Carol Crigger's Writing Pages


Born and raised in North Idaho on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation, C.K. Crigger lives with two feisty little dogs and a reclusive Persian cat in Spokane Valley, Washington. She is a long-time member of Western Writers of America, reviews western genre books for WWA’s Roundup magazine, and mysteries and science fiction/fantasy for CnC Books (Buried Under Books.com).

Imbued with an abiding love of western traditions and wide-open spaces, Ms. Crigger writes of free-spirited people who break from their standard roles. In her books, whether westerns, mysteries, or fantasy, the locales are real places. All of her books are set the Inland Northwest, the westerns with a historical background. Her short story, Aldy Neal’s Ghost, was a 2007 Spur finalist.  Her western novel, Black Crossing, won the 2008 Eppie. Letter of the Law was a 2009 Spur finalist in the audio category.

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What I'm working on

I must admit I'm a little off-the-track right on. I'm working on three stories and plotting a fourth. Yes, I'll say it. I must be out of my mind. Here's a little about each.
1) Hometown Burning is a follow-up to my Frankie McGill contemporary mystery, Hometown Burning. Frankie is a wounded Army vet who lands a paramedic job in her old hometown, and finds the rural countryside as lethal as Afghanistan. In this one, someone thinks arson is the best darn cover-up to crime there is.
2) Tentative title is Madame's Daughter. This story begins with the Coeur d'Alene Reservation land lottery of 1909 and the train wreck that changes my character's lives. A western with historical aspects I hope will be exciting.
3) The Yeggman's Apprentice is a young female yeggman who has learned all she knows from her uncle, and when he unexpectedly dies, is determined to carry on the family tradition. Set in 1905.
4) In the stages of plotting yet another western where the focus is revenge.

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