Edmund Morris

Edmund Morris

Michael McGarrity (born 1939) is a New Mexican author and former law enforcement officer. He has written a dozen crime-suspense novels about New Mexico. As deputy sheriff of Santa Fe County he founded their Sex Crimes Unit.

McGarrity has a bachelor's degree in English and Psychology from the University of New Mexico and a master's degree in clinical social work, from the University of Iowa, and is a graduate of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy. In addition to law enforcement work, he has been an investigator and caseworker for the New Mexico Public Defender's Office. He worked on rehabilitating prison programs after the New Mexico State Penitentiary riot in 1980. McGarrity has taught at several colleges and universities as well as the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy. As a social worker he published a number of articles in professional journals on a wide range of topics, ranging from therapy programs for children, to program assessment and evaluation, and drug treatment interventions.


Tularosa (1996) White Sands Missile Range, Tularosa Basin

Mexican Hat (1997) Gila Wilderness in southwestern New Mexico

Serpent Gate (1998) Mountainair

Hermit's Peak (1999) Hermit's Peak and Las Vegas, New Mexico

The Judas Judge (2000) Jornada del Muerto and central New Mexico

Under the Color of Law (2001) Santa Fe

The Big Gamble (2002) Lincoln and Santa Fe counties

Everyone Dies (2003) Santa Fe

Slow Kill (2004) California, New Mexico and the East Coast

Nothing But Trouble (2005) the Bootheel, extreme southwestern New Mexico

Death Song (2007) - in Lincoln County and Santa Fe

Dead or Alive (2008) in Lincoln County and Santa Fe

Hard Country (2012)

Backlands (2014)

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_McGarrity - with edit by DAV Florida Chapter 70 webmaster

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