Dale T. Phillips

Dale has published the Zack Taylor mystery series, over 60 short stories and collections, poetry, and a non-fiction career e-book, How to Improve Your Interviewing Skills. He's appeared on stage, television, and in an independent feature film, Throg. He competed on Jeopardy and Think Twice. He co-wrote and acted in a short political satire movie, The Nine, available at www.Libertynewstv.com. He's traveled to all 50 states, Mexico, Canada, and through Europe.

Publications:

Crooked Paths - These five tales of crime and mystery are about people who walk crooked paths and pay the price for it. Stories of criminals and heroes, killers (accidental and deliberate), rumrunners, safecrackers, people framed for horrible deeds. They tend toward the noir school of crime and mystery, highlighting the dark spot on the human psyche that haunts people with the siren call of revenge, destruction, . . .

CreateSpace - 2012-01-12

A Memory of Grief: A Zack Taylor Mystery (#1) - Troubled ex-con Zack Taylor is haunted by the accidental death of his brother years before. Zack's guilt and anger have pushed him into a shadowy, wandering life, with little purpose and few attachments. When he hears of the death of his close friend Ben Sterling, a supposed gunshot suicide, Zack finds he now has a purpose-- to find out what happened. Then his purpose becomes an obsession.Zack goe. . .

Genretarium Publishing - 2015-01-31

A Fall From Grace: A Zack Taylor Mystery (#2) - When a single mother is wrongly accused of murder, Zack Taylor must work to clear her name. Not an easy task, as everyone in the Maine town of Mill Springs thinks she's guilty. Zack finds, however, plenty of people who wanted the victim dead. He discovers that when small-town politics mix with big-time ambition, the combination can be lethal. A Fall From Grace cascades like a growing avalanche. . .

Genretarium Publishing - 2015-02-21

A Shadow on the Wall: A Zack Taylor Mystery (#3) - Zack Taylor's new life is crumbling. His fledgling business is in jeopardy, he's been dumped by his lady love, and a murderous gang leader is bent on revenge. A shattered Zack is enticed onto a movie shoot to provide martial arts expertise and security, when a sudden murder raises the stakes. Zack must deal with his own demons, as well as a host of shadowy tricksters with secrets to hide. Death is. . .

Genretarium Publishing - 2015-03-29

A Certain Slant of Light: A Zack Taylor Mystery (#4) - Trapped by a final promise to a dying woman, a reluctant Zack Taylor seeks her missing grandson, a slippery con man of the art world. Zack discovers the corruption beneath the glossy exteriors, confronting murder, greed, fraud, and a host of crimes that belie the beauty of the art in which the people deal.

Genretarium Publishing - 2015-10-24

More Crooked Paths: 5 Stories of Crime and Mystery - More tales of crime and mystery, those who walk crooked paths and pay the price for it. People on the spot, when things have taken a bad turn. A young woman facing a deadly challenge. A man who walks into the wrong bar with the wrong attitude. A boxer who refuses to quit. An officer of the court with a grudge. A rich man who finds his motives questioned by the police. These are the stories of the . . .

Createspace - 2015-08-12

A Sharp Medicine: A Zack Taylor Mystery - A Sharp Medicine is the fifth in the series about Zack Taylor, a man with many problems. He struggles to do better, but the deeds of his past weigh him down. When he tries to help others, he finds that doing good is a complicated matter, and unintended consequences force life-changing alterations.He is more acquainted with death than most people. The ironic words of Raleigh indicate a man resigned. . .

CreateSpace - 2017-07-21