Kelli Stanley


Kelli Stanley is an award-winning author of crime fiction and noir (novels and short stories), including the critically-acclaimed Miranda Corbie series (CITY OF DRAGONS), set in 1940 San Francisco. She also writes a historical “Roman noir” series set in first century Roman Britain (THE CURSE-MAKER).

Kelli earned a Master's Degree in Classics, loves jazz, old movies, battered fedoras, Art Deco and speakeasies. She credits Raymond Chandler, Ernest Hemingway, Cornell Woolrich, Dashiell Hammett and Thomas Hardy as some of her major influences.

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Nox Dormienda (A Long Night for Sleeping)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,330. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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Nox Dormienda is the award-winning debut novel of critically-acclaimed author Kelli Stanley (City of Dragons), and the first of a series in a new genre: Roman Noir. Featuring Arcturus, a hardboiled protagonist in the best Philip Marlowe tradition, Nox is a different kind of historical mystery, a suspense thriller that combines a classic noir style with the rich texture of the ancient past.

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