Leslie Doran

Position: Special to the Herald

National Park Mystery Series returns

Durango author Scott Graham is releasing his sixth novel, “Mesa Verde Victim,” in his highly successful National Park Mystery Series. This story is really close to home. The action takes place not...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

C.J. Box’s Joe Pickett is back in new novel ‘Long Range’

The opening of “Long Range,” C.J. Box’s 20th Joe Pickett adventure, is reminiscent of the beginning of his triple award winning debut novel, “Open Range.” Pickett is a Wyoming game warden based in...

DATE: April 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Half Broke’ relives an important journey

Ginger Gaffney’s debut memoir, “Half Broke,” is a memoir about events that take place over a year and a half at a special ranch. Gaffney specializes in training horses and helping owners with their...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Review: Author Pam Houston finds ‘hope in the high country’

Pam Houston’s newest book, “Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country,” is a magical blend of essays that are somehow both memoir and autobiography. She manages to beautifully marry her life...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Books for the children, teens on your holiday gift list

It’s that time of year, time to shop for gifts for good boys and girls. Books are wonderful presents that inform, entertain and bring joy year-round. Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story A new...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Johnson’s ‘Land of Wolves’ an engrossing read

Land of Wolves by Craig Johnson is the 15th book in his popular series featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire. Walt’s department is in Absaroka County in the wilds of rural Wyoming. His staff is a...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Author Chuck Greaves to discuss new book at Maria’s Bookshop

Cortez author Chuck Greaves, aka C. Joseph Greaves, has written yet another notable work with the release of “Church of the Graveyard Saints.” This far-reaching novel covers a wide range of issues...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Blake Crouch’s new novel worth the ‘time’

Durango author Blake Crouch will launch his newest novel, “Recursion,” at El Moro next week. With “Recursion,” Crouch is continuing his literary journey by blending mystery, thriller and science...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Latest National Park Mystery story a must-read

In his new National Park Mystery series, “Arches Enemy,” local author Scott Graham takes his hero to the area of Moab, Utah. Chuck Bender of Bender Archaeological has arrived in the fall. He is...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

C.J. Box’s ‘Wolf Pack’ a fast-paced thriller

“Wolf Pack” by C. J. Box is the 19th novel featuring intrepid Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. One of the best things about a Pickett adventure is that there will always be a mix of domestic drama...

DATE: April 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Mandy Mikulencak’s new book a hit to the heart

Local author Mandy Mikulencak’s new novel, “Forgiveness Road,” starts off with a bang. Literally. The year is 1976, and the place is Mississippi. It is a sultry summer morning when 16-year-old...

DATE: March 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

When it comes to gifts for kids, don’t forget books

Our recent snow is a reminder that Santa will be coming soon. Books can be just the right gift because they educate and entertain children over and over again. Here are some suggestions that will...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

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