Jeff Macfee

Jeff Macfee is the author of the forthcoming crime novel The Contest (February, 2025) and the superhero noir Nine Tenths. He writes about ordinary people who do their best but make things worse. When he’s not writing he’s doing IT things and asking you to turn it off and on again. He lives in North Texas with his wife and three kids.

Find Jeff on his website at on Twitter at @jmacfee.


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Nine Tenths
"People have been trying to do superhero noir for years now, and then Jeff Macfee rolls in and crushes them all with a simple, warts-and-all tale of ordinary people trying to make a living in a world where superpowers have become common. Dark and moody in the absolute best way, Nine Tenths is just fantastic. It's superpower noir at its very, very best, remembering that it's the glimpses of light and hope that make things look the darkest."

Peter Clines, New York Times bestselling author of The Broken Room and Paradox Bound

"What’s the one thing more certain in life than death or taxes; the repo man. In the world of the superhumans, the one thing heroes and villains all fear is; the repo man. Because it doesn’t matter how big you are, there’s always someone who can take it all away. Nine Tenths is a fast-moving, frenetic, first-rate novel about the people with real power. And what happens when someone tries to turn it back on them."

Simon R. Green, New York Times bestselling author

"An entertaining debut SF with exceptional voice and a ton of twists that will keep you on edge right to the end."

Michael Mammay, author of The Misfit Soldier

"Fast-paced, gritty, and suspenseful, Nine Tenths gives a fresh spin to hardboiled detective fiction with a thrill ride into the world of superhero repo. Good stuff.”

Meg Gardiner, author of the UNSUB series

"NINE TENTHS is a fantastic blend of the superhero fantasy and the hard-boiled detective. Jeff Macfee is a writer to watch."

Stephen Blackmoore, author of Bottle Demon