Don Pendleton's Mystery Series


Featuring Hard-Boiled Private Investigator, Joe Copp

Copyright 2016 by Linda Pendleton

"Through this character I attempt to understand more fully and to give better meaning to my perceptions of what is going on here on Planet Earth, and the greatest mystery of all the mysteries: the why of existence itself. Through Ford I use everything I can reach in the total knowledge of mankind to elaborate this mystery and to arm my characters for the quest. I try to entertain myself with their adventures, hoping that what entertains me may also entertain others–so these books, like life itself, are not all grim purpose and trembling truths. They are fun to write; for some they will be fun to read." ~Don Pendleton

Featuring Ashton Ford, Psychic Detective

"I never met a man I didn't like, until he takes a whack at me. Then I love the bastard, after I whack him back, for reminding me that life ought to be lovelier than it usually is."—Joe Copp, American Private Eye, 'Copp on Fire' by Don Pendleton.

"The latest Joe Copp adventure reads like an express train...

Pendleton knows how to keep us turning pages." –Publishers Weekly

Private Investigator Ashton Ford, former naval intelligence officer, will shatter your ideas of reality and take you into a mystical world of vision, intuition, and psychic truth. Ford is a phenomenal psychic, unparalleled lover, and a true Renaissance man. He can see into the future and even into the distant past using his psychic powers to assist special clients who are in crisis.

"Indecision immobilizes. A cop really has no choice but to step forward out of the darkness and shake hands with fear. A good cop does something, right or wrong—even if through a glass darkly—and hopes that he was right." -Joe Copp, American Private Investigator, Don Pendleton

Police Detective Rebecca Storme, and her husband, veteran Detective Sergeant Peter Storme, both married more to the badge than each other, have inevitable conflict within their marriage, and their careers are put to the test when a psychopathic killer invades their peaceful Southern California community and turns it into a hotbed of fear and outrage.

 This award-winning story is fast-moving, often riveting, often disturbing, as the cops are repeatedly challenged by a serial killer who has them all in his grip. Will the cops be able to break his grip and stop his horrific killings?


Typical of Pendleton's writing style, the Joe Copp stories are hard-hitting, fast-moving, gritty, filled with authentic dialogue, and capture keen insight into the inner-workings of the characters.