Books by Doug J. Swanson

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2014

"An entertaining and provocative portrait of a man whose dichotomies were largely a product of the violent times in which he thrived."
The big life and fast times of one of the most charismatic and dangerous good ol' boys in America's criminal history. Read full book review >
96 TEARS by Doug J. Swanson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"In only his third time out, Swanson (Dreamboat, 1995, etc.) has already established himself as the John Travolta of the comic caper: He makes it all look light and easy, and seems to be having a great time too. (Regional author tour)"
More felonious fun for Dallas p.i. Read full book review >
DREAMBOAT by Doug J. Swanson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Not as joyously inventive as Jack's debut in Big Town (1994), but Swanson makes you glad he knows every last thing about these guys and where they live and what they're gonna do next."
Leaving his nagging ex-wife and her wannabe-filmmaker lover, Tony Angel, back in Dallas, PI Jack Flippo heads out to nothingburg Baggett, Tex., to look into a $500,000 insurance claim on one Mingo Gideon. Read full book review >
BIG TOWN by Doug J. Swanson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Meanwhile, Elmore Leonard fans can rejoice in a newly minted storyteller whose moves are so sure that each new double-cross brings a smile of pure joy—about the only pure emotion in this spirited debut."
An ebullient noir comedy about the mad scramble for escalating shares of a Dallas motivational speaker's off-the-books cash. Read full book review >