Why I Write

I write the Raja Williams detective mystery series in part because I noticed that too many of the popular books and shows have succumbed to the contagion of gruesome, graphic violence and pornographic, perverted sex. The competition for an audience seems to be pushing art into the dwindling spiral of raw, horrific pain and hot, steamy sex, even combining the two.

I’m no prude or pacifist. Sex and violence are part of living, but I also believe that good art doesn’t have to rely on those to have an impact on a reader.

The truth is, I do want you to buy my books. When you do, you are giving me support as an author that buys me time to write.

In exchange for that support, I will give you interesting characters and enough mystery, thrills, suspense and emotion to keep you turning the pages without rubbing your face where it doesn’t belong.

It’s what I call good, clean fun.

That is something I can always use more of in my life, and I’m betting you could, too. And that’s why I write.


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What Readers are Saying

“I don’t read as many mysteries as I would like but Raja is on the top of my favorites list. He is a brilliant private investigator with an amazing heart. He is willing to go above and beyond risking his own life. If anything happens to me I want Raja to find my killer because I know he’ll be able to get to the bottom.”

“All of the Raja Williams books have been hard for me to put down. They are the kind of book you can get lost in, and I know I do.”

“Raja’s not your typical detective but reminds me of Dick Tracy helping out the damsel in distress.”

“A few weeks ago I caught an old episode of the Rockford Files on one of the gazillion channels that we have these days and it took me back to the golden era of detective shows on TV: Ironsides, Columbo, Kojak. They don’t make ’em like that any more … or do they? Jack Thompson gives his readers what they want: a good plot with a central character painted in bold colours. Who loves ya, baby?!”

The Color of Greed

What do a private detective, a hacker and an assassin have in common? The desire to help when justice needs a hand.

When the young husband of a wealthy heiress is found dead on his yacht floating off the California coastline, his death is ruled an accident and the case is closed. The grieving widow, certain her husband was murdered but getting no help from the police, turns to Raja Williams who has dedicated his resources to help those in need of justice. When Raja arrives in Los Angeles and more bodies begin to pile up, he suspects a cover-up that may go up as high as the governor. With the help of Vinny, Raja must unravel the case before everyone involved, including the two of them, winds up dead.

“What fun to have a wealthy intuitive hero who uses his money and skills to help people. This gets five stars from me. I see a film in the future.” Sandy Penny, Sweet Mystery Books Read More

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C'est la Vie

Sometimes justice needs a hand.

When Raja gets a call from a frantic English professor whose wife has disappeared, he and Vinny head to Paris, France on another adventurous case.

The search for the professor’s wife leads Raja and Vinny deep into the French underworld, including the club scene riddled with designer drugs, and a modern day white slave trade. Will they find the missing woman before she falls victim to the elusive international criminal known only as the Scorpion? Read More

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Swimming Upstream (A Raja Williams Mystery)

When Justice Needs a Hand

A young lawyer for the number one environmental law firm in Seattle is found dead on Mount Rainier and the police declare it a tragic accident. A desperate mother turns to Raja Williams, a private investigator always willing to help.

The discovery of a sinister scorched-earth plot to hide the truth leads Raja and Vinny to the Arctic wilds of Canada and lands them in the middle of a battle over the riches of the pristine wilderness. If assassins don’t kill them, the sub-zero weather just might. Read More

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Diamonds Never Die

What do an underground Zionist cell, a Harlem drug dealer and the Russian mob have in common? Diamonds.

After an innocent Jewish woman is brutally stabbed in Central Park, Raja and Vinny head to New York to find out why. The case takes Raja undercover into the Harlem drug scene, and puts Vinny into a Russian strip club in Brighton Beach. Stirring the pot as only Raja and Vinny can do lands them both in danger and into the cross hairs of an international assassin known as the Spider.

“The reader is sucked into the maze of adventure and deceit.” Read More

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Muerte en Las Vegas

Murder is Never Simple

The glitz and glamour of Sin City hide a dark underbelly of greed and corruption. When an innocent falls to her death from the top of the Bellagio, Raja and Vinny are summoned to find out why.

Book five in the Raja Williams mystery series has it all — murder, mystery, love and non-stop fun. As with all the books in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone novel or in sequence.

“Classic Raja at his finest! I just loved the setting and the characters. This will keep you on the edge of your seat and you won’t be able to put this book down until the last page.” Read More

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New Release:

Vendetta in Venice

Justice Must Be Served

Raja and Vinny are called to the beautiful city of Venice, Italy after a Catholic a priest has been brutally murdered. What starts as a single murder leads them to an international counterfeiting ring, a mysterious hacker known as Darkman, and centuries-old Vatican secrets thought long since buried.

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