Lisa Preston

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Lisa Preston is a fiction and nonfiction author of eight books, including "Orchids and Stone," "The Measure of the Moon" and "The Clincher." Her most recent book is "Dead Blow," the second entry in the Horseshoer Mystery series. Born in Phoenix, Lisa lived in numerous Arizona towns as a child and later spent several years in California. By young adulthood, she was in Alaska and started mountain climbing. She climbed in South America on different expeditions, seeking summits in Ecuador, Chile and Argentina. She also traveled solo through Europe and Asia.

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Dead Blow: A Horseshoer Mystery #2
Mystery / Thrillers
Arcade Crime Skyhorse Publishing
November 2019
ISBN 9781510749115
264 pages
$25.99, INSTORE
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Terrific second in the new Horseshoer Mystery Series, featuring the incorrigible female horse shoer, Rainy Dale. More/less

The Clincher
Mystery / Thrillers
Arcade Crimewise
February 2020
ISBN 9781950691135
288 pages
$15.99, INSTORE
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The first book in the Horseshoer Mystery series by bestselling novelist Lisa Preston featuring farrier and amateur detective Rainy Dale, for fans of William Kent Kruger and Craig Johnson. More/less

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