The New Hannibal Jones Mystery

In THE WRONG KIND a distraught woman hires private investigator Hannibal Jones to track down her daughter who has run away, trying to escape the homeless shelter life her mother has come to accept.

When Hannibal finds Connie Blanco she is entwined in a gang war and somehow connected to a murder. The corpse is barely cold before a second murder follows and Hannibal finds himself entangled in a complex plot revolving around stolen drugs…but who is the mastermind of this twisted scheme? 


“An utterly brilliant read! Camacho consistently manages to thread the needle of creating breathtaking plots and rich psychological insights into the characters he populates his books with. The Wrong Kind lives up to his high standards. And, let’s face it, Hannibal Jones is one of the best heroes in modern thriller fiction. I love him! This book is a must-read!

Jeffery Deaver, The Bone Collector and The Never Game

THE WRONG KIND features Hannibal Jones, a PI who’s tough and tenacious, but with a heart, think of Jim Rockford of the Rockford files meets Jack Reacher. When he takes on MS-13 on behalf of a desperate mother in search of her daughter, he won’t stop until he finds her. You’ll love Hannibal Jones, and Camacho delivers a thrill ride with a punch that keeps you riveted until the final page.  

Jamie Freveletti – Internationally bestselling and award winning author of the Emma Caldridge series

One word that immediately comes to mind when describing Austin S. Camacho’s writing is that it’s SMOOTH. While The Wrong Kind is an engaging, page-turning private investigator procedural with a complex plot and well-drawn characters (Hannibal Jones is as cool as the classic rock he listens to!), the prose has the pace and rhythm of a smoky, after-hours jazz club. For me, The Wrong Kind is the Right Kind of mystery entertainment!

Raymond Benson, New York Times best-selling author of BLUES IN THE DARK

Success breeds trouble for Hannibal Jones when he finds himself in the middle of a vicious gang war. But it’s how he gets out from beneath the blood and bodies that makes THE WRONG KIND the right kind of read.

Reed Farrel Coleman New York Times Bestselling author of What You Break

Hannibal Jones is my kind of hero: a gentleman who knows how to throw a good punch.  Reminiscent of Raymond Chandler’s classic noir, THE WRONG KIND starts as a standard missing person’s case, but quickly morphs into something much darker.

John Gilstrap, NYT bestselling author of the Jonathan Grave thriller series

“As I read The Wrong Kind, I was reminded why Hannibal Jones, is so beloved by readers everywhere. In delivering The Wrong Kind, Camacho again demonstrates he truly knows how to craft the right kind of adventure.”

Julie Hyzy, New York Times bestselling author