Alan Russell

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Alan Russell is the author of The Last Good Dog, the sixth 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

The Last Good Dog is on sale today

The Last Good Dog (A Gideon and Sirius Novel Book 6) by Alan Russell Today is publication day. If you look carefully at the cover art, you’ll see that one element in this cover that I like is the “star trails” (the swirls you see). They are a tip of the hat to Sirius (as well as a “mystery” character).

Today I hope that many of you will be able to read the book’s dedication page, which is as follows:

To the friends of Gideon and Sirius. If you are reading this, a Read more of this blog post »
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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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