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Mormons
In Popular Literature Bibliography: 1979-2000


 

by

Michael Austin

Shepherd College

 

 

Westerns

Alter, Eric. Deseret. New York: Pinacle, 1983.

Edgarton, Clyde. Redeye. Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 1995.

Evans, Tabor. Longarm and the Utah Killers. New York: Jove, 1988.

Fletcher, Dirk. Spur #9: Salt Lake Lady. New York: Dorchester, 1985.

Gordon, Leo and Richard Vetterli. Powderkeg. Presidio Press, 1991.

Hardin, J.D. Bibles, Bullets and Brides. New York: Berkley, 1983.

Krauzer, Steven M. God's Country. New York: Ballantine, 1993.

Parker, F.M. The Preditors. New York: Signet, 1990.

------.Raider#41: The Utah Double Cross. New York: Berkley, 1990.

Riefe, A.R. Salt Lake City. New York: Signet, 1989.

Rohrer, Alice. The True Believers. Ashley Books, 1987.

Ross, Dana Fuller. Utah! New York: Bantam, 1984.

Sharpe, Jon. Utah Slaughter. New York: Signet, 1988.

------.The Trailsman #170: Utah Trackdown. New York: Signet, 1996.

 

Historical Romances

Kalpakian, Laura. These Latter Days. New York: Random House, 1985.

Barrus, Emery. The Other Wife. Fithian Press, 1991.

Blake, Jennifer. Golden Fancy. New York: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1980.

Bogue, Lucille. Salt Lake. New York: Pinnacle, 1982.

Card, Orson Scott. A Woman of Destiny. New York: Berkley, 1984. (Republished as Saints by Tor Books in 1988.)

Gerstner, Nicolae and Juanita B. Anderson. No Bed in Deseret. New York: Ace, 1981.

Jones, Cleo. Sister Wives. New York: St. Martin's, 1984.

Warren, G.M. Destiny's Children. New York: Pocket Books, 1979.

Wells, Marian. Morning Star.  Minneapolis, Bethany House, 1986.

------.Star Light, Star Bright.  Minneapolis, Bethany House, 1986.

------. The Wedding Dress.  Minneapolis, Bethany House, 1994.

------.The Wishing Star.  Minneapolis, Bethany House, 1985.

------. With This Ring.   Minneapolis, Bethany House, 1995.

 

 

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley, 1979.

------. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley, 1979.

------. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley, 1980.

Barnes, John. Mother of Storms. New York: Tor 1994.

Bear, Greg. Moving Mars. New York: Tor, 1993.

Card, Orson Scott. Folk of the Fringe. New York: Tor, 1989.

------. Lost Boys. New York: Harper Collins, 1992.

Foster, Alan Dean. To the Vanishing Point. New York: Warner Books 1988.

Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books 1997.

Ing, Dean. Systemic Shock. New York: Tor, 1981.

------. Single Combat. New York: Tor, 1983.

------. Wild Country. New York: Tor, 1985.

Martin, George R.R. Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand. New York: Bantam 1990.

Modesitt, L.E. Jr. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor 1996.

------. The Ghost of the Revelator. New York: Tor 1998.

Niven, Larry and Jerry Pournelle. The Gripping Hand. New York: Simon & Shuster, 1993.

Turtledove, Harry. The Great War: American Front. New York: Ballantine 1998.

------. How Few Remain. New York: Doubleday, 1997.

Waldrop. Horace. Them Bones, New York: Ace, 1984).

Williams, Walter John. Days of Atonement. New York: Tor, 1992.

 

Note: A much more detailed, annotated bibliography of Mormons in science fiction can be found at the Adherents.com Mormons in Science Fiction website. This site provides an encyclopedic list of references to novels with even brief or passing references to Mormon characters, as well as a good deal of information about Mormon and Utah-based science fiction writers.

True Crime Novels

Alexander, Shana. Nutcracker. New York: Doubleday, 1985.

Anderson, Scott. The Four O'Clock Murders: A True Story of a Mormon Family's Vengeance. New York: Doubleday, 1993.

Bradlee,Ben Jr. and Dale Van Atta. Prophet of Blood: The Untold Story of Ervil LeBaron and the Lambs of God.  New York: Putnam, 1981. 

Chynoweth, Rena. Blood Covenant. Austin, TX: Diamond Books, 1990.

