Kristen Lepionka is an American author best known as the author of the Roxane Weary mystery series of books.

Her debut book was called The Last Place You Look and it won the Shamus Award for Best First P.I. novel. She has also received nominations for both the Anthony Award and the Macavity Award. She also had a love for reading and mysteries, spending a lot of time at her local public library. She started reading the adult mystery novels before she was out of middle school and that lifelong love of the genre helped her in her career as an author.

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Publication Order of Roxane Weary Books

The Last Place You Look (2017)Description / Buy at
What You Want To See (2018)Description / Buy at
The Stories You Tell (2019)Description / Buy at
Once You Go This Far (2020)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Columbus Noir(2020)Description / Buy at
Private Investigations: Mystery Writers on the Secrets, Riddles, and Wonders in Their Lives(2020)Description / Buy at
Edgar & Shamus Go Golden(2022)Description / Buy at

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The Last Place You Look is the first book in the Roxane Weary series of books. The book introduces us to Roxane Weary, a private investigator and complex character. She is brought on the case of the missing Sarah Cook. The young girl went missing fifteen years on the same night that her parents were murdered. Her boyfriend was a guy named Brad Stockton, a black guy from the wrong side of the tracks, who was convicted of the murders and now sits on death row. When his sister thinks she sees Sarah in town, she hires Roxane to look into the case and hopefully save her brother’s life.

Lepionka followed that book up with What You Want To See. Marin Strasser has a secret and before they get married, her fiance wants to know what it is so he hires Roxane Weary as a private investigator. Just as her investigation gets under way, Marin is shot dead and her client is a suspect. Roxane continues to dig deeper into Marin’s life after her death and finds that there is much more to this story than meets the eye.

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