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Blood Business: Crime Stories From This World And Beyond

Nominated for a Colorado Book Award!

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SoWest: Killer Nights (Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter Anthology Book 7)


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SOWEST: Crime Time
Ever been in the wrong place, at the wrong time? Feel safe where you are now? In this volume from the Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter, 20 authors show why you need to keep your guard up. Be ready to react. In the desert, in the mountains, in the Valley towns of Arizona, when you least expect it…It’s CRIME TIME.



By Sisters in Crime: Desert Sleuths Chapter

“From haboobs and heat to hoodlums and hunters, volume four in an anthology from the Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter brings us desert justice in many forms. In devious tales featuring cheating spouses, revenge from beyond the grave, failed car-jackings, and ill-gotten gains, the Arizona desert helps serve up its own form of justice with stories complete with failed brakes, saguaro impalements, snakebites, shamans, poisons, and allergies.

In a series of twenty short stories, the Sisters in Crime have served up a smorgasbord of justice desert style. &e desert is a dangerous place to traverse, but more so when your companion has revenge on their mind. Whatever your taste in crime fiction, you are bound to find a tale or two that will tickle your fancy.

The Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter have outdone themselves yet again.”
Reviewed by Mark Sadler, author of “Blood on his Hands” published by Suspense Publishing, an
imprint of Suspense Magazine.

“Shannon Baker’s lead tale, LUCKY ME, was a terrific story with a twist I never saw coming.” Steven Schwartz, The Poisoned Pen Bookstore

Suspense-Magazine-Best-of-2012-Wax-Seal (1) Voted a best book of 2012 by Suspense Magazine.



leaning into the windLeaning Into the Wind

Edited by Linda Hasselstrom, Gaydell Collier and Nancy Curtis

“If you’ve never met women who are midwives to calves, foals, piglets, you need this book. These are people who are seldom heard from–rural women, farmers, and ranchers whose voices are all but drowned out in the media noise of late-twentieth century culture. They depict an American West that is blessedly unromantic.”   Kathleen Norris


woven on the windWoven on the Wind

Edited by Linda Hasselstrom, Gaydell Collier and Nancy Curtis

“Woven on the Wind carries the weight of a communal essay, a beautiful bouquet of touching communications that celebrate women’s ability to share, maintain, and nourish. Every woman needs to read this book for its wit and harmony, its near-Biblical wisdom, and its deep understanding of a unique way of life, and how, in the end, we all partake of the same hopes and dreams regardless of time and place. Woven on the Wind is the kind of book you give to those you care about most.”  Ann H. Zwinger


crazy woman creekCrazy Woman Creek

Edited by Linda Hasselstrom, Gaydell Collier and Nancy Curtis

Crazy Woman Creek is a collection of prose and poetry about real women in the West and their connection to a larger whole. Long troubled by the misguided images of skinny cowgirls on prancing palominos, the edtiors embarked on a mission to set the record straight. The wanted these western women to reveal the realities of their lives in their very own words.