Bone Key

Bone Key

by Les Standiford


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Its tough being a small-time hustler in Key West, FL. When this hustler is being beaten by a cop, John Deal steps in to stop it, but it is only a temporary rescue: the hustler turns up dead only two days later. The cops are claiming ignorance and the locals arent saying a word. Could the dead man be somehow connected to a seventy-year-old tale of piracy, murder, and greed? No one knows what really happened on that storm-swept night. But something about the legend and the recent murder are haunting John Deal to the bone.

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ISBN-13: 9781590583456
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication date: 07/01/2007
Series: John Deal Series
Pages: 283
Product dimensions: 5.58(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Les Standiford has written eleven books, including Spill (released as a feature film), Done Deal, Book Deal,  Black Mountain, Deal With the Dead, Bone Key and the most recent in the eight-book John Deal Series, Havana Run , as well as a recent Book Sense 76 Pick in non-fiction, Last Train to Paradise.   He has received the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, the Frank O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, and an NEA Fellowship in Fiction. He is Director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University in Miami, where he lives with his wife Kimberly, a psychotherapist, and their three children.



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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