Michael Stone started his career as a newspaper reporter, working as a correspondent for The Dallas Morning News and winning awards for his investigative journalism, before becoming a private detective in Denver. He used that experience to powerful effect when he became a crime fiction novelist.
Stone’s blockbuster series of thrillers began with The Low End of Nowhere, which introduced bounty hunter Streeter, the tough-guy-with-a-tender-heart tracking down terrifying criminals on the streets of Denver. The smashing debut earned Stone praise from Robert B. Parker and other crime fiction legends…and snagged him a coveted Shamus Award nomination for best novel from the Private Eye Writers of America. The book was quickly followed by A Long Reach, Token of Remorse, and Totally Dead, each a uniquely-authentic and explosive mystery packed with the author’s real-life experience. Stone’s series of crime noir fiction is both darkly-funny and deeply-gritty…and rates as some of the most original and cutting edge work in the mystery genre.
The third Streeter thriller takes the tough bounty hunter from the back alleys of Mexico to the streets of the mile-high city in a story that brims with the realism of author Michael Stone’s real life detective work.
Michael Stone’s highly-praised Streeter series begins with this Shamus-nominated thriller that pits the bounty hunter against a violent pack of lowlifes and sociopaths killing their way to the big score.
Packed with action and dark humor, the fourth novel in Michael Stone’s blockbuster Streeter series pits the detective and bounty hunter against ruthless killers desperate to acquire a key piece of land in a huge development deal.
Mr. Stone, a private investigator himself, works the hard-boiled genre conventions with the insouciance of an old pro. There's invention in the details and originality to the characters.
Stone has a winning way with characters who are, well, bumblers…a welcome shot of humor for the hardboiled set
Stone’s gritty handling takes the reader into a demimonde of lowlifes he may not have run into since the early Robert Mitchum movies. Stone is a swell read