Star Svensdotter Books In Publication Order
- Second Star (1991)
- A Handful of Stars (1991)
- Red Planet Run (1995)
Kate Shugak Books In Publication Order
- A Cold Day For Murder (1992)
- A Fatal Thaw (1992)
- Dead in the Water (1993)
- A Cold-Blooded Business (1994)
- Play with Fire (1995)
- Blood Will Tell (1996)
- Breakup (1997)
- Killing Grounds (1998)
- Hunter’s Moon (1999)
- Midnight Come Again (2000)
- The Singing of the Dead (2001)
- A Fine and Bitter Snow (2002)
- A Grave Denied (2003)
- A Taint in the Blood (2004)
- A Deeper Sleep (2006)
- Whisper to the Blood (2009)
- A Night Too Dark (2010)
- Though Not Dead (2010)
- Restless in the Grave (2012)
- Bad Blood (2013)
- Less than a Treason (2017)
- No Fixed Line (2019)
Liam Campbell Books In Publication Order
- Fire And Ice (1998)
- So Sure Of Death (1999)
- Nothing Gold Can Stay (2000)
- Better To Rest (2002)
- Spoils of the Dead (2021)
Coast Guard Books In Publication Order
- Blindfold Game (2005)
- Prepared For Rage (2008)
Silk and Song Trilogy Books In Publication Order
- Everything Under the Heavens (2014)
- By the Shores of the Middle Sea (2014)
- The Land Beyond (2015)
Eye Of Isis Books In Publication Order
- Death of an Eye (2018)
- Disappearance of a Scribe (2022)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- Alaska Traveler (2012)
- On Patrol with the US Coast Guard (2021)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- The Mysterious North (2002)
- Alaska Women Write (2003)
- Wild Crimes (2004)
- Powers of Detection (2004)
- Unusual Suspects (2008)
- At the Scene of the Crime (2008)
- Hook, Line & Sinister (2010)
- A Study in Sherlock (2011)
- Inherit the Dead (2013)
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Dana Stabenow Books Overview
Earth’s first space colony is overrun by spacepirates, politicians and saboteurs. One person dedicates her life to keeping her beloved colony safe: Esther ‘Star’ Svensdotter. She’s dealt with all kinds of human troublemakers, but the rules change when the colony receives its first contact from aliens. Reissue.
From an Edgar winning author comes the sequel to Second Star. After pouring five years of her life into Earth’s most ambitious space colony, Star Svensdotter sets out with a small crew to make the fortune of the new nation. They won’t be stopped not by plague, insurrection, nor blood feud. Reissue.
When Star Svensdotter packs up her twin teenage daughters and accepts a commission to explore Mars, she gets more than she bargained for, including space pirates and a strange obelisk that may explain why all previous expeditions have vanished.
It’s December in the Park, and a ranger is missing. It s no great loss to the rest of the Park rats, they figure he s stumbled into a snowbank and will re emerge come breakup, just in time for the ground to thaw and them to bury him. But when the man sent to look for him also disappears, Kate Shugak, ex investigator for the Anchorage D.A. and Park homesteader, is sent in search of them both. First in the Kate Shugak series.
On the first day of spring, a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of massacre when he takes a . 30 06 and kills nine of his neighbors in a national park in Alaska. Or did he kill only eight? And if so, who killed the ninth victim and why? Alaska Aleut Kate Shugak investigates. The second in the Kate Shugak series, available for the first time in hardcover from Poisoned Pen Press.
A Kate Shugak Mystery There are some pretty tough men on an Alaskan fishing boat…
and now one very tough woman is about to join the crew. Kate Shugak, once the star investigator of the Anchorage D.A.’s office, is working undercover to find out why two crew members disappeared from a boat on the Bering Sea. But while she’s casting her net for a killer, she may also be courting disaster. ‘Right on target with its descriptions of the greed that motivates murder.’ Washington Times ‘Stabenow is a splendid writer who knows how to hook her readers with an exciting blend of thrills, danger, humor, pathos, fact, and fable.’ Booklist
A string of drug related accidents at an oil company’s rig in the Arctic Circle forces Kate Shugak to go undercover to scope out a cocaine connection along the TransAlaskan Pipeline. AB. LJ.
