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Jim Wolf Returns

In Epitaph for Emily, the second book in a trilogy featuring P I Jim Wolf, he falls for a young woman, Emily, with straight straw-colored blond hair, granny glasses, freckles on her face. She turns up dead with Wolf charged with her murder. With his own life in jeopardy, he must find the killer. Wolf's quest leads him to the Cal campus, a bearded expert on Vonnegut who was sleeping with Emily, and a Retro-Sixties bash called the Commie Cafe' where the past becomes murderously the present.

Epitaph for Emily is available in Kindle and Nook formats at $2.99, and in paper at $14.99 through your independent bookstore, Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

The third work in this three-part series featuring PI Jim Wolf will be called The Curse of the Chameleon, and is expected out late 2013.


No Time to Mourn Cover, by Tim Wohlforth


No Time to Mourn is the first novel of a three-book series featuring PI Jim Wolf, all published by Krill Press.

A shape bends over a drink at the end of the bar in Big Emma’s on Oakland’s Jack London Square, looking like a bundle of black clothes someone has left on the barstool. Full red lips that match brightly dyed hair provide the only color, as if an artist had begun to colorize her just before she walked out of a frame in a 40’s noir movie. Her name is Susan, and she is there to hire PI Jim Wolf to find the killer of her husband, and to protect her from a man called Red. Wolf takes her case, but Susan herself is then murdered and Red attempts to kill Wolf…and the hunter becomes the hunted. Order immediately for as soon as a print edition is available from the Kindle/Nook price will go up. If you don’t, Wolf will find you. You better have a good alibi.

No Time to Mourn is available in Kindle and Nook formats at $2.99, and in paper at $14.99 through your independent bookstore, Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

Lee Childs says:  "Like a great twelve-bar blues--the comfort of a familiar form jazzed by a fresh key and an exciting new voice."


The Pink Tarantula, A Crip and Henrietta Mystery by Tim WohlforthThe Pink Tarantula Now Available in Kindle for $3.99

Wohlforth returns with The Pink Tarantula. In this novel of nine closely related episodes, we join Crip and Henrietta, as unlikely a detective duo as ever hit the streets. Crip and Henrietta aren't a typical private eye team. For starters Crip's real name is Tom Bateman. His sometime sidekick Henrietta, with body piercings and spiked green hair, calls him "Crip" because he rides a wheelchair. Their cases aren't Middle America either. Henrietta grows marijuana. She hangs with jailbirds. She brings Crip jobs that smell of trouble - and weed - at first sniff.

Henrietta's idea of a favor? Well, a couple of crazed fighting dogs need a home.

The private eye business and California haven't gotten this kind of a reworking since Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler planted their gumshoes onto these mean streets.

Also available as a quality paperback at $12.95 from PerfectCrime Books and Amazon, and in Kindle at $3.99.


Harry, Wohlforth's new thriller, is getting rave reviews. Needless to say, he couldn't be more (you got it) THRILLED. 

Order your copy today from Whiskey Creek Press 
available as an eBook $6.98 and also in print $14.95

Reviews and Awards

"Only one word can sum up this book: Excellent. The author has put together a superb cast of characters, from radicals to an obsessed FBI agent with his own agenda."  5 Stars From Readers Favorite

"Recommended as an interesting read, an intriguing look into the hearts and minds of those who think progress of any kind is a crime against nature. Enjoy. I did." Anne K. Edwards, mysteryfiction.net
The EPIC eBook Awards (formally EPPIES) have been given annually since the first EPIC conference in 2000 to recognize outstanding achievement in e-publishing. Harry was honored as a 2011 finalist in the Mystery/Suspense category.

Ted Whitaker, a writer living in Southern Oregon, is contacted by Harry, an old friend of the Sixties. Now an eco-terrorist, he seeks to recruit him to aid in a plot to let loose a smallpox virus. Whitaker must stop him, or tens of thousands will die. But Harry is his friend, the closest he has ever had. Can he stop him and save Harry at the same time?

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March 2013. Tim Wohforth will deliver a book talk and reading from Epitaph for Emily at Bloomsbury Books, Thursday March 14, 2013 at 7 p.m. Bloomsbury Books is located at 290 E. Main, Ashland, Oregon.

March 2013. Tim Wohlforth will present on the State of Play: The Mystery Market Today at the Southern Oregon Chapter of the Willamette Writers on Saturday March 2, 2013 from 10a-noon, followed by a mystery writing workshop from 1:30-4 p.m. For more information visit www.willamettewriters.com/1/southernoregon.php or contact Carol Ovenburg at soww77@gmail.com

February 2013. Blackstone Audio announces that they will be publishing audio versions of the two Jim Wolf thrillers, as well as Harry and The Pink Tarantula. Look for these in the fall of 2013.

July 2012. Thrillerfest VII. Wohlforth attends Thrillerfest VII July 13-14 in New York City at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. He will appear on the panel What Are the Bones of a Thriller? Friday at 9 a.m.

June 2012. Ashland Book Fair, Ashland, Oregon. Tim Wohlforth moderates a panel How to Write Killer Crime Fiction to be held at the Ashland Book Fair on June 23, 2012 at the Hannon Library on the Southern Oregon University campus.

April 2012. Left Coast Crime. Wohlforth was a panelist on Shorts, talking about writing short form mystery, and was also a panelist on Men of Mystery. Enjoy this JibJab video produced in support of Men of Mystery, and shown at Left Coast Crime - watch for Tim Wohlforth dancing and enjoying his beer!!

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