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Mark Stevens

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About this author

I’m the son of two librarians.

My first mystery, "Antler Dust," was published in 2007 and made the best-seller list on The Denver Post. Two years later, it was back on the same list. Great reviews from The Aspen Times and Great Falls (Montana) Tribune, among others.

The sequel, "Buried by the Roan," was published in August, 2011. (Said Margaret Coel: "Flat-out terrific.") Itr was a finalist for the 2012 Colorado Book Award.

I was raised in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. Four years later, I graduated from Principia College in Illinois. I’ve worked as a reporter for The Christian Science Monitor in Boston and Los Angeles, covering a variety of events and issues from the economy, commercial fishing,
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Are you a gangster if you dont belong to a gang? Ross Duncan moves in the gangster world, knows the gangster ways and is all too familiar with the gangsters needs, but he works in a kind of twilight zone … Continue reading Read more of this blog post »
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Are you a gangster if you don’t belong to a gang? Ross Duncan moves in the gangster world, knows the gangster ways and is all too familiar with the gangster’s needs, but he works in a kind of twilight zone of uncertainty. He’s a loner. He’s not a joi ...more
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One of the best things about the mystery genre is the unlimited variety of topics and issues available and Ausma Zehanat Khan mines the tragedy Srebrenica in 1995 for the "The Unquiet Dead," an intriguing and smart story with plenty of complex layers ...more
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message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Mark,
Thanks for befriending me here as well as in real-life!
- Beth


message 2: by Gusto

Gusto Dave You sexy beast, you.

Dave


message 3: by Terry

Terry Wright Hey Mark... It's good to be with you on Goodreads...
Terry


message 4: by Simon

Simon Hi Mark. Thanks for seeking me out.


Penelope Marzec Nice to find someone else who thinks highly of Jane Eyre and A Tale of Two Cities. :^)


Penelope Marzec Nice to find someone else who thinks highly of Jane Eyre and A Tale of Two Cities. :^)


message 7: by Jesse

Jesse Hanson Thanks much for including me among your goodreads freinds, Mark. Want to wish you the very best in all.
Namaste, jesse


message 8: by Nina

Nina Thanks for the friend request :)


Sherrie Miranda Hey, finally someone I know! Well, sort of. You are the Mark Stevens who got his MFA from NU in CW, right?


message 10: by Mark

Mark Stevens Not me, Sherrie -- no MFA in my pocket. I would have loved the chance to pursue one, but it's not me. Cheers !

Mark


message 11: by Susan

Susan Good early morning Mark, thanks for the welcome and have a great weekend too!


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