Les Standiford is the bestselling author of twenty books and novels, including the John Deal mystery series, and the works of narrative history “The Man Who Invented Christmas”, a “New York Times” Editor’s Choice, and “Last Train to Paradise”. He is the director of the creative writing program at Florida International University in Miami, where he lives with his wife, Kimberly, a psychotherapist and artist.
Book Deal: A John Deal Mysteryby Les Standiford
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Reluctant sleuth and Miami developer John Deal is the last of his kind--a builder who appreciates his craft. His friend Arch Dolan was the last of his kind, too, a Miami bookseller who sold books because he loved them. Now someone has killed him for it. And he's only the first body to fall. In quick succession the CEO of a huge bookstore chain and a local lawyer meet violent ends...and Deal starts finding connections.
Still, it's not easy for Deal: his estranged wife Janice, is still emotionally and physically scarred from mishaps the last time Deal stepped into the path of the wrong people. But Janice was close to Arch and she's as eager to find the killer as her husband. Working together, they discover that Arch's sister, lately employed by a charismatic revivalist, has disappeared. With the clues pointing north, Deal and Janice set out on a journey to a distant and frigid climate, one that threatens to chill them out for good.
Meet the Author
- Miami, Florida
- Date of Birth:
- October 31, 1945
- Place of Birth:
- Cambridge, Ohio
- B.A., Muskingum College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Utah
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