BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

Southwest / Western USA &
Native American Mysteries

Crow Nation of Montana Tribal Police on horseback           books on the subject

authors & series, A-Z

links

"I know what I write about seems exotic to a lot of people, but not for me. I pulled up to
an old trading post and saw a few elderly Navajos sitting on a bench. I felt right at home."
Tony Hillerman [1925-2008]

Mystery novels & stories below include series that are located on or near Native American Reservations
(Navajo, Arapaho, Ute, Cherokee, Alaskan, Pueblan), series about Southwestern sheriffs & cops & private
investigators, and series about a game warden, an art gallery owner, and other just plain nosy people of The West.


                                       

Mysterious West stories edited by Tony Hillerman  "The Mysterious West" [20 original stories 1994]
Edited by Tony Hillerman & Martin H. Greenberg

Harper mass pb [11/95] for $7.99
HarperCollins hardcover [12/94] out of prodn/used
20 new mystery tales set in Western landscapes by Robert Campbell, Bill Crider, Susan Dunlap, Linda Grant, J.A. Jance, Stuart M. Kaminsky, Karen Kijewski, M.D. Lake, Lia Matera, Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini, Dana Stabenow, and others
Shaman or Sherlock / Native American Detective  "Shaman or Sherlock?: The Native American Detective" [2001]
by Andrew & Gina Macdonald

Greenwood Press 9&fracx6 hardcover [11/2001] for $118.95
Indian Country Noir stories edited by by Sarah Cortez & Liz Martinez  "Indian Country Noir" [2010] Edited by by Sarah Cortez & Liz Martinez
Kindle Edition from Akashic Books [2/2012] for $9.99
Akashic Books 8¼x5¼ pb [6/2010] for $12.06
14 brand-new stories in sections for the Four Directions: authors include Mistina Bates, Jean Rae Baxter, Lawrence Block, Joseph Bruchac, David Cole, Reed Farrel Coleman, O'Neil De Noux, A.A. Hedgecoke, Gerard Houarner, editor Martinez, R. Narvaez, Kimberly Roppolo, Leonard Schonberg, and Melisa Yi
SoWest, So Wild anthology 3 from Sisters In Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter  "SoWest, So Wild: 20 Wild West Tales - Volume 3" [2011]
from Sisters In Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter

includes short stories by authors Carrie Sears Bell, C.R. Bolinski, Susan Budavari, Howard 'Doc' Carron, Barbara Goodson, Lori Hines, Leslie Kohler, Deborah J. Ledford, Isabella Maldonado, Merle McCann, Nancy McCurry, Margaret Morse, Kris Neri, Nancy Newcomer, Toni Niesen, Virginia Nosky, Martin Roselius, Amy Schuster, Judy Starbuck, and JoAnne Zeterberg
Kindle Edition from Desert Sleuths Chapter [8/2013] for $3.99 {sic}
self-publd 9x6 pb [8/2011] for $14.95
SoWest Desert Justice anthology 4 from Sisters In Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter  "SoWest, Desert Justice: 20 Wild West Tales - Volume 4" [2012]
from Sisters In Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter

includes short stories by authors Shannon Baker, Susan Budavari, Laurie Fagen, Suzanne Flaig, Arthur Kerns, Deborah J. Ledford, Elizabeth R. Marshall, Merle McCann, Margaret Morse, Kris Neri, Nancy Hart Newcomer, Toni Niesen, Virginia Nosky, R.K. Olson, Cathy Ann Rogers, Martin Roselius, Amy Schuster, Judy Starbuck, Judith Starkston, and Kate Joy Steele
Kindle Edition from Desert Sleuths Chapter [7/2013] for $3.99 {sic}
self-publd 9x6 pb [7/2012] for $14.95
SoWest Crime Time anthology 5 from Sisters In Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter  "SoWest, Crime Time: 20 Wild West Tales - Volume 5" [2013]
from Sisters In Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter

includes short stories by authors Shannon Baker, Susan Budavari, Yvonne M. Corrigan-Carr, Laurie Fagen, Katherine Atwell Herbert, Machelle Langseth, Isabella Maldonado, Merle McCann, Margaret Morse, Kris Neri, Nancy Hart Newcomer, Toni Niesen, R.K. Olson, Cathy Ann Rogers, Martin Roselius, Amy Schuster, Jackie Sereno, Louise M. Signorelli, Kate Joy Steele, and Kari Wainwright
Kindle Edition from Desert Sleuths Chapter [11/2015] for $3.99 {sic}
self-publd 9x6 pb [7/2013] for $15.95
SoWest So Deadly anthology 6 from Sisters In Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter  "SoWest, So Deadly: 22 Wild West Tales - Volume 6" [2015]
from Sisters In Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter

short stories by authors Mary Ball, Patricia Bonn, Susan Budavari, Bill Butler, Yvonne M. Corrigan-Carr, M. Evonne Dobson, Robert Dukelow, Laurie Fagen, Suzanne Flaig, Connie Flynn, Katherine Atwell Herbert, Lori Hines, Isabella Maldonado, Merle McCann, Susan Cummins Miller, Kris Neri, Nancy Hart Newcomer, Kaye Owen, Jacinda J. Power, Kate Joy Steele, Denise Todd, and Teresa Waggoner
Kindle Edition from Desert Sleuths Chapter [11/2015] for $4.99
self-publd 9x6 pb [7/2015] for $15.95


                                       

Authors, A to Z

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

mystery author Rebecca Adler
pen name of Gina Lee Nelson of Dallas, Texas who also writes romance novels

