Welcome to my website! I am, by profession, an attorney specializing in labor and employment law. My passion (aside from playing tournament poker and rooting for my beloved New York Mets) is writing fiction. I recently completed the first five books in my Mike Stoneman Thriller series. Book #3, Lethal Voyage, won the 2021 Kindle Book Award as the best mystery/thriller of the year! Book #4, Fatal Infraction, won the 2022 CLUE Award as the #1 Police Procedural of the year and is a semi-finalist for the Kindle Book Award.
The process of writing crime thrillers involves hours of thinking about and talking about how to kill people. And how to get away with it. It also involves figuring out how my protagonist detectives might solve the case. But mostly it’s about planning out ingenious ways to murder people. My wife is a willing participant in this process (so she must trust me). My current book is more of a mystery, and a little bit of a tragic romance. But all the stories are about the characters. If you don’t care about them, then I’m not doing my job.
Here on my web pages, you can find links to all the books in the Mike Stoneman Thriller series, including a link to the FREE short story, Fool Me Twice, where NYPD homicide detective Mike Stoneman made his first appearance in print.
And now, you can read my newest short story, The Car, the Dog & the Girl. This is a tongue-in-cheek thriller about a wannabe gangster who just can’t catch a break Get it in e-book format or as an audiobook.
You can also read about my non-crime/thriller, A Legacy of One, which is a serious political drama in the literary fiction genre. This is my attempt to write the Great American Novel. Oddly, the themes of politics, abortion rights, hypocrisy, money, and the challenge of standing up for one’s values, are just as topical today as they were when I finished the text in 2016. I revised the book in 2020 and it really is as topical as today’s political headlines. If you want a different feel from the mystery/thrillers, take a peek.
I love communicating with readers and discussing my books and my characters. I’m pretty thick-skinned, so don’t worry about hurting my feelings by disagreeing with me or pointing out errors, inconsistencies, or logical problems in the books. You can contact me through this website, you can come join The Mike Stoneman Thriller Group on Facebook, or you can email me at kevin[at]kevingchapman[dot]com. So, please reach out and contact me if you are so inclined. Otherwise, just enjoy the books!