Former D.A. investigator Kate Shugak gets caught up in a case involving a corpse she finds in the Alaskan woodlands, leading her to an isolated religious settlement and onto a trail of twisted lies, secrets, and suspicions. AB.
At the request of her grandmother, a matriarch of her Aleut clan, Kate Shugak travels to Anchorage to investigate the mysterious deaths of several Council members just before a crucial meeting to determine the fate of some disputed tribal lands. Mystery Guild Alt.
April in Alaska is the period of spring thaw, what the locals call Breakup. It is a time of rebirth, renewal and the resurfacing of past debris. For Kate Shugak, this year’s meltdown brings nothing but mayhem. She must deal not only with the April 15th deadline for taxes, but also with rampaging bears, family feuds, and finally a jet engine that crashes into her backyard. Then the melting snow uncovers a dead body near Kate’s home. And when a deadly bear attack raises suspicions, Kate is drawn further into the destruction of this year’s Breakup and into the path of a cunning murderer. ‘Finding the name Dana Stabenow on a new mystery is reason enough to read that book first. This author from the nation’s deep freeze just keeps getting better.’ The Washington Times
Lending a hand on a salmon boat under the Alaskan summer sun, Kate Shugak reels in some unusual suspects in the murder of a roundly despised commercial fisherman, including his troubled teenaged son and his less than grief stricken widow.
A corporate hunting retreat turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse in this latest addition to the Kate Shugak series. ‘With eight Shugak mysteries under her belt, Stabenow is rapidly emerging as one of the strongest voices in crime fiction in the vast expanse of Alaska,’ wrote The Seattle Times of last year’s Killing Grounds. With Hunter’s Moon, the unstoppable Kate Shugak guides a hunting expedition gone horribly wrong. It’s September and the height of hunting season in the bush. Experienced hunter Kate and her boyfriend, Jack, volunteer to help out their friend and big game outfitter George Perry with a hunting trip. But while they kill to pack their freezers, this wealthy group of German computer executives wants trophies to hang on their walls. The conflict of interest doesn’t end there; used to pampering, the group has a style that clashes with Kate’s self sufficient ways. After successfully bagging a moose with two of her charges, Kate returns to camp to learn that a hunter has been shot. It appears to be an accident, until the body of a second hunter is discovered in even more gruesome circumstances. With no shortage of potential suspects, Kate realizes the moose and the bears aren’t the only animals being hunted in the bush. In a plot that combines elements of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and Richard Connell’s The Most Dangerous Game, in a setting as perilous as it is beautiful, with a cast of characters as rich and full as any in detective fiction today, Dana Stabenow weaves a story that will test the limits of Kate’s strength, ingenuity, and determination, and will ultimately change the course of her life forever.
Reeling from the shocking murder that shattered her world, private investigator Kate Shugak has vanished into the vast Alaskan wilderness just when Jim Chopin needs her most. The dauntless Alaska State Trooper is ensnared in an intricate case involving the Russian Mafia and a cache of stolen plutonium a case that will launch him on a treacherous solo undercover FBI assignment in the far western reaches of Bering. Only when he arrives in the remote coastal settlement does an astonished Jim discover that he isn’t the only one who’s gone incognito…
Seeking solace in a new name, a new appearance, and a new life, Kate puts in eighteen hour days handling freight for an independent airline. Yet not even the backbreaking labor provides adequate diversion from her inconsolable grief nor does Jim’s unexpected appearance…
at first. Kate and Jim soon find themselves drawn headlong into a case that is far more twisted, and dangerous, than either of them ever could have suspected as it soon becomes violently clear that the theft that launched their investigation is only the tip of the iceberg…
AUTHORBIO: DANA STABENOW is the author of nine previous Kate Shugak mysteries as well as two featuring Alaska State Trooper Liam Campbell, in addition to three science fiction novels. A graduate of the University of Alaska with a BA in journalism and an MFA, she won the Edgar Award for her first novel, A Cold Day for Murder, and recently began writing a monthly column for Alaska Magazine. Stabenow was born and still lives in Anchorage, Alaska.
