by CB McKenzie
Winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize from St. Martin’s Press
Short-Listed for THE MWA’S EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL 2014
Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association “Best of” 2014.
ESQUIRE MAGAZINE’S “Best Christmas Picks” 2014
“One of the strongest debuts to come along in years.” Best of 2014- Cleveland Plain Dealer.
“Top 6 of 2014,” Mystery People, Austin.
“An outstanding first novel writen with clarity and authority and featuring a Southwest whose spare beaaty covers unspeakable crimes and a detective who’s tough, honorable and authentic to the core” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
” … like that perfect arrowhead you stumble onto out on the trail, and then notice that it has bloodstains on it – a charged and unique southwest story that rings with an authenticity rarely seen in crime fiction”- Craig Johnson
“Bleak but elegantly told …” Marilyn Stasio New York Times Book Review
CB McKenzie has through-hiked the Appalachian Trail, modeled for Giorgio Armani, worked on an organic farm and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. Like him on Facebook.