Samuel Allen Salter

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General Information

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Name: Samuel Allen Salter

Pen Name: Sam Reaves, Dominic Martell

Genres: Fiction, Mystery

Born: 1954 in Crawfordsville, Indiana

Website: and


Photo Credit: Jessie Salter

Illinois Connection

Reaves has lived in Chicago or the greater Chicago area for most of his life.

Biographical and Professional Information

Salter has worked as a teacher and a translator. He speaks five languages fluently. He was president of the Midwest Chapger of the Mystery Writers of America from 2001 - 2003. His books are written under the pen names of Sam Reaves and Dominic Martell.

Published Works

Written under the Pen Name - Sam Reaves:

  • Long Cold Fall, Putnam, 1991
  • Fear Will Do It, Putnam, 1992
  • Bury It Deep, Putnam, 1993
  • Get What's Coming, Putnam, 1995
  • Dooley's Back, Carroll and Graff, 2002
  • Homicide 69, Carroll and Graff, 2006
  • Mean Town Blues, Pegasus, 2008

Written under the Pen Name - Dominic Martell:

  • Lying, Crying, Dying, Caroll and Graff, 1998
  • The Republic of Night, Carroll and Graff, 1999
  • Gitana, Orion, 2001

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Fear Will Do It

ISBN: 0399137246
Release Date: 1992-04-03

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Bury It Deep

ISBN: 0380722666
Release Date: 1994-12

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Get What's Coming

ISBN: 0399140182
Release Date: 1995-04-19

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Dooley's Back: A Novel of Crime (Otto Penzler Books)

ISBN: 0786710942
Release Date: 2002-08-27

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Homicide 69

ISBN: 0786718129
Release Date: 2006-11-22

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Mean Town Blues: A Novel of Crime

ISBN: 160598003X
Release Date: 2008-11-24

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The Republic of Night

ISBN: 078671123X
Release Date: 2002-12-23

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Sam Reaves on Facebook

Sam Reaves on WorldCat

Sam Reaves on Amazon

Dominic Martell on WorldCat

Dominic Martell on Amazon


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