Mike Cobb & Adam Cullen

Created by David A. Poulsen

MIKE COBB is a former cop. ADAM CULLEN is a former crime reporter for the Calgary Herald. Now they both freelance: Mike as a private investigator, and Adam as a journalist-for-hire.

They became friends when Cullen hired Cobb to investigate the burning down of his home which had resulted in the death of his wife, and they’ve been pals ever since, occasionally teaming up to, as Cobb puts it, “thwart Calgary’s criminal element.”

The books offer a refreshing perspective on Calgary which too often is dismissed simply as Canada’s wannabe Dallas—a city where oil-rich, conservative, anti-government businessmen parade in expensive suits and cowboy hats, without having any real clue which end of a cow to milk. Besides the local colour, the author also peppers the books with shout-outs to various Canadian musicians—seems Cullen, who also serves as narrator, is a huge music nerd.

Which makes this huge music nerd happy.


David A. Poulsen has been a broadcaster, teacher, football coach, and ― most of all ― a writer. He is the author of more than twenty-five books. Besides the Cullen and Cobb books, his young adult novel Numbers was awarded the Sakura Medal in Japan, and his teen novel, Old Man, was shortlisted for the White Pine. He lives in the foothills west of Claresholm, Alberta.



Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith, with thanks to Richard Aldrich.

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