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"The Curious Case of Miss Amelia Vernet"

A Fangborn Short Story

47North (October 14, 2014)
ASIN:
B00L6E2D7C

On the surface, Amelia Vernet appears to be the great detective's quiet sixteen-year-old cousin. But her innocent exterior conceals an important fact: Amelia is a member of the Fangborn, a secret family of werewolves, vampires, and oracles sworn to protect Ordinary humans, and she uses her Fangborn werewolf gifts to help Holmes solve the curious cases that cross the doorstep of 221B Baker Street.

When the Baker Street Irregulars show up at Holmes's residence with an unconscious boy in tow and reports of a kidnapping, the detective and Amelia spring into action--but the case quickly proves to be most perplexing indeed. And when they realize their new enemy's terrible intentions, the pair must fight back with all their wits and strength before their lives--and those of all Fangborn--are destroyed forever.

Murder at the Beach small.pngMurder at the Beach: Bouchercon Anthology 2014

Edited by Dana Cameron

Publisher: Down & Out Books (October 11, 2014)
ISBN-10:
1937495809
ISBN-13:
978-1937495800

Bouchercon has been the annual gathering-in of mystery readers and writers, all of us fans of the genre, since the very first event in 1970 in Santa Monica, CA. In 2014, Bouchercon celebrates a return to the California beach, this time Long Beach, with an anthology of short stories by a roster of talented writers. You'll never think of sun, sand, or picnics the same way again. All proceeds from this anthology support the Long Beach Public Library Foundation. As writers, readers, and fans, we know how important a strong vibrant library system is. No matter what we write or read, across category and genre, we all agree on this: librarians rock! The collection is edited by Dana Cameron and features stories by Patricia Abbott, Al Abramson, Roger Angle, Craig Faustus Buck, Bill Cameron, Judith Cutler, Ray Daniel, Jeffery Deaver, Phillip DePoy, Sharon Fiffer, Delaney Green, Eldon Hughes, Tanis Mallow, Edward Marston, Krista Nave, Gigi Pandian

Dead But Not Forgotten small.png"The Sun, The Moon and The Stars" in Dead But Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse

Edited by Charlaine Harris Toni L. P. Kelner

Publisher: Ace (November 25, 2014)
Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
ASIN: B00INIXJOA




Ellery Queen August 2014 small.png"Declaration" in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

August 2014

Anna Hoyt expands her distilling ventures and expands her list of enemies.





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Pack of Strays

A Fangborn Novel

47North (April 8, 2014) ISBN-13: 978-1477819777

Archaeologist Zoe Miller has only recently learned she is Fangborn, a secretive race of werewolves, vampires, and oracles dedicated to protecting humanity. But after she discovered and opened Pandora's Box, the fabled item has lived up to its myth, and for Zoe and her friends, all hell has broken loose. Now she's on a double mission: to prevent a politician from revealing the existence of the Fangborn and to foil the diabolical plans of the powerful Order of Nicomedia, a group dedicated to eradicating her kind.

But Zoe is also noticing disturbing changes in herself--new and unique abilities. Her visions are intensifying too, drawing her to faraway places to find more artifacts like the bejeweled bracelet embedded in her wrist.

In a world of dizzying shifts, who can Zoe trust? For while her former lover wants to turn her in, her former adversary seems dedicated to helping her mission succeed...

The second novel in Dana Cameron's Fangborn series, Pack of Strays takes the fast-paced adventure of Seven Kinds of Hell to a whole new level!


serpent cover sm.jpg"Serpent's Tale" A Kindle Short
September 2013

When the villagers of Godestone report a series of bizarre and troubling events, Sir Hugo, his heavily pregnant wife, Lady Alice, and her distant kinsman Father Gilbert are honor bound to investigate, for they are "born to the Fang," shape-shifters dedicated to fighting evil in secret.

And the events are worrying indeed--stolen farm implements, a mutilated goat, and now a missing child. Their investigation is further complicated by the arrival of Robert Fynch, who was drawn to the scene by the tales of mysterious happenings in the village. A member of the fanatical Order of Nicomedia, he is bent on tracking down and killing those "born to the Fang," believing the shape-shifters to be demons, rather than the protectors of humanity they truly are.

Can Lady Alice, Sir Hugo, and Father Gilbert stop a murderer in their village without their true nature being discovered?



