)
   35. Into the Dying Sun (2023)
   A Grifter's Song Vol. 1 (2019)
   A Grifter's Song Vol. 2 (2019)
   A Grifter's Song Vol. 3 (2020)
   A Grifter's Song Vol. 4 (2020)
   A Grifter's Song Vol. 5 (2021)
   A Grifter's Song Vol. 6 (2021)
   A Grifter's Song Vol. 7 (2022)
   A Grifter's Song Vol. 8 (2022)
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Black Cat Weekly
   67. Black Cat Weekly #67 (2022) (with others)
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Frank Zafiro recommends
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Man-Killer (2024)
(Gina Cototi Cases, book 1)
Lawrence Kelter
"Great read! Gina Marie Cototi is a firebrand with serious investigative chops but flawed in all the right ways. If you're looking for a rowdy mystery and some ribald humor, Gina is your girl!"
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Closing Time (2020)
(Stonechild and Rouleau Mystery, book 7)
Brenda Chapman
"A slow burn mystery that expertly weaves together several viewpoints in a way that will thoroughly engage your mind as you read."

Anthologies containing stories by Frank Zafiro
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Writers Crushing COVID-19 (2020)
An Anthology for Writers Crushing COVID-19 Relief
edited by
Lawrence Kelter

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