New Mexico Ghost Stories
By Antonio Garcez
Paperback (Red Rabbit Press)
Available at: www.ghostbooks.biz, Borders, Barnes & Noble and Treasure House Books (in Old Town)
These tales are no long-ago cowboy yarns, but very real, very current ghost stories from a rich and chilling mix of voices. The author has a rare talent for detail; he paints unforgettably creepy images that linger long after the final page. Finalist, 2007 New Mexico Book Awards.
By Don Bullis
Paperback (Beachhouse Books)
Available at: Hastings, Borders, Page One, Bookworks and www.donbullis.biz
A real-life murder mystery set in New Mexico in the ’60s. William Kuehl, former New Mexico State Police captain, says, "What Don Bullis has done with this novel is intertwine a very accurate weave of murder, police and politics in New Mexico."
The Storks of Caridad
By Florence Weinberg
Paperback (Twilight Times Books)
Available at: Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Borders and Hastings
Father Ygnacio, a missionary in Sonora, Mexico, is captured during the expulsion of all Jesuits in 1767. After enduring eight years of prison and abuse, he is incarcerated in La Caridad Monastery in Spain, where the Abbot recruits him to help solve two murders, placing Father Ygnacio in mortal danger.
Untold New Mexico: Stories from a Hidden Past
By Jason Silverman
Paperback (Sunstone Press)
Available at: Borders, Barnes & Noble and Bookworks
This entertaining collection explores some of the forgotten moments and people that have defined New Mexico and America—from Dennis Hopper to Hispanic civil rights hero Dennis Chávez, Buddy Holly to Martha Graham, Native American artists to Spanish conquistadores, volcano experts to Pueblo activists, and from Roswell's alien party to Santa Fe's Indian Market.
Black Widow White Lies
By Margaret Tessler
Paperback (Booklocker.com, Inc.)
Available at: Treasure House Books and Hastings
Sharon Salazar's vacation to Chama, N.M., turns upside down when she encounters a mysterious stranger who resembles an old enemy.
Compiled by the New Mexico Book Co-op. For more information on local authors and their works, visit nmbookcoop.com.