Kettle Dance: A Big Sky Murder by Kerry Dean Feldman
“I felt like I was swept downstream in a fastmoving river, bounced off rocks, swirled into eddies, and spit out on the bank to dry. Feldman’s storytelling is expertly crafted, visceral and raw though he skillfully manages to squeeze in charm and tenderness to boot. In other words, this book has it all. A meaty, passionate, sexy mystery that will twist your gut. Take a big bite and chew a while on Feldman’s whodunit. It’s really, really good.”
—Monica Devine, author of Water Mask
“Crisp dialogue drives the action at high-speed in this short novel that takes place in a small town, where a local boy who left to become an LA detective returns from an Internal Affairs Group investigation as a suspect in a gruesome murder. Add romance and lust. What more could you want?”
—Ron McFarland, author of The Rockies in First Person, Subtle Thieves, and Stranger in Town
About Cirque Press
Cirque Press was established in 2017, to publish the work of writers from Alaska and the Northwest.
It developed quite naturally from Cirque Journal, established in 2008.
Sandra Kleven and Michael Burwell are founders, editors and publishers.
Cirque Press Author — Kerry Dean Feldman
Kerry Dean Feldman is a Montana-born writer-anthropologist, currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
He is co-founder of the Alaska Anthropological Association (1973 – 74). Kerry is the author of Drunk on Love: Twelve Stories to Savor Responsibly (Cirque Press, 2019), and Alice’s Trading Post: A Novel of the West (Five Star/Cengage, 2022). He won national competition awards for short stories during his Montana teens, but he put publishing fiction aside until he experienced and “knew enough” about life to offer stories in genres that helped him understand his own life better.
Kettle Dance is his homage to noir mystery novel writers and filmmakers. He lives in Anchorage with his artist-wife, Tami Phelps (Cirque Press Author of Miss Tami, Is Today Tomorrow? Kindergarten in Alaska — Stories for Grown-Ups)