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About Tom Fowler
Tom Fowler was born and raised in Baltimore and still resides in Maryland. He is the author of the C.T. Ferguson mysteries and the John Tyler thrillers, both of which are set in his home city.
At about age seven, polite young Tom wrote a "murder mystery" in which no one died. The story gave him the writing bug, however, and he's been putting pen to paper and fingers to keys ever since.
When not working or writing, Tom enjoys spending time with his family and friends, reading, sports, movies, and writing brief bios in the third person.
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John Tyler finally built the life he wanted.
But his past casts a long shadow.
Eight years retired from the army, Tyler manages his PTSD and begins a job as a classic car mechanic. He’s a single dad to Lexi, who’s about to enter college. Life is looking up.
Then, everything comes crashing down.
Tyler’s former commanding officer is out of prison and hellbent on revenge. Their mutual hatred has been simmering for years. When it finally boils over, everyone and everything in Tyler’s life is threatened.
He wanted to be a father and a mechanic. To save himself and his daughter, he’ll need to use the deadly skills he thought he left behind.
Can Tyler stop a monster without becoming one himself?
The Mechanic is the first gripping novel in the John Tyler series. It’s perfect for readers who like action thrillers with a little humor and a little heart.
She’s missing, and she’ll soon be completely gone.
For John Tyler, the clock is ticking.
While waiting for his new car repair shop to open, Tyler takes a job at an old friend’s urging. He’ll be on the protection detail for pop singer Alex Anne.
It’s a simple job . . . until it all goes sideways.
When Alex Anne disappears, Tyler ignores the official investigation and launches his own. He discovers a notorious group of traffickers targeted the singer to sell her to the highest bidder.
After Tyler pursues the cabal, they soon learn his very pretty daughter is in college nearby. With time running short, Tyler strikes at the heart of the group’s operation before they can disappear with a plane full of missing girls. He’ll have to take on all their men by himself.
Good thing he never cared about the odds.
Lost Highway is the third novel in the John Tyler action thriller series. It’s perfect for readers who like their thrillers with plenty of action, a little humor, and a little heart.
An international drug cartel started the fight.John Tyler will finish it.
Tyler is back to work as a classic auto mechanic. When a young woman—and car enthusiast—brings her vintage Porsche in for some work, Tyler is glad to talk shop with her.
When she never returns for her car, he wonders what’s going on.
His daughter Lexi doesn’t want him to investigate. Something bothers Tyler about what happened, though, and he’s determined to uncover what happened to the mysterious woman from the shop.
The twists and turns of her life soon put Tyler in the path of a brutal drug cartel. They’re establishing a foothold in Maryland and show no mercy to anyone who gets in their way.
Tyler’s quest will take him far out of state and put him directly in the path of the group's most sinister killers. How far will he go to stop the shadowy group, and what price will he—and those close to him—pay?
White Lines is the second novel in the John Tyler series. It’s perfect for readers who take their thrillers with lots of action, a little heart, and a little humor.
It started as a favor . . .
And led to a bunch of dead bodies.
Now, John Tyler is on the run.
The former soldier offered to pick up his daughter Lexi’s friend Stacy at the airport in bad weather. Simple enough.
When they arrived at the young woman’s house, however, four murdered corpses littered the floor. And the killers were circling back . . .
Even once they make an escape, their future is hardly certain. Cut off from his friends and support, Tyler must keep Stacy safe from a determined and unknown adversary with a seemingly endless supply of assassins.
When Stacy ends up in the enemy’s clutches, Tyler stages a desperate gambit to get her back alive. Why are she and her family targets? Finding out might cost John Tyler his life.
Four on the Floor is the kinetic fourth entry in the John Tyler thriller series.
It’s C.T.’s first case. He wants an easy one.
Instead, he gets Alice.
C.T. Ferguson spent years as a hacker. He lived in Hong Kong, working against the Chinese government. Then they found him, threw him in jail, and eventually kicked him out. In Baltimore, C.T. sets himself up as a private investigator.
Then Alice walks in.
She’s sure her husband is cheating on her. C.T. looks into it but isn’t convinced. He soon discovers Alice has serious problems of her own.
When Alice’s troubles get even worse, C.T. finds his own life in danger. With a liar for a client and enforcers hounding him, can C.T. prevent his first case from becoming his last?
You’ll love The Reluctant Detective because it blends classic mystery with modern cyber intrigue.
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A gray hat hacker. A dark-hearted crime boss.
Baltimore isn’t big enough for both of them.
C.T. Ferguson uses his illicit digital skills as a private investigator. When a teenaged boy wants to find his missing brother, C.T. takes the case.
He soon discovers the missing brother is a fellow keyboard wizard, which piques his interest. Then shadowy figures turn up wherever C.T. goes. He gets an offer he’s not supposed to refuse from a budding gangster.
He declines it anyway, of course. But how is it all connected to the missing programmer?