Here Today, Gone Tamale mystery novel by Rebecca Adler / Gina Lee Nelson  "Here Today, Gone Tamale: A Taste of Texas Mystery" [2015]
After being fired from her newspaper job in Austin, Josie Callahan and her Chihuahua, Lenny, slink back home to Broken Boot, Texas, and Josie accepts a waitress job at her aunt & uncle’s Tex-Mex restaurant. During preparations for the annual Wild West Festival, a local jewelry designer is found strangled outside the restaurant . . . {Recipes at the back of the book.}
Kindle Edition from Berkley/Penguin [12/2015] for $7.99
Berkley mass pb [12/2015] for $7.99
The Good, the Bad and the Guacamole mystery novel by Rebecca Adler / Gina Lee Nelson  "The Good, The Bad, and The Guacamole" [2016]  11/2016
The town of Broken Boot, Texas holds an annual Homestead Days Music Festival; when performer Jeff Clark reconnects with Josie's best friend (a former flame), Josie decides to intervene by asking for an interview; when she arrives at Patti's house, she finds Clark facedown in a bowl of guacamole and a bloody guitar at his side . . .
Kindle Edition from Berkley/Penguin [11/2016] for $7.99
Berkley mass pb [11/2016] for $7.99
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Rudolfo Anaya of New Mexico Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

Sonny Baca of Albuquerque, New Mexico mysteries

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

mystery author Christine Barber of Albuquerque, NM
official websitebrowse books at Amazon

"The Replacement Child: A Mystery" [9/2008] by Christine Barber
http://www.amazon.com/Replacement-Child-Mystery-Christine-Barber/dp/B003P2VD2O/
won the first annual Hillerman Prize

"The Bone Fire: A Mystery" [7/2010] by Christine Barber
http://www.amazon.com/Bone-Fire-Mystery-Christine-Barber/dp/B006TQYR30/
awarded the New Mexico Book Prize

"When The Devil Doesn't Show: A Mystery" [4/2013] by Christine Barber
http://www.amazon.com/When-Devil-Doesnt-Show-Mystery/dp/1250004721/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Cliff Black
http://www.amazon.com/Cliff-Black/e/B00703K1RM

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

J.M. Blackstone
"teaches pottery and weaving at a small liberal arts university in the Midwest" • J.M. Blackstone on Facebook

writing as Marty Russell {primarily mysteries}
"Not Your Average (Nava)jo" [Backtrack #1 = 8/2011]
"Our Feet May Leave" [Backtrack #2 = 2/2012]
"The Brotherhood of Remorse" [7/2012]
"Cup of Pain" [6/2014]

writing as R.L. Evans {historical fiction}
"Sley The Reed" [6/2011]
"Abode of Souls: The Gift" [12/2013]

writing as Jules Marks {medieval fantasy}
"The Death Wish" [6/2011]
"The Fable of The Mad Queen" [7/2011]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Western author Peter Bowen lives in Livingston, Montana
browse books at Amazonauthor's websiteWikipedia

Gabriel Du Pré of Montana mysteries

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

C.J. Box of Wyoming
browse booksauthor's websiteWikipedia

"Badlands: A Novel" [Minotaur 2015]


game warden Joe Pickett mysteries

"Open Season" [#1 = July 2001] ISBN 978-0-399-14748-7
"Savage Run" [#2 = June 2002] ISBN 978-0-399-14887-3
"Winterkill" [#3 = May 2003] ISBN 978-0-425-19595-6
"Trophy Hunt" [#4 = June 2004] ISBN 978-0-399-15200-9
"Out of Range" [#5 = May 2005] ISBN 978-0-399-15291-7
"In Plain Sight" [#6 = May 2006] ISBN 978-0-399-15360-0
"Free Fire" [#7 = May 2007] ISBN 978-0-399-15427-0
"Blood Trail" [#8 = May 2008] ISBN 978-0-399-15488-1
"Below Zero" [#9 = June 2009] ISBN 978-0-399-15575-8
"Nowhere to Run" [#10 = April 2010] ISBN 978-0-399-15645-8
"Cold Wind" [#11 = March 2011] ISBN 978-0-399-15735-6
"Force of Nature" [#12 = March 2012] ISBN 978-0-399-15826-1
"Breaking Point" [#13 = March 2013] ISBN 978-0-399-16075-2
"Stone Cold" [#14 = March 2014] ISBN 978-0-399-16076-9
"Shots Fired: Stories From Joe Pickett Country" [#15 = July 2014] ISBN 978-0-399-15858-2
"Endangered" [#16 = March 2015] ISBN 978-0-399-16077-6

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Steve Brewer of Albuquerque, NM
all booksauthor's weblogIMDb listing

"A Box of Pandoras" [1/2013] by Steve Brewer
http://www.amazon.com/Box-Pandoras-Steve-Brewer/dp/1481807730/

P.I. Bubba Mabry of Albuquerque, NM mysteries

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Harlen Campbell of Santa Fe, New Mexico
booksofficial website

