Jon Talton

Jon Talton


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Jon Talton is the author of the David Mapstone novels, which follow the adventures of a historian-turned-deputy, working the mean streets of the urban West.

Jon's first novel, "Concrete Desert," was hailed by Kirkus as "an impressive debut." The Washington Post said it "is more intelligent and rewarding than most contemporary mysteries." The series has continued with "Camelback Falls," "Dry Heat," "Arizona Dreams" and "Cactus Heart." "Dry Heat" received Arizona Highways magazine's best fiction award in 2005.

Average rating: 3.82 · 2,209 ratings · 315 reviews · 16 distinct worksSimilar authors
Concrete Desert

3.76 avg rating — 414 ratings — published 2001 — 11 editions
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Camelback Falls

3.87 avg rating — 267 ratings — published 2003 — 11 editions
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Arizona Dreams: A David Map...

3.89 avg rating — 195 ratings — published 2006 — 9 editions
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The Pain Nurse (Will Border...

3.59 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 2009
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South Phoenix Rules

3.88 avg rating — 185 ratings — published 2010 — 13 editions
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Dry Heat

3.93 avg rating — 189 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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The Night Detectives

3.86 avg rating — 165 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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Deadline Man

3.43 avg rating — 148 ratings — published 2010 — 13 editions
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Cactus Heart

4.01 avg rating — 163 ratings — published 2007 — 7 editions
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High Country Nocturne

4.06 avg rating — 143 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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“I was on the airplane after spending one of those nights of the damned that produces artists or serial killers. Sleep brought nightmares of violence and loss. Waking brought its own anxieties. Every noise in the old house assumed a sinister tone. Closing and locking the bedroom door provided no security to my imagination. Nor did keeping on every light. So I lay down, turned from side to side, got up, prowled, came back to bed, over and over.”
Jon Talton, Dry Heat

“Better to follow this case than to sit at home alone with only my thoughts, memories, and regrets. My mind was a bad neighborhood. I didn’t want to wander around there alone. “If”
Jon Talton, The Night Detectives: A David Mapstone Mystery #6

“add-on to Phoenix, part faux cowboy tourist trap—the West’s Most Western Town—part artist’s colony. Now it sucked up capital, development, and retail sales from the center city like an Electrolux. Yet it never seemed like a happy place. The politics were poison. Every section and street seemed to vie for the power to look down on everybody else. Scottsdale wanted to be Santa Fe or South Beach, but it was neither artistic nor sexy. Nobody would set a cop show in Scottsdale. A golf or plastic surgery show, maybe. I suffered the unending traffic jam south past”
Jon Talton, The Night Detectives: A David Mapstone Mystery #6



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