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By Kwen D Griffeth
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THE TENTH NAIL

Recipient of The Gold Award from Literary Titan

Earned five 5 Star Reviews from Readers' Favorite 

Nate knelt beside the dead girl. This wasn’t his first homicide, it wasn’t even the first dead prostitute he’d investigated. It wasn’t the first strangling death he’d been assigned to. But, this one bothered him.

Maybe it was her youth, she appeared to be in her early twenties. Maybe it was her looks, as death had yet to rob her of her beauty. Maybe she reminded him of his own daughter, Lizzie, who was only a few years younger. Maybe it was something else entirely.

He carefully took her hand and studied the broken and torn fingernails.  She had fought so hard to live.  Looking into the lifeless eyes, Nate makes the girl a promise.  He would bring her killer to justice.  He would, as best he could right the wrong done to her.

The Tenth Nail is the story of a homicide detective obsessed in finding and catching  the killer of a streetwalker. It is fast paced, with well-developed characters and a twist at the end most will not see coming.


By Kwen D Griffeth
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Dead Men Walking

Recipient of The Gold Award from Literary Titan

There was no doubt the man was dead. A bullet through the head will do that. But, who was dead? The man had no identification, no known address, no Social Security information could be found, and the fingerprint search came up empty.

Detective Nate Burns, Albuquerque Police Department knew two things. The man was dead and he was blood type was O+. The most common type of blood in the country.

Dead Men Walking is a fast paced police drama that tells the story of Detective Nate Burns, a man haunted by his past. That haunting has suddenly appeared in the present.
His Captain wants him fired.
A friend is calling in a favor.
A convict wants to make a bargain.
His wife is thinking of divorce.
It’s a good thing he’s serving a suspension. He’ll find time to work all this out.

Dead Men Walking is the follow up to the award winning first Nate and Clare novel, The Tenth Nail. The story continues with Nate being assigned to a most difficult case. At the same time, he is trying to salvage his marriage, and since his wife, Clare, has returned to college, he must make sure he is not late picking up his daughter from her summer reading class.


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By Kwen Griffeth

Dance with the Devils

A Brutal Murder Brings Nate Out Of Retirement

After a savage murder leaves the crime scene looking like a slaughterhouse, Jack Mill can see he is in over his head. Fortunately, he knows just the man for the job, Nate Burns. Trouble is that Nate is retired. Regardless, Jack sets out to do what he can to bring the retired detective to Vegas. 

It seems like a straightforward job, but it will lead Nate not only on a manhunt across the country but also back in time thirty years where he will struggle to understand the implications of the Cold War.

All the while, Nate continues to struggle as he comes to terms with being medically retired from the department. Unsure who he is any longer, he hesitates to accept the challenge. For the first time, he's afraid he might fail.

Dance with the Devils is the third installment in the AWARD WINNING Nate and Clare series.                                     

“It is one of those rare read-in-one-sitting novels. I hate to use the phrase, 'I couldn’t put it down,' but the term, without question, applies in this case. Griffeth’s writing has a seamless flow that sucks the reader in from the first page.” Thomas Anderson