Monkey on a Chain mystery novel by Harlen Campbell  "Monkey On A Chain: A Novel of Suspense" [1993]
Vietnam vet Rainbow Porter learns that a former buddy & partner in black market dealings was recently killed by a trip mine, and that the man's adopted daughter, a Eurasian beauty, fears that she will be killed next.
Poisoned Pen Press 8½x5½ pb [2/99] for $11.66
Doubleday 9¼x6 hardcover [8/93] out of print/many used
Jennifer's Weave mystery novel by Harlen Campbell  "Jennifer's Weave" [2009]
New Mexican Rainbow Porter discovers a body in his neighbor's house and the neighbor is missing; the body is identified as a man who died many years before, and the cops suspect Rainbow in the murder.
ABQ Press 8½x5½ pb [10/2009] for $11.96
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Pamela Christie of Santa Fe, New Mexico

mysteries of Colonial New Mexico, circa 1780

King's Lizard mystery novel by Pamela Christie  "The King's Lizard: A Tale of Murder & Deception In Old Santa Fe, 1782" [2004]
Someone murders a military commander right on the Santa Fe Plaza, and Governor Anda asks a member of his spy network, the half-breed Nando, to find the killer. Nando's investigations lead to slavers, corrupt priests, and ultimately to a traitor against the crown.
Lone Butte Press 8½x5½ pb [8/2004] for $11.66
Dead Lizard's Dance mystery novel by Pamela Christie  "Dead Lizard's Dance: A Tale of Love, Murder & Witchery In Old Santa Fe" [2009]
A series of gruesome deaths continues despite the efforts of Governor Anda's police, so he again asks Nando for help in stopping further crimes.
Lone Butte Press 8½x5½ pb [9/2009] for $14.95
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Ted Clifton lives in Littleton, Colorado
browse booksofficial websiteauthor's blog

"The Bootlegger's Legacy" [2015] by Ted Clifton
http://www.amazon.com/Bootleggers-Legacy-Ted-Clifton-ebook/dp/B014TFC9AK/ [9/2015]
http://www.amazon.com/Bootleggers-Legacy-Ted-Clifton/dp/1927967538/ [9/2015]


Pacheco & Chino mysteries

"Dog Gone Lies" [#1 = 2015] by Ted Clifton
http://www.amazon.com/Gone-Lies-Pacheco-Chino-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B019IZZO6M [12/2015]
http://www.amazon.com/Gone-Lies-Pacheco-Chino-Mysteries/dp/1927967651/ [1/2016]

"Sky High Stakes" [#2 = DUE in May 2016]

"Four Corners War" [#3 = written]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Margaret Coel Page

Wind River Arapaho mysteries

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

James D. Doss [1929-2012] lived in Taos, New Mexico
browse booksWikipedia

Ute Indian cop Charlie Moon mysteries
browse series books

"The Shaman Sings" [#1 = 1994]
"The Shaman Laughs" [#2 = 1995]
"The Shaman's Bones" [#3 = 1997]
"The Shaman's Game" [#4 = 1998]
"The Night Visitor" [#5 = 1999]
"Grandmother Spider" [#6 = 2001]
"White Shell Woman" [#7 = 2002]
"Dead Soul" [#8 = 2003]
"The Witch's Tongue" [#9 = 2004]
"Shadow Man" [#10 = 2005]
"Stone Butterfly" [#11 = 2006]
"Three Sisters" [#12 = 2007]
"Snake Dreams" [#13 = 2008]
"The Widow's Revenge" [#14 = 2009]
"A Dead Man's Tale" [#15 = 2010]
"Coffin Man" [#16 = 2011]

"The Old Gray Wolf" [#17 = 10/2012]
http://www.amazon.com/Gray-Wolf-Charlie-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B0085UCUVY/
http://www.amazon.com/Gray-Wolf-Charlie-Moon-Mysteries/dp/0312613717/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Micah S. Hackler lives in Shreveport, Louisiana
browse all books • no entry at Wikipedia
M.S.H. bio & interview at Mississippi Writers & Musicians Project


Sheriff Lansing mysteries
"Legend of The Dead: A Sheriff Lansing Mystery" [10/1995]
"Coyote Returns" [6/1996]
"The Shadow Catcher" [2/1997]
"Dark Canyon" [10/1997]
"Montezuma’s Fire" [not yet published?]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Jean Hager lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma
browse booksWikipedia {empty}

Cherokee cops in Oklahoma mysteries

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Steven F. Havill of Datil, New Mexico
all booksWikipedia


Posadas County, New Mexico mysteries
http://www.amazon.com/Discount-Death-Posadas-County-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B005ESFQ34/ PCo #2
http://www.amazon.com/Convenient-Disposal-Posadas-County-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B005J86ZQG/
http://www.amazon.com/Statute-Limitations-Posadas-County-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B006MKFR1O/
http://www.amazon.com/Final-Payment-Posadas-County-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B0040X4YF0/
http://www.amazon.com/Fourth-Murder-Posadas-County-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B006L8KL40/
http://www.amazon.com/Green-Murder-Posadas-County-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B003XNTAF2/
http://www.amazon.com/Double-Prey-Posadas-County-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B005ESFRCO/
http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Shot-Posadas-County-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B006TMH3OE/
http://www.amazon.com/NightZone-Posadas-County-Mysteries-Book-ebook/dp/B00FJACJLY/ PCo +#19


Bill Gastner mysteries
"Heartshot" []
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003XVYGVC
http://www.amazon.com/Twice-Buried-Bill-Gastner-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B003YDXN2W/ #3
http://www.amazon.com/Before-Dies-Bill-Gastner-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B003XVYGWQ/
http://www.amazon.com/Privileged-Kill-Bill-Gastner-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B003YDXMYG/
http://www.amazon.com/Prolonged-Exposure-Bill-Gastner-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B003YCPG32/
http://www.amazon.com/Out-Season-Bill-Gastner-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B003XKNFZ6/
http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Weight-Bill-Gastner-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B003VS0F12/
http://www.amazon.com/Bag-Limit-Bill-Gastner-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B0040X4Y82/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Tony Hillerman [1925-2008] Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Dreaming Back mystery novel M.E. Hirsch  "Dreaming Back" [1993] by M.E. Hirsch
When a schoolteacher in a small New Mexico town is raped and murdered, the local media describe her as a flaky flower child, and the local cops expend no investigative effort, so her sister comes out from Boston to find out what happened and becomes enmeshed in black helicopter missions, Hopi traditions, C.I.A. secrets, and the unsolved murder of their mother thirty years before.
Worldwide Library mass pb [2/96] out of print/many, many used
St. Martin's Press hardcover [10/93] out of print/many used

