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Johnny Shaw



Johnny Shaw was born and raised on the Calexico/Mexicali border, the setting for his debut novel, DOVE SEASON. 

Although he has been writing for over twenty years, it took that same amount of time for him to finally revisit and explore the people and places of the Imperial Valley, California and the Desert Southwest.

Genres: Mystery
 
Series
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Novels
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Anthologies edited
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Awards
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original winner (2013) : Big Maria


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She Rides Shotgun (2017)
Jordan Harper
"Confident, brutal, but always human, Jordan Harper’s She Rides Shotgun is a violent parable of family and sacrifice. The best debut novel that I’ve read this year."
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Scot Free (2018)
(Last Ditch Mystery, book 1)
Catriona McPherson
"Everyone who knows me knows that I don't throw the word 'hoot' around lightly. So if I were to say that Catriona McPherson's new novel was a hoot, believe me, I would mean it. Filled with an entertaining cast of eccentric characters, Scot Free is a funny and original mystery. Quite frankly, it's a hoot. There, I said it."
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Coldwater (2020)
Tom Pitts
"You know those times when your reading slows down and you can't find the right book to read next? Tom Pitts's Coldwater was the book I needed to pull me out of those doldrums. I tore through it, gripped by every page. Simply put, Coldwater is a damn good book. A thoughtful and violent tale of bad luck and bad choices. I loved it."

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