Dubbed “the newest of the blood bards” by Philadelphia Weekly after the publication of Body Trace, his 2006 debut, Jonathan McGoran—a.k.a. D. H. Dublin—is back with the June 3, 2008 release of Freezer Burn, the third book in his Philadelphia-based series of forensic crime thrillers from Penguin Books. With almost a year on the job, rookie forensic technician Madison Cross is starting to feel like she knows her job, but nothing she has encountered so far could prepare her for her next case. A trash bag full of severed body parts, an escalating gang war, a victim of brutal torture, and a shriveled corpse oozing a mysterious substance other than blood; unrelated at first, together they point to a plot more elaborate—and more sinister—than anything Madison Cross has ever faced.
Publishers Weekly calls Body Trace a “brisk, tight novel about the crime scene unit of the Philadelphia Police Department ...[its] detailed approach and lively characters make an immersive read.” The second book in the series, 2007’s Blood Poison, was called “a page-turning thriller,” and “a gripping tale with plenty of twists and turns along the way,” by Montgomery Newspapers and a “fascinating ... a fantastic thrill ride,” by Midwestern Book Review. Angela Wilson of Pop Syndicate writes, “D.H. Dublin’s C.S.U. Investigation series is fresh, fast-paced and sure to grab readers and hold them tight until the end... Blood Poison is gripping, and offers up unique twists and characters that make you want to read more.”
When not writing crime thrillers under his own name or as D. H. Dublin, McGoran, a Philadelphia native and Temple grad who now resides in Elkins Park, is Communications Director at West Mt. Airy’s Weavers Way Co-op and editor of the Co-op’s newspaper, The Shuttle.