Final word: The Colorado crime scene has gained a strong new voice, as well as a new character to watch in Allison Coil.
This bit from a few weeks back was nice, also:
It's been nearly 24 years - and four manuscripts - since Mark Stevens worked for the Rocky. The former crack reporter and genuinely nice guy also spent time as a field producer for The McNeil/Lehrer NewsHour and 11 years as communications director for Denver Public Schools - all while writing novels in his free time and chasing down publishers.
Finally, his hard work has paid off with his debut, Antler Dust (Paandaa Entertainment, $24.95), a mystery set in the Colorado Flat Tops Wilderness. Bestselling suspense-master Stephen White lauds the book as "a wonderful, compelling debut - you won't find a fresher, more satisfying voice." And if you like this one, there's three more novels stashed in a drawer somewhere in Stevens' home, waiting to find audiences of their own.