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Steve Hockensmith
browse booksofficial websiteWikipedia

Holmes On The Range mysteries
Cowboy 'Big Red' Amlingmeyer has been reading Sherlock Holmes tales to his brother 'Old Red' around the
campfire and the two detective-wannabes eagerly dive into unsolved killings using the methods of their British hero;
light-heartedly combines the features of Sherlock Holmes and dime westerns, with much humor – Western style.

Steve Hockensmith / Holmes On The Range Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Sara Sue Hoklotubbe + Cherokee Sadie Walela mysteries
official website

"Deception On All Accounts" []
http://www.amazon.com/Deception-Accounts-Sadie-Walela-Mystery/dp/0816523118/

"The American Cafe" [Univ AZ Press 2012] winner New Mexico-Arizona Book Award 2012
http://www.amazon.com/American-Sadie-Walela-Mystery-ebook/dp/B009TDSTVQ/
http://www.amazon.com/American-Cafe-Sadie-Walela-Mystery/dp/0816529221/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Marian Jensen lives in Butte, Montana
official website

"Deadly Reckoning (Mining City Mysteries)" [8/2013]
http://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Reckoning-Mining-City-Mysteries/dp/1492231029/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Blackhat Mystery Bookstore's
J.A. Jance Page

Sheriff Joanna Brady of Bisbee, Arizona mysteries

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Craig Johnson + Sheriff Walt Longmire Mysteries Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Robert D. Kidera lives in Albuquerque, NM
browse booksauthor's official website

Gabe McKenna mysteries

"Red Gold: A Gabe McKenna Mystery" [#1 = 4/2015]
http://www.amazon.com/Gold-Gabe-McKenna-Mystery-Book-ebook/dp/B00VPTSR5U/
http://www.amazon.com/Red-Gold-Gabe-McKenna-Mystery/dp/0692420975/

"Get Lost: A Gabe McKenna Mystery" [#2 = 2/2016]
http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Gabe-McKenna-Mystery-Book-ebook/dp/B01BMY1WZO/
http://www.amazon.com/Get-Lost-Gabe-McKenna-Mystery/dp/0692645276/

"Cut. Print. Kill.: A Gabe McKenna Mystery" [#3 = DUE in 2017]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

David E. Knop
browse booksauthor's official website

Cochiti Pueblo Policeman Peter Romero mysteries

Poisoned by God’s Flesh mystery novel by David E. Knop (Peter Romero)  "Poisoned By God’s Flesh: A Peter Romero Mystery" [2012] by David E. Knop
The second book featuring Peter Romero, now a police officer at the Cochiti Reservation in New Mexico; plot involves magical mushrooms, murders and kidnappings, a native shaman, al-Qaeda, and nuclear weapons.
Kindle Edition from BookBaby [11/2012] for $2.99 {sic}
BookBaby 9x6 pb [1/2016] for $15.95
Animal Parts mystery novel in Kindle format by David E. Knop (Peter Romero)  "Animal Parts: A Peter Romero Mystery" [2016] by David E. Knop
The third book featuring Peter Romero, a police officer at the Cochiti Reservation in New Mexico; when a cougar attacks some hikers, Romero tracks the rogue cat and shoots it; but the carcass disappears and the spirit of the animal appears at Romero's house, demanding justice for the death of the animal's family by poachers . . .
Kindle Edition from BookBaby [3/2016] for $5.99
BookBaby 9x6 pb [3/2016] for $15.95
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Brian Andrew Laird: books {out of print}

Tucson, Arizona journalist Nate Bowman mysteries

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Caroline D. Lawrence lives in London, England
browse all booksWikipedia

P.K. Pinkerton of 1862 Nevada Territory mysteries {for ages 8-12}
official website

The Case of The Deadly Desperados YA mystery novel by Caroline Lawrence (P.K. Pinkerton)  "The Case of The Deadly Desperados" [2012]
Twelve-year-old orphan P.K. (Pinky) Pinkerton's foster parents are murdered by Whittlin' Walt and his gang, so he goes into hiding to bring the murderers to justice.
Kindle Edition from Putnam/Penguin [2/2012] for $5.98
Puffin Books 8¼x5½ pb [3/2013] for $6.29
Putnam Juvenile 8¼x5¾ hardcover [2/2012] for $12.24
The Case of The Good-Looking Corpse YA mystery novel by Caroline Lawrence (P.K. Pinkerton)  "The Case of The Good-Looking Corpse" [2012]
The adults of Virginia City do not take a 12-year-old detective seriously; then a servant girl asks P.K. for help after witnessing the murder of her mistress.
Orion Children's Books 7¾x5 pb [6/2012] out of print/used
Orion Children's Books 8x5½ hardcover [6/2012] out of print/used
P.K. Pinkerton and The Petrified Man YA mystery novel by Caroline Lawrence (P.K. Pinkerton)  "P.K. Pinkerton and The Petrified Man" [2013]
U.S. version of P.K. Pinkerton book #2
Kindle Edition from Putnam/Penguin [4/2013] for $9.78
Puffin Books pb [1/2014] for $7.19
Putnam Juvenile 8½x5½ hardcover [4/2013] for $12.32 out of print/used
P.K. Pinkerton and The Pistol-Packing Widows YA mystery novel by Caroline Lawrence (P.K. Pinkerton)  "P.K. Pinkerton and The Pistol-Packing Widows" [2013]
P.K. is doing well as a detective until someone jams him into a gunnysack and dumps him in Chinatown, where the trail leads to Carson City, despicable Jack Williams, and a scheme by The Black Widow to do away with Poker Face Jace.
Kindle Edition from Putnam/Penguin [3/2014] for $10.99
Putnam Juvenile hardcover [3/2014] for $12.74
Orion Children's Books 8x5½ hardcover [6/2013] out of print/used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Rob MacGregor of South Florida
browse booksauthor's website • no entry at Wikipedia
Rob is best known for the seven Indiana Jones novels that he wrote for Lucas Films and Bantam Books.

