Books by Neil McMahon

Neil McMahon is a former Stegner Fellow whose short fiction has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Boxing's Best Short Stories, and other publications. He lives in Missoula, Montana.


L.A. MENTAL by Neil McMahon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"The plot reads as if dashed off to meet a deadline, but the book is somewhat redeemed by decent writing."
Seasoned mystery writer McMahon (Dead Silver, 2008, etc.) steps into a new genre with his first thriller. Read full book review >
DEAD SILVER by Neil McMahon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"Hugh and Madbird, a western variation on the Spenser-Hawk pairing, trudge through some great scenery and a glaringly inadequate plot. Who knew Montana was home to so many red herrings?"
Reopening the murder case of a wicked stepmother. Read full book review >
LONE CREEK by Neil McMahon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 3, 2007

"A sprawling western saga, more Edna Ferber than Agatha Christie, from the author of the Monks medical mysteries (To the Bone, 2003, etc.). Readers with a taste for escalating violence, Native American ritual and intergenerational lust may stick around to the end."
Death of a neigh-sayer. Read full book review >
TO THE BONE by Neil McMahon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2003

"The medical jargon ('I need the hematocrit stat') and folderol about undetectable toxins that dominate the beginning are soon supplanted by smutty sexcapades. Choose your poison."
The day after breast augmentation, a beautiful woman becomes a beautiful young corpse when she winds up in San Francisco's Mercy Hospital. Read full book review >
BLOOD DOUBLE by Neil McMahon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 5, 2002

"A step down from Twice Dying (2000), as McMahon cribs his plot device from recent genetic-engineering headlines and strains to place poor Carroll Monks in the detective mode."
Medical student Stephanie Monks is assisting her physician father Carroll in the ER when a drug-overdose case is wheeled in. Read full book review >