Jon Talton
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Jon Talton

Jon Talton is the author of 12 novels, including the David Mapstone Mysteries and the Cincinnati Casebooks, and one non-fiction book. His latest novel is the mystery, The Bomb Shelter.

Jon's award-winning work has been widely praised by the critics. The Washington Post BookWorld called Concrete Desert "More intelligent and rewarding than most contemporary mysteries." In a starred review, Booklist called it "a stunning debut." The Chicago Tribune lauded Camelback Falls for its "twisty and crafty" plot. For Dry Heat, Publishers Weekly wrote, "Taut prose helps tighten the screws, and the winning, sensitive portrayal of the Mapstones -- both of them a relief after too many hard-nosed PIs who are all gristle and no brain -- lends credibility to the noirish narrative."

Jon is also a veteran journalist and blogger. He is the economics columnist of the Seattle Times and is editor and publisher of the blog Rogue Columnist. Prior to that, he was a business and op-ed columnist for the Arizona Republic. He also worked for newspapers in San Diego, Denver, Dayton, Cincinnati and Charlotte.

Before journalism, he worked for four years as an ambulance medic in the inner city of Phoenix. He also was an instructor in theater at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Jon is a fourth-generation Arizonan who splits his time between Seattle and Phoenix.

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Best Sellers

    • The Night Detectives

    • A David Mapstone Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Jon Talton
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    This case will take Mapstone and Peralta into the world of human trafficking, corrupt politics, and the white supremacist movement. They no longer have badges, but they are still detectives - the night detectives....

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Pain Nurse

    • By: Jon Talton
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James, Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Cheryl Beth Wilson, a nurse at Cincinnati Memorial Hospital, finds a doctor brutally murdered in a secluded office....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A waste of a credit, definitely!

    • By Corinna on 08-12-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • High Country Nocturne

    • A David Mapstone Mystery
    • By: Jon Talton
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Diamonds, greed, corrupt cops, mobsters - David Mapstone is about to be tested like never before....

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Deadline Man

    • By: Jon Talton
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    He’s a man whose life is so intertwined with his job that we know him only as “the columnist"....

    Regular price: $19.56

    • South Phoenix Rules

    • A David Mapstone Mystery
    • By: Jon Talton
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    A young New York professor comes to Phoenix to research his new book. But when he’s murdered, police connect him to one of the world’s most deadly drug cartels....

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Camelback Falls

    • By: Jon Talton
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    When his friend Peralta, newly sworn in as sheriff, is shot by a sniper, David Mapstone, former historian and new deputy sheriff, can’t keep a cool, academic distance - and he’d better not....

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Powers of Arrest

    • A Cincinnati Casebook, Book 2
    • By: Jon Talton
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Cincinnati homicide detective Will Borders now walks with a cane and lives alone in constant discomfort. He’s lucky to be alive....

    Regular price: $20.97

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