“Immersive, involving, suspenseful, and intriguing, with a main character you’ll love.” —Lee Child, #1 internationally bestselling author of the Jack Reacher novels
“When a master of her craft offers to tell you a story, let her. The results are dazzling.” —Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of the Alex, Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award-winning Wayward Children series.
The beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, the inspiration for HBO’s True Blood, and the Midnight Crossroad trilogy adapted for NBC’s Midnight, Texas, has written a taut new thriller—the first in the Gunnie Rose series—centered on a young gunslinging mercenary, Lizbeth Rose.
Set in a fractured United States, in the southwestern country now known as Texoma. A world where magic is acknowledged but mistrusted, especially by a young gunslinger named Lizbeth Rose. Battered by a run across the border to Mexico Lizbeth Rose takes a job offer from a pair of Russian wizards to be their local guide and gunnie. For the wizards, Gunnie Rose has already acquired a fearsome reputation and they’re at a desperate crossroad, even if they won’t admit it. They’re searching through the small border towns near Mexico, trying to locate a low-level magic practitioner, Oleg Karkarov. The wizards believe Oleg is a direct descendant of Grigori Rasputin, and that Oleg’s blood can save the young tsar’s life.
As the trio journey through an altered America, shattered into several countries by the assassination of Franklin Roosevelt and the Great Depression, they’re set on by enemies. It’s clear that a powerful force does not want them to succeed in their mission. Lizbeth Rose is a gunnie who has never failed a client, but her oath will test all of her skills and resolve to get them all out alive.
“Immersive, involving, suspenseful and intriguing, with a main character you’ll love. Think you know Charlaine Harris? Think again!”
- – Lee Child,, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher novels
“A gripping, twisty-turny, thrill-ride of a read."
- -- Karin Slaughter,, New York Times bestselling author of Pieces of Her
"When a master of her craft offers to tell you a story, let her. The results are dazzling."
- – Seanan McGuire,, New York Times bestselling author of the Alex, Hugo, & Nebula, Award-winning Wayward Children series
A Time Magazine Top Ten Best Fantasy Book of 2018
* “[A] fast-paced thriller fueled by magic and gunslinging.”
- -- Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW
“A gritty, action-filled story, An Easy Death is an alternate history Western with a touch of magic. Gunny Rose, the tough but sympathetic protagonist, gives us a clear-sighted look at her world as she works to complete her contract and keep her clients alive.”
- -- Anne Bishop,, New York Times bestselling author of Lake Silence and the Black Jewels novels
"This looks like another winning series from a sure-bet author."
- -- Booklist