Claire Stibbe

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CMT Stibbe


Mystery, Crime Fiction, Serial Killer, Noir, Hardboiled

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Claire Stibbe is a graduate of the Albuquerque 50th Citizen Police Academy, a Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association, and a volunteer for Stand True 4 Blue. She is also participating in the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Academy classes.

Claire writes crime fiction books set in New Mexico, USA. She has written three books in the Detective Temeke Crime series and is currently working on the fourth. The 9th Hour, the first in the series, was a New Mexico/Arizona 2016 Book Award Finalist. Even though the past often casts a shadow over the present, the Detective Temeke series always sees each investigation in a whole new light.

Stibbe has also written short stories for Breakwater Harbor Books Publishing. The collection won Best Anthology of 2014 in the Independent Book Awards hosted by eFestival of Words.

Originally from England, Stibbe now lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Title: The 9th Hour
Publisher: Noble Lizard Publishing (2015)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Everyone has secrets. Some more deadly than others.

When the ninth young girl falls into the clutches of a serial killer, maverick detective, David Temeke, faces a race against time to save her life.

The Duke City Police Department in Albuquerque, New Mexico is no stranger to gruesome murders, but this new serial killer on their block keeps the body parts of his eight young victims as trophies and has a worrying obsession with the number 9. The suspect is incarcerated in the state’s high security penitentiary but Unit Commander Hackett is faced with a dilemma when another teenage girl goes missing.

Detective Temeke and his new partner, Malin Santiago, are sent to solve a baffling crime in the dense forests of New Mexico’s Cimarron State Park. But time is running out. Can they unravel the mysteries of Norse legends and thwart the 9th Hour killer before he dismembers his next victim?

This is the first in the Detective Temeke Crime series.

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WINNER! 2018 NM/AZ Book Award for  Crime Mystery!

Title: Night Eyes
Publisher: Noble Lizard Publishing (2016)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Some fail. Some never fit in. Some vent a rage against the foulest of humanity.

A ten year inquiry into the murders of several young boys has gone cold. No witnesses, no suspect. Or so police believe, until a mysterious phone call leads the police to the remains of a young boy found near the ancient ruins of an Anasazi settlement. Is this a random act or the work of a serial killer?

When the young son of Albuquerque’s Mayor is kidnapped, Detective David Temeke and his partner Malin Santiago are called to investigate. Drawn deeper into the wilderness by a man waging a war with his past, twelve year old boy-scout, Adam, must use everything he has learned to stay alive.

Temeke and Santiago are pushed to the limit in the second book of this thrilling, fast-paced series set in New Mexico.

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Title: Past Rites
Publisher: Noble Lizard Publishing (2016)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Lies hurt. Truth kills.

Four years after the tragic suicide of Alice Delgado, eldest daughter of Albuquerque’s top racing driver, her younger sister, Lily, is reported missing and two of her peers are found dead. Detective Temeke’s investigation leads him to a private boarding school on the Rio Grande where the discovery of occult practices and an ancient book ignite a chain reaction of heartbreaking truths and demonic attacks.

What madness connects these girls to a ruthless killer? Against a background of simmering police tension and mounting victims, detectives Temeke and Santiago are in a desperate race to learn the truth before it’s too late.

Past Rites is a dark and gripping novel that challenges heartache and reveals the truths about our hidden demons.

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