Gavin English isn’t in Chicago searching for an unfaithful woman’s wedding ring out of the goodness of his heart. He’s doing it for the fifty thousand dollar check the unfaithful woman gave him. All he has to do is track down the pretty boy who stole it—in one of the biggest cities in the country.

Lucky for Gavin, ex-police Lieutenant Jack Daniels knows her way around the city—her city—and she’s agreed to set aside her mommy duties for a few days, so that she can babysit him and his assistant while they’re in town.

But somewhere between Gavin’s visit to the busted-down crackhouse and their stop at a low-rent donut shop, Jack’s peaceful babysitting gig turns deadly and the bullets start flying.

BABYSITTING MONEY brings together Ken Lindsey’s heavy drinking, hard-boiled PI (TO THE BONE, ON THE EDGE) and J.A. Konrath’s retired hero cop/brand-new mommy (WHISKEY SOUR, SHAKEN) for an intense, laugh-out-loud thriller.


Things are going well for private detective, Gavin English, now that everyone in town seems to know his name. He’s making good money, people are buying his drinks, and he even has a sexy new receptionist.

But when the Reno Police Department brings him in on a homicide case, Gavin doesn’t see things as cut-n-dry as everyone else.

While Gavin digs into the case, hoping to find a killer and save an innocent man at the same time, his best friend, Police Lieutenant David Reeves, is busily falling in love with a young girl who has a dangerous and blood-stained past.

On The Edge is the second Gavin English story, a dark and suspenseful follow-up to the first in the series, To The Bone.



Two teenage girls go missing in the span of one year- both are labeled runaways and forgotten by the system.

Forgotten, until Rachel, a determined mother, walks into the office of private investigator, Gavin English. She needs to know for sure what’s happened to her daughter, Jennifer. A nice pair of legs and a little cash go a long way, so he’s on the case.

When the mangled body of the first runaway is found downtown, and all the signs point to a cannibal, Gavin worries that Jennifer may suffer the same fate. Can he find the girl, and the killer, before it’s too late?

To The Bone is a bloody, dark, and sexy Psychological Thriller, and the first Gavin English story.



I’ve always had a love affair with short stories.  The way an author can make a reader connect with a story or character, in only a fraction of the time it might take in a novel, always meant something important to me.

 Now I have four short stories I would like to share, in the hopes of connecting with readers in the same way.  Here are some dark thoughts and actions, Slivers that could be a part of everyday life.


-Ken Lindsey

July 2012



Jonathan is a young man, on the cusp of taking his Master’s place as magician of Third Chapel. Things are better than he ever expected; he’s becoming closer to his father, he is in the midst of a blossoming romance, and his magical abilities are growing every day.

And then an exotic stranger named Bixby finds his way to Third Chapel. The faerie is curious about the people that inhabit Caithiir, the great city that stands so close to the woods, and Mother is not around to stop him from finding out what he can.

Mother, however, has been awakened in Bixby’s absence only to find that one of her own has openly defied her. Jonathan and his Master are determined to protect Bixby, but the cost may be more than they can afford to lose.