Wyoming Home in Cheyenne is hosting the November 7 book launch of No Good Deed: A Sam Dawson Mystery written by the award-winning Wyoming author Steven W. Horn.
The mystery delves into the real life murder of a fourteen-year-old boy for which Tom Horn was convicted and hanged in Cheyenne in 1903. The story is told from the perspective of Glendolene Kimmell, the schoolmarm at Iron Mountain who befriended the notorious range detective. Debate continues to this day as to Horn’s guilt. Publishers Weekly recently called No Good Deed “clever.”
Wyoming Home, located at 216 West Lincolnway, is in the building where Tom Horn made his so-called confession to Deputy Marshal Joe LeFors. The author will sign books from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for the actual book launch and from 6 – 8 p.m. as part of the Art Walk for the Wyoming Arts Council Summit.
In No Good Deed, a beautiful attorney draws photographer Sam Dawson into exploring who really murdered the boy. The attorney’s great grandmother Glendolene knew the truth that may have saved Tom Horn from the gallows. Haunted by the death of the woman he loved, Sam battles temptation while sorting fact and fiction from the murky depths of the concealed past. Nothing is as it seems when unearthing lost graves.
No Good Deed is the fourth book in the Sam Dawson Mystery Series which has received critical acclaim. The Pumpkin Eater, the first in Horn’s Sam Dawson Mystery Series, won the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award in Mystery/Suspense and was a Category Finalist in the 2014 Eric Hoffer Book Award. When Good Men Die, the second book in the series, was named a Category Finalist in the internationally recognized 2016 Eric Hoffer Book Award. Publishers Weekly gave When They Were Young a starred review.
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.
Book Signings in Wyoming
The author will participate in book signings in Wyoming as well as in other states. So far the Wyoming events, in addition to the book signings in Cheyenne on November 7, include:
- November 9 – A book signing will be held from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Whistle-Stop Mercantile, located at 200 S. 3rd St. in Douglas.
- November 22 – A book signing will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Second Story Books, located at 105 E. Ivinson Ave. in Laramie. The author will do a reading at noon.
- November 29 – A book signing will be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Storyteller, located at 524 Broadway St. in Thermopolis.
- November 30 – During Small Business Saturday, the author will do a book signing from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Wind City Books, located at 152 S. Center St. in Casper.
- December 7 – During Christmas in Centennial, the author will do a book signing from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Country Junction, located at 2742 State Highway 130 in Centennial.
More stops are in the process of being scheduled. Please check https://granitepeakpress.com/on-the-road/ for more dates.
Highly anticipated latest book in the Sam Dawson Mystery Series – No Good Deed
The author of the award-winning Sam Dawson Mystery novels, Steven W. Horn, continues his dramatic, intelligent, and gripping storytelling. In NO GOOD DEED, a beautiful attorney draws photographer Sam Dawson into exploring who murdered a fourteen-year-old boy in one of the Old West’s most baffling crimes. Her great grandmother Glendolene knew the truth that may have saved a man from the gallows. Maligned by the press and discredited by politicians, Glendolene’s story was erased. Reaching out from the grave, she attempts to set the record straight. Haunted by the death of the woman he loved, Sam battles temptation while sorting fact and fiction from the murky depths of the concealed past. Nothing is as it seems when unearthing lost graves.
More Books from the Critically Acclaimed Sam Dawson Series
Starred Review from Publishers Weekly - When They Where Young
The author of the award-winning Sam Dawson Mystery novels, Steven W. Horn, continues his dramatic, intelligent, and gripping storytelling. In WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG, Horn presents a novel of insight and poignancy as he delves into the uncompromising complexity of relationships and their consequences that set in motion years of deception and vengeance in this spine-tingling read. Stumbling across a child’s body while fishing in Wyoming’s Laramie range, Sam Dawson must unravel the truth as those closest to him get drawn into a dangerous web of revenge.
Eric Hoffer Award Category Finalist Second Book in the Sam Dawson Mystery Series – When Good Men Die
When Good Men Die was named a Category Finalist in the internationally recognized 2016 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. In When Good Men Die, photographer Sam Dawson returns in this mystery series to clear himself as a suspect in the murder of a nursing home resident. Sam turns his camera toward the elderly and meets Hans Gottlieb, Depression-era carnival wrestler and former Olympian. Hans prefers to live among his brutally harsh and haunting memories and has come to the north woods to die. In Sam’s quest for the truth about the murder, he discovers the disturbing reality that the aged are often not who they appear to be. He and his drooling bloodhound will be set upon by wolves and humans alike as Sam exposes decades-long secrets in this Gordian knot of a mystery.
Gold Award-Winning First Book in the Sam Dawson Mystery Series – The Pumpkin Eater
The Pumpkin Eater won the 2014 Independent Book Publishers Association’s Benjamin Franklin Gold Award in the Mystery/Suspense Category and was a 2014 Eric Hoffer Award Category Finalist. The Pumpkin Eater weaves a story of dark secrets with the clandestine efforts of those willing to kill to protect the crimes of the past. The novel uncovers a shocking story of undetected mass murders of young women, involving genetic manipulation and the dark history of America’s attempt to genetically improve the human species.