Steve Brewer

STEVE BREWER is the author of more than 25 books, including the recent crime novels A BOX OF PANDORAS, PARTY DOLL, LOST VEGAS and CALABAMA.His first novel, LONELY STREET, was made into a 2009 independent Hollywood comedy starring Robert Patrick, Jay Mohr and Joe Mantegna. Under his new pen name Max Austin, Brewer is writing a series of hard-boiled crime stories set in Albuquerque, NM. The first, DUKE CITY SPLIT, was published by Alibi/Random House in April 2014. DUKE CITY HIT followed in December 2014. DUKE CITY DESPERADO came out in June 2015.Brewer's short fiction appeared in the anthologies DAMN NEAR DEAD, THE LAST NOEL, WEST COAST CRIME WAVE and CRIMES BY MOONLIGHT, and he's published articles in magazines such as Mystery Scene, Crimespree and Mystery Readers' Journal.Brewer has taught at the University of New Mexico, the Midwest Writers Workshop and the Tony Hillerman Writers Seminar. He regularly speaks at mystery conventions, and was toastmaster at Left Coast Crime in Santa Fe, NM, in 2011.He served two years on the national board of Mystery Writers of America, and twice served as an Edgar Awards judge. He's also a member of International Thriller Writers and SouthWest Writers.A graduate of the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Brewer worked as a daily journalist for 22 years, then wrote a syndicated weekly column for another decade. The column, called The Home Front, produced the raw material for his humor book TROPHY HUSBAND.Married and the father of two adult sons, Brewer lives in Albuquerque, NM. More at and BY STEVE BREWER"Lonely Street," 1994, Pocket Books"Baby Face," 1995, Pocket Books"Witchy Woman," 1996, St. Martin's Press"Shaky Ground," 1997, St. Martin's Press"Dirty Pool," 1999, St. Martin's Press"End Run," 2000, Intrigue Press"Crazy Love," 2001, Intrigue Press"Cheap Shot," 2002, Intrigue Press"Trophy Husband," 2003, University of New Mexico Press"Bullets," 2003, Intrigue Press"Fool's Paradise," 2003, UNM Press"Boost," 2004, Speck Press "Sanity Clause," a novella, in "The Last Noel," 2004, Worldwide"Bank Job," 2005, Intrigue Press"Whipsaw," 2006, Intrigue Press"Monkey Man," 2006, Intrigue Press"Payoff," a short story in the anthology "Damn Near Dead," 2006, Busted Flush"Cutthroat," 2007, Bleak House"Limbo," a short story in the Mystery Writers of America anthology "Crimes by Moonlight," 2010, Berkley"Firepower," 2010, Amazon/Smashwords"1500 Rules for Successful Living," 2011, Amazon/Smashwords"Calabama," 2011, Amazon/Smashwords"The Big Wink," 2011, Amazon/Smashwords"Lost Vegas," 2011, Amazon/Smashwords"Party Doll," 2012, Amazon/Smashwords"A Box of Pandoras," 2012, Amazon/Smashwords"Showdown," a short story, 2012, Amazon/Smashwords"Found Money," a short story, 2012, Amazon/Smashwords"Yvonne's Gone," a short story, 2012, Amazon/Smashwords"Cemetery Plot," a short story, 2013, Amazon"Duke City Split," writing as Max Austin, Alibi, 2014"Duke City Hit," writing as Max Austin, Alibi, 2014"Duke City Desperado," writing as Max Austin, Alibi, 2015
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