It Begins

The first appearance of KLINGLERTHRILLERS.COM at the race track will be on Travis Wyman’s helmet visor. I am looking forward to being one step closer to the behind the scenes racing action that the teams and riders experience. I am also thrilled to be sponsoring a great rider and the Orangecat Stock 1000 team and their BMW super bike in MotoAmerica racing for the 2024 season.


Engines are Revving

The racing at Daytona Beach has begun. King of the Baggers was a wild ride with a very close finish. And Travis #10 was doing great in the Roland Sands Super Hooligan race on his Saddlemen Harley-Davidson Pan America. While positioned in second on the last lap, and ready to take advantage of the famous drafting opportunity after the last corner, a technical failure interfered and we ended DNF for that race. A really fun but frustrating start to the first season of klinglerthrillers racing.

Today is the Daytona 200 and the second King of the Baggers (KOTB) and Super Hooligan race. Each promises to be a wild ride from start to finish. If you’re not at the beach to watch it live, you can check it out at for a stream of highlights or the entire race.

Go fast. Go far.

— _/oe /<.

News Racing

The Season Begins on the Beach

March 7, 2024 and the teams and bikes are all at Daytona Beach getting ready for a 200 mile race 48 hours hence. This is the first season that I have been associated with professional racing. Klingler Thrillers will be sponsoring Travis Wyman (#10) in Stock 1000 (BMW M1000RR) and also in the King of the Baggers on a Harley-Davidson Road Glide and in Super Hooligan racing on a Harley-Davidson Pan America. Watch for KLINGLERTHRILLERS.COM on Travis’s faceshield, leathers, truck, and bike. I have been a fan of motorcycle racing for many years. But this is the first time that I have had the good fortune to be associated with a team. I am greatly looking forward to the thrill of competition, and I hope you will join me by following along. — _/oe /<.


Burn Up

“Crisp and edgy writing…enhanced by clliffhanging chapter endings.”

—Clarion Reviews

A fugitive slips away through a crowd of onlookers while Qigiq and Kandy investigate a desert cremation they suspect was designed to destroy evidence. But of what crime? As they attempt to tie up loose ends on their last case, they dodge infernos of destruction only to arrive at a concert where a member of the audience is murdered–putting them on a collision course with the FBI.

The Feds want them out of the way. Captain Jasik wants them on an unexplained death involving a wealthy venture capitalist, a beautiful woman, and a wall safe filled with cash–standing open. Then a second case of a rich male, missing female, and two locked safes has them chasing leads to a casino penthouse where a young woman has died–yet again with no apparent murder weapon.

Evidence so improbable that Qigiq and Kandy initially hesitate to accept it leads back to the violist named Mylin: talented, beautiful, and illegal. Her all-female orchestra is now headlining an extravagant outdoor concert midst the casino life of Reno featuring a rock band named Magnetic Fusion–and extraordinary pyrotechnics.

From black rock desert to a penthouse in San Francisco, the glitter of heavy metal concerts to the desolation of street busking without a home, Burn Up moves like a scirocco-stoked wildfire through the world of concert promotion, high-stakes finance, and fast motorcycle chases as Qigiq realizes, once again, that one picture can truly reveal much more than 1,000 words.

“Klingler has hit the right notes in this continuation of the Mylin series. An excellent blend of mystery and thriller.”

—San Francisco Book Review (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

“Surprise after surprise…players come alive on the page…readers get a visceral feel for just how loathsome [Tuson] is, and how challenging it’s going to be for Mylin to escape his hold on her.”

Starred Review—The Pacific Book Review

“A gripping thriller from beginning to end.”

—Clarion Reviews

“The snap of [Klingler’s] dialog is as tart as ever.”

—The Pacific Book Review

“International espionage and science even Tony Stark would be proud of.”

—Seattle Book Review

“If Tune Up and Burn Up are any indication…we’re all in for one hell of a ride when Lock Up follows these two first-rate examples of the thriller genre”

—The Pacific Book Review
  • Foreword Indies Finalist—Thriller and Suspense
  • Eric Hoffer Book Awards—Finalist


Tune Up

Qigiq and Kandy are once again embroiled in high-tech, high-stakes crime, taking readers on a thrill ride through the streets of San Francisco.

—Tune Up : The Secrets of Mylin – Book I

On their second case, Qigiq and Kandy are loaned to the Traffic Division to investigate an early morning accident. Hit and run. By a motorcycle. The victim is an elderly Asian woman. A young witness in a nearby dry cleaner and a truck driver suggest all “accidents” aren’t created equal. Then the Captain drops a new assignment on their desk: an affluent Bay Area lawyer is missing. The man’s wife stomps into their office screaming about a contract she found hidden in the backups of their home computer. A contract with a seven-figure payout, and an incriminating Exhibit A.

Following the trail of both the motorcycle rider and the lawyer with Kandy complaining, “We’re homicide detectives, there should be a body,” leads to a vintage motorcycle club called the Ton Up where lips are sealed, a yacht harbor on the coast where riddles run deep, and a midnight roadside confrontation that ends with a splash. As the trails twist they soon find that these people and places have one thing in common: a violist named Mylin, who plays in an all-female orchestra called The Girls of the Orient. And, unbeknownst to her, is the subject of a fine-art photographer’s latest collection.

From San Francisco to Mexico, the treacherous cliffs of the Pacific coast to the desolation of Nevada’s high desert, Tune Up moves like Kandy’s turbocharged Mini through a foggy landscape of false identities, fake romance, and frenzied chases, as Qigiq realizes one picture really can reveal more than 1,000 words.

“Tune Up reads like 40s noir in its build-up of suspense in each chapter. The pining of the artist for his muse and his desire to save her recalls the work of James Ellroy. The denouement is worth the wait at every step. Suspenseful mastery in its best form. A book not to be missed!”

—Seattle Book Review (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

“Once again the author succeeds in spinning his story so well that readers can’t help but keep turning the pages to see its spectacular climax. Let’s hope book two arrives soon.”

—Kirkus Review

“Full of plenty of twists, turns, and dynamic characters, Tune Up is a thrilling and satisfying read.”

—Foreword Reviews (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

“A fascinating multiple-perspective thriller following a host of characters including Klingler’s Detectives Qigiq and Dreeson. The plot is fast-paced and engaging…it was a struggle to put the book down. The characters are well-developed and fully dimensional. Klingler is also a master at description. Wonderfully trippy climax to the action. For fans of crime thrillers, it will be a highly enjoyable read.”

—Manhattan Book Review (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

“I absolutely devoured this book! The Secrets of Mylin is an intense mystery set in modern day California and Nevada. I enjoyed both storylines, finding Qigiq and Kandy’s humor and working relationship to be quite amusing, while finding Mylin and Joe to be rather endearing. Highly recommended!”

—San Francisco Book Review (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  • Winner NY City Big Book Awards—Best Multi-cultural Fiction
  • Book Excellence Awards Finalist—New Fiction
  • New York Book Festival Honorable Mention—General Fiction
  • Hollywood Book Festival Honorable Mention—Genre Fiction