Western Mysteries

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Thanks to Poisoned Pen Press author Mary Anna Evans for sending the following feature. Stuart Rosebrook’s column, “Locked and Loaded” in True West Magazine, https://truewestmagazine.com, recently featured books about Western history and fiction from 2017. Here’s the link to Rosebrook’s entire column. https://truewestmagazine.com/locked-and-loaded-western-history/

But, maybe you’re only interested in the crime fiction about the west. Here are the titles Rosebrook featured under “A Badge, a Body and a Gun”. If you’ve been attending Poisoned Pen Bookstore programs, or reading Barbara Peters’ newsletter, I think you’ll recognize some of these authors. After you check Rosebrook’s list, you might want to check the Web Store for the books. https://store.poisonedpen.com/

A Badge, a Body and a Gun

Modern Western mysteries dominate the sales of Western novels and there is no shortage of titles to choose from in 2017. Here are 11 of my favorites.

Beyond Reason by Kat Martin (Kensingon)

Burials: a Faye Longchamp Mystery by Mary Anna Evans (Poisoned Pen Press)

Cold Hearted River by Keith McCafferty (Viking)

Dark Signal by Shannon Baker (Forge)

Desert Remains by Steven Cooper (Seventh Street Books)

Double Wide by Leo W. Banks (Brash Books)

Kill the Heroes by David Thurlo (Minotaur Books)

Song of the Lion by Anne Hillerman (HarperCollins)

The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo: A Novel by Ian Stansel (Houghton Mifflin)

The Right Wrong Number by Jim Nesbitt (Spotted Mule Press)

The Western Star by Craig Johnson (Viking)