PORCUPINE COUNTY gathers together in an omnibus edition the first three vels in the much-praised Steve Martinez series set in the wilderness of Upper Michigan. The first is about murder by bear, the second about homicide and drugs deep in an underground copper mine, and the third concerns a grisly-and deadly-game played with human bodies. He really hooks us with his whimsy-free descriptions of life-from wedding dances and town-hall debates to the dead-end future seen in the eyes of a high-school dropout-in this beautiful but ecomically depressed region, wrote Marilyn Stasio about SEASON'S REVENGE in her New York Times Book Review mystery column. Steve Martinez is an intriguingly flawed protagonist, and the claustrophobic, everybody-kws-all-my-secrets paraia of rural, small-town life is unerringly portrayed, Wes Lukowsky said of A VENTURE INTO MURDER in Booklist. Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic, wrote of CACHE OF CORPSES: Add Henry Kisor's deputy sheriff Steve Martinez to the list with Lew Archer and Travis McGee. . . . Kisor's riveting plot weaves together computer gamesmanship, gruesome forensics, local politics, wary romance and inherited Indian instincts into a terrifically readable thriller . . . Couldn't put it down.
Henry Kisor is the retired book editor of the Chicago Sun-Times as well as the author of three nonfiction books and six mystery novels. He is also the co-author of one children's book. He is the author of a series of mystery novels set in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and featuring a Lakota-born sheriff named Steve Martinez. They are SEASON'S REVENGE (2003), A VENTURE INTO MURDER (2005), CACHE OF CORPSES (2007), HANG FIRE (2013), TRACKING THE BEAST (2016) and THE RIDDLE OF BILLY GIBBS (2017). PORCUPINE COUNTY (2015) is an omnibus collection of the first three mysteries. All are available as ebooks. His nonfiction works are WHAT'S THAT PIG OUTDOORS? A MEMOIR OF DEAFNESS (1990 and 2010), ZEPHYR: TRACKING A DREAM ACROSS AMERICA (1994) and FLIGHT OF THE GIN FIZZ: MIDLIFE AT 4,500 FEET (1997). All are available as ebooks. His books have been published abroad in German, Dutch and United Kingdom editions. He writes two blogs, The Reluctant Blogger and The Whodunit Photographer. He was the book editor of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1978 to his retirement in 2006, after five years in the same position with the old Chicago Daily News.