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Jerold Last


The author is a Professor at the University of California Medical School at Davis, near Sacramento in Northern California. He writes fast paced “tweener” mystery books (tough mystery stories that follow the cozy conventions of no graphic sex and no bad words), published on Amazon Kindle. Several of the books introduce the readers to South America's Mercosur , a region where he has lived and worked that is a long way from home for most English speakers.

He and his wife Elaine lived previously in Salta, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay. Jerry and his wife breed prize-winning and versatile German shorthaired pointer dogs; Elaine provides technical advice for Jerry’s dog-related novels as well as editing for all of the books.

Books by Jerold Last

Tahoe Trauma - Book cover
Roger takes a very different kind of case from a new client, a lawyer with an odd story. Before long he’s investigating a murder committed on a ski slope in California near Lake Tahoe. The killing may be linked to a different case he’s investigating on behalf of another new client, a shady mobster from Los Angeles. One of the detectives from Roger’s agency goes undercover to work for the mob while she looks for a vital clue.
Fiction > Mystery & Thrillers
Hunter Down (book) by Jerold Last
A high-powered rifle shot rings out in California’s early morning stillness launching Roger and Suzanne into another suspenseful mystery thriller. In a complex whodunit set against a backdrop of pointing dogs and canine hunt tests, Roger has to solve a murder case with no clues, no suspects, and no apparent motive.
Fiction > Mystery & Thrillers