Evil abounds…Frustrations mount…Calls for revenge cry out! In this volume, Desert Sleuths Sisters in Crime offer 20 tales you won’t forget. Victims fight back, police pursue bad guys, scores are evened…but when all else fails, get a taste for how the desert claims its own!

Featuring 20 original mystery short stories by members of SinC Desert Sleuths: Shannon Baker, Susan Budavari, Laurie Fagen, Suzanne Flaig, Arthur Kerns, Deborah J Ledford, Elizabeth R. Marshall, Merle McCann, Margaret Morse, Kris Neri, Nancy Hart Newcomer, Toni Niesen,VirginiaNosky, R K Olson, Cathy Ann Rogers, Martin Roselius, Amy Schuster, Judy Starbuck, Judith Starkston, Kate Joy Steele.

SoWest: Desert Justice has been selected as one of
Suspense Magazine‘s Best Books of 2012!




Named as Finalist for Best Anthology of 2011 by Suspense Magazine


The Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime offers 20 exciting tales. Everything from old-time shootouts to modern day forensics, noir to comedy can be found in the compelling anthology. Walk on the wild side of the SouthWest, as Arizona celebrates its centennial year. Hang up your spurs, kick back and enjoy!

Named as Finalist for Best Anthology of 2011 by Suspense Magazine




How Not to Survive a Vacation


From Hawaii to Bar Harbor, from Alaskan cruise-ships to desert ghost towns, these 18 original short stories by members of the Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime range from the humorous to the noir, making this anthology the perfect traveler’s guide to all things criminal and mysterious. Sophie Littlefield, author of Edgar-nominated A Bad Day for Sorry calls the anthology “Smart, fresh and fast-paced with twist endings worthy of master storytellers.”