How much havoc can one gun wreak?

“Riveting… Hansen’s commanding voice weaves a compassionate tale that rings true and clear.”
—Susan Bickford, Edgar Award-nominated author
Vinnie Hansen

Award-winning author Vinnie Hansen lives in Santa Cruz, California, the iconic seaside town serving as the backdrop for most of her Carol Sabala mystery series. Now published by misterio press, you can follow Carol’s final adventure in book seven, Black Beans & Venom.

Vinnie’s latest book, One Gun, was a finalist for Killer Nashville’s Silver Falchion Award for Best Contemporary Novel, and will be re-released in 2024 from Level Best Books! The 2024 year is off to a great start with her story “96 Tears” kicking off the anthology (I Just) Died in Your Arms: Crime Fiction Inspired by One-Hit Wonders and “Coming Attractions” in Invasive Species, the brand new anthology from the NorCal Chapter of Sisters in Crime.

All of Vinnie’s books can be purchased locally at Bookshop Santa Cruz.

“Hansen presents her readers with a tight, fast-paced mystery…. In Sabala, Hansen has created a likable sleuth whose many problems readers may readily identify with….”
The Bloomsbury Review

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