Alan Russell

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Alan Russell is the author of Gideon's Rescue, the fourth 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 no

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Guardians of the Night (Gid...

3.82 avg rating — 5,450 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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Burning Man (Gideon and Sir...

3.89 avg rating — 4,881 ratings — published 2012 — 13 editions
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Lost Dog (Gideon and Sirius...

4.40 avg rating — 2,299 ratings — published 2016 — 5 editions
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St. Nick

4.11 avg rating — 1,377 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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3.64 avg rating — 1,898 ratings — published 1998 — 12 editions
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A Cold War

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Multiple Wounds

3.85 avg rating — 949 ratings — published 1996 — 7 editions
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The Homecoming

4.05 avg rating — 775 ratings5 editions
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3.88 avg rating — 548 ratings — published 2002 — 9 editions
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Gideon's Rescue (Gideon and...

4.51 avg rating — 250 ratings4 editions
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Burning Man Guardians of the Night Lost Dog Gideon's Rescue
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The Hotel Detective The Fat Innkeeper
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3.74 avg rating — 246 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

“I can resist everything but temptation,”
Alan Russell, Burning Man

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