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TODD BORG

Author of the Award-Winning
Owen McKenna Mystery Thrillers

"A hero who walks confidently in the footsteps of Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, and Lew Archer"

Kirkus Reviews

 

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***As of August 2016, my 14 Owen McKenna mysteries have 

over 500,000 ebooks and paper books in circulation

and over 3800 reviews on Amazon, at an average rating of 4.6 Stars

 

BREAKING NEWS!

The prestigious Left Coast Crime Convention is coming to Reno, March 22-25, 2018.

And I'm proud to announce that they've chosen me to be the Toastmaster!

If you wonder why I'm excited, it is because this is an impressive group. Previous Left Coast Crime toastmasters include

Lee Child, Harlan Coben, James Lee Burke, Rick Riordan, Nevada Barr, and other literary luminaries. I'm a lucky guy!!

Here's the link: Left Coast Crime

 


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Just Out...

The new Owen McKenna Mystery!

TAHOE DARK

When Tahoe resident Jonas Montrop is kidnapped, his father pays the ransom but is then murdered. The next day, four robbers in hoodies and hockey masks take down an armored truck loaded with cash destined for a casino at Lake Tahoe. The company's boss calls Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna. As McKenna tracks the robbers, he finds two of them murdered in the grisliest of ways. McKenna uncovers evidence that implicates a young woman named Evan Rosen in all three murders. Evan worked for the father of the kidnap victim, and she had a powerful motivation for wanting the robbers dead. Evan is arrested and charged with murder. The problem is that McKenna doesn't believe Evan did it. The only way to save her from the electric chair is to find the real killer. But this killer is smarter and meaner than any McKenna has ever caught. It looks like McKenna and Evan are both going to die before the killer is finished...

Here's what the critics said about my last novel, Tahoe Blue Fire.

"A GRIPPING NARRATIVE...A HERO WHO WALKS CONFIDENTLY IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF SAM SPADE, PHILIP MARLOWE, AND LEW ARCHER." --Kirkus Reviews

"A THRILLING MYSTERY THAT IS DIFFICULT TO PUT DOWN...EDGE OF YOUR SEAT ACTION" - Elizabeth, Silver's Reviews

"TAHOE BLUE FIRE STARTS OUT WITH A BANG...AND HAS A SPECTACULAR ENDING" - J Bronder Book Reviews

"VERY ATMOSPHERIC, THIS IS ANOTHER EXCELLENT THRILLER BY TODD BORG" - Harvee Lau, Book Dilettante 

"THIS READER HAS COME TO CARE DEEPLY FOR THESE CHARACTERS" - Cathy Cole, Kittling:Books

"TENSION-FILLED AND FULL OF SURPRISE" - Gloria Sinibaldi, Sierra Sun

 

My last two novels, TAHOE BLUE FIRE and TAHOE GHOST BOAT, were immediate Amazon Bestsellers and stayed on Amazon's Private Investigator bestseller lists for months.

The novel the year before, TAHOE CHASE, was chosen as 

Amazon's #1 "Hot New Release!"

TAHOE CHASE also spent many months on Amazon's "Private Investigator" Bestseller list!

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 Cool news: The National Geographic has featured my books on their Sierra Nevada Geotourism website! Click this graphic to see the page:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"If you get the impression that I love these books, you would be correct. I've read four books in this eleven-book series. All four have been "Wow" books for me. I've never had this happen before, but oh, am I ever enjoying it."

Cathy Cole of the popular mystery blog Kittling: Books

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BORG'S AWARDS

Ben Franklin Award for Best Mystery of the Year (see below)
One of the Five Best Mysteries of the Year 

     - Library Journal
One of the Top Five Mysteries of the Year 
     - G. Wedgwood, Mystery News
Best Thriller of the Year 
     - Bay Area Independent Publishers Association
Best Mystery of the Year 
     - Bay Area Independent Publishers Association
Best New Fiction - Cincinnati Library

Starred (Rave) Reviews 
     - Library Journal, Midwest Book Review, Mystery News, Nevada Appeal, San Jose Mercury News and numerous other papers and magazines and websites
Amazon Mystery/Thriller Bestseller List
     - Several of the Owen McKenna mysteries have made Amazon's bestseller list multiple times!

WONDERING WHERE TO 
GET THE BOOKS IN TAHOE?

NORTH SHORE
Tahoe Biltmore Gift Shop, Crystal Bay
Geared For Games, Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City

MindPlay in Squaw Valley
The Gatekeeper's Museum, Tahoe City
The Potlatch, Incline Village

SOUTH SHORE
Red Hut at Ski Run Blvd
Lakeside Inn Gift Shop
Artifacts in the Raley's Village Center
Lakeside Landing
Cabin Fever at Ski Run Marina
Lake Tahoe Museum
Enchanted Florist at the "Y"
Camp Rich General Store
Valhalla at the Office in the Twin Cabins

TRUCKEE
Bookshelf at Hooligan Rocks

RENO
Sundance Books at California Ave
The Red Hut Cafe at Lakeside Dr and W. Moana

CARSON CITY
The Red Hut Cafe on 395
A to Zen Gifts and Books

CARSON VALLEY / MINDEN
Shelby's Books in Minden

PLACERVILLE
El Dorado Arts Council Artspace Gallery 

GRASS VALLEY
The Bookseller

MARKLEEVILLE
Art & Soul Gallery

SACRAMENTO
Time Tested Books
1114 21st Street

 

***NEWS FOR FRANCOPHILES! ***

The French translation rights for TAHOE HIJACK were purchased by a publisher in Paris! The French version of Tahoe Hijack is now out in hardcover. The French title?

TAHOE L'ENLEVEMENT

Une Enquete Du Detective McKenna

 

Borg walking up to receive the Ben Franklin Best Mystery of the Year Award for
TAHOE SILENCE (The cover is displayed on the big screens)
The award ceremony was held at the posh Wilshire Grand in Los Angeles

Good ol' Ben on the slab of glass
Gold sticker on the book

Notice above that TAHOE BLOWUP 
was a silver medal finalist in 2002

The Owen McKenna T-Shirt

 

"I had to rethink everything, 
from Chocolate to Paris."

- Owen McKenna

This luxurious long-sleeved T-Shirt comes from a line that McKenna says in Tahoe Heat. Nick-named the "Epiphany T-Shirt," more details are on the order page.

 

You can now order "OWEN'S OMELET" at the Red Hut Cafe at Ski Run Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe!

For more info go to "Owen's Page" and page down to the omelet photo!

 

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