EQCoverSept2013sm.jpg"Dialing In" in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
September  2013


What happens when the covert operative called Jayne can't take the shot she was born to take?  Is her career over or is something bigger at play? 





SKoHCoverSmall.pngSeven Kinds of Hell

A Fangborn Novel

(47North, 2013) ISBN 1611097959

When archaeologist Zoe Miller's cousin is abducted by a vicious Russian "businessman," she must come to grips with a haunting secret:  unknown to even her closest of friends, Zoe is not entirely human.  She is a werwolf and the daughter of the "Fangborn," a secret race of werewolves, vampires, and oracles.

"SEVEN KINDS OF HELL is a great adventure. Dana Cameron's supernatural heroes are refreshingly different, and the action is astonishing."
-NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR CHARLAINE HARRIS

"Dana Cameron can pull me into a story like few other writers. Wildly creative, thrilling and fun, the Fangborn series is one you won't want to miss!"
-NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR TESS GERRITSEN

 

AH_Cover_Med.jpg"Finals" in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

January/February 2013

Gerry Steuben discovers high school can be even more complicated when you are a werewolf. 




Muskegox2500_Med.jpg"Pattern Recognition" in Murder and Mayhem in Muskego

edited by Jon & Ruth Jordan

Down & Out Books, November 2012, ISBN 978-1937495374

Gerry and his sister Claudia are confronted by a brand of supernatural weirdness even they've never seen before. 




eq_cover_nov_2012_small.jpg"Mischief in Mesopotamia" in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

November 2012

Emma Fielding is exploring the treasures of the ancient civilizations of Turkey, but can't help finding trouble on her vacation. 




eq_cover_small.jpg"One Soul at a Time" in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

June 2012

Introducing Jayne, a "recovering" covert operative with unique skills, who leaves retirement to avenge the death of her mentor. 




wild side cover medium.jpg"Love Knot" in The Wild Side

Urban fantasy with an erotic edge edited by Mark L. Van Name

Baen, August 2011, ISBN 978-1-4391-3456-6

Fangborn vampire Claudia Steuben has always maintained the tightest control over her considerable powers, but what will happen when she encounters an artifact that makes her use of them highly...rewarding? 


capecodnoir_books.jpg"Ardent" in Cape Cod Noir

A collection of all-new stories edited by David Ulin

Akashic Books, May 2011, ISBN 1936070979

Returning from London, Anna Hoyt's voyage is interrupted by murder and a perilous reunion with her first love. 

Praise for Cape Cod Noir:

Youthful alienation and despair dominate the 13 stories in Akashic's noir volume devoted to Cape Cod. [It] will satisfy those with a hankering for a taste of the dark side. Publishers Weekly

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ElleryQueen_small.jpg"Disarming" in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

June 2011

Compelled by a threat to her new independence, Anna Hoyt must travel to London to plot the downfall of a powerful man.

Winner, 2011 Agatha Award; 2012 Anthony Award and Macavity Award, Best Short Story


Crimes Small.jpg"Swing Shift" in Crimes by Moonlight

Mysteries from the dark side edited by Charlaine Harris

Berkley Prime Crime, April 2010, ISBN 978-0-425-23911-7

It's Boston in the 1940s.  An FBI agent calls on Jake Steuben to uncover the theft of information from a top secret computational laboratory, but everyone, including Jake, has secrets to hide.

Winner, 2011 Anthony Award and Macavity Award; Nominee, 2010 Agatha Award, Best Short Story


bostonnoir_small"Femme Sole" in Boston Noir

A collection of all-new stories edited by Dennis Lehane

Akashic Books, October 2009, ISBN 1933354917

In 1740s Boston, Anna Hoyt owns a North-End tavern and all the local thugs--including her husband--want a piece of it.

