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About Tom Hanratty
When just a lad, it occurred to me that life was merely a series of experiences, and I determined to have a whole bunch of them. So, I became a medical technologist, a Lieutenant in the US Navy, a steely-eyed forensic investigator, a tracker of man and beast, a wilderness skills instructor, and a Police Science Instructor. Finally, I’ve become a writer of mysteries. I’m also a husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
Titles By Tom Hanratty
Detective Agency to the defense of his close friend, Emily O’ Rourke. When the Prince of Darkness himself threatens the Mission House where Emily is the Director, roaring out of the flames and brimstone of Hades, Goodfoote steps into the case to solve a locked room murder, keep Emily from the hangman’s noose, and turn a young couple onto the path of future happiness. A good day’s work for the mixed-blood detective.
In The Curious Incident at the Battle of Ball’s Bluff in the Civil War, a young Charles Goodfoote, is tasked with protecting his foster brother who has signed up the fight in the American Civil War. Although not a soldier, Goodfoote shows his skill and daring in rescuing the young man from a Confederate charge, a man who will someday become a Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Goodfoote and the Chicago Cipher pits Charles Goodfoote against a devious murderer in the city of Chicago, and he solves the case by breaking a difficult cipher. He seeks help from a mathematical savant, a brilliant pianist with extraordinary calculating abilities.
Master Bao, a Daoist Monk, and his pupil Ping roam China during the Tang Dynasty (618-906CE). In The Case of the Ox’s Tale, a cold-blooded murderer is uncovered by Master Bao using a simple trick involving an ox’s tail. The story of The Tiny Detectives demonstrates how even the smallest among us can reveal the identity of the guilty when used by Master Bao. Two vexing puzzles are solved when the Monk encounters local troubled peasants in Master Bao and the Two Puzzles. Student Ping learns a difficult lesson in Ping’s Lesson of the Magpie. And Master Bao refuses a royal office and explains the principles of a happy life in The Lesson of the Turtle.