Chuck Greaves

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Pen Name:

C. Joseph Greaves

Genre:

Mystery, Historical and True-crime Fiction

Website:

ChuckGreaves.com

Social Media:

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Bio

Chuck Greaves writes the Jack MacTaggart series of legal mysteries (including Hush Money, Green-Eyed Lady, The Last Heir, and The Chimera Club), and as C. Joseph Greaves writes general/literary fiction (including Hard Twisted and Tom & Lucky, both from Bloomsbury). He is a past recipient of the SWW Storyteller Award and has been a finalist for numerous national honors including the Shamus, Lefty, Audie, Macavity, and Reviewers’ Choice Awards, as well as the New Mexico-Arizona, Colorado, and Oklahoma Book Awards, the CAL Award in Fiction, and the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. His novel Tom & Lucky was a Wall Street Journal “Best Books of 2015” selection, while his novel Church of the Graveyard Saints (Torrey House) was the six-city “Four Corners/One Book” community reading selection for 2019-2020. You can visit Chuck at www.chuckgreaves.com.


Books

Title: The Chimera Club (A Jack MacTaggart Mystery #4)
Publisher: Tallow Lane Books LLC (2022)
Genre: Mystery

When attorney Jack MacTaggart is hired to defend a prime suspect in the murder of film producer Ari Goldstone, he must also solve the mystery of how to stay alive long enough to bring the real killer to justice.

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Title: Church of the Graveyard Saints
Publisher: Torrey House Press (2019)
Genre: Mystery

Returning to her small Colorado hometown to find her old high school flame newly single and a new gas field threatening her family’s cattle ranch, eco–activist Addie Decker ignites an armed conflict revealing cold truths about love and family, forgiveness and self–discovery.

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TomLucky144Title: Tom & Lucky
Publisher: Bloomsbury (2015)
Genre: Historical/True-crime

This novelization of the colorful and controversial 1936 vice trial of mobster Lucky Luciano was named by The Wall Street Journal to its year-end list of the “Best Books of 2015.”

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Title: The Last Heir (A Jack MacTaggart Mystery #3)
Publisher: Minotaur (2014)
Genre: Mystery

As the scions of a privileged California wine dynasty grapple for control of their family’s legacy, attorney Jack MacTaggart is caught in a cross fire of estrangement, betrayal, and murder. To complicate matters, Jack is being shadowed by film star Ethan Scott, who hopes to spin the dross of a family’s private travails into box-office gold. Amid the stately oaks and sylvan vineyards of California’s fabled Napa Valley, Jack learns the hard way that while blood may be thicker than water, money is a powerful anticoagulant. As the long-buried secrets of a troubled family are finally revealed, only one question remains to be answered: Who will survive to become the Last Heir?

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Title: Green-Eyed Lady (A Jack MacTaggart Mystery #2)
Publisher: Minotaur (2013)
Genre: Mystery

U.S. Senate candidate Warren Burkett has a history of marital infidelity. Three weeks before Election Day, Burkett comes to the aid of a beautiful green-eyed lady, only to find himself alone and naked in a stranger’s home from which a priceless painting is missing. As the resulting scandal threatens to tilt the election, the painting turns up in a most unexpected place . . . and so does a dead body. Hired to defend Burkett and unravel the deepening mystery, Jack MacTaggart must traverse a minefield of ruthless politicians, felonious art dealers, swarming paparazzi, the amorous wife of Burkett’s billionaire opponent, her mobbed-up brother, and a district attorney with an old score to settle.With the electoral clock ticking and the press following his every move, Jack’s investigation leads him on a roller-coaster ride through the lofty heights and gritty depths of Los Angeles and Southern California, lending new meaning to the adage that all’s fair in love and politics.

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Hush-Money-cover144Title: Hush Money (A Jack MacTaggart Mystery #1)
Publisher: Minotaur (2012)
Genre: Mystery

The death of a champion show horse lures attorney Jack MacTaggart into a tangled web of blackmail and murder in which he becomes both the prime suspect and the next likely victim.

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HardTwisted-US144Title: Hard Twisted
Publisher: Bloomsbury (2012)
Genre: Historical/True-crime

In Dust Bowl Oklahoma, a homeless man and his 13-year-old daughter are befriended by a charismatic drifter who lures them both to Texas where he murders the father and kidnaps the daughter on a one-year crime and killing spree across the American Southwest. Based on true events.

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One comment on “Chuck Greaves
  1. Hi Chuck
    Returned back to SantaFe, looking forward to reading one of your incredible stories.

    Blessings, and have an amazing 2020
    SJ.Shaffer. shelly

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