High Sierra Quarry by Paul Wagner

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ABOUT THE BOOK

When a young woman hiker is reported missing, the Forest Service takes part in the search. But the more Ranger Dan Courtwright learns about the case, the less sense it makes to him. And the more dangerous things get for everyone involved, especially Dan.

All of which leads to confusion, consternation, and murder.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Paul Wagner spent the first summers of his life in the Sierra Nevada, where his father was a ranger. Since then he has hiked thousands of miles in the mountains, and his website, backpackthesierra.com, has become a reference for outdoor enthusiasts. He has won international awards for his non-fiction books. This is the fifth of his Dan Courtwright mysteries.

Paul Wagner has been an instructor for Napa Valley College's Viticulture and Enology department for more than twenty-five years and was named the McPherson Distinguished Teacher Award there. He is a guest lecturer at many universities, including the Wintour MBA program in Europe, and has won many international awards for his work in the wine industry. His mystery novels, set in California’s Sierra Nevada, have won critical acclaim and are available through a wide range of retailers, including the US Forest Service gifts shops in the Sierra. 

His technical books, including, Wine Marketing & SalesWine Sales and Distribution, and Artisan Public Relations, have won international awards. He has recorded a series of lectures for the Great Courses called “The Instant Sommelier,” and a series of lectures on wine for Audible: “The Story of Wine in Ten Glasses.” He currently serves as Senior Advisor, Wine Tourism for the Expedia Cruise Ship Center. He has recently written a successful series of murder mysteries. 

PRAISE FOR HIGH SIERRA QUARRY

"Clever and captivating. Wagner pulls readers along on a trail through the mountains, keenly observing a world in which the greatest threat, of course, is humans... An excellent excursion for armchair mountaineers." -- Sasha Paulsen, The Napa Register 

“Danger: Falling Rocks” gives us a vibrant feel of the high Sierra, a charming new mystery hero, and an engaging, fast-moving mystery written with energy and a nice touch of wit. Paul Wagner’s love of the outdoors and his experience hiking and camping takes readers right into the mountains. The zippy writing keeps the story moving along the Sierra trails, through the lineup of interesting, quirky characters, and down the winding mystery path until the satisfying end. It’s a great summer read, whether or not you can find your way into the wilderness.” -- Rick Kushman, best-selling NY Times author and co-host of Bottle Talk from Cap Radio in Sacramento 

"It is an enjoyable read and reflects a lifestyle that not many people are blessed to lead. As a practitioner of this way of life and a pursuer of wilderness settings, this reading has my seal of approval. "-- Chip Morrill, ex-US Forest Service Wilderness Ranger and White Water Guide 

“Paul Wagner is not only one of the great wine educators and wine story tellers in the world, now he is telling his stories in his new mystery novels. Can’t put the book down!!”--Brian Murphy, President, Wine Cruise Club, Expedia Cruise Ship Centers

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ISBN: 9798985605860
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Published: Albicaulis Books - May 19th, 2023

When a young woman hiker is reported missing, the Forest Service takes part in the search. But the more Ranger Dan Courtwright learns about the case, the less sense it makes to him. And the more dangerous things get for everyone involved, especially Dan. All of which leads to confusion, consternation,

and murder.