When the investigation takes a turn for the worse, C.T. must contend with the police trying to arrest him and a cadre of enforcers trying to kill him. Can he follow the clues online and in the real world in time to reunite a family?
You’ll love The Unknown Devil because it combines classic hard-boiled sensibilities and modern tech savvy in a compulsively readable package.
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A bankrupt client. A missing husband.
One cyber sleuth will follow the money trail to the root of all evil.
Private investigator C.T. Ferguson believes justice shouldn’t come with a price tag. As a trust fund baby and former hacker, he uses his resources to track down criminals who prey on society’s most vulnerable members.
When an old acquaintance falls on hard times, he vows to solve the mystery of her missing husband and empty bank account. Following the digital trail, he uncovers a grisly hotel room crime scene.
But the husband’s ruthless loan shark won’t draw the line at one dead body. When the clues take an unexpected turn, C.T. realizes he’s stumbled onto a sinister black market where humanity’s worst sins are sold to the highest bidder.
The people who run the criminal syndicate don't care about dead private investigators.
You’ll love this mystery novel because of its fast-paced action, cyber-savvy sleuth, and spine-tingling suspense.
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C.T. Ferguson’s latest case sends him into the workforce.
And it’s not the only thing which might kill him.
When a widow hires C.T. to investigate her husband’s suspicious death, he never thought he’d end up taking the man’s old database job. A corporate executive wants to get to the bottom of things, so C.T. joins the company undercover.
Not everyone is thrilled by his presence, however.
Two ambushes can’t deter him. Both the widow and the executive still want answers. Despite concerns about his cover being blown, C.T. stays on the case and learns some shocking details about the company.
When he’s abducted from the streets of Baltimore, he thinks he knows who’s behind it. He’s wrong, and he quickly learns a shady corporation in Frederick isn’t the only threat to his life. Can C.T. free himself and get justice for his client?
Dead Cat Bounce is the compulsively readable eleventh mystery novel in the C.T. Ferguson crime fiction series.
A murdered police officer. The thin blue line.
One PI will take on the system to get justice.
For someone who never got along well with the cops, C.T. Ferguson finds himself in a good place.
His relationship with the Baltimore police is as solid as it's been. He and his detective cousin Rich are almost friends.
Then the news comes in: Officer down.
The police quickly arrest a suspect. C.T. wants nothing to do with the case.
You can't always get what you want.
When a vicious assault threatens his life, C.T. must figure out who really killed the murdered officer. It may cost him his life, not to mention his improved relationship with Rich, to find out.
Already Guilty is the fourth novel in the riveting C.T. Ferguson mystery series. You'll love this book because it shows even a wisecracking PI can have conviction, and its price can be high.
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C.T. Ferguson nearly died. Now, he’s investigating a brutal murder..
What could go wrong?
C.T, Ferguson is back to work a few short months after being shot. He’s working on his own and taking cases he would’ve declined before.
So when a woman comes into C.T’s office and asks him to investigate her sister’s savage killing, he jumps at the chance.
He has no trouble finding suspects. When the confrontations turn physical, though, C.T. Is unsure of himself for the first time in his life. His physical wounds may have healed, but the mental ones are still in progress.
Murder cases don’t wait for detectives to get their heads together, however. As C.T. keeps working, he uncovers shocking details. He’ll need all his wits about him to survive and get justice for his grieving client.
Is he up to the task?
Right as Rain is the gripping tenth novel in the C.T. Ferguson mystery series.
Pretty blonde girls are disappearing across Maryland.
C.T. Ferguson is on the case, but even he might be in over his head.
Ashleigh vanished from her friend’s house. No one knows where she is. The police have no leads.
C.T. agrees to help her distraught parents. Soon, he learns Ashleigh wasn’t the first girl to go missing.
And she isn’t the last.
Nothing besides similar looks seems to connect the young women. When they start turning up dead, C.T. must race against the clock to find a vicious and unknown killer.
He's desperate to save Ashleigh and the other girls, but can he do it in time?
If not, the next girl to disappear may not be the last.
The Next Girl is the riveting eighth novel in the C.T. Ferguson mystery series.
You’ll love this book because everyone can get behind a hero staring down impossible odds.
C.T. Ferguson has a case. Just one. It's how he works.
Then devastating personal news leaves him shattered.
Now he's burning the candle at both ends. His new investigation is one he never wanted and couldn't imagine. It emerged from a lie over a decade old.
The original client demands his time, also. She's a young woman who needs help. How much time can C.T. spare her when he's consumed by something personal?
His dual cases will take him from Baltimore's seediest neighborhoods to the real seat of city power. If C.T. is good enough, he'll figure out both. He'll get justice for the living and the dead.
If he's not good enough, he won't live to see his upcoming thirtieth birthday.
You'll love Daughters and Sons because it's a hard-boiled mystery overlaid with cyber intrigue, family tragedy, and plenty of wisecracks.