Author Archives: Tyrus Books

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Dead Rapunzel (Loon Lake mystery #15)

DEAD RAPUNZEL (Loon Lake mystery #15) victoria houston Buy now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Apple “…populated with sympathetic, well-drawn characters …Houston also delivers beautiful descriptions of the bucolic setting, along with plenty of sharply rendered fly-fishing scenes.” —Booklist       DESCRIPTION It’s the dead of winter in Loon...

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Forest of Fortune

The Setting: the Thunderclap Casino on the Yukemaya Indian Reservation outside of San Diego. May or may not be haunted. The Characters: Alice, an employee at the casino who suffers from epilepsy. Lupita, a gambler who can always tell when she’s about to hit a hot streak on the slots. Pemberton, a down-on-his-luck, party-hearty...

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Ernie Wood

A native of North Carolina, author Ernie Wood received his AB in English Literature from Hamilton College in New York, returned to his home state to work in newspaper and magazine journalism and arrived in Austin in 1984 as a writer/editor for Southern Living magazine. Over a long career, he has been an award-winning...

ofseaandcloud

Of Sea and Cloud

OF SEA AND CLOUD jon keller Buy now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Apple “A gorgeously-written exploration of faith and loyalty, love and dishonesty. . . . I will never forget these characters, these waters, or the harrowing dramas unfolded upon and beneath them.” —Anthony Doerr, author of All the...

forestoffortune

Forest of Fortune

FOREST OF FORTUNE jim ruland Buy now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Apple “Powered by adept characterization, darkly lyrical prose, and an unexpected but oh-so-perfect ending, this is the literary equivalent of a slot machine jackpot.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)   DESCRIPTION Something’s not right at Thunderclap Casino… While working...

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One Red Thread

ONE RED THREAD ernie wood Buy now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Apple “One Red Thread is a beautifully written story of time travel, and the arrival of a fine new voice.” —Allen Steele     DESCRIPTION When architect Eddy McBride, a fortysomething self-absorbed noticer of details and self-appointed seeker...

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Formerly Fingerman

FORMERLY FINGERMAN joe nelms Buy now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Apple “…one of the funniest books I’ve read in years. Christopher Moore fans will love this book.” —Lily Tomlin     DESCRIPTION Brad Fingerman was a hip art director in the glamorous world of New York advertising. He had...

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You Could Be Home By Now

YOU COULD BE HOME BY NOW tracy manaster Availble now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Apple “Poignant, funny debut … A hoot that will touch your heart!” –People Magazine     DESCRIPTION The Commons is a luxury retirement community in sunny, scenic Arizona whose regulations prohibit full-time residents under the...

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City of Brick and Shadow

CITY OF BRICK AND SHADOW tim wirkus Buy now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Apple “Wirkus’ twisted tale of cons is an absorbing mental exercise that’s opaque enough for the most jaded of armchair detectives and is guaranteed to spark delicious book-group debates.” —Booklist (starred review)   DESCRIPTION Already struggling...

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The Last Time I Died

Interested in reading an intense debut novel that Booklist labeled “One of the most memorable first novels in recent memory?” Joe Nelms’s first book will blow your mind, see if it doesn’t. The Last Time I Died came our way in 2012, and it didn’t take very long for us to snap it up....

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A Prayer from the Vault

Ten years ago, at a different publishing house, we put out Nathan Singer’s debut novel, A Prayer for Dawn. It is still one of our favorite books of all time and we’re glad that we were able to get the rights to do the ebook of it over here at Tyrus. It’s an angry...

Jim Ruland

Jim Ruland is a Navy veteran, former Indian casino employee, and author of the short story collection Big Lonesome. He is the host of Vermin on the Mount, an irreverent reading series based in Southern California. In August of 2014 we’ll be publishing his debut novel, Forest of Fortune. Here is an interview we conducted...

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Jon Keller

Jon Keller holds an MFA from Boise State University. After graduate school, he moved to the coast of Maine and spent several years working aboard a lobster boat and writing for a commercial fishing newspaper. He is now a clam digger on the coast of Maine. This July we are publishing his debut novel, Of...

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Dead Lil’ Hustler (Loon Lake mystery #14)

DEAD LIL’ HUSTLER (Loon Lake mystery #14) victoria houston Buy now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Apple “…populated with sympathetic, well-drawn characters …Houston also delivers beautiful descriptions of the bucolic setting, along with plenty of sharply rendered fly-fishing scenes.” —Booklist       DESCRIPTION It’s mid-July in Loon Lake, and...