Books by Patricia Smiley

I was born and raised in Yakima, Washington, where my mother taught me to love books and where I fell in love with mysteries while on my first adventure with Trixie Belden. After graduating from Eisenhower High School and attending classes at Yakima Valle


OUTSIDE THE WIRE  by Patricia Smiley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2017

"The creator of amateur sleuth Tucker Sinclair (Short Change, 2007, etc.) re-ups her tough-girl cred. Despite an egregious blunder on the subject of genetics, Smiley's second LAPD entry moves the plot as deftly as she moves the reader, with lots of action and just enough heart."
The LAPD's Davie Richards deals with the aftermath of a police-involved shooting by investigating a serial killing. Read full book review >
SHORT CHANGE by Patricia Smiley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2007

"Smiley's third lives up to the promise of her first two, with tough-girl Tucker going tender at all the right moments."
A business consultant goes the extra mile when her client lands in the middle of a murder investigation. Read full book review >
COVER YOUR ASSETS by Patricia Smiley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 2005

"Smiley's second maintains a nice balance between whodunit and why-on-earth-does-she-keep-doing-it, with smart, sassy Tucker caught squarely in the middle. "
A comically painful stroll down memory lane stresses a management consultant's work life, her home life and especially her love life. Read full book review >
FALSE PROFITS by Patricia Smiley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 22, 2004

"Romantic byplay with her ex Eric Bergstrom and sexy Detective Deegan provide Tucker scant distraction from sleuthing: a lively debut."
On the fast track to a corner office, financial analyst Tucker Sinclair finds more than her promotion in jeopardy when her latest client's body washes ashore by the Venice Beach pier. Read full book review >