STORMFALL: The Newest (and Best?) Stan Wade, LA PI Novel

In October 1959, a young, hard-luck PI is lost in America, determined to untangle a series of grisly murders spreading like a disease from the set of The Alamo.  Fighting for his life from a dry desert storm, to a mind-bending fog in San Francisco, and a snow-blinding mountain top outside Hollywood, Stan Wade gropes his way through drug-induced, false trails to outwit an aggressive, obsessive mass killer.


SPYFALL wins 2016 Silver Falchion Award

KNwin shieldThe Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award™ is committed to discovering new writers, as well as superlative books by established authors and, upon discovery, sharing those writers and their works with new readers.

The award for SPYFALL was announced at the 2016 Silver Falchion Award Ceremony on August 20, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  The Audio edition of SPYFALL will be available in October.


SUPERFALL CoverIn June 1959, America’s TV superhero took a bullet to the head in an apparent suicide. But was it?  And is he really dead?  A Hollywood PI comes to grips with his ideals and a host of Mob and Soviet intrigue.

“In SUPERFALL John Hegenberger takes us on an irresistible, hard-boiled walk down memory lane, with P.I. Stan Wade as the perfect tour guide. From George Reeves to Lloyd Bridges to Ross Macdonald, this is a historical tour-de-force.”

–Robert J. Randisi, President of the Private Eye Writers of America

“Faster than a speeding bullet, John Hegenberger’s SUPERFALL sends you zipping through late 1950s Southern California on a supersonic ride. With the help of his kenpo-chopping girlfriend, a sub rosa Superman, the original TV frogman and a hardboiled writer, private eye Stan Wade battles the Reds, the mob and crazed Federal agents in a mid-century modern yarn. It’s clever, evocative and just plain fun.”

–Mark Coggins, award-winning author of the August Riordan series

“SUPERFALL gives us everything we need for a ripping adventure in 1950s Los Angeles: a wary private eye, a frustrated actor, gamblers, mobsters, Commies, and a labyrinth of twists and turns I never saw coming.”

–Martin Turnbull, author of the Garden of Allah novels

“SUPERFALL is a rollicking trip through 1950’s Hollywood where the Mickey Cohen still runs the Mob and the Ruskies are up to no good. If you like your hard-boiled fiction fast and sassy, you’ll love SUPERFALL.”
–Matt Coyle, author of the Anthony Award-winning Rick Cahill crime novels


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My First Western


BloodyWyomingA Hot Time in the Hell-Town.

All J.D. Blaze wanted to do was celebrate his wife Kate’s birthday, but when you’re the Old West’s only pair of husband-and-wife gunfighters, trouble is never far away. A savage attack and a dangerous injury not only threaten Kate Blaze’s life, she also finds herself a captive of twisted killers and unsure of her own identity. But J.D. will battle with his wits, a pair of rock-hard fists, and a blazing .45 to find Kate and free her before it’s too late!

Acclaimed author John Hegenberger joins the BLAZE! team with a scorching tale of hate and revenge that leads to an apocalyptic showdown. Read BLOODY WYOMING and see why BLAZE! is today’s bestselling Adult Western series.



A deadly showdown on frozen Ganymede . . . an experiment in time travel that has unexpected results . . . the dead being brought back to life—to sell insurance . . . a legendary villain seeking to summon a strange visitor from another planet . . .

These are only some of the ventures into the fantastic and bizarre to be found in ICESLINGER, the latest collection from acclaimed author John Hegenberger. These classic tales of science fiction and fantasy are filled with action, big ideas, humor, and drama. Step into the many worlds of John Hegenberger and prepare to be entertained!

Get it from Amazon.  ICESLINGER


SPADEFALL Hegenberger Web2It’s 1950, and Stan Wade, L.A. PI, is working on his first case: recovering the stolen manuscript of a new Sam Spade novel by Dashiell Hammett. This epic hunt will last for a decade, and before it’s over will involve Humphrey Bogart, Eleanor Roosevelt, Alfred Hitchcock, Mickey Cohen, Robert Bloch, stripper Candy Barr, and a sleazy nightclub owner named Jack Ruby. Will Stan survive to put all the pieces of this crazy-quilt case together?

It’s bullets, volcanoes, espionage, romance, humor, double-crosses, and pop culture references galore as Stan Wade races through another fast-moving, action-packed caper.



StarfallCoverAnd we’re back with a new novel in the Stan Wade, LAPI series. This one takes place in March of 1959, when the nation was introduced to the Mercury 7 astronauts and our hard-luck private eye and his whole gang search Hollywood to learn who killed the 8th candidate for America’s first man into space.

With appearances by Gregory Peck, Mickey Cohen, Tony Perkins, Jack Benny, and many others, STARFALL is a rollicking ride into the past that never was… or was it?



CROSSFIRE: The Scales of Justice

A vanishing corpse…a clout on the head…industrial espionage with millions of dollars at stake…an international conspiracy that threatens the 1988 Summer Olympics…These are just some of the problems private investigator Eliot Cross has to untangle in CROSSFIRE: THE SCALES OF JUSTICE, the newest novel from popular author John Hegenberger. Fast-paced, filled with mystery, action, and humor, CROSSFIRE is a private eye yarn in the classic mold and a sure bet for entertainment.

“Cross is engaging, the secondary characters are colorful and skillfully drawn, the writing is crisp and well-paced. It all makes for an entertaining trip down the hardboiled side of the street.” – Wayne D. Dundee