Following several years as a patrol officer, Moore has been a detective for nearly two and half decades, working a wide range of detective assignments. He began in the Property Crimes Bureau then Airport Investigations Unit and Property Management Bureau. He was assigned to the Family Investigations Bureau—Assaults Unit, Violent Crimes Bureau—Homicide Detail, before an appointment as a Court Liaison to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. He was then selected to work in the Laboratory Services Bureau, was the Administrative Detective in the Reserve Division and is currently assigned to the Violent Crimes Bureau’s—Crime Gun Intelligence Squad.
Moore has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration. He has taught Crime Scene Management, Collection and Preservation of Evidence, Interview and Interrogation Techniques along with Crime Scene Photography, Specialized Crimes and Death Investigation at the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy (ALEA) in Phoenix.
Moore is a Board member at the Phoenix Police Museum as well as the Desert Sleuths Chapter of the Sister’s in Crime. He belongs to the Fraternal Order of Police Phoenix Lodge #2, The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) and The International Police Association (IPA). He is also a long standing member of the Arizona Historical Society.
Moore has been married to his wife, Laurie, for 29 years and they have two grown daughters.
Clark Lohr grew up on a remote farm and ranch in Montana. Most of his friends were old men who told good stories. Although Lohr has been thrown off of horses and thrown out of bars, most of his life has been urban and mundane. He writes crime stories, and focuses specifically on “current border noir.”
Lohr’s first published novel, Devil’s Kitchen, is the story of Pima County Sheriff’s Office Detective Manuel Aguilar who investigates an apparently routine murder and finds himself in the middle of a hellish conspiracy between a Mexican drug lord and an Arizona land developer.
His second novel, The Devil on Eighty-five, was published in January of 2014, under his brand name, BarZF Press and is about drug wars on the Arizona-Mexico border. When a Tohono O’odham cowboy is accused of murdering his wife, Manuel Aguilar follows a trail running out the west end of the reservation to Ajo, Arizona—and to Arizona State Route 85, a smuggling corridor where guns and money go south and drugs and migrants go north. Evil loves darkness on Highway 85 and the desert itself is the deadliest player in the game.
Lohr has completed working with Detective Tim Moore to co-write a thriller about the Phoenix Police Department’s hunt for rapist and robber, Ernest Miranda.
Lohr has degrees in Writing, Literature and English from the University of Arizona and is an accomplished professional still photographer. He is a Vietnam vet and a member of Veterans for Peace and the Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sister’s in Crime.
Clark lives and writes in Tucson, Arizona.