A Quick Brawl in Downtown Portland

An action scene from Turnabout is Fatal Play, the first of the McCall-Malone mysteries. A quick brawl ensues when three young men attempt to take on Clint McCall, Devon Malone, and Reuben Keys — without much success: By this time, Reuben was closing with us, grinning in recognition. “Hey, Reuben,” […]
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The Way of Hands and Feet

The martial arts, specifically the Korean martial art of taekwondo, play an important role in the McCall – Malone Mystery series. Clint McCall himself is a fourth-degree black belt and he has a whole set of fellow black belts who occasionally provide backup for him. Fortunately, this is a case […]
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Am I Clint McCall?

The short answer is, “No.” I’m not a private detective in Portland, Oregon, or anywhere else. I never taught journalism at Portland State, nor have I been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. I’m not a fourth degree black belt in taekwondo. On the other hand, I was an investigative journalist […]
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