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Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie Novels

Former police detective turned private eye, Rushmore McKenzie takes on tough cases in Minneapolis and St. Paul in the hard-boiled, modern noir Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie Novels by Edgar Award-winning author David Housewright.

“His prose is bone hard and beautiful, his story brutally dark, undeniably compelling, and in odd, unpredictable moments, quite funny.”—New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger (on A Hard Ticket Home)

  • Dead Man's Mistress
    • Dead Man's Mistress

    • Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie Novels (Volume 16)
      David Housewright
      St. Martin's Press

    • 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...

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  • Like to Die
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    • Like to Die

    • Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie Novels (Volume 15)
      David Housewright
      St. Martin's Press

    • 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...

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  • What the Dead Leave Behind
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    • What the Dead Leave Behind

    • Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie Novels (Volume 14)
      David Housewright
      St. Martin's Press

    • 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...

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  • Stealing the Countess
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    • Stealing the Countess

    • Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie Novels (Volume 13)
      David Housewright
      St. Martin's Press

    • 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...

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  • Unidentified Woman #15
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    • Unidentified Woman #15

    • Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie Novels (Volume 12)
      David Housewright
      St. Martin's Press

    • 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...

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  • The Devil May Care
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    • The Devil May Care

    • Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie Novels (Volume 11)
      David Housewright
      St. Martin's Press

    • 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...

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  • The Last Kind Word
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    • The Last Kind Word

    • Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie Novels (Volume 10)
      David Housewright
      St. Martin's Press

    • 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,...

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  • Curse of the Jade Lily
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    • Curse of the Jade Lily

    • Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie Novels (Volume 9)
      David Housewright
      St. Martin's Press

    • A stolen gem with a tragic history, a curse and a million dollar ransom is Mac McKenzie's latest case, in David Housewright's Curse of the Jade Lily

      Several years ago, Rushmore McKenzie...

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  • Highway 61
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    • Highway 61

    • Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie Novels (Volume 8)
      David Housewright
      St. Martin's Press

    • Mac McKenzie returns with a too-personal case that leads him up the legendary Highway 61 in the latest in David Housewright's awardwinning series

      Rushmore McKenzie is a former cop, current...

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  • The Taking of Libbie, SD
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    • The Taking of Libbie, SD

    • Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie Novels (Volume 7)
      David Housewright
      St. Martin's Press

    • In David Housewright's The Taking of Libbie, SD, a grifter cons an entire town using Mac McKenzie's name, leaving the real McKenzie facing an angry town with nothing left to lose.

      Rushmore...

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  • Jelly's Gold
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    • Jelly's Gold

    • Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie Novels (Volume 6)
      David Housewright
      St. Martin's Press

    • 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...

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  • Madman on a Drum
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    • Madman on a Drum

    • Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie Novels (Volume 5)
      David Housewright
      St. Martin's Press

    • 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...

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  • Dead Boyfriends
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    • Dead Boyfriends

    • Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie Novels (Volume 4)
      David Housewright
      St. Martin's Press

    • Right up until they put him in jail, McKenzie thought the cops were kidding. After all, he did them a favor by stopping a rookie cop from roughing up a distraught woman at a murder scene. But the...

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  • Pretty Girl Gone
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    • Pretty Girl Gone

    • Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie Novels (Volume 3)
      David Housewright
      St. Martin's Press

    • 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...

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  • Tin City
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    • Tin City

    • Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie Novels (Volume 2)
      David Housewright
      St. Martin's Press

    • 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...

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  • A Hard Ticket Home
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    • A Hard Ticket Home

    • Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie Novels (Volume 1)
      David Housewright
      St. Martin's Press

    • 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...

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David Housewright

DAVID HOUSEWRIGHT has won both the Edgar Award and the Minnesota Book Award (twice) for his crime fiction.  His recent books include The Devil May Care, The Last Kind Word, and Curse of the Jady Lily. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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