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Book Excerpts

SunLit Excerpt: In “Luther, Wyoming,” a sheriff tries to conceal his corruption

Co-authors Mario Acevedo and Tomas Alamilla teamed up to create a gangster tale set to a backdrop of the Old West

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SunLit Excerpt: In “The New Neighbor,” a life-changing text message collides with grief

Carter Wilson's psychological thriller begins with a widower struggling to reconcile wondrous economic fortune on the worst day of his life

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SunLit Excerpt: “The Mike File” reveals one family’s story of a boy lost to the mental health system

In his memoir, author Stephen Trimble reaches back through time to understand the brother he never really knew

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SunLit Excerpt: “Breath, Suspended” charts in poetry the depths of a mother’s grief

After Diane Alters' 22-year-old son, Armando, died suddenly in Mexico, she worked through her emotions by writing. Poetry became the vehicle for her journey.

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Sunlit Excerpt: “Saving Yellowstone” views an iconic landscape through lens of Reconstruction, national expansion

Author Megan Kate Nelson traces the American fascination with the Yellowstone region and its impact on an evolving nation

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SunLit Excerpt: “Pieces of Everyone, Everywhere” digs deep, but carefully, into Denver history

This short story from the collection "Denver Noir" revolves around a young person at work exhuming bodies from a cemetery that became Cheesman Park

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SunLit Excerpt: “Grand Mal” introduces one man’s story of late onset epilepsy

A mosquito bite led to encephalitis and flu-like symptoms, but author Robert V. Dodge had only begun to feel the impact of damage to his brain

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SunLit Excerpt: “Gone to Darkness” begins with a fog-shrouded mystery by the tracks

Newly minted detective Sydney Parnell and her K9 partner follow their instincts in this edition of author Barbara Nickless' series

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SunLit Special Edition: “Tell Me Everything” combines an investigation with personal memoir

Author Erika Krouse had a bumbling start to her career as a private eye. But then along came a Title IX lawsuit.

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SunLit Excerpt: “The Mervin Gardens Murders” — mystery among an older demographic

Author Irv Sternberg's comic protagonist Izzy Brand lives and solves crimes in a setting not often seen in the genre -- a retirement community

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SunLit Excerpt: “Hanging Falls” begins with the requisite body, but also veers into family matters

In this novel from Margaret Mizushima's mystery series, K-9 cop Mattie Cobb tackles one grisly discovery and one exhilarating revelation -- previously unknown relatives

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SunLit Excerpt: “Gods of the Bay” speak to protagonist Katie Russo in a climate-change narrative

A young woman's return to her Long Island roots reacquaints her with both nostalgia and harsh environmental realities

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SunLit Excerpt: In “Custodian of the Spirits,” a hopeful widow heads West

Bronwyn Long Borne's excerpt from the novel hints at a possible romance on the arduous trail toward a new life

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SunLit Excerpt: “Operation Ice Breaker” charts its course with near disaster in the deep

Navy officer "Mac" McDowell's leadership provides the prologue to author Robert G. Williscroft's novel of Cold War undersea operations

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SunLit Excerpt: “The Diamond Diva Vendetta” spins an adventure on the streets of Rio de Janeiro

Author Jodi Bowersox introduces a newly divorced writer on a Brazilian retreat -- and a dangerous case of mistaken identity

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SunLit Excerpt: “Peace by Piece” suggests the jigsaw puzzle as metaphor — and life tool

Laurel McHargue took on puzzling as a COVID-fueled diversion. Nadine Collier, counselor and puzzle expert, suggested a book. It's about life as much as puzzles.

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SunLit Excerpt: “The Forge of Bonds” follows extraordinary teens craving the ordinary

Protagonists Jason Lex and Sadie Callahan sense that supernatural danger lurks in their outwardly mundane world. They'll need each other to defeat it.

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SunLit Excerpt: Family matters complicate a John Pickett historical mystery

In this volume from her humorous mystery series, "Brother Can You Spare a Crime?" author Sheri Cobb South reveals the relationship that powers the narrative

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SunLit Excerpt: “Killer Chardonnay” leaves bitter finish for wine critic

Kate Lansing's first "cozy" mystery novel intertwines the author's love of the grape with a nefarious narrative in Colorado's wine country

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From new releases to exclusive interviews, SunLit built on its bedrock of Colorado award winners

The challenge of creating a best-of collection proved harder than ever, but here are some highlights from 2021

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