The GHI Trilogy

Mark MacFarland, former Denver Police Detective, after three years living homeless and drunk on the streets of Denver, has been selling hot dogs from a cart located a block from where he used to work. But that’s just his day job. When he’s not selling hot dogs, he solves crimes. His foray back into solving crimes has also earned him a bit of notoriety. He’s been on the evening news and has attracted the attention of both friend and foe. And while the publicity does bring more customers to his hot dog business, it also brings danger and intrigue. 


In The Groping Gardener, MacFarland meets his most unlikely murder suspect. Tomas Aleciades has a big handicap. He’s nearly blind. That doesn’t stop him from doing what he most loves…gardening. What will stop him, though, is being accused of murder. While no one can figure out how a blind man could commit murder, neither can they explain how he can create beautiful gardens. MacFarland is asked by his good friend Jacinto Gomez to prove that Aleciades is innocent. To do that, MacFarland will have to contend with a deceptive thirteen-year-old girl, an angry father, crooked cops, and his own doubts and uncertainty. 


In The Harried Hairdresser, MacFarland knew in his heart that the husband, Scott Porter, really was guilty. The problem was, he had promised his sister-in=law he would find a way to prove the man innocent. MacFarland’s breakthrough, however, comes when he finds several homeless men who died in the same way as Porter’s wife. That’s when he knew he was dealing with a serial killer.


In The Impetuous Intruder, MacFarland doesn’t like it when one of the “invisible people” gets accused of a crime. Innocent or guilty, it doesn’t matter – the system is weighted against them. MacFarland becomes suspicious that the police have the wrong man when he learns that the suspect—an old man named Isaac Dawes, a man who suffers with a bad skin condition—is accused of killing his best friend. When Lord Bozworth, the leader of the homeless community in Denver, asks for MacFarland’s help in freeing Isaac Dawes, how can MacFarland refuse? What was the connection between the pretty socialite, Amanda Porter, and a bunch of homeless men? And why couldn’t MacFarland shake the feeling that Scott Porter had something to do with all the deaths? 

Each mystery can be read as a standalone novel, but are best enjoyed when read in order in the GHI Trilogy Combo Pack.