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Trace Conger

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in Cincinnati, The United States


Joe Lansdale, Elmore Leonard, Stephen King, Ernest Hemingway

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July 2012

Trace Conger is an award-winning author in the crime, thriller and suspense genres. His Mr. Finn series follows disgraced private investigator Finn Harding as he straddles the fine line between investigator and criminal.

Conger won a Shamus Award for his debut novel, THE SHADOW BROKER.

He's known for his tight writing style, dark themes and subtle humor. He lives in Cincinnati with his wonderfully supportive family.

Find out more about Trace Conger and the Mr. Finn series on his official website,

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I love this series and look forward to reading the 3rd installment. Keep up the good work Trace! By far one of my favorite writers!"
The Prison Guard's Son by Trace Conger
"At what length, would you go to for justice? I don’t know how I would answer that question.
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"Another good read from Conger. While not as compelling of a plot as the earlier two Finn novels, it did move right along.

Maybe I just didn't notice in the first two Finn stories, but this one seemed to have more than necessary recapping what Finn..." Read more of this review »
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Trace Conger Today only... My crime novel, THE SHADOW BROKER, will be part of an Amazon Kindle Countdown deal. That means you can snag the best novel I’ve written for $0.99 on That’s one hell of a cost-to-value ratio.

After December 16th the price gradually climbs until it’s back to its original price of $4.99 by the end of the week. Please note, this promotion only applies to the e-book.

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