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New in 2020

Author's Novels Receive Awards

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What They are Saying:

Harry Potter Fans Rejoice!  Courtney Miller has created an imaginative adventure tale, one which captures the ethos of Cherokee folklore and myth.

-- Alan Kilpatrick, Professor, American Indian Studies, San Diego State University.   Author of “The Night Has A Naked Soul”


His characters seem real to us because Miller took the time to do extensive research about Indigenous Native Americans, the Cherokee in particular. Where possible in this edition of the continuing saga, he accurately describes the dress, lives and culture of the Cherokee prior to contact with Europeans.

--KT “Hutke” Fields, Uvcenv Cunv Uvsel, Principal Chief Natchez Nation


A cunningly crafted mystery.  Take a triple homicide in a small, Colorado mountain town, add a cast of intriguing characters—almost none of whom is completely innocent—and you have Ludwig’s Fugue.  Courtney Miller sets this terrific plot into motion and doesn’t let up until the final, spine-tingling surprise. 

-- Margaret Coel, New York Times bestselling author of Winter’s Child


A murder mystery with a unique twist.  Courtney Miller’s complexity of the classic homicide involving the legendary gifts of a Cherokee Shaman provides a different angle to criminal procedures.  Set in a small mountain town, a triple homicide rocks the small community and the likeable deputies embark on a mission to solve the riddle.  An enjoyable story to follow through each surprising turn of events.”

-- Sheriff Shannon Byerly, Custer County Sheriff


Get ready for a laugh-filled caper in Courtney Miller’s It’s About Time, an excellent new entry in the field of geezer-lit mysteries.  Ex-homeless man, Frank Roberts, teams with four other geezers to form the Sleuthkateers to solve the case of a poisoning death in a retirement home.

--Mike Befeler, author of The Tesla Legacy and the Paul Jacobson Geezer-lit Mystery Series.

As an old lacrosse player, coach, and fan, I always felt that lacrosse was special.  Until I became involved in a Native American Youth lacrosse program in Denver ... and read this book, I didn't know why.  In addition to an interesting description of an important stickball game, the book describes Native American rituals and beliefs and has an intersting romance -- something for everyone.

--Mike Liebman, former lacrosse player for John Hopkins University, coach, and a founder of Native Lacrosse in Denver, Colorado

Ludwig's Fugue, A White Feather Mystery

Outstanding - Structure, Organization, and Pacing

Outstanding - Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar

Outstanding - Production Quality and Cover Design

Outstanding - Plot and Story Appeal

Outstanding - Character Appeal and Development

Outstanding - Voice and Writing Style

Books are evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning “needs improvement” and 5 meaning “outstanding”


Judge’s Commentary*:


A triple murder of three family members, with another young family member suspected of the killings, sets up a mystery that will keep readers guessing about the truth until the ending. ...The following parallel investigation involves the Indian using tribal methods and his own intelligence and the efforts of the authorities, including a deputy sheriff who has moved back into the Colorado mountain town where his ex-wife and their children live.  The portions about Indian lore are especially fascinating. ... The writing is clear with many short chapters and good subheads to enable fluid reading. The dialogue, including good use of interior monologue, is credible and convincing.

--Writer's Digest

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