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Michael McGarrity

Author of Tularosa

20 Works 3,586 Members 70 Reviews 10 Favorited

About the Author

Michael McGarrity is a former deputy sheriff for Santa Fe County, he established the first Sex Crimes Unit. He also served as an instructor at the new Mexico Law Enforcement Academy and as an investigator for the New Mexico Public Defender's Office. He lives in Santa Fe.
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Series

Works by Michael McGarrity

Tularosa (1996) 399 copies, 11 reviews
Mexican Hat (1997) 301 copies, 6 reviews
Serpent Gate (1998) 287 copies, 3 reviews
Hermit's Peak (Kevin Kerney Novels) (1999) 266 copies, 3 reviews
The Big Gamble (2002) 252 copies, 2 reviews
Under the Color of Law (2001) 251 copies, 1 review
The Judas Judge (Kevin Kerney Novels) (2000) 251 copies, 2 reviews
Everyone Dies (2003) 247 copies, 3 reviews
Slow Kill (Kevin Kerney Novels) (2004) 246 copies, 4 reviews
Nothing But Trouble (2005) 228 copies, 4 reviews
Hard Country (2012) 186 copies, 10 reviews
Death Song (Kevin Kerney Novels) (2007) 182 copies, 4 reviews
Dead or Alive (2009) 165 copies, 4 reviews
Backlands (2014) 91 copies, 4 reviews
Residue (2018) 78 copies, 4 reviews
The Last Ranch (2016) 75 copies, 3 reviews
Head Wounds (2020) 45 copies, 1 review
The Long Ago: A Novel (2023) 34 copies, 1 review
Do No Harm 1 copy
Zach's Story 1 copy

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Reviews

Very good, 2nd one by him I've read & liked
 
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derailer | 5 other reviews | Jan 25, 2024 |
Very good police mystery staged in New Mexico, uses Indian and Western history as elements of plot. A former cop's god child is missing and he is asked by parents to find him. Leads him into criminal scheme to steal & sell historic artifacts.
 
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derailer | 10 other reviews | Jan 25, 2024 |
Eh, it was ok. But hey, I added another series to my "Don't Have to Read this Series" list. Haha. The characters weren't too likeable, the police work/plot was shoddy at best. No thanks.
 
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MrMet | 3 other reviews | Apr 28, 2023 |
March 13, 2023
The Long Ago

"The Long Ago: a distant place where happiness and tranquility reign." is a mainstay and mental retreat for the Landsdale children.

I chose this book because the time frame resonates with me and the places interest me.
Although I am unfamiliar with the childhood traumas that formed the characters of Ray and Barbara Lansdale, I do understand the impact the war registered on our material and spiritual lives.

For fear of disclosing elements of the plot, I will simply say I appreciated traveling beside Ray, even to the jungles of Southeast Asia.

It's been some time since I was immersed in a bittersweet family saga.
Although this could not be my primary type of read, it does definitely have a place in my reading roster.

Thank you to W.W.Norton and Company for my advanced readers copy.
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Works
20
Members
3,586
Popularity
#7,070
Rating
3.8
Reviews
70
ISBNs
195
Languages
2
Favorited
10

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