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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Craig Smith  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;


-- Craig Smith on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

The author's alma mater is Southern Illinois University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Published Works

    The Painted Messiah, Myrmidion Books, 2009The Blood Lance, Myrmidion Books, 2010Cold Rain, Myrmidion Books, 2010The Whisper of Leaves, SIU Press, 2002

Selected Titles At Your Library

The painted messiah /
ISBN: 1905802153. OCLC Number:

Myrmidon,. Newcastle upon Tyne :. 2008.

Kate Kenyon, the wealthy young widow of an English aristocrat, has an addiction to mortal risk. She feeds it by engaging in the armed robbery of priceless artefacts with her accomplice and lover Ethan Brand. Their latest target is a priceless 'Byzantine' icon hidden in the tower of a chateau by Lake Lucerne. So far they have never had to shoot anyone. This time will be different.

The blood lance /
ISBN: 1905802293. OCLC Number:

Myrmidon Books Ltd.,. Newcastle, UK :. 2008.

Kufstein, Austria, 1939. At the foot of a mountain known as The Wilder Kaiser lies the body of an SS officer, his neck broken but his face a picture of bliss and serenity. The dead man is known to history as Otto Rahn, Himmler's own archaeologist. Rahn's pursuit of the legendary Blood Lance of the Cathars has not only led to his own downfall but set in motion a tragic chain of events reaching far beyond the holocaust.

Cold rain /
ISBN: 190580234X. OCLC Number:

Myrmidon,. Newcastle upon Tyne :. 2010.

I turned thirty-seven that summer, older than Dante when he toured Hell, but only by a couple of years - Life couldn't be better for David Albo, an associate professor of English at a small mid-western university. He lives in an idyllic, out-of-town, plantation-style mansion with a beautiful and intelligent wife and an adoring teenage stepdaughter. As he returns to the university after a long and relaxing sabbatical, there's a full professorship in the offing - and, what's more, he's managed to stay off the booze for two whole years. But, once term begins, things deteriorate rapidly. The damning evidence that he has sexually harassed his students is just the beginning as Dave finds himself sucked into a vortex of conspiracy, betrayal, jealousy and murder. Unless he can discover quickly who is out to destroy him, all that he is and loves is about to be stripped away.

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