Jon Talton





Jon Talton


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Jon Talton is the author of the David Mapstone novels, which follow the adventures of a historian-turned-deputy, working the mean streets of the urban West.

Jon's first novel, "Concrete Desert," was hailed by Kirkus as "an impressive debut." The Washington Post said it "is more intelligent and rewarding than most contemporary mysteries." The series has continued with "Camelback Falls," "Dry Heat," "Arizona Dreams" and "Cactus Heart." "Dry Heat" received Arizona Highways magazine's best fiction award in 2005.

Average rating: 3.76 · 1,551 ratings · 244 reviews · 15 distinct works · Similar authors
Concrete Desert

3.73 avg rating — 304 ratings — published 2001 — 11 editions
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Camelback Falls

3.82 avg rating — 182 ratings — published 2003 — 11 editions
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The Pain Nurse (Will Border...

3.55 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 2009 — 14 editions
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South Phoenix Rules

3.76 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 2010 — 13 editions
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Dry Heat

3.85 avg rating — 139 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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Arizona Dreams: A David Map...

3.82 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 2006 — 9 editions
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Deadline Man

3.36 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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The Night Detectives

3.84 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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Cactus Heart

3.98 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 2007 — 7 editions
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High Country Nocturne

4.09 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Concrete Desert Camelback Falls Dry Heat Arizona Dreams: A David Map... Cactus Heart South Phoenix Rules The Night Detectives
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“add-on to Phoenix, part faux cowboy tourist trap—the West’s Most Western Town—part artist’s colony. Now it sucked up capital, development, and retail sales from the center city like an Electrolux. Yet it never seemed like a happy place. The politics were poison. Every section and street seemed to vie for the power to look down on everybody else. Scottsdale wanted to be Santa Fe or South Beach, but it was neither artistic nor sexy. Nobody would set a cop show in Scottsdale. A golf or plastic surgery show, maybe. I suffered the unending traffic jam south past”
Jon Talton, The Night Detectives: A David Mapstone Mystery #6



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