Book List in Order: 20 titles


  • From the author of the popular Woods Cop Mystery series comes the next historical mystery thriller in the Lute Bapcat series. We last saw our hero in Mountains of the Misbegotten and Heywood delivers an even more thrilling mystery. Lute Bapcat and Pi...



  • From the author of the Woods Cop Mystery series comes a new collection of stories about life in the Upper Peninsula. Heywood offers a glimpse into the world his best loved characters came from, like Grady Service, Limpy Allerdyce, and Luticious Treeb...



  • In the eleventh Woods Cop Mystery, Conservation Officer Grady Service is on unpaid suspension until spring, but—stubborn as ever—continues to patrol the Mosquito Wilderness, along with his complicated past. Service is off-duty through July 4 foll...



  • The 10th installment of the beloved Woods Cop Mystery series! The traditional firearm deer season in Michigan lasts two weeks, a time in which the most hunters are afield during the year and the time when most things happen. Game wardens cannot count...



  • A treasure chest of stories for Joseph Heywood fans, featuring the women game-warden colleagues of his mystery series star Grady Service. With Heywood’s trademark ability to capture the eccentric characters of the Michigan wilderness, his wonderful...



  • In the sequel to Red Jacket, former Rough Rider turned Michigan game warden Lute Bapcat sets out to find a deputy warden who has disappeared from Ontonagon County, one of the Michigan Upper Peninsula’s most lawless places. Merely hours into his sea...



  • Every fall in northern Michigan brings a spate of dogman sightings. A radio DJ’s invention, the dogman was created as an attention-getting joke. But millions of Michiganders believe in angels and vampires, werewolves, Bigfoot . . . and the dogman. ...



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    Hard Ground is a treasure chest of stories for lovers of the outdoors, fans of smart crime fiction, and, of course, the legions of Joseph Heywood fans. Featuring the game-warden colleagues of Woods Cop star Grady Service, the tales in this collectio...



  • Woods Cop mystery author Joseph Heywood takes readers to an era when people had to be as hard as the lives they lived. Meet Lute Bapcat, orphan, loner, former cowboy, Rough Rider, beaver trapper, a man who in 1913, with the enthusiastic recommendatio...







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    Late spring, 2007. Michigan in economic freefall, state budgets being slashed, politics reduced to nastiness, state jobs being erased, and personnel furloughed without pay. Grady Service, detective for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in the...



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    Grady Service, Detective for Michican Upper Peninsula's DNR, is running hot and cold--Chasing an eco-terrorist trained in the most advanced and explosive guerrilla tactics AND tackling an eighty-year-old cold case involving racism, gold, and murder. ...



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    In the sixth title in the successful Woods Cop Mystery series, another suspenseful who-done-it finds Grady Service with an unexpectedly complex, truly rotten, and important case on his hands. This time tainted eggs are showing up in caviar and Servi...



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    A serial killer is knocking off America's best conservation officers―and Service learns he is next on the list. The FBI brings him on the case, but Service is also out for blood. The killer has murdered his girlfriend, Maridly Nantz, and his son, W...



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    We go back in time twenty-five years to meet Service as a young conservation officer. Still fresh from Vietnam, but on home turf, Service has been tapped for an unusual assignment that threatens to be his last. Full of outrageous characters and the v...



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    Strange things are happening to the black bears of the Upper Peninsula. Grady Service is stumped until a Korean-born professor is murdered by cyanide-laced figs that contain two freeze-dried bear gall bladders. Sexy and suspenseful, Chasing a Blond M...



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    A string of protests by animal-rights activists appear to have culminated in a double murder at a wolf lab, which releases into the wild a rare animal: a blue wolf. To the Ojibwa a blue wolf means luck; but if captured or killed, Armageddon. Grady Se...



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    Meet Grady Service: a former Marine, renowned tracker, Conservation Officer, and thelast person any errant hunter wants to cross. In Ice Hunter, the first of a series ofmysteries set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Service defends his turf with the ...



  • The Snowfly is a page-turner that takes you on a hunt through Vietnam, Soviet Russia, and a vast Canadian wasteland. The holy grail that burns at its core is the snowfly, a legendary insect--enormous, white, and exceedingly rare--that attracts trout ...



  • Autumn 1960. Nikita Khrushchev is politically adept, visionary, and locked in a fight with the Politburo and a battle with Mao and the Chinese. His country and his political future are in trouble because he has opened doors to the West and espoused t...







  • SS man Colonel Gunthur Brumm, his faithful NCO, Sergeant Rau, and Adolf Hitler are on the run from Stalin's Special Operations Group headed by Petrov--the Berkut--after staging Hitler's supposed suicide...


Complete Series List in Order

A Lute Bapcat Mystery

1) Red Jacket (Sep-2012)
2) Mountains of the Misbegotten (Sep-2014)
3) Beyond Beyond (Dec-2020)

A Woods Cop Mystery

0.5) Blue Wolf in Green Fire (Sep-2002)
1) Ice Hunter (Jun-2001)
2) The Snowfly (Oct-2000)
3) Chasing A Blond Moon (Sep-2003)
4) Running Dark (Jun-2005)
5) Strike Dog (Sep-2007)
6) Death Roe (Oct-2008)
7) Shadow of the Wolf Tree (May-2010)
8) Force of Blood (Sep-2011)
8.5) Hard Ground (May-2013)
9) Killing a Cold One (Sep-2013)
9.5) Harder Ground (Mar-2015)
10) Buckular Dystrophy (Mar-2016)