Barbara Nickless is an American author of crime fiction novels. She writes the Sydney Rose Parnell series. Barbara’s short stories and essays have been part of various anthologies. She is a member of both the Mystery Writers of America and the Sisters of Crime, and has done workshops and given speeches at conferences and other book-related events. Barbara lives in Colorado with her family.

Barbara Nickless made her debut as a published author in 2016 with the novel Blood on the Tracks. Below is a list of Barbara Nickless’ books in order of when they were originally released:

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Barbara Nickless Synopsis: Blood on the Tracks is the first Sydney Rose Parnell novel by Barbara Nickless. A young woman is found brutally murdered, and the top suspect is the victim’s fiancé, a hideously scarred Iraq War vet known as the Burned Man. But railroad police Special Agent Sydney Rose Parnell, brought in by the Denver Major Crimes unit to help investigate, can’t shake the feeling that something bigger may be responsible for this apparent crime of passion. In the depths of an icy winter, Parnell and her canine partner, Clyde – both haunted by their time in Iraq – descend into the underground world of a savage gang of rail riders. There, they uncover a wide-reaching conspiracy and a series of shocking crimes. Crimes that threaten everything Parnell holds dear. As the search for the truth puts her directly in the path of the killer, Parnell must struggle with a deadly question: Can she fight monsters without becoming one herself?

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