Dallas Murphy

Dallas Murphy

Edgar Award Nominee

Dallas Murphy is the author of the acclaimed three-book series Lover Man, Lush Life, and Don’t Explain, about the reluctant sleuth Artie Deemer, who lives off his dog Jellyroll, star of screen, TV, and dog-food boxes; and the stand-alone crime novel set in Florida, Apparent WindLover Man was nominated for an Edgar for Best First Novel and named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times.  Murphy has also written nonfiction books about the ocean, including Rounding the Horn, To Follow the Water, Plain Sailing, and, most recently, To the Denmark Strait.  He lives in New York City.

Books by Dallas Murphy

The Complete Deemer

The Complete Deemer

All three of Dallas Murphy's Artie Deemer novels, hailed by Publishers Weekly as an "outstanding series," now in one volume for the first time.

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Lover Man

Lover Man

The first mystery in Dallas Murphy’s acclaimed Artie Deemer series is a wild ride filled with blackmailers, killers, and crazy combat pilots. An Edgar Award finalist, Publishers Weekly called it one of best novels of the year. You’ll agree.

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Don’t Explain

Don't Explain

Follow Artie Deemer and his dog Jellyroll on a road trip to Maine where “getaway” takes on a new meaning as they’re tracked by a serial killer in this outrageously-inventive third novel in Dallas Murphy’s acclaimed mystery series.

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Reviews For Dallas Murphy

Writing Artie Deemer: Dallas Murphy on “Lover Man,” “Lush Life” and “Don’t Explain” 5.0

Murphy delivers crisp, clear prose, and original comedy at the hair-raising pace of a Domino’s delivery car

Tulsa World

Writing Artie Deemer: Dallas Murphy on “Lover Man,” “Lush Life” and “Don’t Explain” 5.0

Dallas Murphy is right up there with Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen

Ross Thomas

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