Gordon Carroll books in order
Gordon Carroll is an American author of mystery, best known for writing the Gil Mason series.
Raised near Rocky Mountains in Colorado, he joined the US Marine Corps after high school, where he served for seven years--achieving the rank of sergeant.
Gordon then proceeded to work as a police officer in a tiny town near Denver, Colorado, before becoming a sheriff’s deputy.
He also worked as a K9 handler, trainer, and instructor for three decades, during which he worked with four amazing K9s.
Passionate about writing from his childhood days, Gordon retired from police work in 2020 in order to chase his dreams of becoming an author, as well as spend time with his beloved grandchildren.
His writing has been greatly inspired by his vast experience in law enforcement and military service.
A member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (RMFW), Gordon lives with his wife of over forty years. Together they have four adult children and several grandchildren.
- Bone Hill (2021)
- Sheepdogs: Keeping the Wolves at Bay (2020)
- Hair of the Dog (2020)
- Feral Instinct (2020)
- Old Dog New Tricks (2021)
- Sleeping Dogs (2021)
- A Dog Returns (2022)
Detailed book overview
For three decades, an abandoned asylum for the criminally insane, known to the locals as Bone Hill, sits vacant and alone on the outskirts of town. But now, an old vagrant named Harold has taken up residence in the old structure bringing it back to life. The asylum, fueled by the collective madness of its former inhabitants, seduces Harold into shedding innocent blood. The asylum strengthens Harold with gifts from its former patients, but Harold must make sacrifices from his own body to receive them.
Out on a double date, four teenagers, Sherry, John, Mandy, and Craig, sneak into Bone Hill for a little excitement. They get more than they bargained for when Harold, imbued with his new demonic toys, hunts them down to sacrifice them to his new god. The teens must band together and find a way to escape this supernatural madness or risk becoming permanent residents of the horror that is Bone Hill.
My fingers traced the indented letters of the silver WWJD bracelet on my right wrist. I do that when I'm considering pummeling someone. Gil Mason is a simple guy with complex problems.
Cross Phillip Marlow with Caesar Milan, The Dog Whisperer, and you create a new breed of private eye; courage of a Pit Bull, heart of a Labrador. Max, Gil's K9 partner, has a few problems of his own. It's a love-hate relationship. Part of Max wants to love his human master, while his alpha personality instinctively drives him to take control of the pack.
So how does a former cop turned PI find a missing teenage boy who has been kidnapped by a corporate billionaire, while dealing with his own feelings of guilt and loneliness over the murder of his family, and keep his canine's homicidal tendencies in check? Brains, guns and fists combined with an intimate understanding of dog psychology. As long as Max doesn't eat him first.
Gil Mason is a simple guy with complex problems. Cross Phillip Marlow with Ceasar Milan, The Dog Whisperer, and you create a new bread of private eye: courage of a Pitbull, heart of a Labrador.
The second book in the Gil Mason series. Gil and Max are hired by a high-ranking politician to find a kidnapped little girl. But things take a deadly twist when the kidnapper turns out to be an assassin for a sect of the notorious Bloods street gang.
The action is fast and the characters real as Gil races from Aurora to Chicago, fighting villains and time, praying that he can save the child and unravel the strange reasons for her abduction, all while keeping his K9 partner Max from eating him.
Gil and Pilgrim make a random traffic stop that starts them down a highway of murder, tragedy and horror. From the moment they come into contact with Majoqui Cabrera, MS-13s most deadly assassin, their lives are irrevocably changed. Can Gil and Pilgrim overcome their hardships and capture this monster that walks, talks and acts like a man, but is in fact evil incarnate? Only time will tell with the fate of the entire state of Colorado, as well as countless lives at risk.
Gil and Max are tasked with finding the killer of a Sheriff’s Deputy. Hired by the fallen officer’s wife, they come into conflict with a biker gang, Mexican Cartels, The Italian Mafia, and even the police. Can Gil and Max solve the crime while surviving their internal conflicts? And what about Pilgrim?
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PI Gil Mason and his K9 partners, Max and Pilgrim, are on the trail of kidnappers. But these aren’t ordinary kidnappers. They’re Mafia, and they’ve kidnapped Godfather Nick Carlino’s retired father from his vineyard in Italy. Gil is pressed into service to repay a debt to Nick and bring Nick’s father back safe and sound. The catch? Nick’s kidnapped father, Anthony Carlino, is the former Godfather of the Mafia and is a very dangerous man. And to make matters worse, Max must confront his age-old nemesis, the Great Gray Wolf. Pure action and filled with emotion, this one has it all.
Gil comes face to face with the man who destroyed his life, only to learn it was just the beginning of the monster’s plans for him. To make matters worse, he realizes that his own father-in-law has betrayed him.
Can Gil survive the intricate plot designed to crush him while also navigating the delicate, emotional paths of love and romance without hurting the ones he cares about most? Join Gil and his K9 partners as they seek to conquer various evils while fighting to stay true to what is right and good and pure.