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Brandon Mattson Mysteries

From Book 1: A fast-paced mystery that pits a small-town chief of police against a serial killer.

A year after his brother is killed in the line of duty, former homicide detective Brandon Mattson returns to Forks, WA to take command of his hometown’s fledgling police force. Brandon’s respite from homicide is short-lived when a young woman’s body washes ashore on the nearby Quileute Reservation.

Vicious fang marks and a series of ominous vampire-related graffiti point to members of a local blood-sucking cult. But Brandon is not so sure wannabe vampires are to blame, and it soon becomes evident that more than one person had reason to murder the young woman.

Balancing the investigation and small-town politics while raising his fifteen-year-old daughter, Brandon is running out of time to solve the case before the bloodthirsty killer claims another victim.

(Formerly published as Dead by Sunrise )

Praise for the Brandon Mattson series:

"Twists and turns to keep you guessing."

"Small-town intrigue at its best."

"Interesting, entertaining, well-written. I hope there are more to come in this series."

"Great clues, good characters and interesting relationships. There is a complexity to the story, a weaving of personal issues, town issues and the mystery that kept me engaged and curious."

"When you think you figured it out something happens and you are lost again."

Important places

Forks (12)
La Push (2)


Clallam (18)


Washington (1,134)


United States (64,950)

Other geographical areas

Coast Ranges (USA) (388)
West Coast (USA) (5,046)
North Pacific Ocean (5,393)