This page shows you all of my books, with synopses and links to buy them.
The C.T. Ferguson Private Investigator Mystery Novels
These books feature my unconventional private investigator C.T. Ferguson. C.T. is a rich kid and hacker who comes to be a detective after his activities got him arrested in China. Back in Baltimore and out of money, C.T.’s parents offer to pay him if he gets a job that helps people. C.T. thinks he can do most of his PI work sitting at a computer monitor. His cases inevitably prove him wrong.
A novice PI. A ruthless old acquaintance. Will C.T. Ferguson’s first case be his last?
Three weeks in a brutal prison—that was hacker C.T. Ferguson’s punishment for helping Americans and dissidents evade the Chinese government. Deported home, C.T. uses his digital skills as a private investigator.
Suspecting her husband is cheating on her, Alice hires C.T. to investigate. He soon learns that Alice has her own problems, including a ruthless adversary squeezing her for money. Even the suspicious death of her husband can’t buy Alice a break.
C.T. stays on the case because he hates seeing innocent people pushed around. His persistence lands him on the ruthless adversary’s hit list. If C.T. can’t figure out what happened, both he and Alice will face deadly consequences.
The Reluctant Detective is the first book in the C.T. Ferguson mystery series. If you like wisecracking sleuths, fast-moving action, and mysteries with a side of cyber intrigue, you’ll want to add this book to your collection.
Click here to buy The Reluctant Detective today! (Or read it for free if you’re in Kindle Unlimited.)
A brother on the run. A gangster consumed by ambition. Can C.T. Ferguson survive long enough to reunite a family?
Hacker turned private investigator C.T. Ferguson sees a lot of himself in his teenaged client. Brian hires C.T. to find older brother Chris and his girlfriend Anna. C.T. learns Chris wrote ransomware that would be potent in the wrong hands.
Alberto Esposito wants to modernize and take over organized crime in Baltimore. He’s focused on Chris and his ransomware–a program he hired Chris to write. He’s determined to find Chris and doesn’t care who becomes collateral damage.
Just as C.T. thinks he has things figured out, Chris, Anna, and Brian all vanish. When a body turns up, the case descends into chaos. The aftermath leads C.T. to not one but two deadly showdowns.
The Unknown Devil is the riveting second novel in the C.T. Ferguson mystery series. If you like fast-paced stories, wisecracking sleuths, and classic noir mixed with modern cyber intrigue, you’ll want to add this book to your collection.
Click here to buy The Unknown Devil today! (Or read it for free in Kindle Unlimited!)
The C.T. Ferguson Mystery Novellas
These are set between novels in the series. They will be available exclusively to members of my mailing list. You can sign up HERE to get the first novella. Look for the second early next year.
Near a Baltimore church, a man is found murdered, stabbed a dozen times in the chest. A curious blogger, eager for publicity, injects himself into the case. When the police arrest the blogger, he asks unconventional private investigator C.T. Ferguson to get him off the hook. C.T. uncovers the victim’s history of abuse by priests—including the one stationed at the church where his body was discovered. He also learns of plans to build a new church, which could be undone by the murder. Can C.T. sort through the priest’s history, dodge the local goon squad, and figure out what really happened?
Short Story Collections
Hacker. Prodigal son. Detective.
These short stories show C.T. Ferguson early in his career. He’s good at the hacking and the wise-cracking, but he’s still figuring out how to be a detective.
In these stories, C.T. tries to find a secretive woman whose husband thinks she is missing, has reservations about a potential client who looks familiar from somewhere, and investigates the death of a popular young woman who met a violent end.
Pro Bono: Tales of a Reluctant Detective is now available exclusively on Amazon.