Other Books By Carl and Jane Bock

Day of the Jaguar Day of the Jaguar: An Arizona Borderlands Mystery
by Carl and Jane Bock, $5.99 ebook, $14.95 paperback
Killers are in southern Arizona, and some of them are human. When the owner of a nature preserve is murdered,  Deputy Sheriff Cal Creede searches for a motive and must root out corruption, greed, and pure evil in order to solve the case, while the largest feline predator in the New World watches it all. Buy and/or Read More

Grace Fully Grace Fully - An Arizona Borderland Mystery (Book 3)
by Carl and Jane Bock, $3.99 ebook, $14.95 paperback
A retired schoolteacher, Grace Vieumilliers is busy adjusting to life as a newlywed and deputy sheriff, when one of her best friends is found murdered on a hiking trail. In this third mystery, Carl and Jane Bock once again take us to the grasslands and savannahs of southernmost Arizona. Buy and/or Read More

White HeronThe White Heron A Florida Swamp Guide Mystery (Book 2)
by Carl and Jane Bock, $3.99 ebook. $14.95 paperback
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the Director of the Florida Keys Bird Observatory has gone missing, along with his boat. Sawyer joins in a hunt for Frank that takes him from the Everglades backcountry to an uninhabited island where he makes a gruesome discovery. Buy and/or Read More >>>

The Swamp GuideThe Swamp Guide
by Carl and Jane Bock $3.99 ebook, $14.95 paperback
Sam Sawyer is a fishing guide and part-time sleuth living in the Florida Keys. He escaped a floundering academic career to realize his childhood dream of becoming a guide. But it has come at a heavy price Buy and/or Read More >>>

Death Rattle Death Rattle
by Carl and Jane Bock $3.99 ebook, $14.95 paperback
There is a killer at large in the oak grasslands of southeastern Arizona whose weapon of choice is a deadly variety of southwestern rattlesnake. Deputy Sheriff Calvin Creede doesn’t like snakes, but he seeks to find a collection of Mojave rattlesnakes . . . Buy and/or Read More >>>

Coronado's Trail has made it to the
SHORT List for the M&M Book Awards
for Mystery & Mayhem Fiction

The Swamp Guide just received an award from the Colorado Authors League (CAL).

Genre: Mystery / Thriller - Western

Meet The Authors

Carl and Jane Bock are retired Professors of Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Carl received his PhD in Zoology from the University of California at Berkeley, while Jane holds three degrees in Botany, a B.A. from Duke, and M.A. from the University of Indiana, and a PhD from Berkeley. Carl is an ornithologist and conservation biologist. Jane is a plant ecologist and an internationally recognized expert in the use of plant evidence in criminal investigations. Coronado’s Trail is the Bocks’ first published fiction.

Instant Interview!
Carl Bock
What do you like best about writing?
When it is going well, writing permits travel through time and space into worlds full of events, landscapes, and characters of my own creation. It is an out-of-body experience.
Jane Bock
What do you like best about writing?
I like how it can take over so I don’t know when time passes. I am by nature a clock-watcher, but that disappears when writing is going well.

Carl Bock and
Jane Bock

Carl and Jane Bock
Coronado’s Trail
An Arizona Borderlands Mystery

by Carl and Jane Bock
$3.99 ebook, $14.95 paperback

In 1540, Francisco Vásquez de Coronado led an expeditionary force from Mexico into what is now the American Southwest. His journey provides the backdrop for this contemporary mystery novel. Deputy Sheriff Calvin Creede mostly works alone in one corner of Arizona’s smallest county. His job has been a simple one until the day a flash flood exposes the rusted remains of an old pickup. A body in the truck turns out to be the long-lost son of a prominent ranching family, and forensic evidence shows it was murder. Resolution of the case sheds fictional yet plausible light on a southwestern mystery that has been around for nearly five centuries.
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