Book List in Order: 26 titles



  • In David Housewright's next novel featuring the beloved Rushmore McKenzie What Doesn't Kill Us—McKenzie has been shot and lies in a coma while the police and his friends desperately try to find out what he was doing and who tried to kill him.Rushmo...



  • A past case comes back to haunt Twin Cities P.I. McKenzie as a stolen sum of money threatens to resurface in From the Grave, the next mystery in David Housewright’s award-winning series. Once a police detective in St. Paul, Minnesota, Rushmore M...



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    An investigation of missing property takes a darker turn near Lake Superior in Dead Man’s Mistress, the next mystery in David Housewright’s award-winning McKenzie series. Louise Wykoff is arguably the most recognizable woman living in Minnesot...



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    P.I. Holland Taylor returns in David Housewright’s Edgar Award-winning series―Taylor is hired to recover stolen files before they are leaked, ruining more than just the careers of five local lawyers. Five prominent attorneys in Minneapolis hav...



  • A seemingly simple investigation, done as a favor for a friend, takes McKenzie down a dark and twisted path in LIKE TO DIE, the next mystery in David Housewright’s award-winning series. Once a police detective in St. Paul, Minnesota, Rushmore Mc...



  • David Housewright’s Edgar Award-winning Holland Taylor series returns with a case of murder resulting from tragic, twisted drama in an extremely wealthy family in Darkness, Sing Me a Song. Holland Taylor is a PI who does simple background checks...



  • Looking into an unsolved murder as a favor, McKenzie soon uncovers either the strangest set of coincidences or the sites of a very real, very deadly conspiracy. Once a police detective in St. Paul, Minnesota, Rushmore McKenzie has become not only ...



  • Since becoming an unlikely millionaire and quitting the St. Paul Police Department, Rushmore McKenzie has been working as an unlicensed private investigator, basically doing favors for friends and people in need. But even for him, this latest job is ...







  • During one of the first heavy snows of the winter, on the Interstate outside the Twin Cities, Rushmore McKenzie is behind a truck behaving erratically when the man in the truck bed dumps a body out onto the road, right in front of McKenzie's car. McK...



  • Riley Brodin is the granddaughter of Walter Muehlenhaus -- a man as rich, powerful, and connected as anyone since the days of J. P. Morgan. Despite her family’s connections, it’s McKenzie she reaches out to when her relatively new boyfriend goes ...



  • Ten remarkably diverse short stories filled with scheming characters, unexpected twists, and writing that'll sneak up on you from the Edgar Award winning crime novelist. “A good short story is like a punch from a prize fighter—it comes at you fas...



  • Rushmore McKenzie agrees to go undercover to help the ATF track a cache of stolen guns -- after all, what could possible go wrong? Rushmore McKenzie is both a millionaire and an unlicensed PI, which means he can afford to do the occasional favor a...



  • Thirteen-year-old James Richard McNulty has problems. His mother has just divorced his father. His grades are plummeting. Bullies are menacing him on the school bus. The coach is threatening to kick him off the basketball team. And his smart and love...



  • A stolen gem with a tragic history, a curse and a million dollar ransom is McKenzie’s latest case Several years ago, Rushmore McKenzie became an unexpected millionaire and set about doing not much of anything. Now, showing up at his doorstep is...



  • Rushmore McKenzie returns with a too-personal case that leads him up the legendary Highway 61 in the latest in this award-winning series Rushmore McKenzie is a former cop, current millionaire, and an occasional unlicensed P.I. who does favors for ...



  • A grifter cons an entire town using McKenzie's name, leaving the real McKenzie facing an angry town with nothing left to lose Rushmore McKenzie is a retired cop, an unexpected millionaire, and an occasional unlicensed private investigator. So, it...



  • Rushmore McKenzie, a retired St. Paul policeman and unexpected millionaire, often works as an unlicensed P.I., doing favors as it suits him. When graduate students Ivy Flynn and Josh Berglund show up with a story about $8 million in missing stolen go...



  • Homicide cop Bobby Dunston's daughter has been kidnapped, taken in broad daylight on a city street in the middle of September. The kidnappers demand a million dollars and force Dunston to get the ransom from his friend McKenzie. It soon becomes appar...







  • Former cop Rushmore McKenzie, Mac for short, certainly won't run from a fight, but he also has a softer side: he is a firm believer in loyalty and love, and he is a sucker for the underdog. When he stops to help a woman he sees at the side of the roa...



  • Rushmore "Mac" McKenzie has a lot of old girlfriends, but only one went on to marry the current governor of the state of Minnesota. And only one is calling him with a desperate request to meet in secret. First Lady Lindsay Barrett is carrying an anon...



  • Mac McKenzie is rich. So rich that he's left his job as a Twin Cities police officer and spends his time doing favors large and small for friends. So when an old Marine buddy of his father's calls with a request Mac takes the time to help him out. An...



  • Ex-St. Paul cop Rushmore McKenzie has more time, and more money, than he knows what to do with. In fact, when he's willing to admit it to himself (and he usually isn't), Mac is downright bored. Until he decides to do a favor for a friend facing a fam...



  • Alison Emerton has either been murdered by Raymond Fleck, a convicted rapist who was stalking her, or has left to start over someplace far from Fleck and her insensitive husband, a man clearly more concerned with collecting the insurance money for he...



  • In his Edgar Award -- winning first novel, Penance, David Housewright introduced readers to Holland Taylor, a wisecracking, martial arts -- practicing, exotic coffee -- drinking, cynical ex-cop turned Pl. Now Taylor takes on an unpromising embezzleme...



  • PI Holland Taylor knew he was being used. High-level friends at police headquarters were dangling clues from a recent murder case in front of him, stringing him along. Reluctantly investigating the slaying, Taylor was led to the offices of Minnesota ...


Complete Series List in Order

A Holland Taylor Mystery

1) Penance (Sep-1995)
2) Practice to Deceive (Nov-1997)
3) Dearly Departed (Oct-1999)
4) Darkness, Sing Me a Song (Jan-2018)
5) First, Kill the Lawyers (Jan-2019)

A P.I. Mac McKenzie Novel

1) A Hard Ticket Home (May-2004)
2) Tin City (May-2005)
3) Pretty Girl Gone (May-2006)
4) Dead Boyfriends (May-2007)
5) Madman on a Drum (May-2008)
6) Jelly's Gold (May-2009)
7) The Taking of Libbie, SD (Jun-2010)
8) Highway 61 (Jun-2011)
9) Curse of the Jade Lily (Jun-2012)
10) The Last Kind Word (Jun-2013)
11) The Devil May Care (Jun-2014)
12) Unidentified Woman #15 (Jun-2015)
13) Stealing the Countess (Jun-2016)
14) What the Dead Leave Behind (Jun-2017)
15) Like to Die (Jun-2018)
16) Dead Man's Mistress (May-2019)
17) From the Grave (Aug-2020)
18) What Doesn't Kill Us (May-2021)
19) Something Wicked (May-2022)

Award-Winning Books by David Housewright

Curse of the Jade Lily
2013 Minnesota Book Award -- Fiction
Penance
1996 Edgar Allan Poe Award -- First Novel