The Side Hustle


Jacob Kidwell, a young man seemingly on the rise, is found dead at the bottom of his stairs. There is strange, unexplained bruising which doesn’t coincide with his fall.

Could his death simply have been an accident or was it something more sinister?

That is the question that Major Crimes Detectives Quinn Delaney and Marci Burkett must answer. While they search for the truth, someone else is also determined to uncover what really happened to Kidwell. He’s sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong and it’s getting noticed by the wrong people and causing problems for Dempsey and Burkett.

Secrets, lies, and double crosses are exposed as the detectives work to discover the truth about Jacob Kidwell’s life. All the while, Quinn Delaney struggles to hide his own secret that threatens to derail the investigation and potentially his career.

What People Are Saying About

Frank S. Scalise /5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Mystery!
January 6, 2019

Conway does a great job of mixing a police procedural, an amateur sleuth, and a little bit of subtext about money into one enjoyable story. The cops are real and compelling, and Kirby is a likable guy. The events behind the mysterious death are fun to explore, and there's while there's plenty of cerebral crime-solving, there's some ass-kicking action, too. All in all, a combination that works!”

Mikey/5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing Story! I loved it!
June 28, 2019

This was a great read! A different kind of police procedural. I really enjoyed the characters, who were all strong and crucial to the story. There were some interesting points on financial security that I hadn't expected. Well written and I look forward to seeing more!