With Midnight Come Again, Dana Stabenow authored the most ambitious book to date in her acclaimed series of novels about life and death in the beautiful but forbidding wilderness of Alaska. Now, with Aleutian p.i. Kate Shugak back on her home turf and beginning to recover from devastating recent events, Stabenow has delivered a daring novel paralleling the lives of her series characters with their ancestors, the settlers of America’s forty ninth state. In The Singing of the Dead, Kate hires onto the staff of a political campaign to work security for a Native woman running for state senator. The candidate has been receiving anonymous threats, and Kate, who went to college with two of the staffers, is to become her shadow, watching the crowds at rallies and fundraisers. But just as she’s getting started the campaign is rocked by the murder of their staff researcher. In order to track the killer, Kate will have to retrace the researcher’s steps and delve into the past, in particular the grisly murder of a ‘good time girl’ during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1915. Little can she guess the impact a ninety year old unsolved case could have on a modern day killer. Seamlessly blending past and present, Stabenow’s richly detailed plot and stunningly rendered characters and Alaskan setting ensure that this newest entry in the Kate Shugak series will not disappoint.
In a tense battle between conservationists and developers of Alaskas pristine wilderness, P.I. Kate Shugak finds herself in a murderous environmentSet in Alaska, Edgar Award winner Dana Stabenows novels combine a lush and evocative portrait of life in the frozen north with taut suspense and top notch characters, especially the dynamic Aleutian p.i. Kate Shugak. A perennial bestseller regionally, Stabenows national profile is on the rise, and with A Fine and Bitter Snow, she delivers the novel that can catapult her into the forefront of crime fiction today. In this latest installment, the possibility of drilling for oil in a wildlife preserve near Kates home has battle lines drawn,even in Kates small community. Things heat up when a ranger at the preserve loses his job for political reasons, but when a passionate conservation spokesperson is found poisoned, the war begins in earnest. I9 a gripping story both entertaining and tensenot to mention timelyDana Stabenow brings to life the beauty and the danger of livingand dyingin Alaska.
Everyone knew Len Dreyer, a handyman for hire in the Park near Niniltna, Alaska, but no one knew anything else about him. Even Kate Shugak hired him to thin the trees on her 160 acre homestead and was planning to ask him to help build a small second cabin on her property for Johnny Morgan, a teenaged boy in her care. But she, the Park’s unofficial p.i., seems to have known less about him than anyone. Alaska is a place where anybody can bury his history and start fresh, and for any reason, but this particular mystery comes to light when Len Dreyer turns up murdered. His body is discovered, frozen solid, in the path of a receding glacier with the hole from a shotgun blast in his chest. No one even knew he was missing, but it turns out he’s been missing for months. Alaska State Trooper Jim Chopin asks Kate to help him dig into Dreyer’s background, in the hope of finding some reason for his murder. She takes the case, mindful of the need for gainful employment as she copes with her responsibility for Johnny, a constant reminder of his father, her dead lover. Little does she imagine that by trying to provide for him she just might put him right in the path of danger.A talented writer at the prime of her abilities, Stabenow delivers a masterful crime novel that turns out to be as much about living as it is about dying.
Thirty one years ago in Anchorage, Alaska, Victoria Pilz Bannister Muravieff was convicted of murdering her seventeen year old son William. The jury returned a quick verdict of guilty, believing the prosecutor’s claims that she had set fire to her own home with both her sons inside; William died and the other, Oliver, narrowly escaped. Victoria was sentenced to life in prison without parole, and though she pled not guilty at the trial, she never again denied her guilt. Now her daughter, Charlotte Muravieff, has hired Kate Shugak to clear her mother’s name. Her daughter has always believed in her innocence, and now that Victoria has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, Charlotte wants her free. Kate is the only p.i. Charlotte can find who’s willing to take such a long shot case. Kate, on the other hand, is only willing because she’s suddenly a single parent to a teenager, a teenager she hopes will decide to go to college. Besides, it can’t be bad to do a favor for the Bannister family, one of the wealthiest and most prominent families in Alaska’s short history. As Kate begins an investigation, Victoria protests, refusing to cooperate. But soon it seems she isn’t the only one who wants to leave the past in the past. In this spell binding novel, Kate’s confrontation with thirty years of secrets and regret and murder in one of Alaska’s most powerful families shows award winning crime writer Dana Stabenow at the top of her game.
