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Scott Phillips

USA flag (b.1961)

Scott Phillips is the author of three of the most highly acclaimed crime novels of recent years. His debut novel, The Ice Harvest, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and won the California Book Award, a Silver Medal for Best First Fiction, and was a finalist for the Edgar Awards, the Hammett Prize and the Anthony Award. It is now a major motion picture from Focus Features. Its followup The Walkaway continued his success, with The New York Times calling it "wicked fun."

Genres: Mystery
Series contributed to
Dagger Awards Best Novel nominee (2001) : The Ice Harvest

Scott Phillips recommends
The Western Limit of the World (2005)
David Masiel
"David Masiel has the rare gift of forcing us to stare down the deepest, most appalling flaws in his characters and making us love them anyway..."
Chain of Evidence (2007)
(Peninsula Crimes, book 4)
Garry Disher
"Garry Disher is an old favorite of mine, and it's about time American readers got a shot at him."
Ruins of War (2015)
(Mason Collins, book 1)
John A Connell
"...the best historical crime novel I've read all year. As vivd a sense of time and place as anything by All Furst, a iller as horrifying as any in Thomas Harris, and a central character I'm sure we'll be reading about for years to come."
Out of Mercy (2018)
Jonathan Ashley
"A savage, horrifying and gutbustingly funny Western."
Hard Times (2020)
Les Edgerton
"Hard Times is the best country noir I've read in a long while. A knife-edged, cold-eyed story of love and hate at their most visceral, it's worthy of a place of pride on the shelf next to William Gay and Daniel Woodrell."

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