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Ian Woollen

 “Stakeout is a welcome addition to the edges of mystery fiction. Intelligent and absorbing, this first novel feeds heartily from its Indianapolis place setting and dishes up sympathetic, fallible characters. There’s imagination and wit at work here, from a writer whose future work I’ll look for.”


   Michael Z. Lewin, author of Family Business


“Ian Woollen’s Stakeout on Millennium Drive puts him on the literary map as the Hoosiers’ very own Carl Hiaasen. With a keen sense of social and cultural history, Woollen fills pages with delightfully sleazy and entertaining characters. Stakeout is a must read for anyone who appreciates great writing and a clever sense of humor. In a word, fun!”


  Linda Greenlaw, author of The Lobster Chronicles


“This is just rich. Stakeout on Millennium Drive is a mystery, but we read as much to find out what Ian Woollen will do next with his high-wire prose as we do to find out who-done-it. The book, line by line, is a showcase for a daring new talent.”


  Ron Carlson, author of Hotel Eden


 “Ian Woollen, in his ambitious new novel has staked out ‘The Crossroads of America’ at its very heart. This book maps the intersections of so many things…Woollen has done the miraculous. He has reinvented Regionalism, and given it teeth, tears, terror, tenderness, and tenacity.”


  Michael Martone, author of  Seeing Eye


 “This is a vivid, street-smart tale, almost surreal at times, peopled with bizarre but sympathetic characters who won’t soon be forgotten.”


  James Alexander Thom, author of Panther in the Sky

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