Into Thin Air

Praise for Into Thin Air: A Mystery Guild selection

The Kindle edition and the Thomas & Mercer paperback reprint of Into Thin Air are now available on Amazon's Thomas Zigal page.

"This taut mystery offers everything a reader could want--an offbeat, likeable hero; an intriguing locale, rendered with humor and a fine sense of nuance; supple, polished writing; and a crackling plot."
--Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent

"This is a terrifically strong and wonderfully humane new voice in crime fiction. Like the Roaring Fork River that runs through Aspen, the action-packed plot twists and turns, then plunges through a rocky, icy canyon, but never slows down.... This is one fine novel. I can't wait for the next in the series."
--James Crumley, author of The Last Good Kiss

"If Graham Greene had ever cast his keen eye upon the morally skewed hothouse world of Aspen, Colorado, the novel he would have written is Into Thin Air."
--Sarah Bird, author of The Yokota Officers Club

"Zigal has written an outstanding first novel: he introduces a textured, fully developed detective, places him in a rich environment ripe with fictional possibilities, and surrounds him with a terrific supporting cast."

"This is an unusually fine first mystery and should win many fans who will rejoice to learn that Zigal is working on a second Muller story. Highly recommended."
--Library Journal

"The best recent read of a book about or set in Aspen this year."
--Aspen magazine

"Wrestling with his demons and the equally elusive bad guys amid some spectacular scenery, the immensely likable sheriff is just the sort most of us would want to see on the job--and in more adventures like this one."
--People magazine

"A promising debut. Plot aside, what makes Into Thin Air such a pleasure is its setting. Zigal nails Aspen with the authority of a native."
--New Orleans Times Picayune

"Engaging and often darkly funny, with a cataclysmic climax that is both wrenching and credible."
--Atlanta Journal Constitution

Selected Works

Outcry Witness is the gripping story of a clergy abuse cover-up told from the inside. . . . Thomas Zigal has also delivered a spiritual thriller . . . that pulls the reader in a powerful narrative tide swirling with mysteries of guilt and doubt, faith and betrayal, that carries the reader toward the startling conclusion. -- Jason Berry, author of Lead Us Not Into Temptation: Catholic Priests and the Sexual Abuse of Children
"Thomas Zigal has entered New Orleans' heart of darkness after Katrina. His story is brave, frightening, and so dramatic that at times you have to get up and walk around the room." --Jan Reid, author of The Bullet Meant for Me
Blackmail, an elite secret society in New Orleans, and a white supremacist running for governor of Louisiana are the main ingredients in this Southern crawfish boil of a novel.
"This is a terrifically strong and wonderfully humane new voice in crime fiction."
--James Crumley, author of The Last Good Kiss
"A deftly plotted mystery...intricate and ingenious.... Zigal tells a provocative and compelling story."
--Dallas Morning News
"Kurt Muller remains one of the most interesting characters on the American mystery scene."
--Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent