J. & D. Burges are an award-winning husband-and-wife writing team. Having lived for many years on the edge of the Navajo Nation, they write with cheerful authority about open spaces, big lakes, and the unique mix of cultures captured in their Sage Landing stories. Coyote Alibi is a Public Library Association 2019 regional winner in fiction.
Their mysteries are now hatched in a cottage in the woods near a lake. It's a great place to plot light-hearted homicides, capers, scams, and other fictional mischief. When they're not doing that or working out, they might be dancing a foxtrot or tango. There's also some knitting and woodworking going on.
They can't resist tinkering with each other's work. It's often hard for them to remember which story idea originated where and whose words made it into the final draft. Each of them claims that the best lines belong to the other.
In a different mood, they have also written darker historical thrillers set in 1920's Europe.
Awards and Recognition
- A Public Library Association 2019 regional award winner 2020 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards--Best Arizona Book 2020 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards--Best Mystery (co-winner)