The Girl Series

Walk the mean streets of wartime Panama City with Jimmy Riley, a wounded, woman-haunted knight errant in Michael Lister’s resonant new noir series Publisher’s Weekly calls “a promising private detective series set in 1940s Florida,” and Library Journal says “peppered with snappy dialog, this hard-boiled mystery by award winner Lister is a swell read.”

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The Girl who said Goodbye

Someone is following Lauren Lewis. Is it her ex? 

Private detective Jimmy Riley told her back when they were lovers that if he ever decided to follow her, she'd never know he was there. 

With a secret to hide in a city exploding, Lauren keeps trying to tell Jimmy goodbye, but he’s the only man who can help her. And though it might destroy him, he doesn't mind so much. Better to die than be told goodbye.

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The Girl in the Grave

Someone's trying to kill PI Jimmy Riley. And he's inclined to let them. 

But before sleeping the big sleep and journeying to the undiscovered country to discover what dreams may come, there's blood work to be done.

Picking up right at the thrilling conclusion of The Girl Who Said Goodbye, The Girl in the Grave finds Jimmy near death with one hell of a big score to settle and more than a few injustices to square along the way - all while searching wartime Panama City for a dangerous serial killer who combines art and murder.

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The Girl at the end of the Long Dark Night

Find out Jimmy and Lauren's fate in the thrilling third book in the Jimmy Riley series, THE GIRL AT THE END OF THE LONG DARK NIGHT. 

Walk the mean streets of wartime Panama City with Jimmy "Soldier" Riley, a wounded, woman-haunted knight errant in Michael Lister's resonant new noir series Publisher's Weekly calls "a promising private detective series set in 1940s Florida," and Library Journal says "peppered with snappy dialog, this hard-boiled mystery by award winner Lister is a swell read."

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The Girl who cried Blood Tears

In late 1943, Miki Matsumoto, a beautiful Japanese teenager who has been in hiding since escaping from an internment camp, is working as Riley's secretary in gratitude for his rescuing her from a vicious kidnapper. Miki's sinister uncle threatens to kill the gumshoe and his girlfriend, Lauren Lewis, unless they disclose Miki's location. Meanwhile, a boxing manager hires Riley and his best friend Clip to protect Fighting Freddy Freeman, whose life has been threatened on the eve of a bout that could land him a chance to take on heavyweight champ Joe Louis.