Bill Cronin has written seven novels.
STAND ALONE NOVELS
Dial Tone, 2012.
Sam becomes the manager of a small rural telephone company in Glasgow, KY. The chief financial officer has embezzled more than a million dollars and shortly after Sam assumes his duties, the CFO launches a hostile takeover to conceal his crime. and I am excited to share with you progress on projects coming soon.
The Tainted Lady, 2015
The most deadly nerve agent ever developed, lays entombed in a half-buried, WWII, B-24 bomber in the Sand Sea of the Libyan Sahara Desert. Major Dana O’Brian’s mission: Recover the nerve agent and scientific data before Muammar Gadaffi learns of its existence and uses it against American interests.
THE JACK MCNAMARA CHRONICLES
There are four novels in this series:
The Song of the Mockingbird, 2013
Jack McNamara, an action/adventure writer who has been paid more than a million dollars for a three book deal, but he is too depressed to write and woefully behind schedule. Amid his depression, his wife leaves him and he spirals down to a failed attempt at suicide. With the help of a counselor, McNamara revisits three defining childhood events all occurring during the summer of 1960. He travels to his boyhood home, retraces his steps, then travels to Key West then Savannah, Georgia to hobble the broken pieces of his childhood together.
Ruby’s Story, 2014
Jack McNamara takes in his aunt who is dying of pancreatic cancer. She begins to share a fictional story with her nephew that she wants him to write as her legacy. She completes her story within hours of her death, a story with surprising ramifications for both McNamara and his Aunt.
Letting Go, 2015
When Jody Holland was fourteen years old, her mother Helen, suffering from post-partum psychosis, took the lives of her father and four of her brothers and sisters. Jody survived and her mother was locked away in a mental hospital. Following thirty-five years of estrangement, Jody’s mother contacts her and wants to meet. Jody has blocked memories of the horrific event, and enlists Jack McNamara’s help in digging up the past as she decides whether to grant her mother’s request and grapples with bitterness and forgiveness.
Joe and the Governor, 2016
Stephen Fitzgerald is homeless. Once a partner in his father’s law firm, he escapes to a life on the street after his father is swindled out of his law practice and commits suicide. With encouragement from Jack McNamara, Fitzgerald, after a chance meeting with the governor of the state of Florida, begins the long fight to regain control over his father’s legal empire and to bring to justice those who destroyed his career.
THE JED MCCAIN MYSTERIES
Night Fire, 2017
The Night Fire Strangler, who has ritualistically killed four women in New York City, is fixated on retiring NYPD detective Jed McCain, the lead investigator. The Strangler follows McCain to Coronado Beach, Florida where McCain has accepted the position as acting chief of police. On his first day on the job the Strangler presents him with a new victim. As the bodies pile up and the press learns of McCain’s New York connection to the Strangler, McCain must solve the murders before the city council can act on mounting calls for his termination.
Playing With Fire, 2017
This novel is currently in development and will be available in late 2017.