Literary Retro Snapshots and Quirky Whodunits offer a new voice in Northwest fiction.

Gehla S. Knight is a fifth-generation Oregonian who captures the Northwest flavor in quirky, madcap commercial fiction as well as literary novels highlighting West Coast themes.


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Old Wives' Tales uncovers the erotic secrets  of women long past their sexual prime. Thesis interviewer Charlotte Pulver exposes their reminiscences of deflowerings, torrid affairs, romances, dangerous liaisons. betrayals, lusty lovers and sins of the heart as well as the flesh.


"Morality comes in all shapes and forms.  One person’s sin is another’s salvation.  Culture, social mores, religion, character – all these things influence our views on what is wrong and right.  My books delve into the murky, undefined areas of morality.  Often, the truth is found somewhere in the middle, in the gray-zone.  That is the most interesting aspect of life."

Under the penname Ray Bates, these police procedurals feature gritty, street-smart cops who prowl Portland's underbelly in search of gold nuggets among the city's hardcore schemers.


Home of Detective John Bowers

Police Procedurals for True-Crime Junkies and Mystery Buffs

Ray Bates' background and experience as a criminal investigator working with law enforcement and the criminal justice system provide the foundation for a series of police procedurals with hard-hitting realism tempered with sexy romance and fleshed out characters.

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It’s a good day to die for lawyers. A deposition is about to begin in a large, metro law firm where the senior partner is breathing his last before a shooter barges into the conference room and redecorates with blood and brains compliments of his Glock nine. 



Two books out together creates extra labor but worth it. A COLD KILL with Detective John Bowers is out. Number 7 in the series, and as us...


Back on the Beat with A COLD KILL, Number 7 in the Series It's a homicide case with more questions than answers for Detective Sergeant Jo...


Diary: Number 7 in the Detective John Bowers police procedural series is coming out in March. A COLD KILL. DON'T MISS IT WHICH WAY DO I ...

Books by Gehla Knight

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