Alan Russell

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Alan Russell is the author of L.A. Woman, the fifth book in the #1 bestselling series featuring LAPD detective Michael Gideon and his K-9 partner, Sirius.

In 1990 Walker & Company published Alan's first book, No Sign of Murder, which received positive reviews, including a standalone rave from The New York Times. The work was followed up by The Forest Prime Evil and comedic mysteries The Hotel Detective and The Fat Innkeeper, which won him the Lefty Award, given to the best humorous mystery of the year, and a Critics’ Choice Award. His novel Multiple Wounds, a psychological thriller, earned him a nomination for both an Anthony Award and the Macavity Award for best novel of

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L.A. Woman (Gideon and Sirius #5) by Alan Russell
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Published on August 03, 2019 05:07 Tags: alan-russell, gideon-and-sirius, l-a-woman, mystery, new-release
Average rating: 3.95 · 21,699 ratings · 1,761 reviews · 25 distinct worksSimilar authors
Guardians of the Night (Gid...

3.83 avg rating — 5,703 ratings — published 2015 — 9 editions
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Burning Man (Gideon and Sir...

3.90 avg rating — 5,147 ratings — published 2012 — 16 editions
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Lost Dog (Gideon and Sirius...

4.40 avg rating — 2,461 ratings — published 2016 — 7 editions
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St. Nick

4.11 avg rating — 1,457 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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3.64 avg rating — 1,966 ratings — published 1998
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A Cold War

3.99 avg rating — 1,224 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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Multiple Wounds

3.85 avg rating — 996 ratings — published 1996 — 11 editions
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The Homecoming

4.01 avg rating — 917 ratings
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Gideon's Rescue (Gideon and...

4.45 avg rating — 495 ratings4 editions
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3.88 avg rating — 572 ratings — published 2002 — 9 editions
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Burning Man Guardians of the Night Lost Dog Gideon's Rescue L.A. Woman
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The Hotel Detective: A laug... The Fat Innkeeper
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3.84 avg rating — 368 ratings

No Sign of Murder The Forest Prime Evil
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“skintight layer of clothing that extends from my feet to my neck that’s supposed to help improve my hypertrophic scarring. The Iron Maiden describes hypertrophic scarring as skin that exhibits the three Rs of being red,”
Alan Russell, Burning Man

“bottle. Before setting out to his burrow, he always stashed his other meager possessions. He was more willing to lose those than his sleeping spot. Wrong always packed in and packed out. His bottle, invariably empty by the morn, went out with him. He also collected any other trash he found in the ice plant. He kept his home, such as it was, neatly maintained. Keeping low so as to minimize the chance of being seen, Wrong sidled into his space. He unrolled his bedding, an old sleeping bag, and then settled on top of it. A sigh of contentment escaped his mouth, but even that was muted. Wrong was glad he didn’t snore, or at least he”
Alan Russell, Guardians of the Night

“You can only get so many belly laughs out of nihilism and the price of black eyeliner.”
Alan Russell, Guardians of the Night

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