Books by Michael Allen Dymmoch

Michael Allen Dymmoch has served as President and Secretary of the Midwest Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, and as newsletter editor for the Chicagoland Chapter of Sisters in Crime. Michael currently lives and works in Chicago's northern suburbs.


DEATH IN WEST WHEELING by Michael Allen Dymmoch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2006

"Dymmoch handles this farcical crime wave with down-home warmth and humor. Just don't get too hopeful that it'll all hang together."
Not content with her recent foray from her estimable Jack Caleb/John Thinnes series into historical fantasy (The Cymry Ring, 2006), Dymmoch pushes into Joan Hess territory with this rollicking tale of murder, moonshine and madcap law enforcement. Read full book review >
THE CYMRY RING by Michael Allen Dymmoch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2006

"A captivating historical romantic adventure that couldn't be more different from Dymmoch's excellent Caleb/Thinnes mystery series (White Tiger, 2005, etc.)."
A routine request for extradition leads to a fantastic journey into the past. Read full book review >
WHITE TIGER by Michael Allen Dymmoch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 5, 2005

"The muddled, elliptical mystery is the least interesting aspect of a case that demonstrates how the parts—especially Thinnes's quest for expiation and the truth about himself—can be greater than the whole."
Det. John Thinnes is pulled off the murder of a Vietnamese widow in record time after he recognizes her only when she's undressed. Read full book review >
THE FALL by Michael Allen Dymmoch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 17, 2004

"Dymmoch alternates brilliantly between steadily compelling psychological suspense and surprises that move so fast they're scary."
In a break from her moody Caleb/Thinnes series (The Feline Friendship, 2003, etc.), Dymmoch takes a photographer on a tour of an even wilder side of Chicago. Read full book review >
THE FELINE FRIENDSHIP by Michael Allen Dymmoch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2003

"Meaty, complex, and densely textured: this fourth outing for the too-seldom-seen Thinnes and Caleb (Incendiary Designs, 1998, etc.) is a case you can sink your teeth into."
Det. John Thinnes would rather tackle homicide than rape—there's usually a connection between the criminal and the victim that makes it easier to find evidence—but Lt. Read full book review >
INCENDIARY DESIGNS by Michael Allen Dymmoch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 1998

"Lightning flashes of insight and compassion dot what's otherwise the most conventional of Dymmoch's three mysteries so far (The Death of Blue Mountain Cat, 1996, etc.)."
As the O.J. Simpson case smolders half a continent away, Chicago Detective John Thinnes battles an equally sizzling case: a seemingly endless series of suspicious fires. Read full book review >
THE DEATH OF BLUE MOUNTAIN CAT by Michael Allen Dymmoch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 11, 1996

"Like Dymmoch's striking debut, The Man Who Understood Cats (1993), this sequel, despite its classic opening tableau, is less for puzzle buffs than for readers with an appetite for the different kinds of messes murder leaves behind."
A stuffy Chicago museum hosts a crowded opening for its latest exhibit. Read full book review >
THE MAN WHO UNDERSTOOD CATS by Michael Allen Dymmoch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 1993