In A Deeper Sleep, her first novel since Blindfold Game, the stand alone political thriller that made Dana Stabenow a New York Times bestseller, Stabenow returns to the popular and award winning Kate Shugak series. Kate, a private investigator, has been working on a case for the Anchorage District Attorney involving the murder of a young woman by her husband, a man named Louis Deem. Deem has been the subject of investigations before, and he’s never been convicted of a crime. But Kate and her on again, off again lover, state trooper Jim Chopin, who arrested Deem, are convinced that this time it’s different, and he’ll finally be punished for his actions. When the jury returns a verdict of not guilty, Kate and Jim are devastated, and like the rest of the citizens of Niniltna, Alaska, certain that a man has gotten away with murder. They can’t help but think that it’s only a matter of time before he’s in the frame for another killing. Sure enough, a few weeks later a shooting leaves two dead in an apparent robbery. But this time Kate and Jim have a witness, and they’re not going to let Louis Deem get away again. Or will he? Dana Stabenow, Edgar Award winning author and New York Times bestselling thriller writer, delivers a gripping page turner about one town’s search for justice at any cost.
Inside Alaska’s biggest national park, around the town of Niniltna, a gold mining company has started buying up land. The residents of the Park are uneasy. But gold is up to nine hundred dollars an ounce is the refrain of Talia Macleod, the popular Alaskan skiing champ the company has hired to improve their relations with Alaskans and pave the way for the mine s expansion. And she promises much needed jobs to the locals. But before she can make her way to every village in the area to present her case at town meetings and village breakfasts, there are two brutal murders, including that of a long standing mine opponent. The investigation into those deaths falls to Trooper Jim Chopin and, as usual, he needs Kate to help him get to the heart of the matter. Between those deaths and a series of attacks on snowmobilers up the Kanuyaq River, not to mention the still open homicide of Park villain Louis Deem last year, part time P.I. and newly elected chairman of the Niniltna Native Association Kate Shugak has her hands very much full. Dana Stabenow s Kate Shugak series continues to be beloved among crime fiction fans, but also provides a fascinating window into life and death in Alaska.
A Night Too Dark is New York Times bestselling writer Dana Stabenow’s latest, the seventeenth in a series chronicling life, death, love, tragedy, mischief, controversy, nature, and survival in Alaska, America s last real frontier. In Alaska, people disappear every day. In Aleut detective Kate Shugak s Park, they ve been disappearing a lot lately. Hikers head into the wilderness unprepared and get lost. Miners quit without notice at the busy Suulutaq Mine. Suicides leave farewell notes and vanish. Not only are Park rats disappearing at an alarming rate, but so is life in the Park as Kate knows it. Alaska state trooper Jim Chopin s workload has increased to where he doesn t make it home three nights out of four, the controversial mine has seduced Johnny and his classmates with summer jobs and divided the Niniltna Native Association the aunties are to a woman selling out and a hostile environmental activist organization has embraced the Suulutaq Mine as their reason for being. It s almost a relief when Kate finds a body. This she can handle. Until the identity of the body vanishes, too. In this latest Kate Shugak novel, the smart, sexy PI, her wolf/husky hybrid Mutt, and Chopper Jim are only just beginning to realize the fallout from the discovery of the world s second largest gold mine in their backyard. Mine change everything, Auntie Vi said in Whisper to the Blood the previous book in the series and the first to hit the New York Times bestseller list. And it s only just beginning.
