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 Tue Feb 26 00:00:00 UTC 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.

    Best of 2015 - *Publisher's Weekly Best List*

    Released Tue Sep 01 00:00:00 UTC 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.

    "Once again, Dobyns has offered readers a thriller that is swift and smart and very, very spooky." - The Washington Post Book World

    Released Tue Dec 22 00:00:00 UTC 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.

    "Long after most other tales of murder and insanity have panted to their foregone conclusions, the suspense in this tale continues to build.  I kept reading, riveted by the plot and rooting with all my heart for Dobyns to pull it off. And he did, in a terrifying climax. I don't expect to read a more frightening novel this year. Very rich, very scary, very satisfying." - Stephen King

    Released Tue Nov 24 00:00:00 UTC 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.

    "Charlie has lost none of his charm, nor Dobyns his wry wit, so consider this novel a rare gift." - New York Times

    Released Tue Mar 14 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged