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An avalanche of mystery and murder unfolds at a ski resort on Colorado's Western Slope.

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Finalist for 2 American Fiction Awards

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Coming on

The 9 Lives Tour:

Dec 9th, Sat. Schenectady, NY
Open Door Books 1-2:30

Dec 15th, Fri.
Bennington, VT
Farm Road Brewing 6-7:30

Dec 16th, Sat.
Appearance on Newschannel 13 Weekend Today

Jan 6th, Sat.
Windham, NY
Briars & Brambles Books 4p

Feb 23rd, Fri.
Manchester, VT
Northshire Bookstore 6p

March 28th, Thurs.
Cohoes, NY
Cohoes Public Library 1:30

Murder on Skis Mysteries



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A nice group at our book signing in Saratoga at Northshire Bookstore.


Many thanks to Clifton Park Neighbors Magazine for including a nice article about 'The Man Who Had 9 Lives' in their holiday edition.

Great time at our book signing in Lake Placid at Bookstore Plus. 


I enjoyed my time with readers at our book signing, at the Book House in Albany.

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Yep. 20th century words captured in 21st century technology.
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Great crowd at Vischer Ferry General Store. The rain moved us inside. No dampened spirits, however.


 Berkshire East Ski Resort & the Crazy Horse Bar keep my books handy on their shelf (upper left corner). Mutual love.

Had a great time meeting readers in Amsterdam, NY at Alpin Haus. Great start to the 9L Tour. Thanks!

Murder on Skis Mysteries. 
"Best Series in Fiction"
by Chanticleer!

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Witch Window (2022).A pair of bicycle riders discover a corpse on a hot summer day. The dead man is dressed to go snow skiing. His lift ticket says he belongs in Vermont!


Witch Window, named one of top 35 books for a book club by Independent Book Review!

Witch Window. FINALIST for
"Best Cover" 
by Next Generation's Indie Book Awards!
Congrats and Thank You to Carolyn! 

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"Promises to thrill and delight. Factual snippets elevate this mystery novel to something more intellectual and valuable."
-Indies Today

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Witch Window from
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independent book store.


My friend and former co-anchor, Subrina Dhammi, visited at West Mountain's 2023 Fall Fest. Lots of great memories.

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Back Dirt (2021) plunges down the Adirondacks of New York and the Foothills of Northern Colorado.

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    Back Dirt.
Finalist for the
     American Fiction Awards

Chock full of exhilarating twists and turns."
-Saratoga Living Magazine

"Phil Bayly spins a captivating yarn."
-Reader's Favorite

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       for Back Dirt.



  You can also buy or order our books    at beloved Independent Bookstores.
     If it's not on the shelf, they'll be                 happy to order it for you!

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   Back Dirt was recognized by the International Skiing History Association 
in Sun Valley!
Amazing people and a great organization. Read their magazine! Check out ISHA at 

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Amy Conway has a pretty sharp
eye. She nailed the location of the fictional Battle Ax Ski Resort                in BACK DIRT!

  "He introduces us to a       very patient dead body         and gives us just a          shimmer of hope that           our suspicions are                      wrong."
Simply Saratoga Magazine

Loving Lucy (2020) unfolds in Colorado. A state senator from New York is a murder suspect and tracked to his hiding place in the Rocky Mountains.

    Wrapping up a business   meeting with the brains of this     operation, my wife Carolyn, in          Fort Collins, Colorado
   at the New Belgium Brewery.

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    Loving Lucy named to shortlist:              2021 Murder & Mayhem Award 
     by Chanticleer Book Reviews!

           "A must-read, hang on to your chair lift!"  - The Grateful Traveler
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"Bayly draws on his experience covering real crimes.. a chilling mystery." - Vail Daily
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"It's not just about skiing. More than you think. Excellent read."
                  - RCXcellent Adventures
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    Thrilled to be in Halley         O'Brien's Snow Report Show!
      Our favorite ski show. 
  Watch our favorite episode!
        Thank you, Halley!
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  Murder on Skis (2019). A snow princess is found dead at a ski resort in Montana. There may be a serial killer at the winter hot spot.
(Now available on Kindle)

"Murder on Skis is a must-read
       for all fans of a good 
      murder mystery book."

- Trudi LoPreto,
Readers' Favorite

"This is a fabulous novel.. A fantastic writer and story teller.  It's      amazing when a story stays with you for days.  It's a gift.  " 
       Deirdre Stoelzle, Author of "Branded, The Making of a Wyoming Cowgirl"                        

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   Also available at beloved independent                   book stores online, like:


"A great page turner. I'm going to suggest it to my book club!"

      -Peggy Shinn, author of "World Class,

The Making of the U.S. Women's Cross-Country

Ski Team"

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