The Allison Coil Mystery Series

Book 4 – 2015

Lake of Fire FINAL June 2 2015

Finalist, 2016 Colorado Book Award

“Thrilling…irresistible.” – Kirkus Reviews


“Lake of Fire swirls into an environmental inferno that reads all too true—Mark Stevens writes like wildfire.” – Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire novels, basis for the hit series Longmire.

Book 3 – 2014

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Winner, 2015 Colorado Book Award (Best Mystery)
Winner, 2015 Colorado Authors League Award (Genre Fiction)

Trapline is more than a mystery, it’s a political thriller of sorts that resolves around the issue of illegal immigration … Everything comes together in the end in a chilling tale set against the grandeur of the Colorado mountains.”
– The Denver Post

“Allison’s third adventure (Buried by the Roan, 2011, etc.) combines a loving portrait of a beautiful area with an ugly, all-too-believable conspiracy that could have been ripped from today’s headlines.”
– Kirkus Reviews

Book 2 – 2011  

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Finalist, 2012 Colorado Book Award

Buried by the Roan is flat-out terrific. Everything you expect from a first-rate mystery is here: Savvy sleuth Allison Coil, hunting guide on-top-of-her-game, gorgeous Colorado mountain setting, gripping story where the pages practically turn themselves and eloquent writing to boot.” – Margaret Coel, author of The Perfect Suspect

Book 1 – 2007

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“The number of fine Colorado crime writers just increased by one. Mark Stevens shows the adept touch of a seasoned mystery writer and displays the avid affection of someone who knows and loves the mountain wilderness. Antler Dust is a wonderful, compelling debut-you won’t find a fresher, more satisfying new voice.” – Stephen White, author of Kill Me and Missing Persons

“Stevens’ knowledge of the region is evident in the setting he creates – a perfectly believable locale in the central Rockies…The book is well-written from start to finish. Stevens’ skill as a writer occasionally shines with the occasional gold coin, where prose and plot sing in perfect harmony.” – The Aspen Times 

More: http://www.writermarkstevens.com


3 responses to “About

  1. Hello Mark,

    My name is Eloísa Pérez-Lozano and I am the events and publicity coordinator at Arte Público Press. Thank you for reviewing our book, “”Desperado” by Manuel Ramos last year.

    As you may know, Arte Público Press is the nation’s largest and most established publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by U.S. Hispanic authors. We were the original publishers of Sandra Cisneros’ “The House on Mango Street” and other well-known Latino authors like Gary Soto, Denise Chavez, and Ana Castillo. We launched an imprint for children and young adults, Piñata Books, in 1994.

    From looking at your blog, I see you review mystery books so I was wondering if you would be interested in receiving galleys or finished books from us.

    Please contact me at the email below and I looking forward to hearing from you!

    Eloísa Pérez-Lozano
    Events & Publicity Coordinator
    Arte Público Press
    University of Houston
    4902 Gulf Fwy, Bldg 19, Rm 100
    Houston, TX 77204-2004
    FAX: 713-743-2847

  2. Thank you for your reviews.
    I’ve been poking around while enjoying my coffee–enjoying your reflections.
    They’re good. Please keep them coming.

  3. Emily Donoho

    Hi Mark,

    I’ve been enjoying your book reviews and I have ordered ‘Trapline.’ I know this is a long shot, but I was wondering if you would fancy having a read — and perhaps reviewing — of the police procedural/psychological thriller I published this past May. If not, no worries, but I’m a local-ish-to-Colorado author. I’m from Boulder (family still there), I live in Scotland, just south of Glasgow, and the novel is about detectives in New York City. So it’s complicated. But if you are up for it, and want more information, drop me a wee line.

    Emily Donoho

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