Scott Graham is the National Outdoor Book Award-winning author of the acclaimed National Park Mystery Series, featuring archaeologist Chuck Bender and his wife, paramedic Janelle Ortega. The series is published by Torrey House Press.

The ebook of the sixth installment in the series, Mesa Verde Victim, was released May 15. The printed book will be released August 25, to coincide with Scott’s COVID-delayed tour of independent bookstores across the Southwest.

Mesa Verde Victim has received unanimous national praise, including Publishers Weekly : “Agreeable characters are enhanced by beautiful landscape descriptions and intriguing local lore,” and Kirkus Reviews : “An expert look at the great outdoors seamlessly incorporated with a focus on the hero’s family.”

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Mesa Verde Victim

Mesa Verde Victim, the sixth book in the National Park Mystery Series, was released in ebook form on May 15 and will be released in printed book form on August 25.

“An absorbing archaeological mystery, rich in historical detail and local atmosphere…a fascinating find.”
— Barry Award winner Ausma Zehanat Khan



Purchase the other National Park Mystery Series books here:

“A terrific debut novel.”
— No. 1 New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box

Canyon Sacrifice


“Filled with murder and mayhem, jealousy and good detective work…an exciting, nonstop read.”
New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman

Mountain Rampage


“One part mystery, one part mysticism, one part mayhem—and all parts thrilling.”
New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson

Yellowstone Standoff


“This zippy tale uses lush descriptions of natural beauty and twisted false leads to create an exciting, rewarding puzzle.” — Publishers Weekly

Yosemite Fall


“Masterfully plotted in confident prose…adventurous and fascinating.”
— Barry Award finalist Christine Carbo

Arches Enemy