Trouble finds its way to Vinn and Malcolm’s front door, even when they’ve sworn it off for good. The two academics teaching at the University of Illinois at Chicago have become an unlikely crime-fighting duo, taking on gruesome murder cases, doing covert work for government agencies and getting tangled up in one too many violent altercations. 

And they’ve finally had enough. Vinn and Mal have now sworn off their dangerous extracurricular work and decided to put their energy back into their “legitimate jobs” at the University. But when Vinn is approached by her powerful department head and implored to look into the murder of his brother-in-law, the two are reluctantly drawn back into their shadowy side hustle. 

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Praise for the Malcom Winters Mystery Series

“The interplay between Malcom and Vinn is
reminiscentof Dashiell Hammett’s
Nick and Nora Charles from his
Thin Man series…the story is excellent.”

BENJAMIN WELTON at IndieReader.com for The Connubial Corpse


The Bottom Line: One of the year’s best thrillers. Fans of Matthew FitzSimmons will love Thorson’s meticulous, deliberate style.

MISHKA RAO at BestThrillers.com

“Thomas J. Thorson has penned plenty of breathtaking, as well as humorous, moments. An entertaining read!”


–DEBORAH LLOYD at Readers’ Favorite for The Connubial Corpse


A journey of love and death Malcom Winters, alias for the initially unnamed narrator of Heirs Apparent, by Thomas J. Thorson, escorts the reader on a journey.

–JANE CAIRNS at Book Reviews & Literary Musings

“…A gripping plot that grabbed my attention
instantly. I thought the story was filled with
some of the most extraordinary characters
I have ever come across.”


–LESLEY JONES for Readers’ Favorite for The Connubial Corpse


Clever, suspenseful, and full of intrigue…A tense cat and mouse game.…”

–The Prairies Book Review

The Connubial Corpse is also available in ebook and soon audio format. More info to come!