Stephen Dobyns

Stephen Dobyns is the author of more than thirty novels and poetry collections, including The Church of Dead Girls, Cold Dog Soup, and Cemetery Nights. Among his many honors are a Melville Cane Award, Pushcart prizes, a National Poetry Series prize, and three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. His novels have been translated into twenty languages, and his poetry has appeared in the Best American Poetry anthology. Dobyns, who has taught at the University of Iowa and Sarah Lawrence College, teaches creative writing at Warren Wilson College.

  • The Burn Palace

    By Stephen Dobyns

    Read by George Newbern

    "Great story, great prose...You can't ask for more...I loved it." - Stephen King.

    "The Burn Palace is a beautifully written tale full of wonderfully absurd characters, strange surreal events and horrific acts of violence and violation told in a disconcerting style that is both thrilling and frustrating. It's like an intricate puzzle that comes together beautifully yet leaves you with a handful of unused pieces you don't exactly know what to do with." - The Guilded Earlobe

    Released February 26, 2013
    English, Unabridged

  • Is Fat Bob Dead Yet?

    By Stephen Dobyns

    Read by George Newbern

    A comic suspense novel about the pride, revenge, and deception that guide us all.

    "Another darkly comic whodunit from veteran novelist Dobyns...a lively, laugh-out-loud winner." - Kirkus

    Released September 1, 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • The Church of Dead Girls

    By Stephen Dobyns

    Read by George Newbern

    A scary tale of three young girls going missing one by one in a small town, and everyone is suspect.

    "A chilling evocation of small-town life turned upside down. Dobyns delivers the goods." - San Francisco Chronicle

    Released November 24, 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Boy in the Water

    By Stephen Dobyns

    Read by George Newbern

    Bishop's Hill Academy gets a lesson in savagery and murder in this masterful psychological thriller.

    "A shivery whodunit." - USA Today

    Released December 22, 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Saratoga Payback

    By Stephen Dobyns

    Read by George Newbern

    The 11th book of the Charlie Bradshaw mysteries, follows Saratoga's most sardonic detective.

    "Fans who come for the tangled, forgettable mystery will stay for the hero..." - Kirkus Reviews

    Released March 14, 2017
    English, Unabridged