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CACHE OF
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“With so many American novelists grasping for terrorist plot angles to make the crimes on their turf seem less parochial, it’s a relief to turn to a bona fide regionalist like Henry Kisor, who writes with compassion and humor about the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a place that’s cash-poor but rich in character. . . . Kisor develops the mystery with expertise while working the political race for some nice laughs. But he really hooks us with his whimsy-free descriptions of life—from wedding dances and town-hall debates to the dead-end future seen in the eyes of a high-school dropout—in this beautiful but economically depressed region.”
                                      Marilyn Stasio, New York Times  Book Review


“Add Henry Kisor’s deputy sheriff Steve Martinez to the list with Lew Archer and Travis McGee. . . .Kisor’s riveting plot weaves together computer gamesmanship, gruesome forensics, local politics, wary romance and inherited Indian instincts into a terrifically readable thriller . . . Couldn’t put it down.”                                          Roger Ebert


 “Kisor’s captivating tale of death and deceit in the Upper Peninsula is ideal for those who enjoy local color and a likable, hard-working hero.”                                                    Ray Walsh, Lansing State Journal

“Where else can you learn about [geocaching] —or find out what an open wedding is? (See page 47 for details.) Kisor, who lives in Evanston, must get up to Michigan often enough to soak himself in its unique environment and habits. And did I mention that he also knows how to tell a great mystery story with style and grace?”
                                                   Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune Book World


“Innovative plotline . . . plenty of ambiance and colorful characters . . . and author Kisor turns out to weave it all together in a believable and suspenseful manner.”               Wolf Schneider, Santa Fe New Mexican

 “. . . The skill with which he weaves his stories, the care he takes in developing his characters, and the love he has for the setting, and the resulting insight and detail, all make his mysteries enjoyable reads.  There is a ‘realness’ for lack of a better term, that he brings to the mystery genre that makes it at once comfortable but almost educational—not in a dry and academic sense but in an exciting and interesting sense.  Kisor’s innate curiosity and good nature come through and cause his characters to come alive.”
                                             Kevin Holtsberry, collectedmiscellany.com


“Excellent . . . Well developed characters and an interesting plot combine to make Cache of Corpses a very pleasing read.”
                                        David J. Montgomery, Crime Fiction Dossier


“Richly rooted [and] hotly paced . . . I saw this story very clearly as a movie of the week. It would also make a great cable series.”
                                                               M.E. Collins, Chicago Sun-Times


“Kisor . . . follows up his deservedly praised Martinez debut (Season’s Revenge, 2003) with another very clever, character-driven, atmospheric mystery. Fine reading, especially for those who prefer their mayhem on gravel roads and lonesome blacktops as opposed to asphalt jungles.”                                                  Wes Lukowsky, Booklist

 “Exciting . . . Kisor delivers an educational chiller that also serves as a cautionary reminder about overreliance on fallible technology.”                                                                  Publishers Weekly

“The central mystery is inspired, and Kisor’s prose remains at a high level.”                                                                                   Kirkus Reviews

Cache of Corpses is a master juggling act. Henry Kisor’s ability to keep humor, heartwarming moments, and headless corpses spinning effortlessly before the reader’s eye is nothing short of amazing. Fine prose and a perfect evocation of Michigan’s marvelous Upper Peninsula add tremendously to the entertainment. Read this gem of a book. I guarantee Kisor’s magic as a storyteller will hold you spellbound."                                                             William Kent Krueger

“Complex and compelling, this tale is held together by Deputy Stephen Martinez, who comes to life on every page. Kisor has a fine-tuned ear for dialogue and a perfect feel for the Michigan Upper Peninsula, which is remote, beautiful and filled with secrets. If you want a protagonist you can cheer for, you’ve come to the right place."                                                                               Stuart Kaminsky

“I can’t think of another cop in all of fiction that I enjoy rooting for more than Steve Martinez.”                                            Kevin Guilfoile

“I like Henry Kisor’s eye for detail. It’s refreshing to see a writer of uncommon skill create thrills by drawing pictures with words. In addition, Cache of Corpses avoids the literary cliche of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as a frozen wasteland to present it in all its wild beauty.”                                                                               Loren Estleman

“An exotic murder method, plenty of surprises to keep you flipping the pages, and a villain who is profoundly villainous. And most of all a believable hero you genuinely give a damn about. This is the book that should bring Henry Kisor the big audience he deserves.”
                                                                                                      Ed Gorman

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