I merely say that all reading for pleasure is escape, whether it be Greek, mathematics, astronomy, Benedetto Croce, or The Diary of the Forgotten Man. To say otherwise is to be an intellectual snob, and a juvenile at the art of living.

—Raymond Chandler, The Simple Art of Murder


Joe Klingler

Born in the Great Black Swamp, he moved to California with the Silicon Valley gold rush, and worked in its hi-tech morass of innovation through many sleep-deprived years.

Drawn to writing since reading The God Machine as a kid, he is the author of five award-winning thrillers and the Tommy Cuda Mystery: Missing Mona.

Joe writes from his home in California, plays music as time allows, and continues his quest for the perfect motorcycle.

Characters finely etched and full of life.
Place, time and milieu become word holograms on the page.
Dialog crackles with the cadence of real conversations.

—Starred Pacific Book Review of Tune Up : The Secrets of Mylin – Book I

May your life be mysterious and thrilling.

—Joe Klingler