Author Dundee, Wayne D.Dundee Wayne

Wayne Dundee grew up and spent the first fifty years of his life around the state line area of northern Illinois/southern Wisconsin. Always an avid reader,he decided at an early age that one day he wanted to be a writer himself. Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer influenced the direction his writing would initially take -- hardboiled detective mysteries.

Dundee sold his first short story, featuring his blue collar PI Joe Hannibal, in 1982. Since then there have been, to date, over twenty Hannibal short stories, three novellas, and nine Hannibal novels, including the latest (BLADE OF THE TIGER, 2013) and a short story collection (BODY COUNT - THE JOE HANNIBAL CASEFILES, VOLUME I, 2013), marking Hannibal's 30th year in print. The Hannibal books and stories have been published in several languages and have been nominated for an Edgar, an Anthony, and six Shamus Awards from PWA.

In recent years, Dundee has also gained acclaim for his work in the Western genre. His 2010 short story "This Old Star" received the Peacemaker Award from the Western Fictioneers writers' organization. His debut Western novel, DISMAL RIVER, won the 2011 Peacemaker for Best First Western. And his 2012 story "Adeline" won again in the short story category.

In 2009, Dundee retired as general manager for a small manufacturing facility and is now devoting full time to writing. Subsequent to the passing of his beloved wife Pam, Dundee shares a home in Ogallala, Nebraska, with his daughter and her family. He is working on further adventures for Joe Hannibal (who has also relocated to Nebraska) as well as more work in the Western genre.

Dismal River
The Nebraska Sandhills of the 1880s are a vast, untamed expanse of treeless...[read more]
Reckoning at Rain Rock
McGantry succeeds, however, town conspirators plot to divert justice. Before it is over, trusts are betrayed…[read more]