Praise for Boston Noir:

Nominee, 2010 Edgar® Award, Anthony Award, Macavity Award, and 2009 Agatha Award,  Best Short Story

[Starred Review] In the best of the 11 stories in this outstanding entry in Akashic's noir series, characters, plot and setting feed off each other like flames and an arsonist's accelerant. These include Lehane's own Animal Rescue, about a killing resulting from a lost and contested pit bull; John Dufresne's The Cross-Eyed Bear, in which a pedophile priest is caught between the icy representative of the archdiocese and one of his now adult victims; and Don Lee's The Oriental Hair Poets, which charts a literary feud that escalates into a police case. Two populations that define the city for outsiders--the elite WASP Brahmins and the hundreds of thousands of college students surging through to earn their degrees--appear only in passing. While Lehane expresses the fear in his introduction that Boston is becoming beiger, less tribal and gritty and more gentrified and homogenized, this anthology shows that noir can thrive where Raymond Chandler has never set foot.
Publishers Weekly
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wolfsbane mistletoe medium"The Night Things Changed" in Wolfsbane and Mistletoe

A collection of all-new stories on werewolves and the holidays, by an outstanding pack of award-winning writers, edited by Charlaine Harris and
Toni L.P. Kelner.

Ace Hardcover (October 7, 2008) ISBN 0441016332

"The holidays can bring out the beast in anyone. They are particularly hard for lycanthropes..."

Gerry Steuben is an average guy, a PI living in Salem, Massachusetts. He's also one of the Fangborn, an ancient family of werewolves and vampires secretly dedicated to protecting humankind from evil. When a series of increasingly violent murders is committed, Gerry and his vampire sister Claudia must confront an unimaginable supernatural threat on Christmas Eve.

 

Praise for "The Night Things Changed:"

Winner, 2008 Agatha Award, 2009 Macavity Award; Nominee, 2009 Anthony Award, Best Short Story
 

ashesandbones_smallerAshes and Bones

An Emma Fielding Mystery

(Avon, 2006) ISBN 0060554673

Just when everything is going beautifully for archaeologist Emma Fielding-- a position at a respected university, a beautiful home in New England, and the warm love of a devoted husband-- her world starts to crumble. What begins as a series of seemingly innocent gestures-- the anonymous delivery of gifts and flowers to Emma's family and friends-- soon progresses to secret, sadistic acts designed to destroy her reputation, her character, and her career.
Someone has instituted a brilliantly insidious campaign of personal terror against Emma Fielding, and she is certain she knows who it is: a cunning and dangerous enemy whom everyone but she believes is dead. But with no proof, no clues, and no allies, Emma will have to fight alone in the dark to rescue a life being rapidly reduced to ashes... if she can survive long enough to do so.

Reading Guide

Winner, 2007 Anthony Award, Best Paperback Original

Praise for Ashes and Bones:

"With plenty of twists, a well-developed supporting cast and just enough recap to bring readers new to the series up to date without sacrificing momentum, Cameron has crafted a fine suspense thriller."
Publishers Weekly

"Cameron portrays the field of archaeology and the rivalries of academia in vivid detail, and the ways her characters respond to events are realistic and well motivated. "
Romantic Times Book Reviews

 

sugarplums_cover_front_smaller"The Lords of Misrule," in Sugarplums and Scandal

By Dana Cameron, Mary Daheim, Lori Avocato, Kerrelyn Sparks, Suzanne Macpherson, Cait London

(Avon, 2006) ISBN 0061136956

And just in time comes this grand gift of seasonal mystery and romance from six of popular fiction's most supremely talented "Santas"--for 'tis the season for scandals, suspense, and all sorts of unexpected surprises! Enjoy Lori Avocato's tale of the sexy fraud investigator and the delinquent dentist, and Dana Cameron's suspenseful story of a not-so-merry Christmas Eve at an English manor house. Savor Mary Daheim's scrumptious gathering of lively loved ones and one ghostly guest, and Cait London's blood-chilling tale of a menaced Christmas do-gooder. Suzanne Macpherson delights with a Yuletide fable about a perky, persistent spirit and her haunted ex-fiancé. And take a walk with Kerrelyn Sparks on the otherworldly side to discover how the undead celebrate the holidays.

Nominee,  2007 Anthony Award, Best Short Story

 

More Bitter Cover SmallerMore Bitter Than Death

An Emma Fielding Mystery

(Avon , 2005) ISBN 0060554630

In an historic, if isolated, New England hotel, some of the most respected names in archaeology are coming together to celebrate the work of Julius Garrison, a legend in the field. It's a conference Emma Fielding is determined to attend -- braving a furious winter storm to get there -- even though Garrison is no friend to her or her family. An when the honoree's lifeless body is discovered outside the snowbound inn, Emma suddenly finds she is a murder suspect, along with a surprising number of the other guests. The bitterness widely spread by a cantankerous old man has had fatal consequences, forcing Emma fielding to put her archaeological skills to forensic use to uncover the truth. But a strange series of thefts and attacks -- and eerie rumors about a ghostly prowler -- suggest that truth may be more deadly than Emma imagines.