Coleman, Jonathan. At Mother=s Request. true story of money, murder and betrayal. NY, 1985

Earley, Pete. Prophet of Death: The Mormon Blood Atonement Murders. New York: William and Morrow, 1991. 

Fleisher, David and David M. Freedman. Death of an American: The Killing of John Singer. New York: Continuum, 1983.

Gilmore, Mikal. Shot In the Heart. New York: Doubleday, 1994.

Kinder, Gary. Victim: The Other Side of Murder. New York: Delacorte, 1982.

Lindsay, Robert.  A Gathering of Saints. New York: Simon & Shuster, 1988. 

Lebaron, Verlan. The LeBaron Story. Lubbock, TX: Keels & Co.,

Mailer, Norman. The Executioner's Song. New York: Little, Brown, 1979. 

Naifeh, Stephen and Gregory White Smith. The Mormon Murders. New York: Weidenfield & Nicholson,  1988.

Olsen, Jack. Doc: The Rape of the Town of Lovell. New York: Atheneum, 1989.

Sass*, Cynthia Stalter and Peggy Murphy Widder. The Kirtland Massacre: The True and Terrible Story of the Mormon Cult Murders. New York: Donald Fine, 1991.

Sillitoe, Linda and Alan Roberts. Salamander. Salt Lake City: Signature, 1988.

Turley, Richard, Jr, Victims: The LDS Church and the Mark Hoffmann Case. Univ. of Illinois, 1992.

Wixom Hartt and Judene. Trial By Terror. Bountiful, UT, 1987

 

Mystery Novels

Andrews, Sarah.  Bonehunter Minotaur Books, 1999.

Bart, Peter. Thy Kingdom Come.  New York: Lindon Press, 1981. 

Burns, Rex. The Avenging Angel. New York: Viking, 1983. 

Cook, Thomas. Tabernacle.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1983. 

Day, Dianne. Death Train to Boston: New York: Doubleday,  1999.

Decker, Rod. Environment for Murder. Salt Lake City, Signature, 1994.

Everson, David. False Profits. New York: St. Martin's, 1992.

Hillerman, Tony. A Thief of Time. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.  

Irvine, Robert. Baptism for the Dead. New York: St. Martin’s, 1988.

------. The Angel's Share. New York: St. Martin’s,  1989.

------. Gone to Glory. New York: St. Martin’s, 1990.

------. Called Home. New York: St. Martin’s, 1991

------. The Spoken Word. New York: St. Martin’s, 1992. 

------. The Great Reminder. New York: St. Martin’s, 1993.

------. The Hosanna Shout. New York: St. Martin’s, 1994.

------. Pillar of Fire.  New York: St. Martin’s, 1995. 

------. Jones,Cleo The Case of the Fragmented Woman. St Martin's Press New York 1986

Prophet Motive. New York: St. Martin's, 1984. 

Kijewski, Karen.  Alley Kat Blues. New York: Doubleday, 1995.

Levitt, J.R.  Carnivores. New York: St. Martins, 1989.

------. Ten of Swords. New York: St. Martins, 1991.

Martin, Lee. Inherited Murder. New York: St. Martin’s, 1994.

------. Bird in a Cage. New York: St. Martin’s, 1995. 

------. Genealogy of Murder. New York: St. Martin’s, 1996.

Sainsbury, Jan. Saintly Death. Sun Lakes, AZ: Book World Inc., 1997.

Stewart, Gary. The Tenth Virgin. New York: St. Martin's, 1983. 

------.The Zarahemla Vision. New York: St. Martin's, 1986. 

Thurman, A. Robert. Whitewashed Tombs. New York: St. Martin's, 1987. 

Trocheck, Kathy Hogan. Every Crooked Nanny. New York: HarperCollins, 1992. 

Turrow, Scott. Personal Injuries. Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1999.

White, Steven. Higher Authority. New York: Viking, 1994. 

 

 

A special plea: This bibliography was originally constructed to accompay a paper entitled Mormon Stereotypes in Popular Fiction: 1979-1998. Over the next year or so, I will be updating and annotating this bibliography. If you know of any work that should be added to any of these categories--or any categories that should be added to the list, please contact me in one of the following ways.

 

E-Mail: maustin@shepherd.edut

Phone: 304-876-5313

Direct Mail:      Michael Austin

Department of English

Shepherd College

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Home Page: http://webpages.shepherd.edu/maustin/

 

                        

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