Prophecy Rock mystery novel by Rob MacGregor (Will Lansa)  "Prophecy Rock" [ages 12 & up; 1995] by Rob MacGregor
While spending the Summer with his father on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona, young Will Lansa becomes involved in the investigation of two grisly murders, possibly committed by a powaqu witch; book won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Novel
Kindle Edition from Crossroad Press [7/2012] for $3.99 {sic}
Laurel Leaf mass pb [2/98] out of print/used
Simon & Schuster Children's Publng 8½x6 hardcover [10/95] out of print/used
Hawk Moon mystery novel by Rob MacGregor (Will Lansa)  "Hawk Moon" [ages 12 & up; 1996] by Rob MacGregor
After returning from Arizona to home in Aspen, Colorado, young Will Lansa breaks up with his girl-friend; days later, she disappears and the worst is assumed, with Will being the prime suspect; Will's attempt to prove his innocence is aided by a girl computer hacker and by a Hopi spirit who visits Will in his dreams.
Kindle Edition from Crossroad Press [10/2012] for $3.99 {sic}
Backinprint.com 9x6 pb [5/2006] for $13.58
Laurel Leaf mass pb [7/98] out of print/used
Simon & Schuster Children's Publng 8½x5¾ hardcover [10/96] out of print/used
Double Heart mystery novel in Kindle format by Rob MacGregor (Will Lansa)  
"Double Heart: A Will Lansa Mystery" for Kindle [2013]
Will Lansa writes a high school term paper on the subject of Hopi witches; a legendary Hopi sorcerer named Double Heart reacts by seeking to destroy Will, body and soul.
Kindle Edition from Crossroad Press [8/2013] for $3.99 {sic}
Time Catcher mystery novel by Rob MacGregor (Will Lansa)  "Time Catcher" [2011] by Rob MacGregor
Anthropologist Will Lansa receives a baffling message from his aged Hopi grandmother; she sends him on a quest to locate the missing part of the Hopi’s sacred tablet; on the way he is accused of murder and pur-sued by a female F.B.I. agent, and together they become lost in a fantastical world, unable to return home.
Kindle Edition from Crossroad Press [9/2016] for $3.99 {sic}
Whiskey Creek Press 8x5¼ pb [10/2011] out of print/scarce
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Keith McCafferty of Montana
browse booksauthor's website • no entry at Wikipedia

outdoorsman Sean Stranahan mysteries
"The Royal Wulff Murders: A Novel" [#1 = 2/2012]
"The Gray Ghost Murders: A Sean Stranahan Mystery" [#2 = 2/2013]
"Dead Man's Fancy: A Sean Stranahan Mystery" [#3 = 1/2014]
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0670014699
"Crazy Mountain Kiss: A Sean Stranahan Mystery" [6/2015]
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OZ0TOVC/
http://www.amazon.com/Crazy-Mountain-Kiss-Stranahan-Mysteries/dp/0670014702/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Lise McClendon of Wyoming
browse booksauthor's website

Jackson Hole art gallery owner Alix Thorssen mysteries

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Michael McGarrity Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

Police Chief Kevin Kerney of Santa Fe, New Mexico mysteries

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

M.J. {Melanie} McGrath of London, England
browse all booksofficial websiteWikipedia

Edie Kiglatuk of Canada's Arctic series

"White Heat: A Novel" [#1 = 8/2011]
http://www.amazon.com/White-Heat-Novel-Kiglatuk-Mystery-ebook/dp/B004IYJEAQ/
http://www.amazon.com/White-Heat-Kiglatuk-Mystery-Mysteries/dp/0143120964/
http://www.amazon.com/White-Heat-M-J-McGrath/dp/0670022489/

"The Boy In The Snow" [#2 = 10/2012]
http://www.amazon.com/Snow-Edie-Kiglatuk-Arctic-Crime/dp/0330517767/
http://www.amazon.com/Boy-Snow-M-J-McGrath/dp/0230748198/

"The Bone Seeker: An Edie Kiglatuk Mystery" [#3 = 7/2014]
http://www.amazon.com/Bone-Seeker-Edie-Kiglatuk-Mystery-ebook/dp/B00G3L6N6U/
http://www.amazon.com/Bone-Seeker-Edie-Kiglatuk-Mystery/dp/0143127470/
http://www.amazon.com/Bone-Seeker-Kiglatuk-Mystery-Mysteries/dp/0670785806/

"Edie Kiglatuk's Christmas (A Penguin Special)" [10/2013]
http://www.amazon.com/Edie-Kiglatuks-Christmas-Kiglatuk-Mystery-ebook/dp/B00ED26RLC/ 66 pages

