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"I started in news in the 1980s at The Toronto Star. During that time, it took me several years to understand what I wanted, or needed, to write about. Then one day, reluctantly, I was assigned to my newspaper’s police beat. Unless you’ve done this kind of work, nothing prepares you for it. You see what cops, paramedics, firefighters, emergency experts see. For me, as a reporter by day, novelist by night, a light had been switched on."

--Author Rick Mofina

 

Rick Mofina’s work is known for its gritty realism. Now a successful Canadian crime-fiction author, Mofina began writing fiction in grade school and sold his first short story at age fifteen to a US magazine.

As an adult he became a true-crime reporter, a job that lead him everywhere from face-to-face with a serial killer to an armoured car heist to a chilly Arctic patrol with the RCMP.

Mofina’s first collection of novels followed crime reporter Tom Reed and homicide inspector Walt Sydowski through a series of terrifyingly realistic crime cases. No Way Back, the fourth in the series, was praised by Michael Connelly as, “My kind of novel – a tough, taut thriller.”

His novel Every Fear, the second book in his acclaimed new series, finds rookie crime reporter Jason Wade embroiled in a baby-kidnapping case that is eerily complicated by a grisly revenge murder. The first book in the series, The Dying Hour, hit the top ten on Canada’s Quill & Quire’s bestseller list and number one on Wal-Mart’s best seller list.

The author is also a dedicated family man with curious rock ‘n’ roll fantasies.

Be Mine, the fifth in the series, is lauded by Dean Koontz, #1 New York Times Bestselling author: “Rick Mofina is writing a fine series: Swiftly paced, entertaining, with authentic details of police procedure.”
His novel, A Perfect Grave, the third book in his acclaimed new series featuring Jason Wade follows Wade, a troubled loner from the wrong side of the tracks, as he pursues the story of a murdered Seattle nun. The case leads him to a hermit nun who founded a mysterious religious order; and ultimately to the dark secret that has tormented his ex-cop father for decades.

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