Meet Joe Robbins . . . freelance CFO

Hill Country Greed (BOOK ONE) – Joe will earn fifty million dollars in Connection Software’s IPO, but he has to keep his job first, which won’t be easy for a couple reasons. First, Gwen Raleigh, the VP of Marketing, wants to bed Joe despite the fact that he’s married. Even worse, a murderer kills a director on the board, which makes Joe a suspect in the eyes of the police. MORE >>



Amazon Reviews for Hill Country Greed and Hill Country Rage:

“I read this book in 2 days. It was almost impossible to put down.”

“The mystery kept me guessing until the very last . . .”

“Hill Country Greed is a fantastic debut novel . . .”

Hill Country Rage (BOOK TWO) – Joe Robbins is freelance CFO for Hill Country Capital, a real estate investment company. Neil Blaney, Joe’s best friend, is part owner of the company but suspects one of the other owners, Kenji Tanaka, is connected to the drug cartels. When Neil is murdered on an Austin street mid-day Joe begins a relentless quest for justice.MORE>>





BUY THE BOOK AT AMAZON (Available in Kindle or paperback)

Hill Country Greed – Kindle page

Hill Country Rage – Kindle Page

Also available at BookPeople in Austin, Texas.

Hill Country Siren (BOOK THREE) — Coming March 2016

Sophie Tyler plays ACL in Hill Country Siren

Sophie Tyler plays ACL in Hill Country Siren

Joe Robbins is hired to review the personal finances of Sophie Tyler, an aging rock star and Austin hometown hero. His initial valuation is straightforward — Sophie spends more than she earns — but closer scrutiny uncovers the possibility of a fraudulent investment.

As Joe closes in on the fraud scheme the fraudster shows up dead, sending Joe on the trail of a serial killer.

Hill Country Siren photo gallery.


  1. I can’t wait to read Patrick Kelly’s novel.I know nothing about Austin,Texas,but I am sure that I will learn a great deal by reading Patrick’s exciting new novel.

  2. I just received my copy in the mail! I’ve only visited Austin a few times but it’s a fascinating place! Looking forward to a heaping helping of Hill Country hijinks from a real insider!

    1. Larry, Thank you for reading Hill Country Greed. I think you will be entertained by the colorful, eclectic Austin settings. And for an extra treat there are two over-the-top trips to Vegas. Enjoy!

  3. Hi Patrick — Just posted a review of HCR on Amazon (from “austex”). Loved your story and look forward to another Joe Robbins adventure! I am always available to review a draft. What fun reading a great story set in our own home town!

    1. Henry,

      Thank you for the review on Amazon! As a self-publisher I rely on word-of-mouth and Amazon reviews. I’m glad you found Hill Country Rage entertaining. I’m working on the next in the series but it will take a while to get it in shape.



  4. Hi Patrick,

    Thanks for leaving your comment on my blog! I thoroughly enjoyed your book and look forward to reading the sequel! :)

    My email is If you’d like to be a guest on my upcoming podcast, please let me know. Hopefully, the podcast will be up and running by June.


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