Matt Coyle
Rick Cahill, a former Santa Barbara cop falsely accused of killing his wife, now a restaurateur and then private investagator 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)
Finalist 2017 Lefty Award for Best Mystery
Finalist 2017 Macavity Award for Best Mystery