true crime / memoir
Jim’s latest work, Random Contingencies, published in 2018, is a short novel about two prisoners, two attorneys, three women, and a murder victim, whose lives are shaped by a series of random events. It is sardonic in tone, occasionally comic, always meaningful.
The novel No Away, published in 2012, is a dystopian story set in the near future, when Adam Spence finds that trying to make money as a killer unleashes the fury of government “national security” guardians. While he is pursued, society disintegrates into disease and chaos.
Jim’s true-crime memoir was released in 2011. Confessions of a Lie Detector: years of theft, sex, and murder recalls Jim’s experiences working with criminal suspects for several decades.
Jim’s earlier novels are The Spy’s Demise, a 1990s spy thriller with action that races from Moscow to New York, and Jessica’s Tune, a crime story centered on a kidnapping by a drug cartel in San Francisco.
All of these books remain available from Amazon as Kindle ebooks. The paper versions are now out of print except for used copies.