David Housewright
David Housewright is an American author of crime fiction. He writes the Mac McKenzie and Holland Taylor series. He grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. In high school, he edited the high school newspaper, but was fired for an editorial against the Vietnam War. He received his degree in Journalism from the University of St. Thomas. Before becoming a novelist, Housewright worked as a copywriter for several advertising agencies in the Twin Cities. He also worked as a journalist reporting for the Minneapolis Tribune, Albert Lea Evening Tribune, Grand Forks Herald and more. He lives with his wife and fellow writer Renee Marie Valois in Roseville, Minnesota.

David Housewright became a published novelist in 1995 with the novel Penance, which introduced his Holland Taylor character and went on to win the Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 1996 and was shortlisted for a Shamus Award. Below is a list of David Housewright’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Holland Taylor Books


Penance(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Practice to Deceive(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dearly Departed(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mac McKenzie Books


A Hard Ticket Home(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tin City(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pretty Girl Gone(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Boyfriends(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Madman on a Drum(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jelly's Gold(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Taking of Libbie, SD(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Highway 61(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Curse of the Jade Lily(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Kind Word(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil May Care(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unidentified Woman #15(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Devil and the Diva(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Finders Keepers(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The Devil and the Diva was co-authored with Renee Valois.

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David Housewright Synopsis: In the standalone novel Finders Keepers by David Housewright, James Richard McNulty is coming off his parents getting a divorce. That’s not all that’s wrong with his life, though. His grades are falling, bullies are coming after him, he may get kicked off the basketball team and his kinda/sorta girlfriend thinks there may be something wrong with him. That is, until he finds a suitcase full of money and there he believes he has found the answer to all of his problems. Or has he?

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