The Brick Kavanagh Mysteries


Book 2 now available! 

Duplicity is aptly titled. Two intertwining plots twist and turn as a cop’s wife and twin babies are missing and diplomatic immunity protects the only viable suspect in a fatal hit-and-run. Damaged and disillusioned after the case that broke his heart in Relentless, retired detective Brian “Brick” Kavanagh is back. Now working on a cold case and supporting his former partner, he’s recharged and ready to tackle evil and injustice.

“Wilson’s excellent sequel to Relentless finds Brick Kavanagh, a former Washington, D.C., police detective, back home after three months in Ireland, where he was recovering from the previous book’s traumatic events… it’s a cracking good time. One doesn’t have to be a mystery fan to relish this.”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“Could not put it down! A terrific plot, yes, and wonderful settings—but the star of Duplicity is the endearing Brick Kavanagh. He’s the perfect and reassuring hero for our times—with honor and heart, with a gripping background and a complex personal life, but bottom line, he’s a truly good guy. When Kavanagh is on the case, you’re in for an engrossing and entertaining read.”
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of Her Perfect Life

Duplicity is a compelling read with depth and a protagonist you’ll want to spend more time with. I’ll be first in line to see what’s next for Brick Kavanagh!”
—David Putnam, bestselling author of the Bruno Johnson crime series

Duplicity is a delightful, twisty thriller featuring a hero it’s impossible not to love… I raced through the pages ‘til three a.m. rooting for him to succeed.”
—Matt Witten, author The Necklace

“A police procedural steeped in knowledge about the area’s culture, Duplicity is a welcome addition to the growing Washington, D.C. fiction canon. The tension is accompanied with moments of heartbreak and relief, and skillfully plotted twists that will keep the most ardent mystery fans guessing. Crime fiction fans are going to want to read more stories about Brick Kavanagh.”
—E.A. Barres, author of They’re Gone


Book 1

After 10 years on Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Homicide Squad, Detective Brian “Brick” Kavanagh thought nothing could shock him. He was wrong. As tourists flock to the city to enjoy the cherry blossom festivities, Brick is assigned to investigate the case of a naked young woman floating in the Tidal Basin. When he learns the victim is connected to another homicide, the case becomes very personal for him. Frustrated by departmental politics and a rush to judgment, he’s convinced the wrong person is in jail. Brick risks everything to the find the truth, which leads to a devastating conclusion in a heartbreaking case.

“The action is top-notch . . . Wilson does a good job whipping up some mysterious murders.”

“[In Relentless,] Wilson has created a protagonist with the full complement of angst-inducing problems and an appealing white knight sense of decency.”
Publishers Weekly

“In Relentless, fans of Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch will find a new hero in Brian Kavanagh, a detective with more brains than brawn who personifies the term “relentless.” Throw in cherry blossom season in Washington, D.C. and you have the perfect mystery read.”
—Patricia Gussin, New York Times best-selling author of Come Home

“Wilson’s Relentless lives up to its title, and will keep you turning pages throughout the twisting mystery and final reveal. A gritty and engrossing tale that introduces Brick Kavanagh, a detective who’s as smart as he is battle worn, and who takes his place among the best detectives in fiction.”
—Jamie Freveletti, best-selling author of Blood Run
“Shawn Wilson takes readers on a roller coaster ride with twists and turns and a completely unexpected final destination in Relentless.”
—Matt Coyle, Anthony-award winning author of Wrong Light
Relentless has a gritty, timely plot, an intriguing protagonist who surprises, and an emotional depth that keeps you turning the pages as a different side of Washington, D.C. is revealed.”
—Sherry Harris, Agatha Award nominated author of the Sarah Winston Garage Sale mysteries