John Nardizzi

👉Shamus Award finalist 👈

Investigation is continuing with the return of PI Ray Infantino in a crime thriller written by “a bold new poet of American noir - This is the book Chandler would have written if he’d been a real-life private eye.” – Ellen McGarrahan, Author of NYT Editor's Choice Two Truths and a Lie.

THE BURDEN OF INNOCENCE; is available now at all booksellers below! The first book in the series is TELEGRAPH HILL. And audiobooks are coming in 2023… check out the covers below.



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The first story ever featuring PI Ray Infantino was published in the 2007 spring edition of Austin Layman's Crimestalker Casebook, a semi-annual crime fiction publication of traditional mystery short shorts and P.I. stories. Ray uncovers a sadly common theme during this investigation. You can download a free photocopy, made right from a real Xerox machine in 2007. Those were the days…

Crimestalkers Casebook