"This recent book (The Good Guy) shows even more similarities to your style. I think (Dean Koontz) has been
reading your work."
"I don't expect to get anything meaty from (well-known author), like I do with you and Sue Grafton."
"It's just amazing to me how you can take the perspective of such a variety of characters, both male and female, and be so right-on
with it. It's like you have been able to inhabit their bodies, at their particular ages, and divined how they would think and what they would say."
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Honey's Murder A celebrity death in the 60s second only to the death of Marilyn Monroe.
Have a Nice Knife When a billionaire gets murdered, cub reporter Jamie Stern goes after a scoop.
Hot Days, Cold Nights Originally published in a Jeffery Deaver anthology.
Moon Over Murder A teenager in the fifties gets a dream summer job at a restaurant with 3 pretty cousins--but he doesn't know that murder is on the menu.
Picture Perfect It's 1961 and people are falling (and dying) for L.A. Plus the Hollywood Hills are on fire.
Red Dress When Priscilla looks for a fellow hedge fund trader who is missing, she finds out he may be the victim of a sex scam she is well familiar with.
Much more short fiction, including mysteries and adventures for young readers and young adults (Matthew and Mason series).
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Fool Me TwiceThe sixth Carol Golden novel This time around, Carol finds herself completely befuddled in how to deal with the elderly victim of a huge scam who refuses to go to the police.
"This time around, Carol finds herself
"I finished reading (Fool Me Twice) this
Good to the Last DeathThe fifth Carol Golden novel
"This, the fifth novel in the Carol Golden series,
Hit that BlotThe fourth Carol Golden novel
"I love the writings of Alan Cook... This is another hit
"I raced through another Carol Golden book. Alan Cook's
Dangerous WindThe third Carol Golden novel
"Enjoyed the book very much. Kept in suspense until close to the end.
"I highly recommend reading this intense, philosophical, and adventurous novel...
"If this work of fiction causes its readers some unease, that may have been
See breathtaking scenes from Dangerous Wind on many continents.
Relatively DeadThe second Carol Golden mystery
"Much better than just "Relatively" good !!!
"I love this book. It was so fun to read that
"Relatively Dead was a great story. It was
Forget to Remember
The first Carol Golden mystery
"Captivating! It has all the makings of a good action-packed
"The book takes you on an adventure in internet sleuthing,
"It is a page-turner that you can't put down, and the
Aces and Knaves
A story about gambling, puzzles, dot.coms and other hijinks.
This is the 2nd book by Alan Cook that I've read...I intend
Run into Trouble--Winner American Author's Association Silver Quill Award
--Best Pacific West Book by Reader Views
I really like books by this author. This is another great one.
Thirteen DiamondsThe first Lillian Morgan mystery
I really enjoyed this book because the protagonist is different from
Catch a Falling KnifeThe second Lillian Morgan mystery
Lillian is an entertaining and witty character
Honeymoon for Threethe second Gary Blanchard mystery
--Winner American Author's Association Silver Quill Award
--Best Mountain West Book by Reader Views
The Hayloft: a 1950s mysterythe first Gary Blanchard mystery
"I finished (The Hayloft) at 5 a.m."
"I read the whole book in one day."
Hotline to Murder"I just finished...(Hotline to Murder). Stayed up
until 1 a.m. one night reading it. I thought it was
excellent! Your characters stayed in character and
they were very believable. I liked your treatment of
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