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#205586 - 06/07/21 05:37 PM High Sierra mystery
balzaccom Offline
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Registered: 04/06/09
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Loc: Napa, CA
I am delighted that Val de Grace books is releasing my series of mystery novels set in the High Sierra--first book is out June 15.

here's what they say about it: Paul Wagner has combined his love of story-telling with his love of the Sierra to write a mystery novel, Danger: Falling Rocks, featuring ranger Dan Courtwright. It’s fun, exciting, and a great choice for summer reading, whether you are on a trip, or just enjoying a stay-cation. Highly recommended!

https://www.amazon.com/Danger-Falling-Ro...6461&sr=8-1


But don’t take our word for it—here are a couple of other opinions:
“Danger: Falling Rocks” gives us a vibrant feel of the high Sierra, a charming new mystery hero, and an engaging, fast-moving mystery written with energy and a nice touch of wit. Paul Wagner’s love of the outdoors and his experience hiking and camping takes readers right into the mountains. The zippy writing keeps the story moving along the Sierra trails, through the lineup of interesting, quirky characters, and down the winding mystery path until the satisfying end. It’s a great summer read, whether or not you can find your way into the wilderness.”
-- Rick Kushman, best-selling NY Times author and co-host of Bottle Talk from Cap Radio in Sacramento

“It is an enjoyable read and reflects a lifestyle that not many people are blessed to lead. As a practitioner of this way of life and a pursuer of wilderness settings, this reading has my seal of approval.”
-- Chip Morrill, ex-US Forest Service Wilderness Ranger and White-Water Guide

If you want a signed copy, PM me and we'll work it out somehow...
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Or just read a good mystery novel set in the Sierra; https://www.amazon.com/Danger-Falling-Rocks-Paul-Wagner/dp/0984884963

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#205609 - 06/24/21 06:01 PM Re: High Sierra mystery [Re: balzaccom]
balzaccom Offline
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Got a nice review today:

SASHA PAULSEN, Napa Register
"Danger: Falling Rocks," clever and captivating, is greatly enriched by the setting Wagner creates in meticulous detail. He pulls readers along on a trail through the mountains, keenly observing a world in which the greatest threat, of course, is humans...

An excellent excursion for armchair mountaineers, "Danger: Falling Rocks," could also inspire one to dust off the old backpack and head for the hills....
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Check our our website: http://www.backpackthesierra.com/

Or just read a good mystery novel set in the Sierra; https://www.amazon.com/Danger-Falling-Rocks-Paul-Wagner/dp/0984884963

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#205611 - 06/25/21 06:19 AM Re: High Sierra mystery [Re: balzaccom]
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Amazon says out of print.

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#205612 - 06/25/21 09:48 AM Re: High Sierra mystery [Re: GrumpyGord]
balzaccom Offline
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Yep. Second printing should be available next week
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Or just read a good mystery novel set in the Sierra; https://www.amazon.com/Danger-Falling-Rocks-Paul-Wagner/dp/0984884963

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#205626 - 06/29/21 08:16 PM Re: High Sierra mystery [Re: balzaccom]
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Good news! Printing more books today, so Amazon should have them for sale by Friday. Whew! https://www.amazon.com/Danger-Falling-Rocks-Paul-Wagner/dp/0984884963

Hope you can wait until then...
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Or just read a good mystery novel set in the Sierra; https://www.amazon.com/Danger-Falling-Rocks-Paul-Wagner/dp/0984884963

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#205723 - 07/18/21 11:35 PM Re: High Sierra mystery [Re: balzaccom]
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Great news...my murder mystery set in the Sierra Nevada was just made a top pick by a leading hiking and backpacking website: https://www.outdoorsgenerations.com/best-outdoor-adventure-books/
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#205731 - 07/19/21 12:46 PM Re: High Sierra mystery [Re: balzaccom]
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Loc: Gateway to Columbia Gorge
Sounds like my next reading project!
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#205799 - 08/11/21 11:55 AM Re: High Sierra mystery [Re: OregonMouse]
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A fun read! My only complaint is the stereotype heroine, tall and blonde, of course. Why can't at least some heroines be short and slightly dumpy, with mousy brown hair?

Aside from that minor complaint, I thoroughly enjoyed the book and recommend it for a truly recreational read, which takes you into the real mountains under real conditions.
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#205810 - 08/15/21 12:36 AM Re: High Sierra mystery [Re: OregonMouse]
balzaccom Offline
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Registered: 04/06/09
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Loc: Napa, CA
Thanks OM. I know what you mean about the woman...but then the hero is tall dark and more or less handsome. But in future books they get more complication, if that helps.

If you bought it through Amazon, I would love it if you left a review there. Apparently, those things matter. And you don't need to write a long one--even what you wrote here would be great.
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Check our our website: http://www.backpackthesierra.com/

Or just read a good mystery novel set in the Sierra; https://www.amazon.com/Danger-Falling-Rocks-Paul-Wagner/dp/0984884963

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#205813 - 08/15/21 08:04 PM Re: High Sierra mystery [Re: balzaccom]
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Done!
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#205815 - 08/16/21 02:25 PM Re: High Sierra mystery [Re: OregonMouse]
balzaccom Offline
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Registered: 04/06/09
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Loc: Napa, CA
awesome
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Check our our website: http://www.backpackthesierra.com/

Or just read a good mystery novel set in the Sierra; https://www.amazon.com/Danger-Falling-Rocks-Paul-Wagner/dp/0984884963

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#206071 - 01/10/22 06:10 PM Re: High Sierra mystery [Re: balzaccom]
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Registered: 04/06/09
Posts: 2160
Loc: Napa, CA
For those of you who don't want to carry around paper and ink...

The first in my series of mysteries set in the Sierra Nevada is now available as an e-book on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09Q4V222Q/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i3

And the next mystery in the series, “Bones of the Earth” should go to print this month. These books are all set in the Emigrant Wilderness, and our hero is a ranger at the Summit Ranger Station in the Stanislaus National Forest. While my wine marketing books have won international awards, these are also getting some good reviews:

"Clever and captivating. Wagner pulls readers along on a trail through the mountains, keenly observing a world in which the greatest threat, of course, is humans... An excellent excursion for armchair mountaineers."
-- Sasha Paulsen, The Napa Register

Top Fifteen Adventure Books to Read:
"With Danger: Falling Rocks, Paul Wagner offers a captivating and witty tale of trouble in the wilderness that's ideal for the armchair mountaineers and keen hikers among us. One of our top fifteen outdoor reads!"
-- Julien Heron, Outdoors Generations

“Danger: Falling Rocks” gives us a vibrant feel of the high Sierra, a charming new mystery hero, and an engaging, fast-moving mystery written with energy and a nice touch of wit. Paul Wagner’s love of the outdoors and his experience hiking and camping takes readers right into the mountains. The zippy writing keeps the story moving along the Sierra trails, through the lineup of interesting, quirky characters, and down the winding mystery path until the satisfying end. It’s a great summer read, whether or not you can find your way into the wilderness.”
-- Rick Kushman, best-selling NY Times author and co-host of Bottle Talk from Cap Radio in Sacramento

"It is an enjoyable read and reflects a lifestyle that not many people are blessed to lead. As a practitioner of this way of life and a pursuer of wilderness settings, this reading has my seal of approval. "
-- Chip Morrill, ex-US Forest Service Wilderness Ranger and White Water Guide
_________________________
Check our our website: http://www.backpackthesierra.com/

Or just read a good mystery novel set in the Sierra; https://www.amazon.com/Danger-Falling-Rocks-Paul-Wagner/dp/0984884963

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