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Patrick F. McManus of Spokane, Washington
+ Sheriff Bo Tully of Idaho series

browse all booksofficial websiteWikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

novelist Mardi Oakley Medawar of Wisconsin
author is of Cherokee descent and lives on the Red Cliff Chippewa Reservation in Wisconsin
browse booksentry at Wikipedia

"People of The Whistling Waters" [1993] ISBN 1-879915-05-7
"Death At Rainy Mountain" [7/1996] ISBN 0-312-14310-9
"Remembering The Osage Kid" [6/1997] ISBN 0-553-57675-5
"Witch of The Palo Duro" [11/1997] ISBN 0-312-17065-3
"The Misty Hills Of Home" [3/1998] ISBN 0-451-19086-6
"Murder At Medicine Lodge" [3/1999] ISBN 0-312-19925-2
"The Ft. Larned Incident" [8/2000] ISBN 0-312-20878-2
"Murder On The Red Cliff Rez" [6/2002]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

D.R. {nee Doris} Meredith of Amarillo, Texas
browse booksofficial website • no entry at Wikipedia

Sheriff Charles Matthews of Texas mysteries
Texas lawyer John Lloyd Branson mysteries
paleopathologist Megan Clark mysteries

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Marilyn Meredith of California Page


Deputy Tempe Crabtree mysteries
Tempe Crabtree is the resident deputy in Bear Creek, a small mountain community in the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada
mountain range. Her continuing interest in the spiritual side of her Native American heritage often causes strife in her marriage
to Hutch Hutchinson, the minister at the church in Bear Creek.

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Chinle Miller of Utah
browse books in paper and Kindle formats

"Uranium Daughter" [10/2008]
"Desert Rats: Adventures In The American Outback" short stories [12/2010]


ex-sheriff Bud Shumway of Green River, Utah mysteries

"The Ghost Rock Cafe" [#1]
http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Rock-Cafe-Chinle-Miller/dp/0965596192/

"The Slickrock Cafe" [#2]
http://www.amazon.com/Slickrock-Cafe-Chinle-Miller/dp/0984935606/

"The Paradox Cafe: A Bud Shumway Mystery" [#3 = 7/2012]
http://www.amazon.com/Paradox-Cafe-Chinle-Miller/dp/0984935622/

"The No Delay Cafe: A Bud Shumway Mystery" [#4= 1/2013]
http://www.amazon.com/Delay-Cafe-Bud-Shumway-Mystery/dp/0984935649/

"The Silver Spur Cafe: A Bud Shumway Mystery" [#5 = 3/2014]

"The Ice House Cafe: A Bud Shumway Mystery" [#6 = 9/2014]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Kirk Mitchell
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mysteries & thrillers

Black Dragon mystery novel by Kirk Mitchell  "Black Dragon" mystery novel [1988] by Kirk Mitchell
A civilian homicide detective joins forces during World War II with the Manzanar internment camp's Japanese internal police chief to investigate the decapitation murder of the camp director and the suicide of an internee.
Dell mass pb [10/89] out of print/used
St. Martin's Press 9¼x6 hardcover [6/88] out of print/used

"With Siberia Comes A Chill: A Novel of Suspense" (12/1990)

"Shadow On The Valley: A Civil War Thriller" (2/1994)

"High Desert Malice" (1995)

"Deep Valley Malice" (1996)

"Cry Dance" [3/1999)
http://www.amazon.com/Cry-Dance-Kirk-Mitchell/dp/0553579142/

"Spirit Sickness" (7/2000)
http://www.amazon.com/Spirit-Sickness-Kirk-Mitchell/dp/0553108948/

"Ancient Ones" (5/2001)
http://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Ones-Kirk-Mitchell/dp/0553109146/

"Sky Woman Falling" (11/2003)
http://www.amazon.com/Woman-Falling-Emmett-Parker-Mystery-ebook/dp/B002SAUC58/

"Dance of The Thunder Dogs" (11/2004)

"Under The Killer Sun: A Death Valley Mystery" (2011)
not found on Amazon (2017)

"The Spin Doctor: Hero or Cold-Blooded Killer?" [12/2012]
http://www.amazon.com/Spin-Doctor-Hero-Cold-Blooded-Killer/dp/0882823949/


science fiction / fantasy
"A. D. Anno Domini" (1984)
"Never The Twain" (1987)


novelizations
"The Delta Force" (1986) as Joel Norst
"Lethal Weapon" (1987) as Joel Norst
"Colors" (1988) as Joel Norst
"Mississippi Burning" (1989) as Joel Norst
"Backdraft" (1991) as Kirk Mitchell
"Blown Away" (1994) as Kirk Mitchell


"Fredericksburg: A Novel of The Irish At Marye's Heights" (3/1996)
http://www.amazon.com/Fredericksburg-Novel-Irish-Maryes-Heights/dp/0312139748/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Michael Norman of Wisconsin
browse booksofficial website

Utah Prisons investigator Sam Kincaid mysteries
"The Commission" [2/2007]
"Silent Witness" [5/2008]

B.L.M. Ranger J.D. Books of Utah mysteries
"On Deadly Ground" [3/2010]
"The Skeleton Picnic" [4/2012]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Dr. J. Michael 'Mike' Orenduff of Valdosta, Georgia
browse booksauthor's weblog {last update 2014}

operates the Book & Table Inn - bookstore, cafe, hotel [est. July 2016], 120 No. Patterson Street in Valdosta, Georgia


pot thief & trader Hubert 'Hubie' Schuze of New Mexico mysteries series

Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagoras mystery novel by J. Michael Orenduff  "The Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagoras" [#1 = 2009]
While thinking about an offer of $25,000 from a shady character to steal an ancient ceramic pot from a local museum, pot hunter & trader Hubert Schuze decides to see how difficult the job might be. He decides that the museum is impregnable and returns home, where a federal agent is waiting to accuse him of stealing the 1,000-year-old pot. Theft charges escalate to murder . . .
Kindle Edition from Open Road Media [1/2014] for $7.99
Open Road Media 8x5¼ pb [1/2014] for $15.99
Oak Tree Press 9x6 pb [1/2009] out of print/used
winner 2010 New Mexico Book Award for Best Mystery/Suspense Novel

