CHEYENNE, WY – The annual New York City Big Book Award has recognized No Good Deed: A Sam Dawson Mystery as a Distinguished Favorite in the mystery category.

Wyoming author Steven W. Horn wrote No Good Deed, which was released on Nov. 7, 2019. The author is participating in book signings in Wyoming as well as in other states. (See the list below)

No Good Deed 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.

The New York City Big Book Award competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers, and professional copywriters. Selected award Winners and Distinguished Favorites are based on overall excellence.

“We are happy to highlight these books, recognize their excellence, and share their achievements,” said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak.

Once again, in 2019, the New York City Big Book Award achieved worldwide participation. Winners were recognized globally from Australia, Cambodia, Canada, England, and the United States of America. For more information, visit:

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. For more information on the author, his books and upcoming events, please visit

Book Signings in Wyoming

The author will participate in book signings in Wyoming as well as in other states. So far the Wyoming events include:

  • November 16 – 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. - 3 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.