Chuck Greaves


Pen Name:

C. Joseph Greaves


Mystery, Historical and True-crime Fiction


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Chuck Greaves writes the Jack MacTaggart series of legal mysteries (including Hush Money, Green-eyed Lady, and The Last Heir, all from St. Martin’s Minotaur), and as C. Joseph Greaves he writes historical/true-crime 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, Audie, Reviewers’ Choice, and LCC Rocky Awards, as well as the New Mexico-Arizona, Colorado, and Oklahoma Book Awards. His latest novel, Tom & Lucky, was a Wall Street Journal “Best Books of 2015” selection. Chuck also writes the monthly book review column for Colorado’s Four Corners Free Press newspaper.


Hush-Money-cover144Title: Hush Money
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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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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