Detective Dan Gold Series
Dan Gold and his partner Xander Nicholson deal with strange homicides in the Chicago suburb of Northville. Dan had a promising career as a quarterback ended in a knee injury, and a series of tragedies leave him despondent at the start of the series. The series is what happens by crossing Dan Marino with Columbo. 
The Society of Jack-O'-lanterns series:
The SOJ series features the inner politics of a secret society that advocates freedom by slavery. Yes, they are good at self-rationalization. 

All five books are available on Amazon. Most key characters in the Society series appear in the Torture Magic series, starting in TM series 3.