Matt Coyle
Rick Cahill, a former Santa Barbara cop falsely accused of killing his wife, now a restaurateur and then private investigator in the San Diego suburb, La Jolla, California:

Yesterday’s Echo (2013) [review]
2014 Anthony Award for Best First Novel
Finalist 2014 Macavity Award for Best First Mystery

Night Tremors (2015) [review]
Finalist 2016 Anthony Award for Best Mystery
Finalist 2016 Lefty Award for Best Regional Mystery
Finalist 2016 Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel

Dark Fissures (2016) [review]
Finalist 2017 Lefty Award for Best Mystery
Finalist 2017 Macavity Award for Best Mystery

Blood Truth (2017)