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Mark Stevens

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in Chapel Hill, N.C. , The United States
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I’m the son of two librarians.

My first mystery, "Antler Dust," was published in 2007 and made the best-seller list on The Denver Post. Two years later, it was back on the same list. Great reviews from The Aspen Times and Great Falls (Montana) Tribune, among others.

The sequel, "Buried by the Roan," was published in August, 2011. (Said Margaret Coel: "Flat-out terrific.") It was a finalist for the 2012 Colorado Book Award.

The third, "Trapline," came out in 2014 and won the Colorado Book Award the next year. And "Lake of Fire," number four, was published in 2015 and was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award in 2016. Kirkus Review called the fourth installment "irresistible."

"The Melancholy Howl" (No. 5) was published in 2018. Kirkus Reviews
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“Allison Coil stroked the soft neck of the massive bull elk. The skin was still warm to the touch. She felt the smooth fur on the animal’s head, looked at the crimson dot on its skull that leaked blood, then pressed her index finger against the spot where death had found an opening.”
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message 11: by Susan

Susan Good early morning Mark, thanks for the welcome and have a great weekend too!


message 10: by Mark

Mark Stevens Not me, Sherrie -- no MFA in my pocket. I would have loved the chance to pursue one, but it's not me. Cheers !

Mark


Sherrie Miranda Hey, finally someone I know! Well, sort of. You are the Mark Stevens who got his MFA from NU in CW, right?


message 8: by Nina

Nina Thanks for the friend request :)


message 7: by Jesse

Jesse Hanson Thanks much for including me among your goodreads freinds, Mark. Want to wish you the very best in all.
Namaste, jesse


Penelope Marzec Nice to find someone else who thinks highly of Jane Eyre and A Tale of Two Cities. :^)


Penelope Marzec Nice to find someone else who thinks highly of Jane Eyre and A Tale of Two Cities. :^)


message 4: by Simon

Simon Hi Mark. Thanks for seeking me out.


message 3: by Terry

Terry Wright Hey Mark... It's good to be with you on Goodreads...
Terry


message 2: by Gusto

Gusto Dave You sexy beast, you.

Dave


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Mark,
Thanks for befriending me here as well as in real-life!
- Beth


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