The residents of Alaska’s largest national park are stunned by the death of one of their oldest members, eighty seven year old Old Sam Dementieff Even private investigator Kate Shugak. Sam, a lifelong resident, dubbed the father of all of the Park rats even though he had no children of his own was especially close to Kate, his niece, but even she is surprised to discover that in his will he s left her everything, including a letter instructing her simply to, find my father. Easier said than done, since Sam s father is something of a mystery. An outsider, he disappeared shortly after learning about Sam s existence, taking with him a priceless tribal artifact, a Russian icon. And in the three days after Kate begins her search through Sam s background, she gets threatened and worse. The flashbacks from Sam s fascinating life, including scenes from major events in Alaska s colorful history, punctuate a gripping story in which Kate does her best to fulfill Sam s last wish without losing her own life to the people who are following her every move, though what they are searching for Kate doesn t even know. In Dana Stabenow s breathtaking new novel, Though Not Dead, the eighteenth to feature Kate Shugak, Kate s search for the long lost family secrets that have been interwoven with the epic history of an unforgiving land leads to an extraordinary treasure hunt with fatal consequences.
New York Times bestseller Dana Stabenow returns with her most outstanding novel yet, teaming up two of her most beloved characters, Aleut private investigator Kate Shugak and Alaska state trooper Liam Campbell, in the same story for the first time. Alaska aviation entrepreneur Finn Grant died in the fiery crash of his Piper Super Cub. Someone sabotaged his engine, and virtually everyone in southwestern Alaska has a motive, including his betrayed wife, his bullied children, and Liam’s wife, bush pilot Wyanet Chouinard. With few places to turn, Liam asks his former mentor Niniltna post commander Sergeant Jim Chopin, for help, and Jim quickly brings Kate onto the case. Working undercover as of all things a waitress at Bill s Bar and Grill, Kate learns over beer and burgers that Grant s business had expanded meteorically over the last two years. After buying the closed Air Force base south of town from the federal government at a bargain basement price, he became a fixed base operator running his fishing, hunting, and flight seeing business, servicing planes flying through the area, and most interestingly and lucratively, getting into the air freight business. But what kind of freight was he moving, and where?The answers involve Kate in her most challenging case to date, one that starts with murder and quickly sprawls into a much larger conspiracy ranging from the darkest family secrets to treason and beyond. Restless in the Grave is a treat for fans and another outstanding addition to Dana Stabenow s acclaimed and award winning series.
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In this brand new mystery series by Dana Stabenow, the Edgar Award winning author returns to the Alaskan setting she’s famous for, but with a wonderful new character state trooper Liam Campbell. Liam’s just been transferred from Anchorage to the small fishing village of Newenham, Alaska where a local pilot seems to have lost his head.’Evocative.’ Dallas Morning News ‘Stunning.’ Booklist ‘Liam Campbell is a delightful character, already fully formed in the skilled, inventive mind of Miss Stabenow, and meeting him is a pleasure.’ Washington Times’Evocative writing, intelligent plotting…
intensely believable.’ Dallas Morning News’Lots of quirky people, adventures, and scenery.’ Kirkus Reviews’This much mayhem has rarely been in surer literary hands.’ Publishers Weekly First in a new series Stabenow is a national bestseller and Edgar Award winner ‘Alaska’s finest mystery writer.’ Anchorage Daily News
Fire and Ice, the first Liam Campbell mystery, was named by Library Journal as Best Mystery of 1998. Now Campbell is back to uncover the icy heart of a deadly family secret…
.’So Sure Of Death has the vivid descriptions, rich characterization, and compelling plot that distinguish Stabenow’s Kate Shugak books, with the added advantage of extra sex appeal.’ Publishers Weekly ‘Colorful…
vivid and powerful.’ Dallas Morning News’As good as it gets…
