David Bishop
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David Bishop

David Bishop stuck his author nose under the edge of the mystery tent with his first novel in October 2011. Since then his mysteries have maintained a constant presence on Amazon Best Selling Lists in multiple categories of mystery novels. He has also been listed numerous times among the 100 best selling authors of mysteries, including appearances among the top 10. Also numerous lists of Amazon Top-rated mysteries. For the month of May, 2015, David Bishop was an Amazon All-Star Author--one of the bestselling 100 authors in Amazon.

David is currently working on his next novel, the fourth in the Linda Darby / Ryan Testler series as well as a new series, and several novelettes coauthored by David and his fictional author/investigator, Matt Kile. Stop at David's website to subscribe to his free newsletter so you'll get monthly advisories about his new releases and specials on books. davidbishopbooks.com

David writes several series characters:

MATT KILE MYSTERIES (in the order of release): Who Murdered Garson Talmadge, The Original Alibi, Money & Murder, Find My Little Sister, The Maltese Pigeon, Judge Snider's Folly, and his newest release earlier this year, The Year We Had Murder.
MADDIE RICHARDS MYSTERIES (in order of release): The Beholder, and Death of a Bankster.
JACK McCALL MYSTERIES (in order of release): The Third Coincidence, and The Blackmail Club.
The stories within these series are independent, not continuing. They can be read in any order.

Some personal comments from David:

I was born in Washington, D.C. From there my life likely mirrored that of a lot of my readers. We moved around. I got some education. Played some sports, and got some more education. Prior to becoming a novelist, I worked as a financial analyst determining the value of companies. But let's talk about my current and final career, writing mystery novels.

As a writer, I conjure up occurrences designed to quickly bring the story to a roiling boil. Along the way, I invent people. Victims and villains and heroes are needed, as well as a supporting cast. I make these people fun and interesting so you will welcome them and introduce them to your friends. Primary characters need habits and tics and talents, the qualities that bring them to life and make you love them or hate them. You'll want to see them humiliated or hunted down, be sucessful or seduced.

My mysteries offer you the opportunity to be challenged to find the villain from among the suspects. Clues as large as a log or as tiny as a bump thereon are salted throughout the stories. There are distractions in the form of false clues, called red herrings, which point to someone other than the real villain.

Take a journey with me. Laugh. Hold your breath. Cheer. Boo. The characters are rich and the plots are grabbers. I promise that you'll be glad you came along. Some people don't like golf or chocolate or even a hearty laugh. But I'll bet you like some of those things and I'll bet you'll like my mysteries. Yours very truly, David Bishop

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Best Sellers

    • The Beholder

    • A Maddie Richards Mystery, Book 1
    • By: David Bishop
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Maddie Richards is an efficient and resourceful detective with a secret wish that she could handle her messy personal life as well as she handles her work life. As a homicide sergeant for the Phoenix, Arizona Police Department, she has one of the highest solve rates in America....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Suspenseful Procedural...

    • By shelley on 04-09-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The First Lady's Second Man

    • A Linda Darby Mystery, Book 3
    • By: David Bishop
    • Narrated by: Amy B. Martin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    An assassination is planned in Syria. An extramarital affair occurs in Washington, DC. The US president decides to run for reelection. A mother and her daughter in Oregon are threatened. Linda Darby and Ryan Testler are pulled toward these seemingly disparate events....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Death of a Bankster

    • A Maddie Richards Mystery, Book 2
    • By: David Bishop
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Maddie Richards finds herself in the middle of a case which starts with the sights and sounds of just another murder investigation. A woman claims her husband, a banker, was murdered. Later, Maddie learns that the woman had begun divorce proceedings....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • meh

    • By Karen on 07-08-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Third Coincidence

    • By: David Bishop
    • Narrated by: Robert King Ross
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Headlines scream across the nation, as a country in near panic pleads for the capture of the killers....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good read.

    • By Joy C Rice on 06-18-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Woman

    • Linda Darby Mystery, Book 1
    • By: David Bishop
    • Narrated by: Amy B. Martin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Linda Darby is a seven-year divorcee, living quietly in a small let-the-world-go-by beach town on the coast of Oregon....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The music was very annoying

    • By Beatrice on 03-10-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Who Murdered Garson Talmadge

    • A Matt Kile Mystery, Book 1
    • By: David Bishop
    • Narrated by: Steve Marvel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Matt Kile, ex-cop and ex-con, current smart-aleck, and a neighbor of Mr. and Mrs. Talmadge has built himself a comfortable career writing mysteries....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Voice for Matt Kile

    • By readaholic on 06-03-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Heart Strike

    • A Linda Darby Mystery, Book 4
    • By: David Bishop
    • Narrated by: Amy B. Martin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The President of the United States assigns Ryan Testler a cloak-and-dagger mission to Europe in pursuit of support for his new doctrine dealing with the Middle East.... 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Hometown Secrets

    • Linda Darby Mystery, Book 2
    • By: David Bishop
    • Narrated by: Amy B. Martin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Memories are funny things, the way they quietly hang around and linger, waiting for something we see or hear, or an unexpected event to slam them forward into our consciousness. Some memories bring along a smile, others foreshadow danger, and there are those which cry out for resolution.  

    Regular price: $19.95

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