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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.

Awards: Anthony (2013)  see all

Genres: Thriller, Mystery
Jimmy Veeder
   1. Dove Season (2011)
   2. Plaster City (2014)
   3. Imperial Valley (2017)
   Big Maria (2012)
   Floodgate (2016)
   The Upper Hand (2018)
   The Southland (2020)
Anthology series
Blood & Tacos
   1. Blood & Tacos #1 (2012)
   2. Blood & Tacos #2 (2012)
   3. Blood & Tacos #3 (2012)
Johnny Shaw recommends
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."
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."
She Rides Shotgun (2017)
A Lesson in Violence

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."

Books containing stories by Johnny Shaw
Lockdown (2020)
Stories of Crime, Terror, and Hope During a Pandemic
edited by
Nick Kolakowski and Steve Weddle
Both Sides (2020)
Stories from the Border
edited by
Gabino Iglesias
Trouble & Strife (2019)
Crime Stories Inspired by Cockney Rhyming Slang
edited by
Simon Wood

More books 

2013 Anthony Award for Best Paperback original : Big Maria

Award nominations
2017 Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery Novel (nominee) : Floodgate
2017 Anthony Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Gary's Got A Boner
2016 Anthony Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Feliz Navidead
2015 Lefty Awards: The Rose (nominee) : Plaster City

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