Stabenow constructs a challenging, compelling plot. She’s a star on the rise.’ Booklist Stabenow is the Edgar Award winning author of the acclaimed Kate Shugak series 2nd in the acclaimed series with more to come
From Edgar award winning author Dana Stabenow comes the third book in her acclaimed Liam Campbell series a suspenseful, atmospheric novel of murder, elusive justice, and a terrifying truth that stretches back nearly twenty yearsA few years after losing his wife and young son in a tragic accident, Alaska state trooper Liam Campbell has finally begun to make a new life in Newenham, a remote fishing village of proud, independent natives where the currents of loyalty, fear, and violence run deep. Campbell’s latest investigation into a seemingly routine homicide a robbery gone bad becomes something else when the first murder is followed by a second…
then a third. Soon a chilling pattern begins to emerge a twisting path that leads him back through the years and into the sights of a diabolical killer whose hidden agenda could have fatal consequences for Campbell and those he loves.A novel as fresh and exhilarating as the landscape that is the setting for her popular series, Nothing Gold Can Stay is Dana Stabenow at her very best. ‘Dana Stabenow is rapidly emerging as one of the strongest voices in crime fiction.’ Seattle Times’Skilled, inventive. Campbell is a delightful character. Please, Ms. Stabenow, give us more.’ Washington Times
Just when his personal life starts to heat up, Liam Campbell must put it on hold…
after the grisly discovery of a dismembered hand leads him to a crashed World War II Army plane frozen precariously in a glacier. Stretching back more than sixty years, the case will pit Liam against his Air Force colonel father, whose very presence makes Liam question what secrets the glacier holds and who exactly was on that ill fated flight…
In Thailand, two men hire some modern day pirates to hijack a Russian freighter. It is appallingly easy and the ship sails, undetected, toward the western coast of North America. On the Bering Sea, the USS Sojourner Truth, a Coast Guard cutter, patrols the Maritime Boundary Line. The seasoned crew, dealing with a high volume of ocean going traffic, is finding that choppy seas are making their efforts even more difficult. In Washington DC, a CIA analyst traces the sale of black market plutonium. As the pieces fit together, he realizes that a terrorist attack is under way on a valuable and vulnerable American target. He also sees that the Sojourner Truth is sailing right into the attack putting his estranged wife, the second in command on the Sojourner, at the heart of an international crisis. Relentlessly gripping and frighteningly plausible, The Blindfold Game is the pinnacle of Dana Stabenow’s award winning career.
Following A Deeper Sleep, her most successful Kate Shugak novel to date, the Edgar Award winner and New York Times bestselling thriller writer Dana Stabenow delivers a nail biting, all too real novel of international suspense.A terrorist with a most personal grudge, an FBI analyst challenged to be three steps ahead of the intelligence, a Coast Guard captain assigned to keep watch on that very American of symbols from the water, an astronaut who takes her job very seriously the paths of all of these characters converge on one clear morning in Florida. NASA is preparing to launch the space shuttle, this time with a high paying visitor on board as a guest, and the FBI and the Coast Guard are doing everything they can to help the launch go off without a hitch. But one Pakistani man with a bottomless personal grudge and the commitment of many zealous men behind him is determined to strike back at the most visible target he can find. Once again Dana Stabenow, who researched this gripping scenario by spending weeks living on board a Coast Guard cutter as it conducted its mission in the eastern Pacific, delivers an action driven thriller with an ingenious, frightening, straight from the headlines plot, certain to be her next bestseller.
A brand new anthology of all original Alaskan mystery tales. Also includes stories by Kate Grilley Michael Armstrong Donna Andrews Mike Doogan Brad Reynolds Kim Rich James Sarafin
Women were outnumbered 25 to 1 in the Klondike Gold Rush. Thousands more followed their men’s dreams to Alaska in the century that followed. This created the myth that Alaska was a ”man’s country.” Not surprisingly, this idea came from men. These writers dispel the myth.
