$9.99, and CreateSpace paperback, $25.99; Barnes
& Noble Nook, $9.99.
gathers together in an omnibus edition the first three novels in the
much-praised Steve Martinez series set in the wilderness of Upper
The first is about murder by bear, the second about homicide and drugs
deep in an underground copper mine, and the third concerns a grisly—and
deadly—game played with human bodies.
“He really hooks us with his whimsy-free descriptions of
wedding dances and town-hall debates to the dead-end future seen in the
eyes of a high-school dropout—in this beautiful but
depressed region,” wrote Marilyn Stasio about Season’s Revenge
in her New York Times Book Review mystery column.
“Steve Martinez is an intriguingly flawed protagonist,
claustrophobic, everybody-knows-all-my-secrets paranoia
small-town life is unerringly portrayed,” Wes Lukowsky said
of A Venture into Murder in Booklist.
Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic,
wrote of Cache of Corpses:
“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.”