Frank Roderus

Biography

Frank Roderus has been writing full time for more than thirty years and "still loves every minute of the doing," he says. "I am truly blessed to be able to make a living doing what I love so very much to do. I wrote my first story – it was a western – when I was five. It was really awful, as might be expected, but my mother kept that typed and spell-checked (my mother again) short story tucked away until the day she died. Later I became a newspaper reporter, thinking that books are written by authors which I most assuredly was not. I kept trying to write, though, eventually did it wrong enough to learn how to get it right. That first sale, a young adult novel published by Independence Press, was more than thirty years and a good many books ago and I have loved every day since. Did I mention how very blessed I am? Believe it."

Books

Trapped! Bowen & Baile Book 4
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,970. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
An old friend from Cole’s past approaches the Bowen & Baile Detective Agency for help on an odd quest- to give back a stolen fortune. The only problem is, the man’s partners don’t want it to be given back…
Morning Shadow
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Two short, but very powerful, stories by two-time Spur Award winner Frank Roderus. In “Morning Shadow,” a French trapper is enchanted by a captive Indian child, and must make a fateful decision. In “Four Gold Coins,” a man awakens from a drinking binge with a pocketful of coins he did not have the night before –are they a lucky break or a curse?
Felicity: Bowen & Baile Book 3
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Series: Bowen & Baile: Western Detectives, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,160. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
~ Dime Novel Short ~ Jonathon Two Hawk disappeared and his wife – or widow – wants Cole Bowen and Edward Baile to investigate. What she really wants is for Bowen and Baile to kill the man she believes has murdered her husband and stolen more than seventeen thousand dollars from him. The partners are not assassins. But if someone tries to murder them, it will happen at that party's peril.
Before I Die: Bowen & Baile Book 2
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Series: Bowen & Baile: Western Detectives, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,000. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
~ Dime Novel Western short ~ The first official job for the Bowen & Baile Detective Agency seemed straightforward – find a missing wife and bring her home before her husband succumbs to cancer. But nothing is ever as easy as it sounds. Searching for the 'lady' in question takes the partners from fine hotels to the seedier side of several Colorado towns. Will they accomplish their goal in time?
Bowen & Baile: Book 1
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Series: Bowen & Baile: Western Detectives, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,030. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
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~ A Dime Novel by award winning author Frank Roderus ~ A death in the family means a return to a former way of life for Howard Bowen. He gave up hunting men years ago, but no one else can do this job. He meets a greenhorn, Edward Baile, equally determined to see justice done, who carries a new weapon--a Mauser. Bowen agrees Baile can come and together they hit an unknown trail, seeking five men.

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