By Dennis M. Adams

Is a murder solved when the authorities discover who the perpetrator is? And if the suspect turns up dead, is it a closed case? Joe Morgan, a retired Homicide Chief, doesn’t think so. He knows that until the MOTIVE is discovered others may die. To pursue the motive for his grandson’s death he turns to a corps of friends, mostly retired detectives and supervisors, to pick up the investigation and root-out the purpose of the killing.

They call themselves The Coterie, a group of six law enforcement professionals, several retired from the police ranks. But more importantly, they have been friends since their early days on ‘the job’. This is their story; of camaraderie, loyalty, and justice.

MOTIVE is the first book of the Coterie Series which features Joe Morgan. The following series of novels will each give prominence to a different member of The Coterie.

Dennis M. Adams

DENNIS M. ADAMS is a Novelist and Private Investigator. Of the two he finds that the writing of crime fiction can definitely be more exciting. Dennis lives in Western New York with his wife, Evy, and their greyhound. After a stint with the Army as an Intelligence Analyst he returned to college earning a BS in Criminal Justice.


KIRKUS REVIEW of City Hall Secrets

It is official. The gold standard of book reviews, Kirkus Reviews, has determined that City Hall Secrets is "A well-crafted whodunit with an engaging cast and ambiance." The complete review is...


On Saturday, Nov. 26th from 9a - 12p I will be at the West Seneca Library to sell and sign copies of MOTIVE and CITY HALL SECRETS. There will also be a drawing to get a 2nd book free. My table will...

Newstead Public Library

Evy and I were at the Newstead Library to talk about MOTIVE. The crowd was friendly and enthusiastic. We met some great people from the Akron area and I think they enjoyed it as much as we did. I...