Pot Thief Who Studied Ptolemy mystery novel by J. Michael Orenduff  "The Pot Thief Who Studied Ptolemy" [#2 = 2009]
While planning the rescue-by-burglary of pottery stolen from San Roque Pueblo, Hubie stumbles into a room with a dead body; people outside hear a gunshot and see Hubie exit with blood on his hands, so of course he is suspected of the murder.
Kindle Edition from Open Road Media [1/2014] for $7.99
Open Road Media 8x5¼ pb [1/2014] for $14.93
Oak Tree Press 9x6 pb [11/2009] out of print/used
Pot Thief Who Studied Einstein mystery novel by J. Michael Orenduff  "The Pot Thief Who Studied Einstein" [#3 = 2010]
Hubie agrees to be blindfolded enroute to appraise the collection of an elderly millionaire, and is stunned to find three of his own fake pots among the authentic ones; he is driven back home and finds that the $2,500 cash fee is gone. While Hubie ponders a plan to exact revenge, Detective Fletcher asks him to identify a John Doe corpse, who turns out to be the old millionaire . . .
Kindle Edition from Open Road Media [1/2014] for $7.99
Open Road Media 8x5¼ pb [1/2014] for $13.88
Oak Tree Press 9x6 pb [11/2010] out of print/used
see also the Albert Einstein [1879-1955] Page at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore

Pot Thief Who Studied Escoffier mystery novel by J. Michael Orenduff  "The Pot Thief Who Studied Escoffier" [#4 = 2010]
Hubie is paid big money to drag his tools to Santa Fe and create one-of-a-kind ceramic dinnerware for the new restaurant Schnitzel. Opening night goes well, but next morning one of the kitchen employees is found dead in Hubie's truck. The restaurant owner is arrested for murder, Hubie rallies the crew to re-open with a Mexican-Austrian fusion menu, and then things get worse.
Kindle Edition from Open Road Media [1/2014] for $7.99
Open Road Media 8x5¼ pb [1/2014] for $14.92
Oak Tree Press 9x6 pb [12/2010] out of print/used

Pot Thief Who Studied D.H. Lawrence mystery novel by J. Michael Orenduff  "The Pot Thief Who Studied D.H. Lawrence" [#5 = 2012]
Hubie agrees to give a lecture at the historic Lawrence Ranch high on Taos Mountain, with the secret goal of tracking down a legendary pot given to Lawrence some 80 years back. But a snowstorm strands Hubie and the guests, who begin to die off . . .
Kindle Edition from Open Road Media [1/2014] for $7.99
Open Road Media 8x5¼ pb [1/2014] for $13.99
A.K.E. 9x6 pb [5/2012] out of print/used
Pot Thief Who Studied Billy The Kid mystery novel by J. Michael Orenduff  "The Pot Thief Who Studied Billy The Kid" [#6 = 2013]
Hubie discovers a hand buried inside a cliff dwelling, then his truck - attached to his winch-rope escape route - is stolen, marooning him there; he escapes but his girlfriend convinces him to return . . .
Kindle Edition from Open Road Media [1/2014] for $7.99
Open Road Media 8x5¼ pb [1/2014] for $14.47
A.K.E. 9x6 pb [1/2013] out of print/used
see also the Billy The Kid Page at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore
Pot Thief Who Studied Georgia O’Keeffe mystery novel by J. Michael Orenduff  "The Pot Thief Who Studied Georgia O’Keeffe" [#7 = 2016]
Hubie's attempt to rescue a Tompiro pot from White Sands Missile Range brings involvement in U.S. Army security measures, an unknown Georgia O’Keeffe painting, and the murder of his associate.
Kindle Edition from Open Road Media [2/2016] for $8.99
Open Road Media 8x5¼ pb [2/2016] for $12.12

see also the Georgia O’Keeffe Art Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Jake Page [1936-2016] lived in Corrales, NM and later in Lyons, Colorado
browse all bookspublisher homepageagent homepage

blind sculptor T. Moore 'Mo' Bowdre of Santa Fe, New Mexico mysteries
"The Stolen Gods" [#1]
"The Deadly Canyon" [#2)
"The Knotted Strings" [#3]
"Lethal Partner" [#4]
"A Certain Malice" [#5]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Ann Parker of California
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state flag of Colorado  Colorado's 1880s Silver Rush series

