Faherty was nominated for an Edgar Award for Deadstick, his debut novel. Come Back Dead was honored with the 1997 Shamus Award for best Best Private Eye Novel. Faherty has also written two mystery series'.
The Owen Keane Mysteries
The Owen Keane series are contemporary novels whose main character dropped out of a Roman Catholic seminary based on the School of Theology at St. Meinrad Archabbey. The series contains 7 novels and 1 collection of short stories:
Deadstick - 1991
Live To Regret - 1992
The Lost Keats - 1993 (a "prequel" to Deadstick)
Die Dreaming - 1994
Prove The Nameless - 1996
The Ordained - 1998
Orion Rising - 2001
The Confessions of Owen Keane (short stories) - 2005
The Scott Elliott Mysteries
The Scott Elliott books are set in post-World War II Hollywood, during which the glamor of old Hollywood was fading. Elliott, a former actor and soldier turned private security operative, fights a rearguard action throughout the series, trying to protect the dying Hollywood, for which, as he might put it, he carries a torch.