Bill’s Books



Bill’s Marine Corps Memoir

Marine Corps Daze

E-book – 2.99 Paperback – $10


Marine Corps Daze by William Barrons is a hilarious account of a young man who enlisted in the USMC on the day after his 17th Birthday of 1943 because his birthday was on a Sunday. He faced the hardships and glory of the War in the Pacific armed only with a manual typewriter and an incredible eye for details. His memoire of World War Two and the days after will jog your memory of locations such as San Diego, Pearl Harbor, the Marshall Islands and Chicago.

In October of 2015 at the age of 89, Bill Barrons deployed with 80 veterans one last time to Washington, DC with Honor Flight, a national organization that flies World War II and Korean veterans back to our nation’s capital to visit the memorials that they fought so hard for. In honor of that experience Bill and his publisher, are donating all of the proceeds of Marine Corps Daze to the San Diego and Columbus Honor Flight Organizations. In addition, will provide copies of Bill’s book to any Veteran’s organization for the cost of printing and shipping for the purpose of fund-raising.

Book 1 Featuring Jack Leslie

The .22 Caliber Homicides

E-book – 2.99 Paperback – $10


This is the gripping story of San Diego Police Homicide Team Three Sergeant Jack Leslie. He’s be-deviled trying to solve the mystery of someone repeatedly shooting out eyes and teeth with a .22 caliber gun! 

The weapon is ridiculously tiny for such murders. 

Leslie falls head over heels in love with a ravishing redhead and admires her twelve year old daughter who is an aspiring actress. 

Could it be their friend who’s committing these gruesome murders?

Book 2 Featuring Jack Leslie

The Nude Beach Homicides

E-book – 2.99 Paperback – $10


Second novel in his series about the San Diego Police Homicide Detail and featuring Lieutenant Jack Leslie; much revised from the original, published as “Cops Can’t Cry.”

Book 3 Featuring Paddy O’Dean

The Coldest Cold Homicides

E-book – 2.99 Paperback – $10


Third novel in his series about the San Diego Police Homicide Detail and featuring Detective Paddy O’Dean. 

Unusually young and ambitious Police Officer Patrick O’Dean becomes a Detective on Homicide Team Three. He hopes to follow in his murdered father’s footsteps. 

At first he is remarkably successful in solving the cases given him. 

But then, he handed the toughest file of the Departments Cold Cases, and this one not only involves many murders, but auto thefts and brutal robberies as well!

Book 4 Featuring Kevin Williams

The Forever Homicides

E-book – 2.99 Paperback – $10


This is the fourth novel in his series about the San Diego Police Homicide Detail and featuring Sergeant Kevin Williams. Detective Williams finds out that some people murder to save the victim, some people who murder believe they can do a better job than others, but most murderers do it simply for greed and anger.

Book 5 Featuring Brian Alan

The Red Hot Homicides

E-book – 2.99 Paperback – $10


This is Book 5 in Bill Barrons’ Police Procedural series about the San Diego Police Homicide Detail and featuring Brian Alan. Detective Alan faces the worst possible scenario that a homicide detective can face, a serial killer who won’t be found. Detective Alan plants himself firmly on the tail of this vicious killer but is alluded by the wiles of a killer who takes many lives.

Book 6 Featuring Matthew Morgan

The Homeless Homicides

E-book – 2.99 Paperback – $10


Newly appointed Homicide Detective Matt Morgan faces a string of killings of some of the most vulnerable of our citizens, the homeless on the streets. His wile and tenacity take him to the darkest corners of San Diego as well as the darkest of perpetrators.

Book 7 Featuring Matthew Morgan

The Rawhide Homicides

E-book – 2.99 Paperback – $10


Lieutenant Matthew Morgan is mourning his beautiful wife and the mother of his son when he is asked to solve a double murder. The prime suspect is a ravishing blonde, the brother of one of the victims and worse yet, someone for whom Matt is falling madly in love.

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Awakening 1000

Book 2 of the Secrets of Artasia


E-book – 4.99 Paperback – $15


Surrounded by new and old friends and exploring her new relationship with the handsome Ryan O’Shea, London Crane has begun to settle into her role as Queen of Artasia. London thinks her life can’t get any better. Unbeknownst to the council however, the evil Brawlia Dash has learned of the Power Stones’ discovery and is determined to get them for herself. The council has long held hope that one of her followers would turn on her and end her reign of terror, but could one of their own be spying on them for Brawlia? The reappearance of someone the council believed to be dead brings them the surprise of their lives and London and her friends soon learn that not even the Power Stones can make them invincible.


Book 1 of the Secrets of Artasia

The Power Stones

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A single moment is all it takes to change things. London Crane wasn’t sure what possessed her to accept a dare to go explore the woods where one of her neighbors had disappeared. With five of her classmates tagging along, she assumed they wouldn’t find a thing. When the group finds several jewels buried in a clearing, they think they’ve stumbled on a smugglers’ den. They never expected to find a portal to another world hidden in that same spot, nor for one of them to accidentally fulfill an ancient prophecy. Will they choose to go back to their old lives or stay in the mysterious world of Artasia?

About the Author

Born 1926, in Cadillac, Michigan, the oldest boy of fourteen kids. Survived the Great Depression and joined the Marines the day after I turned 17. Could hardly wait to go fight those nasty Nazis and Japanese. Served 2½ war years in the Marines. Got married, went to college, had kids, re-joined the Marines in 1949 - in time for the Korean War. Became a Marine Second Lieutenant but was a Platoon Commander only for a short while as my sick wife nearly died and I had to resign to care for my family. Became a Telephone equipment engineer with AT&T in Chicago. Then was a kitchen and home remodeling designer for 22 years. Retired at age 69 and began to research and write novels. At age 89, I’m still at it!