Stone Cold Dead, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Five Star First Edition Mystery Standing Order Plan
  • Catherine Dilts
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  • ISBN-10: 143282743X
  • ISBN-13: 9781432827434
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs ( .45 kgs)
  • 332 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2014 | Published



Stone Cold Dead is an amateur sleuth mystery set in a mountain tourist town populated with lively Western characters and two determined donkeys.

When her brother abandons the family rock shop‚ recently widowed Morgan Iverson reluctantly becomes the manager. Business is as dead as the fossils cluttering the dusty shelves. While rounding up a runaway donkey‚ Morgan discovers the body of a Goth teen. When a newspaper article hits the streets hinting that Morgan witnessed the murder‚ she becomes the victim of escalating threats that make it clear the killer thinks she holds a clue to the teen’s murder.

Morgan knows her life won’t be worth a pile of fossilized dinosaur dung unless she can dig up the murderer.

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Five Star First Edition Mystery Standing Order Plan

Five Star Mysteries are standard print, first editions from award-winning authors as well as up-and-coming authors of the Mystery genre. These hardcover first editions will consist of new novels and short story collections plus novels that have been restored from original typescripts. The Five Star First Edition Mystery Series titles are carefully selected to appeal to a broad range of genre fans and include all subgenres of mystery: romantic suspense, traditional mysteries, private eye novels, cozies, hard-boiled detectives, and short story collections. The mystery genre continues to boom and this plan speaks directly to what today’s readers want -- a mix of original novels and short fiction collections from established, award-winning professionals as well as up-and-coming writers in the field. Previous authors have included Ralph McInerny, Catherine Dain, Les Roberts, Jeremiah Healy, and more. New, as of June 2004, four (4) titles shipped approximately every four weeks. Actual covers may be different from those shown.


"A gem of a debut! Dilts nails it with just the right mix of humor, characters I want to know better, small town intrigue and twisty mystery. I hope Stone Cold Dead is the first of many Morgan Iverson mysteries!" — Laura DiSilverio, author of the Mall Cop and Swift Investigations mystery series

— Laura DiSilverio

"Kind-hearted Morgan Iverson was out to do her brother a favor when she found herself hoodwinked and knee-deep in trouble. Stone Cold Dead is a first-rate mystery, with a terrific setting and great cast of characters. Catherine Dilts is an author to watch." — Donnell Ann Bell

— Donnell Ann Bell

"Catherine's writing draws you into the story and keeps you turning pages right up to the satisfying ending." — R.T. Lawton, retired federal law enforcement, and author of four series in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

— R.T. Lawton

"Take a Colorado mountain community, mix in a struggling rock shop, a female amateur sleuth, two escaping donkeys, a disappearing body, add a dash of small town intrigue, sprinkle with a cast of shady suspects, and you have the ingredients for a delicious mystery: Stone Cold Dead by Catherine Dilts." — Mike Befeler, author of the Paul Jacobson Geezer-lit Mystery Series

— Mike Befeler