Andrew Welsh-Huggins is an American author of crime fiction novels and non-fiction books. He writes the Andy Hayes series. Andrew is an editor and reporter for the Associated Press in Columbus. His short story The Murderous Type won the 2017 Al Blanchard Award for best New England short crime fiction.

Andrew Welsh-Huggins made his debut as an author in 2009 with the non-fiction book No Winners Here Tonight. His first novel was 2014’s Fourth Down and Out, beginning his Andy Hayes series. Below is a list of Andrew Welsh-Huggins’ books in order of when they were originally released:

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Publication Order of Andy Hayes Books

Fourth Down and Out (2014)Description / Buy at
Slow Burn (2015)Description / Buy at
Capitol Punishment (2016)Description / Buy at
The Hunt (2017)Description / Buy at
The Third Brother (2018)Description / Buy at
Fatal Judgment (2019)Description / Buy at
An Empty Grave (2021)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The End of the Road (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

No Winners Here Tonight (2009)Description / Buy at
Hatred at Home (2011)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Guns + Tacos Books

Tacos de Cazuela con Smith & Wesson (By: Gary Phillips) (2019)Description / Buy at
Three Brisket Tacos and a Sig Sauer (By: Michael Bracken) (2019)Description / Buy at
A Gyro and a Glock (By: Frank Zafiro) (2019)Description / Buy at
Three Chalupas, Rice, Soda…and a Kimber .45 (By: Trey R. Barker) (2019)Description / Buy at
Some Churros and El Burro (By: William Dylan Powell) (2019)Description / Buy at
A Beretta, Burritos and Bears (By: James A. Hearn) (2019)Description / Buy at
Burritos & Bullets (By: Eric Beetner) (2020)Description / Buy at
Jalapeño Poppers and a Flare Gun (By: Trey R. Barker,Michael Bracken) (2020)Description / Buy at
Four Shrimp Tacos and a Walther P38 (By: Alec Cizak) (2020)Description / Buy at
A Taco, A T-Bird, A Beretta and One Furious Night (By: Ann Aptaker) (2020)Description / Buy at
Sopa and a Streetsweeper (By: Ryan Sayles) (2020)Description / Buy at
Dos Tacos Guatemaltecos y Una Pistola Casera (By: Mark Troy) (2020)Description / Buy at
Two More Tacos, a Beretta .32, and a Pink Butterfly (By: Dave Zeltserman) (2021)Description / Buy at
Two Tamales, One Tokarev, and a Lifetime of Broken Promises (By: Stacy Woodson) (2021)Description / Buy at
Chimichangas and a Couple of Glocks (By: David H. Hendrickson) (2021)Description / Buy at
Refried Beans and a Snub-Nosed .44 (By: Hugh Lessig) (2021)Description / Buy at
Two Steak Taco Combos and a Pair of Sig Sauers (By: Neil S. Plakcy) (2021)Description / Buy at
A Smith & Wesson with a Side of Chorizo (2021)Description / Buy at
Two Tofu Tacos, a Taurus TX22, a Taycan, and a Ton of Trouble (By: Alan Orloff) (2022)Description / Buy at
Two Black Bean and Shrimp Quesadillas, and a Pink Ruger LCP (By: Joseph S. Walker) (2022)Description / Buy at
A Handful of Chicles and a Custom Nine (By: C.W. Blackwell) (2022)Description / Buy at
Two Shrimp Tacos and a .22 Ruger (By: Adam Meyer) (2022)Description / Buy at
Nachos, a Stun Gun, and a Wedding Ring (By: Karen E. Olson) (2022)Description / Buy at
No Food, No Drink, Just the Gun (By: Trey R. Barker) (2022)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Down & Out: The Magazine Volume 1 Issue 2(2017)Description / Buy at
Tough 2: Crime Stories(2019)Description / Buy at
Columbus Noir(2020)Description / Buy at
Mystery Tribune / Issue Nº12: Winter 2020(2020)Description / Buy at
Guns + Tacos Vol. 6(2022)Description / Buy at
Black Cat Weekly #40(2022)Description / Buy at
Mickey Finn Vol. 3: 21st Century Noir(2022)Description / Buy at
Mystery Magazine: June 2023(2023)Description / Buy at

If You Like Andrew Welsh-Huggins Books, You’ll Love…

Andrew Welsh Huggins Synopsis: Fourth Down and Out is the first book in the Andy Hayes series. The job seems easy enough at first for private investigator Andy Hayes: save his client’s reputation by retrieving a laptop and erasing a troublesome video from its hard drive. But that’s before someone breaks into Andy’s apartment in Columbus; before someone else, armed with a shotgun, relieves him of the laptop; and before the FBI suddenly shows up on his doorstep asking questions.

Soon, there’s a growing list of people with a claim on the computer, all of them with secrets they don’t want uncovered. When one of those people ends up dead, Andy has his hands full convincing authorities he’s not responsible, while trying to figure out who is – and who’s got the laptop – before someone else dies. Soon the trail leads to the last place Andy wants to go: back to Ohio State University, where few have forgiven him for a mistake he made two decades earlier in his days as the Buckeyes’ star quarterback. That misjudgment sent him on a downward spiral that cost him a playing career, two marriages, several wrecked relationships, and above all his legacy in Ohio’s capital city, where the fortunes of the OSU team are never far from people’s minds.

As Andy tracks a laptop and a killer from the toniest of the city’s suburbs to its grittiest neighborhoods, he must confront a dark figure from his past and prove that this time he won’t drop the ball.

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