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J. Alexander Greenwood

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J. Alexander Greenwood is the author of the acclaimed John Pilate Mystery Series, including Pilate's Cross, Pilate's Key, Pilate's Ghost, Pilate's Blood, Pilate's 7, Pilate's Rose, Pilate's Shadow, and Pilate's Faith (Caroline Street Press).

Pilate's Faith, the eighth John Pilate mystery will be released in late November 2021.

Pilate's 7, released in summer 2015, is a collection of short stories told from the perspective of characters other than the main character John Pilate. A paperback version was released in February 2017. It was named #35 on the 2016 Shelf Unbound Top 100 Notable Book list.

Pilate's Cross was named a "Page Turner" by Shelf Unbound magazine in 2014. Pilate's Key was a 2012 Kindle Book Review Award semi-finalist for Best
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Pilate's Cross

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Obsidian

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Pilate's Ghost

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Pilate's 7

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"This latest installment in Greenwood’s John Pilate series shows us that a little town in Nebraska can be a hotbed of evil.

John Pilate’s life is a hot mess. He has PTSD, perhaps the result of a neglected childhood and the many, many misadventures that followed. He aches to make things right with his estranged wife back in Cross, Nebraska, but he drinks too Read more of this blog post »
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“The real core of this book is about the open secrets that can fester in a community until an outsider raises questions.”
J. Alexander Greenwood, Pilate's Cross

“I really enjoyed hearing the likesand dislikesof my readers at book clubs as well as meeting new fans at the book signing at The Bookworm in Omaha " he said. "The book clubs have overwhelmingly asked me to hurry up on writing the sequel.”
J. Alexander Greenwood, Pilate's Cross

“The professor’s motive was in the grand scheme of things terribly petty ” Greenwood said. “"Pilate’s Cross" is inspired by the questions this terrible crime created but as a work of fiction it is set in a different place and time and has a more complex motive for the murders.”
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“The real core of this book is about the open secrets that can fester in a community until an outsider raises questions.”
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“I really enjoyed hearing the likesand dislikesof my readers at book clubs as well as meeting new fans at the book signing at The Bookworm in Omaha " he said. "The book clubs have overwhelmingly asked me to hurry up on writing the sequel.”
J. Alexander Greenwood, Pilate's Cross

“The professor’s motive was in the grand scheme of things terribly petty ” Greenwood said. “"Pilate’s Cross" is inspired by the questions this terrible crime created but as a work of fiction it is set in a different place and time and has a more complex motive for the murders.”
J. Alexander Greenwood, Pilate's Cross

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