Joseph Heywood is the author of The Snowfly, Covered Waters, The Berkut, Taxi Dancer, The Domino Conspiracy, the ten previous Woods Cop Mysteries, Hard Ground: Woods Cop Stories, Harder Ground, and the Lute Bapcat Mysteries Red Jacket and Mountains of the Misbegotten. Featuring Grady Service, a contemporary detective in the Upper Peninsula for Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources, and Lute Bapcat, a Rough Rider turned Michigan game warden in the 1910s, Heywood’s mystery series have earned the author cult status among lovers of the outdoors, law enforcement officials, and mystery devotees. Heywood lives in Portage, Michigan.
"Crisp writing, great scenery, quirky characters, and an absorbing plot add to the appeal of this memorable first entry in a promised series of Woods Cop mysteries." --Wall Street Journal"Heywood spices Grady's debut with signs of corruption deeper than a midwinter snow stretching all the way from industrial polluters to the statehouse."--Kirkus Reviews"Heywood builds his surrounds slowly. . .peopling his novels with memorably idiosyncratic characters and conveying an overall sense of reverence for nature. An engaging read and a promising series debut."--Library Journal
"A standout." "A strong sense of place, a protagonist with a moral commitment to his job, and a fleshed-out community of hard-working conservation officers and their colleagues in law enforcement make this a promising beginning to the series."--Publishers Weekly"Heywood, author of such thrillers as The Snowfly and The Berkut, builds his surrounds slowly, peopling them with memorably idiosyncratic characters and conveying an overall sense of reverence for nature. An engaging read and promising series debut."--Library Journal
"Ice Hunter is one of the all-time most tantalizing, entrancing, real-world novels the reviewer has read. Get it!...It is for everyone with ties to the outdoors. Or, for that matter, everyone who gets into fast-action mystery novels."--Glen "Shep" Sheppard, The North Woods Call magazine"The story is well plotted and beautifully executed...Joseph Heywood is a wonderful storyteller."--Sally Powers