CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Award-winning Wyoming author Steven W. Horn continues his dramatic, intelligent and gripping storytelling in the fifth book of the Sam Dawson Mystery Series – Yesterday Calling. The official book release date is June 9, 2022.
Celebrating the book’s release, Wyoming Home will host a book signing on Thursday, June 9 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and from 4:30 – 6 p.m. The store is located at 216 West Lincolnway in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The author will also be attending book signings at the Storyteller in Thermopolis from 2 – 4 p.m. on June 17, Wind City Books in Casper from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on June 18 and the Country Junction in Centennial from 1 – 3 p.m. on June 25. More events will be scheduled throughout the summer.
The Sam Dawson Mystery Series has received numerous awards and acclaim, including Independent Book Publishers Association’s Benjamin Franklin Gold Award in the Mystery/Suspense Category, Eric Hoffer Award Category Finalist and New York City Big Book Award’s Distinguished Favorite in the mystery category.
The series features Wyoming-based photographer Sam Dawson whose unnerving knack for stumbling upon trouble leads him to uncover dark secrets, lost graves, espionage and even mass murder. With his trusty hound at his side, Sam must reluctantly abandon his favorite Wyoming fishing haunts to unravel the truth to keep himself, friends and family out of harm’s way.
In the fifth book of the series, Yesterday Calling, a dangerously unpredictable psychopath bent on revenge victimizes Sam and his daughter for choices Sam made decades earlier in this edge-of-your-seat thriller. The past and present collide as author Horn adds another riveting chapter to his award-winning Sam Dawson Mystery Series. But nothing is as it seems in Yesterday Calling.
“This one is a beguiling 5-Star read from Wyoming’s master of suspense. Highly, highly recommended!,” wrote W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear, New York Times bestselling Wyoming authors of Lighting Shell, in their review of the book.
Yesterday Calling has also received a Reader’s Favorite 5-Star Review from reviewer Anne-Marie Reynolds.
“This is an edge-of-your-seat story, a thriller of epic proportion,” Reynolds wrote in her review. “The primary characters are incredibly believable and easy to relate to, with realistic flaws and lives. This is action all the way through, with an attention-grabbing plot and lots of twists and turns before we get to the real truth and the explosive ending. Highly recommended for anyone who loves a good thriller.”
D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer with Midwest Book Review wrote, “More so than most mysteries, Steven W. Horn’s Sam Dawson stories rest on explorations of personal culpability, guilt, and growth to offer just as many satisfying psychological interplays as they do intrigue.”
“The result is a compelling story that attracts on many different levels, both flushing out Sam Dawson’s checkered past and approach to conflict and providing a satisfying new mystery accessible to newcomers and prior fans alike,” Donovan wrote in her review. “It’s highly recommended as either a stand-alone mystery or for prior fans of Sam Dawson’s life, and will find a home in any library strong in mysteries featuring strong psychological depth and intrigue alike.”
Horn draws upon an eclectic array of career experiences in crafting his stories. In Wyoming, Horn was the Dean of the College of Agriculture and a professor at the University of Wyoming. Retiring in 2009, Dr. Horn is now Professor Emeritus and lives near Cheyenne, Wyoming.
For more information on the author, his books and upcoming events, please visit granitepeakpress.com.
Scheduled Book Signings
- June 9 – Cheyenne, WY: Wyoming Home will host a book signing on Thursday, June 9 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and from 4:30 -6:00 p.m.. The store is located at 216 West Lincolnway in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
- June 17 – Thermopolis, WY : The Storyteller will host a book signing on Friday, June 17 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The store is located at 524 Broadway St. in Thermopolis, Wyoming.
- June 18 – Casper, WY: Wind City Books will host a book signing on Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The store is located at 152 S. Center St. in Casper, Wyoming.
- June 25 – Centennial, WY: The Country Junction will host a book signing on Saturday, June 25 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The store is located at 2742 State Highway 130 in Centennial, Wyoming
Highly anticipated latest book in the Sam Dawson Mystery Series
At age sixteen, Sam Dawson was interested in three things: fish, cars, and girls—and not necessarily in that order. When it came to girls, he was not sure what the attraction was, but he was curious. Lured by the woman he believed to be the most beautiful creature on the planet, Sam was both confused and frightened. She was married, a mother, and most of all she was to be avoided.
Now nearing fifty, Sam’s life is upended by the tidal wave of consequences from choices he made decades earlier, repercussions that threaten his career and imperil both him and his daughter, Sidney. Never has Sam encountered such a nemesis as Hank Thompson, who believes death is too cheap a price when suffering is the currency for reparation. The past calls to Sam, and he must pay. But there are no amends, only reprisal and the horror of vengeance as Sam and Sidney are victimized by a dangerously unpredictable psychopath bent on revenge in an edge-of-your-seat thriller.
The past and present collide as author Steven W. Horn adds another riveting chapter to his award-winning Sam Dawson Mystery Series. The shocking ending will take your breath away.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Steven W. Horn is the author of the award-winning novels in the Sam Dawson Mystery Series. An Iowa native and decorated Vietnam veteran, Horn earned his doctorate in Colorado. After high-ranking careers in both Colorado and Wyoming, he turned to full-time fiction writing, drawing upon his diverse educational and career experiences in crafting his stories. Horn’s critically acclaimed debut stand-alone novel was Another Man’s Life. Yesterday Calling is Horn’s fifth book in the mystery series. He lives in Wyoming.