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Les Standiford Les Standiford attended the Air Force Academy, Columbia University School of Law, and holds a B.A. in Psychology from Muskingum College in Ohio and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Utah. He is a former screenwriting fellow and graduate of the American Film Institute in Los Angeles." He is an author and historian.

Since 1985, Standiford has been the Director of the Florida International University Creative Writing Program. Although his most recent works have been narrative non-fiction historical pieces in the style of David McCullough, his John Deal novels set him firmly in the Miami School of Crime Fiction. Standiford's students have included successful novelists Dennis Lehane, Barbara Parker, Vicki Hendricks, Ginny Rorby, and Neil Plakcy.

Standiford belongs to the Associated Writing Programs, Mystery Writers of America, and the Writers Guild. He lives in Miami, Florida with his wife, Kimberly Kurzwell-Standiford..

Les Standiford Book List and Awards
His website: www.les-standiford.com
Similar authors: James W. Hall, Dennis Lehane, Elmore Leonard

Water to the Angels
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Water to the Angels by Les Standiford

Bringing Adam Home
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Bringing Adam Home by Les Standiford

Washington Burning
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Washington Burning by Les Standiford

Meet You in Hell
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Meet You in Hell by Les Standiford

Havana Run
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Havana Run by Les Standiford

Bone Key
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Bone Key by Les Standiford
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Black Mountain | Standiford, Les | First Edition Book Standiford, Les | Black Mountain | First Edition Copy

2000 NY: Putnam  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.

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Black Mountain | Standiford, Les | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Standiford, Les | Black Mountain | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Black Mountain | Standiford, Les | Signed First Edition Book Standiford, Les | Black Mountain | Signed First Edition Copy

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Bone Key | Standiford, Les | Signed First Edition Book Standiford, Les | Bone Key | Signed First Edition Copy

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Bringing Adam Home | Standiford, Les | Double-Signed 1st Edition Standiford, Les | Bringing Adam Home | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book.  March 2011 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by both authors.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Deal on Ice | Standiford, Les | Signed Advance Reading Copy Standiford, Les | Deal on Ice | Signed Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC Book.  1997 NY: HarperCollins     Advance Reading Copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Deal to Die For | Standiford, Les | Signed First Edition Book Standiford, Les | Deal to Die For | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1995 NY: HarperCollins First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1995 NY: HarperCollins First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Deal With the Dead | Standiford, Les | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Standiford, Les | Deal With the Dead | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC. 2001 NY: Putnam Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Done Deal | Standiford, Les | First Edition Book Standiford, Les | Done Deal | First Edition Copy

1993 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Done Deal | Standiford, Les | First Edition Book Standiford, Les | Done Deal | First Edition Copy

1993 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1993 NY: HarperCollins     First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Havana Run | Standiford, Les | First Edition Book Standiford, Les | Havana Run | First Edition Copy

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Presidential Deal | Standiford, Les | Signed First Edition Book Standiford, Les | Presidential Deal | Signed First Edition Copy

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Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1998 NY: HarperCollins     First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Putt at the End of the World, The | Standiford, Les | Signed First Edition Book Standiford, Les | Putt at the End of the World, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 2000 NY: Warner First edition, first printing, near-fine (page toning) in a fine dust jacket, signed by Les Standiford. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book 2000 NY: Warner First edition, first printing, near-fine (page toning) in a fine dust jacket, signed by Les Standiford, Dave Barry, James W. Hall, Tim O'Brien, and Ridley Pearson, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Raw Deal | Standiford, Les | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Standiford, Les | Raw Deal | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC. 1994 NY: HarperCollins Advance reading copy, fine in pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Raw Deal | Standiford, Les | Signed First Edition Book Standiford, Les | Raw Deal | Signed First Edition Copy

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Raw Deal | Standiford, Les | Signed First Edition Book Standiford, Les | Raw Deal | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1994 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Spill | Standiford, Les | Signed First Edition Book Standiford, Les | Spill | Signed First Edition Copy

1991 NY: Atlantic Monthly  First edition, first printing, fine in fine dust jacket, signed by author.

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Les Standiford Bibliography

John Deal Series

  1. Done Deal - 1993
  2. Raw Deal - 1994
  3. Deal to Die For - 1995
  4. Deal on Ice - 1997
  5. Presidential Deal - 1998
  6. Black Mountain - 2000
  7. Deal WIth the Dead - 2001
  8. Bone Key - 2002
  9. Done Deal - 2002
  10. Havana Run - 2003

Historical Non-Fiction

  • Miami, City of Dreams - 1997
  • Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean - 2002
  • Meet You in Hell: Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the Bitter Partnership That Transformed America - 2005
  • Miami Noir - 2006
  • Washington Burning: How a Frenchman's Vision for Our Nation's Capital Survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the Invading British Army - 2008
  • The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits - 2008
  • Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction that Changed America. (with Joe Matthews) - 2011
  • Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the secret band of radicals who led the colonies to war - 2012
  • Water to the Angels - March 2015

Other novels

  • Spill - 1991

Les Standiford Awards


  • Frank O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
  • Florida Individual Artist Fellowship in Fiction
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction


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