The great saga of an american ranching family that gripped readers in the new york times bestselling novel hard country and its sequel, backlands, concludes in the last ranch, the final, mesmerizing novel in michael mcgarrity s powerful and richly authentic american west trilogy. Michael mcgarritys residue is a murder mystery that builds slowly. Michael has also played part in passing on law enforcement education to students in a number of. As an undergraduate, he held a ford foundation scholarship at the university of new mexico. Michael mcgarrity holds a ba with distinction in psychology and a masters degree in clinical social work. The kerney family trilogy is a prequel to the kevin kerney crime series. Additionally, he is an honor graduate of the new mexico law enforcement academy. Michael mcgarrity books list of books by author michael mcgarrity.
As deputy sheriff of santa fe county he founded their sex crimes unit. Michael mcgarrity has also worked alongside the new mexico public defenders office as an investigator and case worker. Michael mcgarrity, acclaimed author of the new york times bestselling kevin kerney crime series, visits taos saturday may 21 for a discussion and book signing for the last ranchthe third and final novel in his american west trilogy at op. A novel of the american west kerney family trilogy book 2 english edition ebook. Michael mcgarrity is an american author of crime fictionsuspense novels set in his home state of new mexico. Most of his books are based on the new mexico area deriving from his vast knowledge form working with crime. This isnt an edgeofyourseat thriller, but rather a character study set in beautiful las cruses, new mexico. He has written a dozen crime novels set in new mexico and the american west trilogy, historical novels also set in new mexico consisting of hard country, backlands and the last ranch. Detective clayton istee investigates new mexico borderland killings by an elusive mexican assassin with ties to a drug cartel. Michael mcgarrity became a published novelist in 1996 with tularosa. Michael mcgarrity is the author of the anthony award nominated tularosa, as well as mexican hat, serpent gate, hermits peak, the judas judge, under the. Besides being an former officer, michael has his bachelors in english and psychology from the university of new mexico and his masters in clincal social work. Michael mcgarrity yes, the next book in the kerney series, residue, is underway and i hope to have to my publisher next october, which means probably a. Report from santa fe, produced by kenw michael mcgarrity.
In the new york times bestselling hard country, michael mcgarrity gave readers an expansive, lyrical. His career in criminal justice includes work in corrections, law enforcement, security, and police officer training. Additionally, he is an honor graduate of the new mexico law enforcement. Kevin kerney series by michael mcgarrity goodreads. The grand saga of an american ranching family continues in the last ranch, the final, mesmerizing book of new york times bestseller michael mcgarrity s gripping and richly authentic american west trilogy. Michael mcgarrity born 1940 is a new mexican author and former law enforcement officer. Written by new mexican author and former law enforcement officer michael mcgarrity, the kevin kerney series takes place in new mexico, from.
Michael attended the new mexico university for three years and later graduated from san jose university with a b a in english and psychology. When matthew kerney returns to his ranch in the remote, beautiful san andres mountains of new mexico, honorably. Michael mcgarrity answers your questions ask the author. Kevin kerney, exchief of detectives in santa fe, new mexico. The plot revolves around the decadesold murder of 23yearold kim wood in las cruses.
Below is a list of michael mcgarrity s books in order of when they were originally published. When her bones are suddenly unearthed, all signs point to retired police chief kevin kerney, who was once the dead womans. Author michael mcgarrity to present new novel the taos news. Author michael mcgarritys complete list of books and series in order, with the latest. Michael mcgarrity is a former law enforcement officerturnedauthor. Before becoming an author, mcgarrity was deputy sheriff of santa fe county, where he founded their sex crimes unit. One of the impacts that he has had is the rehabilitation of prisoners through various programs especially after the riot at the new mexico state penitentiary in 1980. Michael mcgarrity has authored a number of books since tularosa including mexican hat in 1997, serpent gate in 1998, hermits peak in 1999 and the judas judge in 2000. A novel of the new american west mcgarrity, michael, guidall, george isbn. A ground breaking prequel trilogy, all three books are set on the tularosa basin of south central new mexico. The grand saga of an american ranching family continues in the last ranch, the final, mesmerizing book of new york times bestseller michael mcgarritys. One of his latest works is backlands in 2014 among many others.64 1090 1116 459 1279 617 1208 851 74 570 107 444 299 261 385 294 172 890 982 39 1033 673 1271 1090 908 1444 585 622 521 894 442 1189 335 1151 890 308 448 1091 911 322 497 138 743