Silver Lies mystery novel by Ann Parker (Inez Stannert)  "Silver Lies: A Silver Rush Mystery" [2003]
When the body of a a precious-metals assayer is found trampled into the muck of boomtown Leadville, Colorado, most citizens assume that it was an accident; but when the widow asks saloonkeeper Inez Stannert for help in settling the man's affairs, Inez discovers links to a Denver 'parlor house', skewed assays, bogus greenbacks, and blackmail.
Kindle Edition from Poisoned Pen Press [5/2011] for 99¢ {sic}
Poisoned Pen Press 8x5½ pb [4/2006] for $11.72
Poisoned Pen Press 9x5¾ hardcover [9/2003] out of print/used
Iron Ties mystery novel by Ann Parker (Inez Stannert)  "Iron Ties: A Silver Rush Mystery" [2006]
By Summer of 1880, the railroad is about to reach Leadville, Colorado, and President Grant is scheduled for the ceremonies, which is not appreciated by the many Confederate veterans in the mines; tension mounts as a lady photographer witnesses a murder and is nearly killed by a dynamite blast.
Kindle Edition from Poisoned Pen Press [5/2011] for $2.99 {sic}
Poisoned Pen Press 8½x5½ pb [7/2009] for $13.46
Poisoned Pen Press 8½x6 hardcover [6/2006] for $20.30
Leaden Skies mystery novel by Ann Parker (Inez Stannert)  "Leaden Skies: A Silver Rush Mystery" [2008]
President Grant's continuing visit to Leadville fuels an investment frenzy that includes a deal between saloonkeeper Inez and Frisco Flo, the madam of an upscale brothel.
Kindle Edition from Poisoned Pen Press [5/2011] for $4.99
Poisoned Pen Press 8¾x5½ pb [2/2011] for $11.69
Poisoned Pen Press 8¾x5½ hardcover [7/2008] for $18.96
Mercury's Rise mystery novel by Ann Parker (Inez Stannert)  "Mercury's Rise: A Silver Rush Mystery" [2011]
The hotel and baths at Manitou Springs, Colorado are becoming popular for curing tuberculosis and other ailments, but saloonkeeper Inez goes there to meet her young son, and her beloved sister, who is raising the boy Back East. During the stagecoach ride up the mountain, all are astounded when a hale & hearty businessman collapses and dies; the widow suspects foul play and asks Inez to seek answers in her behalf. Then Inez's husband turns up, after an unexplained absence of a year and a half.
Kindle Edition from Poisoned Pen Press [12/2011] for $4.99
Poisoned Pen Press 8¼x5½ pb [11/2011] for $11.62
Poisoned Pen Press 8½x5½ hardcover [11/2011] for $22.46

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Richard Parrish: all books

Joshua Rabb of Tucson, Arizona mysteries

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Lisa Polisar of New Mexico: all booksauthor's website

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Penny Rudolph [d. 2014] of Albuquerque, New Mexico
browse books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Walter Satterthwait
browse booksauthor's website

Wilde West mystery novel by Walter Satterthwaite  "Wilde West" [1991] by Walter Satterthwaite
In 1882, British poet & playwright Oscar Wilde is on a lecture tour across the American West. Hard-drinking U.S. Marshall Bob Griggs connects murders of red-headed prostitutes in each city visited by Wilde, and confronts Wilde and his mixed-bag entourage.
Fontana Press 7½x5 pb [6/93] out of print/used
St Martin's Press 8¼x5¾ hardcover [8/91] out of print/many, many used

P.I. Joshua Croft of Santa Fe, New Mexico mysteries series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

James R. Scarantino lives on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State
author's website • no entry at Wikipedia

homicide detective Denise Aragon of Santa Fe, NM  mysteries  2/2016

"The Drum Within (A Denise Aragon Novel)" [#1 = 2/2016]
http://www.amazon.com/Drum-Within-Denise-Aragon-Novel-ebook/dp/B01A5OGTA0/
http://www.amazon.com/Drum-Within-Denise-Aragon-Novel/dp/0738747742/

"Compromised (A Denise Aragon Novel" [#2 = 2/2017]
http://www.amazon.com/Compromised-Denise-Aragon-Novel-Scarantino-ebook/dp/B01FOR0YUO/
http://www.amazon.com/Compromised-Denise-Aragon-Novel-Scarantino/dp/0738750409/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Connie Shelton
browse booksauthor's website

New Mexico P.I. Ms. Charlie Parker mysteries

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Susan Slater
browse booksauthor's website

Pueblo Indian Ben Pecos mysteries

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Virginia Swift {aka Scharff}
browse booksU.N.M. homepage

'Mustang Sally' Adler of Laramie, Wyoming mysteries

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Pari Noskin Taichert of New Mexico
browse booksauthor's website

Sasha Solomon of New Mexico mysteries
Sasha Solomon mystery series official website

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Aimée & David Thurlo Page

Navajo cop Ella Clah mystery series
New Mexico nun Sister Agatha mystery series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Judith Van Gieson of New Mexico
browse booksauthor's website

Neil Hamel mysteries
Claire Reynier mysteries

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Frances Washburn
browse booksASU-AIS faculty homepage

Red Bird All-Indian Traveling Band novel by Frances Washburn  "The Red Bird All-Indian Traveling Band" [2014]
Set in 1969 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota; a local rock band
is run off the stage by a barrage of beer bottles, and before night's end, local
activist Buffalo Ames is dead.

Univ AZ Press 8¼x5½ pb [2/2014] for $13.16
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Betty Webb Page

P.I. Lena Jones of Scottsdale, Arizona Series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Michael Lee Weems of Houston, Texas

Border Crossings mystery novel by Michael Weems  "Border Crossings: A Catherine James Thriller" [2011]
Two separate stories eventually merge: a University of Texas student who is kidnapped in Cancun, Mexico and a Mexican woman who illegally crosses the border to America for a better life and witnesses a violent murder.
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [12/2011] for $2.99 {sic}
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [2/2012] for $10.99
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Robert Westbrook of Taos, New Mexico
all booksauthor's website

Howard Moon Deer mysteries: author's series page

L i n k s
Southwest Book Views [est. 2002]
Read Southwest
Southwest Book Awards [est. 1971] of the Border Regional Library Assn.
Southwest Writers
New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards [est. 2006]


                          

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