Book List in Order: 9 titles


  • Jake Lomax takes on the case of Roger and Vivian Armis, a couple who have been receiving threatening phone calls from a blackmailer who claims to be Vivian's late husband and who demands cash to keep him from reclaiming his mortal life....



  • When Nora's sister, Annie, dies in a bizarre accident in a small Colorado town, Annie's lover and Nora are threatened while searching for an explanation, and discover townspeople reluctant to talk, unexplained deaths, and a strange creature hidden in...



  • Divorce+a7e Valerie Rowe and her eight-year-old son are courted by disturbed, wheelchair-bound Leonard Tully, whose relentless attentions become more murderous than honorable. By the Shamus Award-winning author of Death on the Rocks. 10,000 first pri...



  • Weary of his work, Lomax reluctantly takes a case defending a man he believes is guilty of murder.When Samuel Butler, a cruelly arrogant titan of industry, learns his wife is cheating again, he expresses his feelings with a punch to her face. She is ...



  • Lauren’s life was perfect - until the day someone targeted her child. Until she got pregnant, Lauren Caylor and her husband worked side by side in the high-pressure offices of one of Los Angeles’ most prestigious law firms. They moved out...



  • Alex, his wife, Sarah, and their young son, Brian, are living happily in Colorado Springs until Christine Helstrum, an escaped mental patient who had killed Alex's first wife and child, returns to stalk the family...



  • In frigid Denver, Lomax braves the mob to find a bookie’s missing daughterJoe Bellano never hurt nobody. A gentle barber who takes bets on the side, he’s muddling through life when his world comes crashing down around him. First he’...



  • Convinced that a jailed felon was not acting alone on the diamond heist that landed him in jail, Denver private eye Jacob Lomax attempts to flush out the unidentified accomplice and recover the diamonds...



  • After Phillip Townsend dies in a car crash west of Denver, private eye Jacob Lomax, hired to investigate the accident, discovers that the dead man, a pillar of the community, is the star of a porno film and follows a trial that leads to murder...






Complete Series List in Order

A Jacob Lomax Mystery

1) Death on the Rocks (Jun-1987)
2) Blood Stone (Aug-1988)
3) The Dead of Winter (Aug-1989)
4) Blood Relative (May-1992)
5) Grave Doubt (Jun-1995)

Award-Winning Books by Michael Allegretto

Death on the Rocks
1987 Shamus Award -- First P.I. Novel