Reading Guide

Praise for More Bitter Than Death:

"Intelligent... you'll understand why this series continues to win new fans."
Jan Burke, Edgar® Award-winning author of Bloodlines

"[Cameron] delivers a unique, surprise-filled plot that's enhanced by mature, intelligent characters."
Florida Sun-Sentinel

 

FugitiveTruthCoverSmallerA Fugitive Truth

An Emma Fielding Mystery

(Avon, 2004) ISBN 0060554622

The opportunity of a lifetime awaits archaeologist Emma Fielding in the Berkshire foothills of Western Massachusetts: the chance to study the eighteenth-century diary of Margaret Chandler, the accused witch and murderess whose home Emma excavated only months before. However, the three other Shrewsbury Foundation fellows she must share the premises with are a disturbingly odd bunch, and before too long one of them is dead.

But Emma can find no solace in the bleak beauty of the surrounding wilderness, for there are dark secrets encoded in Madam Chandler's writings, and shocking parallels between an ancient slaying and the strange brutal demise of her colleague.

When the killer strikes again, Emma realizes her own life is at stake. And suddenly there is no choice left: she is driven to investigate bloody crimes past and present -- before her own death becomes a footnote in a chilling, three-centuries-old story.

Reading Guide

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An Emma Fielding Mystery

(Avon, 2003) ISBN 0380819562

Asked to join a dig at the site of the eighteenth-century Chandler House, archaeologist Emma Fielding and her student crew have descended upon Stone Harbor, Massachusetts. But certain residents of the tiny coastal community are none too happy about Emma's arrival -- especially when her excavation uncovers a pair of freshly slain corpses. There are dark forces at play in this dangerously divided town, where a distrust of strangers wars with a desire for tourist dollars. And when a young local's life is snuffed out, Emma is determined to get to the twisted roots of the strange secrets buried in this killing ground. But a mystery that lies among the tumbled ruins of a once grand manor could change Stone Harbor forever. And for some murderous someone, one more death -- Emma's -- would be a small price to pay to keep it hidden.

Reading Guide

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An Emma Fielding Mystery

(Avon, 2002) ISBN 0380819554

Archaeologist Emma Fielding is beginning to doubt the wisdom of spending her vacation in England helping friends excavate a twelfth-century abbey, especially when they uncover an all-too-modern skeleton in a nearby medieval graveyard. But it's the second discovery--of a murdered graduate student recently missing from the dig--that suggests to Emma that Marchester isn't exactly the quiet riverside town that it appears to be. There are dark passions and lethal secrets buried here, heinous crimes that shake the conflicted community to its core. And it's up to Emma, an outsider far from home, to delve into a past that too many people--including her friends--would do anything to hide.

Reading Guide

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An Emma Fielding Mystery

(Avon, 2002) ISBN 0380819546

Brilliant, dedicated, and driven, archaeologist Emma Fielding finds things that have been lost for hundreds of years--and she's very, very good at it. A soon-to-be-tenured professor of archaeology, she has recently unearthed evidence of a 17th century coastal Maine settlement that predates Jamestown, one of the most significant archaeological finds in years. But the dead body that accompanies it--a corpse washed ashore near the site--has embroiled Emma and her students in a different kind of exploration. With her reputation suddenly in jeopardy--due to the ruthless machinations of a disgruntled rival--and a second suspicious death, heartbreakingly close to home, Emma must unearth a killer among the artifacts. But that means digging deep into her past to dark secrets buried in the heart of the archeological community--which, in turn, could bury Emma Fielding.

Reading Guide

Praise for Site Unseen:

"Dana Cameron knows archaeology inside and out, knows how to convey its joys and drudgery in an entertaining manner, and knows how to tell a rip-snorting good mystery. And on top of that she's witty. That's a pretty good combination, if you ask me." Aaron Elkins, Edgar® Award-winning author of Skeleton Dance