Search - List of Books by Donald Harstad

Donald Harstad, after 26 years in police work, retired and started writing crime fiction. His stories also tell the story of life in rural parts of the USA. Through the end of 2009 he has published:

  • Eleven Days (his first novel, 1998)
  • Known Dead (1999)
  • Big Thaw (2000)
  • Code 61 (2002)
  • A Long December (2003)
Set in Iowa, these stories have a ring of authenticity and plausibility that is lacking from some "police" novels and TV programs.

Apart from five years in Los Angeles in the 1960s, he has lived in Elkader, population 1,465 (2000 census). He married his high school sweetheart, raised a daughter, and celebrated his 40th wedding anniversary before this article was written in 2010.

His novels have appeared in nine languages.

In a 2002 interview, he said that he has always been fascinated by the people mixed up in matters that come to the attention of the police, and as a novelist he is looking at how chains of bad choices lead to outcomes.
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Total Books: 30
November Rain
2015 - November Rain [Carl Houseman, Bk 6] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781611290493
ISBN-10: 161129049X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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A Long December
2004 - A Long December (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781590710401
ISBN-10: 1590710401
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
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Code Sixty-one
2003 - Code Sixty-one (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781841155302
ISBN-10: 1841155306
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Code 61
2003 - Code 61 [Carl Houseman, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553580983
ISBN-10: 0553580981
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 18

The Big Thaw
2002 - The Big Thaw [Carl Houseman, Bk 3 - Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781574903904
ISBN-10: 157490390X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Known Dead
2002 - Known Dead [Carl Houseman, Bk 2 - Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781574904192
ISBN-10: 1574904191
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Code Sixty-One A Novel
2002 - Code Sixty-one a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385501187
ISBN-10: 0385501188
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The Big Thaw
2001 - The Big Thaw [Carl Houseman, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553583038
ISBN-10: 0553583034
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 19

The Known Dead
2000 - The Known Dead (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781841154541
ISBN-10: 1841154547
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Known Dead
2000 - Known Dead [Carl Houseman, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780553580952
ISBN-10: 0553580957
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 29

Eleven Days
1999 - Eleven Days (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781857028706
ISBN-10: 1857028708
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Eleven Days
1999 - Eleven Days [Carl Houseman, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553581485
ISBN-10: 0553581481
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Big Thaw The
Big Thaw The (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781841153940
ISBN-10: 184115394X
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Known Dead The
Known Dead The (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781857029741
ISBN-10: 1857029747
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Code 10
Code 10 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782749104287
ISBN-10: 2749104289
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Six heures plus tard
Six Heures Plus Tard [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782757815908
ISBN-10: 2757815903
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