Sarah Andrews
Pilot, Geologist, & Mystery Author


Sarah Andrews, a professional geologist and licensed pilot, has won numerous science and writing awards for her ten Em Hansen mysteries, set in the Rocky Mountains. Her writing has won numerous awards including the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Journalism Award. She lives in Northern California, where she teaches geology at Sonoma State University.

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Hardcover
Minotaur Books

When the rafting trip Em had been trying so hard to enjoy veers off course when someone disappears from their party and a dead body washes up downstream, it's up to Em to figure out what happened—and whether she and her husband and stepson are sharing rafts, food supplies, and tents with a murderer.

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Sarah Andrews' newest geological mystery finds geologist and investigator Em Hansen helping out the Salt Lake City police on the murder of a fellow geologist.

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An Eye for GoldEm Hanson Mysteries #6
Minotaur Books

fresh from extricating herself-just barely-from suspicion in the investigation of the murder of a dinosaur paleontologist in Salt Lake City, Em allows a wily FBI agent to talk her into assisting the Bureau on another case.

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Earth ColorsEm Hanson Mysteries #9
Minotaur Books

Em Hansen has landed a new job, although an unusual one: a client affiliated with a museum wants Em to investigate a painting by the famed western painter Frederick Remington.

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Killer DustEm Hanson Mysteries #8
Minotaur Books

Forensic geologist Em Hansen's longtime boyfriend is now a few months in her past, the future she had laid out for herself has evaporated into thin air, and her new man, Jack Sampler, has run away. Well, not run away exactly, but has set off on a secret operation, possibly related to his job as an FBI agent, without telling Em where he is going or when he'll be back.

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Fault LineEm Hanson Mysteries #7
Minotaur Books

For the past few months, Em has been consulting for and training with the FBI as an unofficial investigator; when a state-employed geologist is murdered hours after the quake, the Feds ask Em to put her special brand of detection skills to work on the case.

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Bone HunterEm Hanson Mysteries #5
Minotaur Books

Em heads to Utah for a paleontology conference and ends up embroiled in murder when her host, a notorious dinosaur expert, ends up dead, stabbed with a dinosaur bone. The high-stakes world of dinosaur study and research, coupled with the secrets of a conservative sect of Mormonism, provide the suspects and Em, if she isn't buried like so many fossils by a determined killer, is forced to provide the solution.

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Only Flesh and BonesEm Hanson Mysteries #4
Minotaur Books

Still recuperating from her father's death and her mother's recovery from alcohol addiction, geologist and amateur sleuth Emily "Em" Hansen is out of work and unhappily whiling away her time on her family's Wyoming ranch. So when her former boss, oil millionaire J.C. Menken, asks Em for help--and offers to find her a job if she does--she has no choice but to accept.

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Mother NatureEm Hanson Mysteries #3
Minotaur Books

Shadowed by the darkness of her own past, Em must face more than shady politicians, greedy land developers, and an endangered ecosystem. This spunky geologist must grapple with her deepest fears to survive an assault be a vengeful Mother Nature...and a killer with a hear of stone.


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Praise for the Novels of Sarah Andrews
“Andrews . . . has become a leading light. . . . Her novel is a suspenseful mystery spiked with dinosaurs, science, and religion: What more could readers ask for?”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Andrews sets a satisfying combination of mystery, politics, science and history in a land of stark beauty and ever-present danger."
Kirkus (starred review)

“Ably combining science and suspense, Andrews once again entertains and educates, making the driest dust theory intriguing and portraying Florida's landscape in a new geophysical light.”
Publishers Weekly