Books by Eve K Sandstrom

Eve K. Sandstrom is the author of two mystery series, the Down Home books and a series which uses the newspaper business as a background. Some of these books are out of print, but they are often available on-line or, in some cases, from the author.

 

The Nell Matthews Mysteries

These books feature Nell Matthews, a reporter for a newspaper in Grantham, a fictional city of around 500,000. Nell becomes involved romantically with policeman Mike Svenson and the relationship causes both of them a lot of trouble. Mike has left a law-enforcement career begun in Chicago to join the police force in his home town. (Warning: In contrast to the “Down Home” books, these mysteries contain fairly explicit sex.)

The Smoking Gun
A Nell Matthews Mystery
Signet Mystery, March 2000 (Out of Print)
Thorndike Large Print Edition – ISBN: 0-7862-2977-2

The Homicide Report
A Nell Matthews Mystery
Onyx Mystery, September 1998 (Out of Print)

The Violence Beat
A Nell Matthews Mystery
Onyx Mystery, November 1997 (Out of Print)

 

The Sam and Nicky Titus “Down Home” Mysteries

The “Down Home” books feature photographer Nicky Titus, who as the daughter of a U.S. Army general has lived all over the world. She marries a career Army CID officer, Sam Titus, thinking her life will continue that pattern. Instead, a family crisis forces Sam to return to his family’s ranch in Southwest Oklahoma. Nicky has to adjust to life in a small – very small – town, and Sam has to split his career between ranching and law enforcement.

These three books are available as Print On Demand (POD). Contact a bookstore for information.

The Down Home Heifer Heist
A Sam and Nicky Titus Mystery
A Scribner Crime Novel, 1993 (Out of Print)
Paperback Reprint – Worldwide Library
A Mystery Guild Selection
Winner of the Oklahoma Book Award from the Oklahoma Center for the Book, an organization associated with the Oklahoma Department of Libraries

The Devil Down Home
A Sam and Nicky Titus Mystery
A Scribner Crime Novel, 1991 (Out of Print)
Paperback Reprint – Worldwide Library
A Mystery Guild Selection

Death Down Home
A Sam and Nicky Titus Mystery
A Scribner Crime Novel, 1990 (Out of Print)
Paperback Reprint – Worldwide Library
A Mystery Guild Selection

(A limited supply of the Down Home books is available from the author through the “contacts” section of this web page.)

The Firing Line
Written under the pseudonym Elizabeth Storm
Harlequin Intrigue, July 1988 (Out of Print)

 

SHORT STORIES

“The People’s Way” By Eve K. Sandstrom
Love & Death Anthology
Berkley Prime Crime, 2001 ISBN: 0-425-17805-6
Paperback Reprint – Berkley Prime Crime
Mystery Guild Selection

“Bugged” By Eve K. Sandstrom
Malice Domestic 5:An Anthology of Original Traditional Mystery Stories
Pocket Books, May 1996 ISBN: 0-671-89632-6
Nominated both Agatha and Anthony awards for Best Mystery Short Story of 1996