Books by H. Lee Barnes

COLD DECK by H. Lee Barnes
Released: March 15, 2013

"Barnes' novel will be of particular interest to those familiar with slots, blackjack and the seamy side of casinos."
A Vegas novel, so naturally, it concerns scamming the casinos. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

Novelist and short-story writer Barnes (English/College of Southern Nevada; Minimal Damage: Stories of Veterans, 2007, etc.) offers a moving memoir of his time at war in Vietnam.

As a young man in 1963, the author was adrift, doing OK in college but without real purpose, emerging from a troubled childhood that left him confused and insecure. Read full book review >

MINIMAL DAMAGE by H. Lee Barnes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Occasionally turgid prose mars this work about damage and loss."
Through seven stories and a novella, Barnes (Dummy Up and Deal: Inside the Culture of Casino Dealing, 2002, etc.) explores the lives, legacies and memories of veterans, all damaged by their war experiences. Read full book review >
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: Aug. 15, 2002

"A bad bet."
Same-old, same-old casino stories from an ex-dealer delivered in the same-old, same-old package of random unconnected anecdotes spanning many decades. Read full book review >