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Ace AtkinsAfter spending the 1990s as a homeless heroin addict in San Francisco, Joe Clifford got off the streets and turned his life around. He earned his MFA from Florida International University in 2008, before returning to the Bay Area, where he currently lives with his wife and two sons (Holden and Jackson Kerouac). His autobiographical novel, Junkie Love, chronicles his battle with drugs and was published by Battered Suitcase (2010). He is the author of the award-winning Jay Porter series, as well as several standalones including The One That Got Away, The Lakehouse, and the forthcoming The Shadow People.

His bestselling Jay Porter Thriller Series (Oceanview Publishing) has received rave reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among many others. Joe is also editor of Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Stories Based on the Songs of Bruce Springsteen and Just to Watch Him Die: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash. Currently Joe teaches online writing courses for LitReactor and around the country at various conferences and retreats.

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The Shadow People
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Author Signed Hardcover Book. July 2021 NY: Polis Books First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Joe Clifford Bibliography


  • Choice Cuts - 2012
  • Junkie Love - 2013
  • Wake the Undertaker - 2013
  • The One That Got Away - 2018
  • Skunk Train - 2019
  • Occam's Razor - 2020
  • The Lakehouse - 2020
  • The Shadow People - 2021

Jay Porter Series

  • Lamentation - 2014
  • December Boys - 2015
  • Give Up the Dead - 2017
  • Broken Ground - 2018
  • Rag and Bone - 2019

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