Lostart Street

Lostart Street is a cross-genre, stand-alone novel of mystery, murder, and moonbeams set in 1982.

“Crack storytelling and characters you swear you’ve met before.”–Susie Bright, author, editor, publisher.
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Lostart Street Discussion Questions


  1. Have you ever had to suddenly move to any city? What was the occasion?
  2. Did you find Cecile naïve? Do you think she should have picked up on clues about other characters more quickly?
  3. How did you feel when Mrs. Bean used the N-word? Were you surprised? Some readers might argue that the word should not have been included in the book. What do you think of this argument?
  4. Do you think Cecile should have said or done more when Mrs. Bean revealed her racist streak? Why or why not?
  5. Many readers respond positively to the sense of community in Lostart Street. But the community is composed of wounded souls. How do you feel about the neighborhood?
  6. Lostart Street is full of quirky, colorful characters. Who was your favorite? Why?
  7. How did you feel about the ending? Did you want more for Cecile?

Praise for One Gun

“Vinnie Hansen’s One Gun unspools a long, exquisite crescendo of foreboding and dread as clouds gather for a chilling, unexpected climax. Top-notch writing, sensitive touch, and heart-wrenching choices. Hansen is an author to watch.” —James W. Ziskin, Anthony, Barry, and Macavity award-winning author

“A riveting book that will tear at your heart as the impact from one gun ricochets through a close-knit community. Hansen’s commanding voice weaves a compassionate tale that rings true and clear. You won’t be able to look away.” —Edgar-nominated author Susan Bickford

In ONE GUN, Vinnie Hansen weaves a spell with a modern-day tale of suspense, pulling the reader into a riveting quest to see if justice will be served.

When a gun used in a burglary falls into the wrong hands, a chase begins to find the gun before it and its owner can cause more mayhem. But of course things never go as planned when a gun is involved.

The beautifully described setting is the central coast of California, where hidden forces drive the have-nots to desperate measures, and the criminal justice system is often on trial along with the criminals.

A bravura outing by the author of the popular Carol Sabala mysteries. —G.M. Malliet, Agatha Award-winning author of the St. Just, Max Tudor, and Augusta Hawke mysteries

“The weapon casts a gripping Chekhov-ian shadow over Hansen’s tense stand-alone thriller.” —Kirkus Reviews

“. . . a compelling cat-and-mouse game as perp, victims, and those caught in-between find themselves on different roads to obtaining or concealing evidence and the truth.” —D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review