Bonnie Ramthun


Bonnie Ramthun’s first book, Ground Zero, published by G.P. Putnam, has sold over 90,000 copies and has been translated into Japanese and Italian. (In Italy Ground Zero sells as “The Enigma of the Eighth Player,” a name the author adores.) Her second Eileen Reed mystery, Earthquake Games, was a finalist for Colorado Book of the Year and hailed by the Washington Post for its “unrelenting suspense.”

Bonnie followed her Eileen Reed series with the middle grade Torin Sinclair mysteries beginning with The White Gates, published by Random House. The White Gates was a Junior Library Guild premiere selection and a finalist for the Missouri Truman award. Roscoe, the sequel, has been praised as a “page turner and heart warmer all in one.”

Bonnie is a former chapter president of Mystery Writers of America and served as the published author liaison for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. She lives in Erie, Colorado with her husband Bill, their children, two cats and a very energetic German Shorthair Pointer named Watson.

Where to find Bonnie Ramthun online

Where to buy in print


Blood Print
Series: Stone-Templeton, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,090. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Out of work ex-soldier Kyle Templeton is done being a hero. He's unemployed, hungry, and willing to take any job when an interview at an abandoned mall becomes a battle with deadly creatures. Are these things demons, aliens, or something else? Kyle and his fellow ex-soldier Tater Underwood must use every skill they have to fight the creatures and figure out the mystery of their origin.
The Thirteenth Skull
Series: Eileen Reed Mystery, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,360. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Detective Eileen Reed finds herself in a fight for her family’s life when a murdered archeologist and the Aztec crystal skull he excavated are found at her parent’s ranch near Devil’s Tower, Wyoming. In order to save her family from the hired killers who have targeted the ranch, she must unlock the secrets of the ancient crystal skull unearthed from the skeletal arms of an Aztec warrior.
Ground Zero
Series: Eileen Reed Mystery, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,510. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A suspicious murder leads two female detectives--one a local homicide cop, the other a CIA analyst--into a world of intrigue in this espionage thriller. The action leads from D.C. to Colorado Springs to the Middle East and the wilds of Russia and involves a terrorist who plans to deceive the U.S. and Russia into a nuclear war that will leave him emperor of a worldwide Islamic regime.

Bonnie Ramthun's tag cloud

Smashwords book reviews by Bonnie Ramthun

  • The Mighty Peculiar Incident at Muddy Creek on Jan. 10, 2013

    This is a great little short story that's only going to take a few minutes to read, but it will tell you everything you need to know about the author, Ian Thomas Healey. Can he craft a gripping plot with interesting twists and turns? Check. Can he create memorable characters that live and breathe and are completely real? Check. Does this story leave you wishing it were longer, that you could stay in this world for more adventure? Check! Short stories, like a tasty little appetizer, let you know how good the author's novels are going to be. This western/sf short story was excellently plotted, well written, and just the right length because it left me hungry for more. Now it's time to go find more from Ian Thomas Healey.