Sandra has created a heart-pounding, award winning mystery series around the intelligent, ballsy Liv Bergen, a woman who embodies the spirit of South Dakota. Much like her fictional character, Sandra Brannan has spent her career in the mining business and lives in the Black Hills.
JACOB’S DESCENT, the 6th in the Liv Bergen Mystery series released March 22, 2016.
2010 IN THE BELLY OF JONAH
2011 LOT’S RETURN TO SODOM
2012 WIDOW’S MIGHT
2013 NOAH’S RAINY DAY
2014 SOLOMON’S WHISPER
2016 JACOB’S DESCENT
In response to the overwhelming success of IN THE BELLY OF JONAH, launched in September 2010, and LOT’S RETURN TO SODOM, released June 1, 2011, Brannan prioritizes her time first to the librarians and booksellers for nominating her to earn ABA’s Indie Next List Notable, to book clubs and fans who have described Liv Bergen as the love child of Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Milhone and Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, and to teachers for all the gratitude she has for their role in her success. The second in the Liv Bergen Mystery series reached the top 10 for e-book mysteries, top 5 for women’s mysteries in 2011. WIDOW’S MIGHT, the third in the series, earned ABA’s Indie NextList and numerous accolades in 2012 from Publishers Weekly, Library Thing, Booklist, and ABA Indie Next List Great Reads from independent booksellers across the country. Suspense Magazine calls WIDOW’S MIGHT the “perfect blend of suspense, thrills, and romance”. The setting for Brannan’s books are in the mountain states, including wonderful sites like Nemo and Rochford in the Black Hills.
The fourth in the series NOAH’S RAINY DAY released September 3, 2013 and was chosen as Best of 2013 list by Suspense Magazine, a finalist for Best Mystery/Thriller by USA Book News, and finalist for IndieFab Award by Foreword Reviews at the American Library Association conference in Vegas in 2014. SOLOMON’S WHISPER has landed Brannan as #1 GoodReads Listopia for Best Suspense/Thriller Series and #12 Women Who Solve Crimes.
Find out more about Sandra here or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.