Sam Hawken

Author of La Frontera

Sam Hawken’s first novel,  The Dead Women of Juarez was published in the UK, France and Germany and shortlisted for the CWA “New Blood” Dagger Award 2011. He is also the author of  Tequila Sunset,  Juaréz Dance and Missing, the Camaro series, and of a number of short stories. Sam Hawken’s fiction embraces a broad spectrum of genres and involves extensive research, authentic flavour and a devotion to dealing with issues both historical and contemporary. A native of South Texas, he currently resides near Washington, DC with his wife and son.

Praise for Sam Hawken

I must confess that having read both of Hawken’s previous books, I was not expecting any deviation from the accomplished and gripping style that permeates his writing. I was quite right in this assumption, as La Frontera, merely strengthens my admiration for his writing with its perfect rendition of not only location, but the sustained and probing characterisation that underscores a compelling plot. Excellent.”  Raven Crime Reads

“Hawken […] achieves both a great crime novel and a work that transcends the genre.”  Dave Zeltserman

“A beautiful compassionate gruelling novel, as ferocious to read as it is soul wrenching.”  Ken Bruen

“A tense, gripping read and a plea for justice.”  Sunday Times

“Hawken trades in gritty realism and a haunting sense of loss and hopelessness.” The Irish Times

“Authentically crafted and exquisitely written […] imbued not only with violence, heat, and murder, but also sadness and humanity. Mr. Hawken’s words will keep you hooked until the very last sentence.”  Sam Millar for New York Journal of Books