Alan Russell
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Alan Russell

Critical acclaim has greeted Alan Russell's novels from coast to coast. Publishers Weekly calls him "one of the best writers in the mystery field today." The New York Times says, "He has a gift for dialogue," while the Los Angeles Times calls him "a crime fiction rara avis." Russell's many novels have ranged from whodunits to comedic capers to suspense, and his works have been nominated for most of the major awards in crime fiction. His novels have garnered him a Critics' Choice Award, the Lefty (awarded to the best humorous mystery of the year), and two San Diego Book Awards. A native and long-time resident of California, Alan Russell is a former college basketball player who these days barely can touch the rim. A proud father of three children, Russell is an avid gardener and cook, and fortunately is blessed with a spouse who doesn't mind weeding or washing dishes.

To find out more about Alan Russell, please check out his website, www.alanrussell.net, or like him on Facebook: www.facebook.com/alanrussellmysteryauthor. You can also write to him at: alanrussellauthor@gmail.com.

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    • Gideon's Rescue

    • A Gideon and Sirius Novel, Book 4
    • By: Alan Russell
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    To assist the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, LAPD detective Michael Gideon has agreed to monthly prison visits with Ellis Haines, a.k.a. the Weatherman. But a new serial killer is lacing his crime scenes with hidden messages intended for Haines....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gotta Love Gideon and Sirius !

    • By shelley on 07-18-18

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Guardians of the Night

    • A Gideon and Sirius Novel, Book 2
    • By: Alan Russell
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 457
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 403

    As the sole members of LAPD's Special Cases Unit, Detective Michael Gideon and his German shepherd partner Sirius work investigations considered bizarre even by Los Angeles's standards....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I wish there were 10 stars!

    • By Kathleen Marion on 01-20-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Burning Man

    • By: Alan Russell
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 659
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 557
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 561

    When LAPD detective Michael Gideon and his police-dog partner, Sirius, are assigned to the Special Cases Unit (SCU), Gideon knows their work lives will be anything but ordinary....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The story suffered because of the narrator

    • By Laurie Gore on 07-25-15

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Homecoming

    • By: Alan Russell
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 873
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 799
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 800

    Seven years ago, young Stella Pierce vanished from the face of the earth....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A Weak Offering

    • By Casey on 06-14-17

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Multiple Wounds

    • A Novel
    • By: Alan Russell
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    After the brutal murder of an art gallery owner, the beautiful and mysterious artist Holly Troy seems to be the key to finding out what really happened on the night of the homicide....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Characters, Good Mystery

    • By Charles Atkinson on 08-15-14

    Regular price: $13.99

    • St. Nick

    • By: Alan Russell
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,407
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,283
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280

    When Santa Claus is a cop, you better watch out....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonder Christmas Cop Story

    • By David I. Williams on 01-07-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Lost Dog

    • A Gideon and Sirius Novel, Book 3
    • By: Alan Russell
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341

    Detective Michael Gideon is used to being handed L.A.'s oddest cases, but his newest one assigned itself....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Man/Dog suspence series

    • By shelley on 06-24-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Hotel Detective

    • (A Hotel Detective Mystery, Book 1)
    • By: Alan Russell
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Cummings
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    When the security director of the posh Hotel California abruptly departs, assistant manager Am Caulfield steps into the role. The newbie hotel detective is quickly overwhelmed when a murder-mystery weekend descends on the hotel at the same time as a Bob Johnson convention....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Humor, Suspense, and a GREAT Story!

    • By greenlantern7 on 11-20-18

    Regular price: $24.99

    • The Fat Innkeeper

    • (A Hotel Detective Mystery, Book 2)
    • By: Alan Russell
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Cummings
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    The fog isn’t the only thing wreaking havoc at La Jolla’s landmark Hotel California. A prankster has been hiring employees for nonexistent jobs, a decomposing whale ends up in front of the hotel and interrupts a grunion run, and some swingers have arrived at the hotel for a love-in....

    Regular price: $24.99

    • A Cold War

    • By: Alan Russell
    • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 314
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 275

    Nina Granville believes her business trip to Alaska will give her a short respite from the merry-go-round that came with her engagement to Congressman Terrence Donnelly....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Kept waiting for it to come together.

    • By R Patrick on 01-24-16

    Regular price: $13.99

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