Series: Tom Hickey California Century series in chronological order

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The Biggest Liar in Los Angeles by Ken Kuhlken1
Crime Through Time by Miriam Grace Monfredo1.5
The Enemy [short story] by Ken Kuhlken1.5
The Venus Deal by Ken Kuhlken2
The Loud Adios by Ken Kuhlken3
The Angel Gang by Ken Kuhlken4
The Do-Re-Mi by Ken Kuhlken5
The Vagabond Virgins by Ken Kuhlken6

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Series description

This series involves Tom Hickey and/or his children in series taking place in California during the 20th century. The stories are not written in chronological order. Short stories are indicated by a decimal.

Tom Hickey is an aspiring musician with a day job as a meat salesman in the first (so far) story. He goes on to become a private eye, part owner in a supper club, an MP (during WWII). He acquires wives and children who continue the investigative tradition.

Since the stories are not written in chronological order, it is possible that the numbering shown here will change.


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