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Alix Thorssen, art dealer, insurance sleuth, and “snapping turtle with a brain and a bra,” stars in these two short stories set in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

“Wild Irish Dreams” is set between Painted Truth and Nordic Nights, featuring an old friend who comes to town unexpectedly. “A Brand of Murder” finds Alix involved in a controversial housing development, breaking up an old family ranch. The stories give a glimpse of Alix’s life outside the novels, and a view of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.



“A few writers are gifted with a feel for place that transforms locale from mere background into a vital element of the story itself, important as the human characters who inhabit it. To their number add Lise McClendon, who has taken the small resort town of Jackson Hole and the Wyoming wilderness, and made it her own.” — San Diego Union-Tribune

“Lise McClendon captures the essence of the human spirit to perfection.” — Midwest Book Review


Lise McClendon lived in Jackson, Wyoming, and now lives in Montana where she skis, hikes, writes, gardens, and stalks the wily trout.

She is also the author of the Dorie Lennox mysteries, set in Kansas City, Blackbird Fly, a women’s suspense novel set in France, and Jump Cut, the latest, written as Rory Tate and set in Seattle.

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