Walter Satterthwait





Walter Satterthwait

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Walter Satterthwait (b. 1946) is an author of mysteries and historical fiction. A fan of mystery novels from a young age, he spent high school immersed in the works of Dashiell Hammett and Mickey Spillane. While working as a bartender in New York in the late 1970s, he wrote his first book: an adventure novel, Cocaine Blues (1979), about a drug dealer on the run from a pair of killers.

After his second thriller, The Aegean Affair (1982), Satterthwait created his best-known character, Santa Fe private detective Joshua Croft. Beginning with Wall of Glass (1988), Satterthwait wrote five Croft novels, concluding the series with 1996’s Accustomed to the Dark. In between Croft books, he wrote mysteries starring historical figures, including Miss L...more


Average rating: 3.68 · 619 ratings · 101 reviews · 24 distinct works · Similar authors
Miss Lizzie
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 151 ratings — published 1989 — 17 editions
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Escapade
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1995 — 3 editions
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Wilde West
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1991 — 9 editions
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Masquerade
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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Perfection
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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At Ease with the Dead (Josh...
3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1990 — 10 editions
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Wall of Glass (Joshua Croft...
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1988 — 10 editions
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A Flower in the Desert (Jos...
3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1992 — 10 editions
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Cavalcade
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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The Hanged Man (Joshua Crof...
3.24 of 5 stars 3.24 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1993 — 8 editions
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“And a gun was taken,” I said. “That was yours?” She handed me the cup and saucer. “Yes. A pistol my husband had given me.” “Thirty-eight caliber.” “Yes. A Colt, I think. I’d never fired it, and it wasn’t loaded. My husband bought it as a joke several years ago.” “A joke?” She smiled and sipped at her drink. “We were having an argument once, I don’t even remember now what about, and I got so angry I told him that if I had a gun I’d shoot him. The next day he gave me the gun.” Very droll. The rich are different.”
Walter Satterthwait, Wall of Glass

“In any other American city this size, the road would have been paved. But in Santa Fe, raw earth is as chic as raw fish. The wealthier locals like it especially in the winter, when they can hop into their four-wheel-drive vehicles and feel like cowboys as they go whizzing down the mudslides into town.”
Walter Satterthwait, Wall of Glass

“Judging by the trace of accent in her voice, she had attended one of the Eastern colleges that teach women how to wear Harris tweed and talk with their teeth clenched.”
Walter Satterthwait, Wall of Glass



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