Coming in 2018!
The Ania Trilogy (BLOOD ON BLOOD, QUEEN OF DIAMONDS, CLOSING THE CIRCLE) and the new prequel, HARBINGER (with Jim Wilsky)

Now availabler!
FALLEN CITY, a crime novel written with Lawrence Kelter!

Coming in 2018...!


THE GETAWAY LIST, Frank's second crime novel collaboration with Eric Beetner!

IN THE END (River City #5)

"Details in Black", a short story in the anthology, BLACK CAR BUSINESS, Vol. 2

"Adam Raised a Cain", a short story in Down and Out: The Magazine

"Titus, My Brother", a short story in the anthology, THE ODDS ARE AGAINST US

Attention Audio Book Lovers: Almost all Frank Zafiro titles are now available in audio book format (the rest are coming soon)! Select your title to see where to get your audio book version of your favorite novel.

Frank ZafiroFrank served in the U.S. Army from 1986-91 in Military Intelligence as a Czechoslovak linguist.


In 1993, he became  a police officer in Spokane, Washington. During his career, he worked as a patrol officer, corporal, and detective. In 2002, he entered into leadership roles and became a sergeant. He was fortunate enough to command patrol officers, investigators, K-9 officers (and their dogs!), and the SWAT team. Frank retired from law enforcement in 2013 as a captain in order to write full time and to teach.  Since 2013, he has taught law enforcement subject matter at community college, university, and as an independent consultant. He also occasionally teaches a series of writing workshops. 

Frank earned a BA in History from Eastern Washington University in 1998, and an MS in Administration of Justice from the University of Louisville in 2012.

Frank began writing seriously at about thirteen. In 1995, he started the first draft of Under A Raging Moonwhich would become the first book in the River City series of crime fiction. Since then, Frank has completed multiple novels set in River City, a fictional version of Spokane, Washington.  Several of Frank’s other novels are also set in River City, including the Stefan Kopriva mystery series (beginning with Waist Deep), and Some Degree of Murder, written with Colin Conway.

While some of Frank’s novels are set in Spokane proper, such as The Last Horseman and At Their Own Game, he has also ventured elsewhere, such as the Chicago setting for Blood on Blood, the first book in the Ania trilogy, written with Jim Wilsky, or the Las Vegas setting for Queen of Diamonds (Ania #2). Books with an East Coast flavor include his “A Cam & Bricks Job” series with Eric Beetner beginning with The Backlist, and his novels with Lawrence Kelter, (The Last Collar and Fallen City).  He has also partnered with Bonnie R. Paulson in their sex-trade thriller, The Trade Off.

Frank has held the #1 author spot for police procedurals on Amazon, and remains one of the top ranked authors in that Amazon category. Frank’s books are available in all formats — paperback, ebook, and audio book.

In addition to novels, dozens of Franks’ short stories have been published in magazines (print or online) and numerous anthologies. All of his short stories are collected into three volumes:  No Good Deed, The Cleaner, and Dead Even.

Frank also write mainstream fiction under his real name, Frank Scalise, including his hockey novel All That Counts and a children’s book series about Sam the Hockey Player, which begins with The Hardest Hit.

Frank resides in Redmond, Oregon, with his wife, Kristi. He is an avid hockey fan, reader, movie lover, gamer, and a tortured guitarist.


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