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Kelli Stanley

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An award-winning author of crime fiction, Kelli Stanley's first novel in the Miranda Corbie series, CITY OF DRAGONS, was met with overwhelming critical acclaim. It won the Macavity Award (Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award) and was a finalist for the prestigious Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Shamus Award. CITY OF SECRETS, her second novel in the series, won the Golden Nugget Award for best mystery set in California. CITY OF GHOSTS--the long-awaited third Miranda Corbie book--will be published August 5th, 2014.

Stanley also writes a highly-praised series set in Roman Britain, the latest of which is THE CURSE-MAKER. Her debut novel, NOX DORMIENDA, won the Bruce Alexander Award for best historical mystery of 2008.

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Like most people my age, I’ve consumed massive amounts of entertainment. And occasionally, I’ll digest something—usually some product outrageously hyped—that goads me to levels of outrage so deep that I feel compelled to set the world aright and explain why said product should have been thrown across a room, flushed down a toilet or left completely on the cutting room floor, rather than bein...

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City of Dragons
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Nox Dormienda: A Long Night...
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City of Secrets
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 130 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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The Curse-Maker (Roman Noir...
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City of Ghosts: A Mystery
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Memory Book: A Miranda Corb...
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message 6: by Stan

Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Kelli. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)
Stan
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message 5: by Kris

Kris Neri Good to connect with you here, Kelli. See you in Sacramento.

Kris

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message 4: by Kelli

Kelli Hi, Rosanne, and thanks so much for the friendship! :) Thanks for the support and best of luck with your own writing! :)
Kelli


Rosanne wrote: "Hi Kelli, thanks for accepting my friend invite! I'm happy you write crime fiction because I love readng crime fiction. And that's why I also became a fan of your's. I myself haven't written any cr..."




Rosanne Catalano Hi Kelli, thanks for accepting my friend invite! I'm happy you write crime fiction because I love readng crime fiction. And that's why I also became a fan of your's. I myself haven't written any crime fiction stories, only 1 mystery fiction story which was accepted & published in Storytime Tapestry, an Internet publication. Looking forward to reading your work! ~Rosanne Catalano, publisher/editor/author, The Cat's Meow for Writers & Readers, www.rosannecatalano.net


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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message 1: by Dana

Dana heee!! Love your profile et al!


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