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Born December 24, 1945, Robert Westbrook grew up in a Hollywood family of writers. His mother was the columnist Sheilah Graham, whose bestselling 1958 autobiography, “Beloved Infidel,” was made into a biopic with Deborah Kerr as Sheilah and Gregory Peck as F. Scott Fitzgerald. Robert’s 1995 memoir, “Intimate Lies”— republished by Speaking Volumes in 2018 —tells the story of this turbulent romance.
Robert was educated at the Harvard School in Los Angeles, the Putney School, and Columbia College. His first book, “Journey Behind the Iron Curtain,” was published when he was 17, an account of a high school trip to the Soviet Union. In 1969, his coming-of-age novel, “The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart” was made into an MGM movie starring Don Johnson.
While living in Hawaii in the 1985, he began his first mystery series with “The Left-Handed Policeman” and continuing with “Nostalgia Kills” and “Lady Left.” After he and his wife, Gail, moved to northern New Mexico in 1991, he began the Howard Moon Deer series with “Ghost Dancer,” “Warrior Circle,” “Red Moon,” “Ancient Enemy,” “Turquoise Lady,” “Blue Moon,” “Hungry Ghost,” “Walking Rain,” and most recently, “Eagle Falls.” He is currently writing the 10th book of the series, “Yellow Moon.”
Praise for Howard Moon Deer Mysteries
"Fans of Hillerman will love this unique and quirky detective duo." —Leslie Glass, bestselling author of Tracking Time
"Westbrook...possesses a masterful sense of narration." —The Washington Post Book World
"A racy and readable writer." —The New York Times Book Review
A Native American working on his Ph.D.
A cop blinded in the line of duty.
A chic resort's only hope to stop a killer cold in his track
Once a land of Pueblo dwellers, the town of San Geronimo Peak, New Mexico, is prime ski country. P.I. Howard Moon Deer and ex-cop Jack Wilder are headed there to meet their first client—a former U.S. senator and the ski slope's owner. Instead, they find his body—and a murder case to solve.
"Terrific…I couldn’t put it down." —Margaret Truman, author of Murder at the Watergate
The Left-Handed Policeman is a gripping novel of life—and death—among the big names and the nameless of Beverly Hills. Novelist Robert Westbrook—himself the son of a famous Hollywood personality—explores the boulevards and back alleys, the myths and realities, of the greatest, most deadly dream factory of all: Hollywood.
"If you haven't got time to visit Los Angeles County's toniest city, Westbrook's novel is the next best thing. . .
“A brilliant, engaging and wholly unpredictable story of courage,
survival and self-reinvention . . . I was completely taken by it . . .
Interesting, complicated and wholly engaging characters.
[Westbrook] is obviously a born storyteller
and a bit of a magician.”–Ally Sheedy
An Overnight Sensation, Book One, starts in 1956 with a scandalous love nest murder, then rewinds to Sonya at the age of 17 in 1940, a dreamy girl in the Royal Box of the Krakow Opera. When Sonya’s mother is hanged by the Nazis, she must grow up quickly.
“I was prepared to suffer any ordeal rather than reveal the truth about myself I thought, he has chosen me, I want him to be proud of the woman he has chosen. He must never feel that his girl is in reality a grubby little waif who has gotten to him by a series of deceptions.”
—Sheilah Graham, writing in 1958
“The mood should be two people—free— He has an overwhelming urge toward the girl who promises to give life back to him . . . she is the heart of hope and freshness.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald, notes for The Last Tycoon
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2022 American Fiction Awards Finalist
Amazon #1 New Release in Litigation
Inspired by real-life class-action lawyers, The Education of Ryan Coleman begins in a Texas courtroom, where an ambitious attorney from Philadelphia chases his share of a lawsuit and gets his ass reamed by the judge.
2022 Will Rogers Medallion Awards Western Maverick Finalist
“Here, manifest destiny collides with native mysticism.”
Meet the last open range cowboy and the last nomadic Native American. Better yet, be present for their first handshake in the pages of Lakota Cowboy.
Desperate to get their hands on technology they can use to rule the world, the Chinese pursue Cyd, Alex, Sam and Nikki to Easter Island where the secrets of the past could save the future, or destroy it. Filled with page-turning suspense, The Trouble with Miracles is an adventure thriller about the magic and mystery of the Easter Island statues.
How can you know who you really are if you can’t remember your past?
Wanda Dellas is living someone else's life: that's the sense she's had since a mysterious accident robbed her of her long-term memory. Lost and barely scraping by, Wanda cleans offices at night in order to support her young daughter.
An eight-year-old Indian child is dead. The innocent boy’s death is cruel, torturous, and most of all, needless. Jeremiah Tiger, the chief of the Kialegee Tribe, is now faced with the realization that he must fight for his impoverished tribe against the State of Oklahoma and the wealthy and influential Muscogee Nation.
From the Kremlin to the Vatican to an Ethiopian church housing the Ark of the Covenant, Cotten Stone races to find the Holy Lance. Time is running out as Cotten confronts the man who holds in his hand the destiny of the world, a man who died more than 85 years earlier.
Winner of Eric Hoffer and Readers' Favorite Awards
Who knew the dead have more to fear from the living than the living have to fear from the dead? Certainly not seventeen-year-old Chris Chandler, not before his family moved to Bemishstock, Maine in the autumn of 1985.
Amber burns in Corwin's blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne. From Arden to the Pattern deep in Castle Amber which defines the very structure of Reality, Corwin must contend with the powers of his eight immortal brothers, all Princes of Amber. His savage path is blocked and guarded by eerie structures beyond imagining — impossible realities forged by demonic assassins and staggering Forces that challenge the might of Corwin's superhuman fury.
Zelazny manages to cleverly combine Jack (the Ripper), Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Frankenstein, and Dracula together with witches, werewolves, druids and many others in this amusing tale of an approaching confrontation that, on the Halloween of a full-moon, will change the cosmic balance of power between good and evil. Told through the eyes of Snuff, Jack's guard dog, who performs magical calculations in addition to accompanying his master on “collecting” expeditions into 19th century London.
In his first chronicled adventure, the Nameless detective hires on to handle the ransom payoff in a kidnapping case. Financier Louis Martinetti doesn't trust the police to deal with the man who snatched his 9-year-old son from his military prep school, nor is it clear that he trusts the members of his own household. On the appointed evening, Nameless takes a briefcase that contains $300,000 in cash to a secluded location chosen by the kidnapper. Then all hell breaks loose.
Zeroing in on the enemy—through the deadly scope of a sniper’s rifle!
When an ominous traffic change on the Ho Chi Minh Trail signals a bloody repeat of the Tet offensive, the SEALS are assigned a secret mission across the Vietnamese border... and into the jungles of Laos. Struggling through this Cong-infested inferno could put them on the endangered species list. But infiltrating the hidden enemy stronghold and terminating its leadership—might make them extinct.
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