Books by J.M. Hayes

THE SPIRIT AND THE SKULL by J.M. Hayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Hayes, best known for his Mad Dog & Englishman series (English Lessons, 2011, etc.), draws on his expertise in archaeology and anthropology in this stand-alone. The mystery is slight, but the portrait of tribal life and the lyrical descriptions of an untouched land are worth the read."
The Earth Mother commands a Paleolithic Spirit Man to solve a murder. Read full book review >
ENGLISH LESSONS by J.M. Hayes
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 1, 2011

"The best of the three stories is Sheriff English's siege against his gun-toting neighbors; the other two are for fans of the first five installments only."
Christmas brings a startling assortment of violent surprises to Officer Heather English of the Sewa Tribal Police, her Cheyenne uncle and her father. Read full book review >
SERVER DOWN by J.M. Hayes
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 1, 2009

"Best enjoyed by those addicted to cyberspace gaming and the uncanny intervention of wolves."
A tri-state, cyber-powered chase for an assassin. Read full book review >
BROKEN HEARTLAND by J.M. Hayes
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"What Hayes (Prairie Gothic, 2003, etc.) lacks in finesse he makes up in winning audacity."
Nothing but problems for Sheriff English and his hotwired brother. Read full book review >
PRAIRIE GOTHIC by J.M. Hayes
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"The final secret, even zanier than anything that's gone before, makes you wonder if Oz is really so far from Kansas after all."
Now that Tommie Irons has finally succumbed to cancer, part-Cheyenne shaman Mad Dog, né Harvey Edward Maddox, has one last service to render his part-Choctaw friend: sneaking into Sunshine Towers and, with the staff's full cooperation, sneaking out with Tommie's body so that he can give it proper Native American internment high atop a tree. Read full book review >
MAD DOG & ENGLISHMAN by J.M. Hayes
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Hayes (The Grey Pilgrim, 1990), a gold-medal melodramatist, overloads his tale with crises, a conveniently stranded professor who explains Tsistsistas shamanism, and a sentimental wrap-up compounded of the purest mush."
Early one sultry morning in Buffalo Springs, Kansas, the Rev. Read full book review >