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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Les Blain  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1953 in Warrensburg, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Blain was born in Warrensburg, Illinois and currently resides in Springfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Blain has created a detective named Nick Wolf, who is the focus of ''Wolf Among the Sheep'', Blain's first mystery novel. Set in a Southern Illinois community called Toulyville, ''Wolf Among the Sheep'' has been called "a compelling story operating on many levels, with richness in details describing settings, characters and clues to the mysteries".

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Titles At Your Library

Wolf Among the Sheep
ISBN: 1588516458

PublishAmerica. 2002

Detective Nick Wolf investigates the deaths of two women in a quirky southern Illinois town full of oddball characters and finds himself surrounded by members of a strait laced Christian Fundamentalist group. Throw a Jewish detective and Catholic emotional baggage into the mix for an intriguing and unpredictable story.


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