Back Dirt

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Published by Shires Press

  CLICK THE SKIS to Buy at Best Price!

At Northshire, Independent Bookstore




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Workng hard or hardly working?
     I'm working on the fourth           installment of my Murder on Skis Mystery series. It will be out      next fall. It looks like this JC         Snow episode is kind of being          fueled by Old Engine Oil.

    Just back from Sun Valley, where the International Skiing History Association
recognized BACK DIRT at their banquet!
     Amazing people and a great organization. Read their magazine! Check it out 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!

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Thank you for the great turnout
         at our book signing at
    Vischer Ferry General Store. 
       Great meeting everyone.
         We sold out of books!

  (But there are more, at bookstores,  Amazon, B&N and even on this site!)

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

            Our thanks to
   Saratoga Living Magazine 
   for naming us a "Hot Read"
        for the winter (Page 78).

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Thanks to everyone we met on our          Midwest Mountain Tour!
   We did some skiing. I mean, the            whole time wasn't spent              consuming warm drinks inside a           plastic igloo. But those
weren't the worst moments, either.


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  "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

   BACK DIRT unfolds in Ski Country in the Adirondacks of        Upstate New York. A murder suspect from Colorado has        surfaced there. Does an archaeological dig for old bones at         the Battle Ax Ski Resort find fresh blood? Television 
    reporter JC Snow digs for the truth at the winter hot spot.

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     My thanks to Joe Donahue
        for my interview on
             WAMC Radio.
  To listen, click on WAMC icon.

         I was interviewed by
             Ann Parillo on
         Capital Region Today.
      Always fun. Here's a link:

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   Wonderful time at book signing at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga     Springs. Thanks to all who came.
           We closed the place!

               I had a great time on
          North Country Public Radio.                Thanks to host Mitch Teich!
            To listen to the interview,
          click on the NCPR logo and 
            scroll down to my name.

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"Phil Bayly spins a captivating yarn.
An engaging story that will leave mystery buffs satisfied and eagerly awaiting the author's next ski mystery."

-Reader's Favorite

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 Thank you to the Times Union and Kristi Gustafson Barlette for their shout out!
Thanks to the Saratogian for
reporting on our book!
And thank you to the Troy Record!

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                          Grateful to
        Clifton Park Neighbors magazine
          for their article on BACK DIRT.
          Look for the November edition.

More Murder on Skis Mysteries

Published by Shires Press

    Loving Lucy has made the shortlist for           the 2021 Murder & Mayhem Award,   determined 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

"Readers who love a complex adventurous investigative story will find this one quite engaging."   - InD'tale Magazine 

  Loving Lucy is Phil Bayly's exciting sequel

  to Murder on Skis. 

     There is a manhunt for a New York state senator

  accused of murder. Cemeteries in Colorado are being

     stripped of their sacred treasures. Both criminal

  investigations lead JC Snow to a Colorado ski resort.

Hit the Buttons to Order!
Best Price!
    Also available at Independent bookstores like 
The Bookworm in Edwards, Colorado,
    Northshire bookstore in Saratoga springs, NY                         and 
Manchester, Vermont,
                The Book House in Albany, NY
            and most great bookstores online!
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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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 Five stars! "My only disappointment     was (that) the story ended!"
  - RCXcellent Adventures
 Glory lives in Montana. She       likes napping and reading.
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"Murder on Skis is a must-read
       for all fans of a good 
      murder mystery book."

     - Trudi LoPreto, Readers' Favorite Five Star Review!

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Published by Shires Press

"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"                        

          In Murder on Skis, a beautiful woman is found staring with frozen eyes from a bed of snow at a ski resort in Montana.

     There hasn't been a murder in Sierra County for thirty years. But more bodies are discovered and television journalist JC Snow is dispatched to Grizzly Mountain to cover the story.

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"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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Moose lives in Rhode Island. She likes to play and read.

Eddie lives in Canada. He likes to hang by the p0ol                    and read.
"It's not just about skiing. More than you think. Excellent read."
                  - RCXcellent Adventures