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by Scott Graham




September 2021 | Mystery | 978-1-948814-46-1 | 220 pp | $16.95 

When suspicious deaths befall a whitewater rafting expedition through Cataract Canyon in Canyonlands National Park, archaeologist Chuck Bender and his family recognize evil intent lies behind the tragedies. They must risk their lives and act before the murderer makes an already deadly journey on the Colorado River through Utah's red rock wilderness even deadlier—or turns on them instead.



SCOTT GRAHAM is the author of the acclaimed National Park Mystery series, featuring archaeologist Chuck Bender and Chuck’s spouse Janelle Ortega. In addition to the National Park Mystery series, Scott is the author of five nonfiction books, including Extreme Kids, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award. Scott is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys backpacking, river rafting, skiing, and mountaineering. He has made a living as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, radio disk jockey, and coal-shoveling fireman on the steam-powered Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. He lives with his spouse, who is an emergency physician, in Durango, Colorado. 

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Canyonlands Carnage, Scott Graham’s gripping seventh National Park Mystery, offers thrills and spills and an insidiously vindictive killer on a whitewater rafting trip through notorious Cataract Canyon, deep in the red-rock heart of one of America’s most spectacular national parks. A breathtaking ride.”
KEVIN FEDARKO, author of The Emerald Mile


“From the exhilarating whitewater opening to the satisfying ending, Scott Graham’s latest outing in his National Park Mystery series, Canyonlands Carnage, is a confluence of thrills, history, and mystery as twisty as the Colorado River.”
MICKI BROWNING, Agatha Award finalist and author of Shadow Ridge