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C.J. Shane

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When I was child growing up on the Texas prairie, I dreamed about traveling and seeing the world. I got as far away from home as Zhou Zhi, China, and Mildura, Australia. I took with me a notebook to write and a sketchpad to draw. I alternate between writing and painting. I've worked as a newspaper reporter,ESL teacher, and university reference librarian. Books have always been a very important part of my life both as a reader and as a writer. I'm the author of 8 nonfiction books. My mystery-suspense novel, Desert Jade, first in the Letty Valdez mystery series, appeared in November 2017. The second Letty Valdez mystery, Dragon's Revenge appeared in late 2018. Daemon Waters, the third Letty mystery, comes out in August, 2019. Learn more at: ...more

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Desert Jade

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Dragon's Revenge

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Voices of New China

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99 cents: Dragon's Revenge

FINALIST for 2019 Best Fiction Mystery-Crime and FINALIST for 2019 Best Multi-Cultural Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. Ebook now on sale for 99 cents!

When Tucson private detective and Iraq War vet Letty Valdez is hired to investigate a murder, she immediately finds herself targeted by a violent criminal. To find the killer, Letty turns to an old memoir of life in late 19th century Tucson.... Read more of this blog post »
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