Adam James Jones
Articles, Screenplays, Historical Fiction, Horror, Thriller
Adam James Jones was born in Denver and raised in South Park, Colorado. He received a BA from the University of Northern Colorado and a MA from Western New Mexico University. Adam is the recipient of the 2012 Homestead Foundation Fellowship from the Western Writers of America. His first novel, The Vendetta of Felipe Espinosa, was published in 2014 by Five Star Publishing. His short fiction and articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Southwestern American Literature, Wild West, and Darker Times (UK). Adam lives in New Mexico with his wife, the actress Catharine Pilafas.
As the Civil War raged and goldfields beckoned, a gunman stalked the territories on a mission to kill American settlers. He would elude governors and armies, bounty hunters and posses, until his demise at the climax of a fierce high-country manhunt. By then, Felipe Espinosa had claimed more than thirty lives to quietly become one of the nation’s first serial killers and foreign terrorists.
A sweeping historical epic, The Vendetta of Felipe Espinosa is a saga of Confederate guerrillas, marauding Indians, a severe religious order, vigilante miners, and one migrant family looking for peace in a violent country.
“Jones has found a neglected piece of history and treated it with originality and insight… his debut announces a fine talent.” – Booklist *Starred Review*
“A gritty, hard-driving novel of difficult decisions and their violent consequences… [with] powerful voice and taut, graceful prose. You will not forget this book.” – Thomas Cobb, author of Crazy Heart