Author of Reach the Shining River


Kevin Stevens is a US native who divides his time between Dublin, Ireland, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the author of Song for Katya, a love story set in the Soviet Union during the frigid years of the Brezhnev regime; The Rizzoli Contract, a political thriller set in 1980s Boston; Reach the Shining River, an urban crime drama about money, race and class set in Kansas City in 1935, and A Lonely Note, the story on an Iraqi boy struggling to find acceptance in an American high school.
He has also published This Ain’t No Video Game, Kid, a novel for young adults set in Seattle, and two books for young readers, The Powers and Pucker Power, stories about a bumbling family of Irish superheroes and their pugnacious pug.

Kevin’s non-fiction includes The Cops Are Robbers, an account of New England’s largest bank burglary, which was made into an NBC Movie of the Week, and The Bird Era, a history of the Boston Celtics basketball team from 1978 to 1988. He also writes extensively about jazz and American literature.

Please visit Kevin Stevens’ blog.


With the rhythm and cadence of the prose, echoing the blues soundtrack that underscored the whole book, Stevens easily achieved that balance between crime fiction and literary fiction due to his exceptional characterization and engaging prose.” —Raven Crime Reads

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