I'm Joe K/:ng/er

Thriller and Mystery Writer.


My Bio

Joe Klingler was born and educated in the Midwest, moved to California with the Silicon Valley gold rush, and worked in its hi-tech morass of innovation through many sleep-deprived years. He is the author of four award-winning thrillers: RATS, Mash Up, Tune Up, Burn Up, and the Tommy Cuda Mystery: Missing Mona. He writes suspense novels from his home in California, plays blues guitar, and continues his hunt for the perfect motorcycle.

My Skills (quoted from starred Pacific Book Review)

”Characters finely etched and full of life."

”Place, time, and milieu become word holograms on the page."

”Dialog crackles with the cadence of real conversation."

5-star reviews on Amazon
Happy Readers
Motorcycles + Guitars

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My Oeuvre (in reverse chronological order)

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Burn Up The Secrets of Mylin - Book II (A Qigiq and Dreeson Thriller)

Released June 13, 2018.

“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

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Tune Up The Secrets of Mylin - Book I (A Qigiq and Dreeson Thriller)

Best Thriller 2018 Pacific Book Awards.
"Lovers of good crime fiction are in for a treat with Joe Klingler’s latest stroll on the shady side of the law."

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Missing Mona A Tommy Cuda Mystery

WINNER of the 2016 London Book Festival. Mystery Finalist in the 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards.
“Missing Mona is unlike any mystery that I have read in a long time. Obviously set in the modern age...there are times where it reads like a good old private investigator novel from years ago.”—San Francisco Book Review (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

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Mash Up A Qigiq and Dreeson Thriller

Finalist 2016 Eric Hoffert Book Award and Da Vinci Eye Cover Design Award. 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards Winner-Best Thriller. 2016 Paris Book Festival Honorable Mention-General Fiction.
“Klingler…puts the reader directly in the line of fire, and he doesn’t let up…Anyone interested in thrillers or police procedurals will find much to appreciate in this newest Qigiq installment.”—Foreword Clarion Reviews

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RATS The Man-with-5-Names Thriller

2016 Great Midwest Book Festival Winner. 2015 International Rubery Awards—Fiction Short List.
“an intelligent, non-stop page turner. Klingler knows his technology, but also knows how to bring out depth in characters, major or not.”—Manhattan Book Review (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

My Cover Art (in order of publication)

I don't want a pickle
I just wanna ride my motor-cicle"

And I don't want a tickle
I’d rather ride my motor-cicle"

And I don't wanna die
I just wanna ride my motorcy...cle"

—Arlo Guthrie

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