From Edgar Award winner Dana Stabenow comes an all new mystery anthology featuring wild men, wilder women, and the wildest crimes imaginable…
Go where the wild things are whether on unruly and lawless urban streets, a secluded stretch of uncivilized and barbarous woods, or in the frozen mountains of Colorado. Anything can happen to anyone anywhere when the nature of man turns wild. Original stories of mystery in the wild by: Michael Armstrong Margaret Coel Mike Doogan Loren D. Estleman Laurie R. King Skye K. Moody Brad Reynolds S. J. Rozan James Sarafin Dana Stabenow John Straley
This one of a kind collection features stories from some of the biggest names in mystery and fantasy blending the genres into a unique hybrid where PIs may wear wizard’s robes and criminals may really be monsters. Sit in on a modern day witch’s trial, visit the halls of a magical boarding school with murder on the curriculum, spend some time with Sookie Stackhouse, visit London’s hidden world of the Nightside, and become spellbound with eight more tales of magical mystery. Contributors include: Michael Armstrong Donna Andrews Anne Bishop Jay Caselberg Mike Doogan Laura Anne Gilman Simon R. Green Charlaine Harris Anne Perry Sharon Shinn Dana Stabenow John Straley
All new from the top names in mystery and fantasy including a never beforepublished Sookie Stackhouse story from Charlaine Harris! This follow up to Powers of Detection showcases bestselling and award winning names from Simon Green to Laurie King to Sharon Shinn with original stories featuring otherworldly investigators trailing uncanny criminals across fantastical realms. From video game characters seeking civil rights and a cave dragon loan shark pondering an investment, to Santa Claus’s Australian vacation and an enemy of Sam Spade s out for revenge plus visits to the Nightside and Sookie Stackhouse s hometown these stories will take readers around the world on a magical mystery tour.
With the long term success of procedural shows dominating prime time television, the readership for a forensic anthology extends well beyond traditional mystery readers.
Collected by Martin H. Greenberg the King of Anthologists this volume features the following contributors:
Edward D. Hoch
Michael A. Black
Max Allan Collins and Matthew Clemens
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Julie Hyzy, John Lutz
Loren D. Estleman
Jeanne C. Stein
Original short stories by best selling mystery writers about their favorite pastime shing. Sixteen of America’s favorite author anglers spin tales of mystery and fishing in this collection. From the tragic to the comic with many stops in between, these stories reflect the authors’ passions for both making stories and catching fish. Michael Connelly, Ridley Pearson, John Lescroart, Don Winslow, Melodie Johnson Howe, Victoria Houston, and others all share a mysterious affection for things piscatorial when not busy writing best selling books. This collection of all original short stories will entertain even the most discriminating mystery reader. Proceeds from this book will help support two charitable groups, Casting For Recovery, which helps women cancer survivors to heal body and soul through fly fishing, and Project Healing Waters, which does the same for our returning veterans. Contributing authors include Ridley Pearson Mark T. Sullivan Michael Connelly John Lescoart Andrew Winer Dana Stabenow Don Winslow Melodie Johnson Howe James W. Hall C.J. Box Victoria Houston William Beall Spring Warren Brian M. Wiprud William Tapply T. Jefferson Parker .
BESTSELLING AUTHORS GO HOLMES IN AN IRRESISTIBLE NEW COLLECTION edited by award winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger Neil Gaiman. Laura Lippman. Lee Child. These are just three of eighteen superstar authors who provide fascinating, thrilling, and utterly original perspectives on Sherlock Holmes in this one of a kind book. These modern masters place the sleuth in suspenseful new situations, create characters who solve Holmesian mysteries, contemplate Holmes in his later years, fill gaps in the Sherlock Holmes Canon, and reveal their own personal obsessions with the Great Detective. Thomas Perry, for example, has Dr. Watson tell his tale, in a virtuoso work of alternate history that finds President McKinley approaching the sleuth with a disturbing request; Lee Child sends an FBI agent to investigate a crime near today’s Baker Street only to get a twenty first century shock; Jacqueline Winspear spins a story of a plucky boy inspired by the detective to make his own deductions; and graphic artist Colin Cotterill portrays his struggle to complete this assignment in his hilarious The Mysterious Case of the Unwritten Short Story. In perfect tribute comes this delicious collection of twisty, clever, and enthralling studies of a timeless icon. Featuring stories from Alan BradleyTony BroadbentJan BurkeLionel ChetwyndLee ChildColin Cotterill Neil GaimanLaura LippmanGayle Lynds & John SheldonPhillip & Jerry MargolinMargaret MaronThomas PerryS. J. RozanDana StabenowCharles ToddJacqueline Winspear print version only