My Works


He had to make things right... He had to find the killer. 

P.I. Duke Rogers finds himself in a combustible situation in this racially charged thriller. His case might have to wait... The immediate problem: getting out of South Central Los Angeles in one piece during the 1992 "Rodney King" riots and that's just the beginning of his problems. 

Publishers Weekly calls White Heat a "...taut crime yarn." 


A collection of 5 stories from the dark Streets of Los Angeles by Shamus Award-Winning author Paul D. Marks. Four of the stories in this collection are and have been available on Amazon Kindle as single/individual stories. Only the title story, L.A. Late @ Night, is not available as an individual story on Amazon. All five have been previously published in various print magazines and anthologies. But if you like Paul's writing and gritty stories set in L.A., you get 5 for the price of 3 here.

Welcome to Los Angeles. The city that sleeps with one eye open. Enjoy the hot Santa Ana breeze while you sip your tequila. Take a stroll down Sunset Boulevard. Dip your toes in Echo Park lake. Walk down Raymond Chandler's mean streets.

 Meet your new neighbors: A rising star defense attorney with self doubts. A dinosaur LAPD detective resistant to change. A beat cop with anger control issues. A drifter who is easily led astray. And two brothers with extra bad luck.

And of course, the city itself. The City of Angels. La-La Land. Los Angeles.