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SunLit Interview: “Luther, Wyoming” co-authors introduced often-ignored Western characters

Mario Acevedo and Tomas Alamilla slipped Indian scouts and Buffalo soldiers into their narrative. They also paid close attention to dialogue.

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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 Interview: Thriller author Carter Wilson has stuck to standalone novels

But in "The New Neighbor," he combined a riveting opening scene with a creepy house from an earlier book to write a psychological crossover

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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 Interview: “Denver Noir” editor Cynthia Swanson weighs in on the project and the importance of place

Swanson, who also contributed a short story to the collection, talks about recruiting authors and how Cheesman Park's history informed her own piece

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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 Interview: Barbara Nickless focused this Sydney Parnell mystery on vulnerable workers

The author felt like news stories she read after finishing "Gone to Darkness" had been ripped from the pages of her novel

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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 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 Interview: Irv Sternberg found inspiration for his mystery characters in his neighbors

In his east Denver retirement community, the author discovered the seniors around him appreciated a mystery like "The Mervin Gardens Murders"

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SunLit Interview: Mystery master Margaret Mizushima incorporates theme of family

In "Hanging Falls," she addresses newly found relatives -- and polygamy -- in a K-9 assisted murder investigation

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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 Interview: Jo Fontana’s theme behind “Gods of the Bay” shifted to include the impact of climate change

She found writing about a location's past easy. But capturing its present-day challenges required research -- and a visit

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SunLit Interview: A Wyoming upbringing pointed Bronwyn Long Borne to the pioneer spirit

The author of "Custodian of the Spirits" combined her fascination with the West with innate romanticism to build a series of novels

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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 Interview: Robert G. Williscroft drew on Navy experience for “Operation Ice Breaker”

Dubbed "a living Jack Ryan" by one fellow officer, Williscroft explored the Artic depths in his own career before creating protagonist Mac McDowell

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SunLit Interview: After a pandemic interruption, Jodi Bowersox found a setting for her protagonist

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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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