All of Chris’s books are available in ebook format for Kindle; and they are available in print at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
A Study in Crimson
A Study in Crimson, a prequel and the 5th installment in the critically acclaimed Dakota Stevens Mystery Series, shows a younger, devil-may-care Dakota at his charming, witty, and resourceful best.
Dakota has just thrown off the shackles of the FBI and launched his own private detective agency, but that doesn’t stop the Director of the FBI from compelling him to go undercover at an Ivy League university. His task? To rescue a college coed from the clutches of a Svengali-like sex researcher.
Orcutt’s livin’ the dream! Or is he?
In Perpetuating Trouble, a memoir, Orcutt chronicles the agonies and the ecstasies of being a full-time novelist. Whether picking up two female hitchhikers who later turn out to be aliens from another planet, or divesting himself of a hoard of tacky paintings, or using philosophy to get out of a traffic ticket, Orcutt finds the humor and the art in his trials.
The Ronald And Other Plays
In this collection of plays, Chris Orcutt—author of a critically acclaimed mystery series, and award-winning literary novels and short stories—reveals his full range as a storyteller.
All of the plays in this collection, including the political satire The Ronald, may be performed royalty-free by amateur theatre companies (high schools, colleges and community theatre groups).
If you’re an amateur theatre company and would like to perform one of the plays in this book, contact Chris.
The Perfect Triple Threat
See Dakota Stevens and Svetlana Krüsh before they took down global conspiracies…
In The Perfect Triple Threat, the 4th installment in the Dakota Stevens Mystery Series by Chris Orcutt, Dakota and Svetlana solve cases in the Green Mountains of Vermont; Dutchess County, New York; and the mean and glamorous streets of L.A., tangling with chainsaw artists, seven-foot tall Native Americans, motorcycle gangs, ex-cons, crooked cops, nude celebrities, and Chinese gangsters.
A Truth Stranger Than Fiction
He’s BACK. Dakota Stevens, the tough, wisecracking New York private eye…
A Truth Stranger Than Fiction, the 3rd novel in the Dakota Stevens Mystery Series by Chris Orcutt, delves into the bizarre, interconnected world of foreign spies and fangirls, mobsters and murderers, government bureaucrats and corporate profiteers.
One Hundred Miles from Manhattan
One of IndieReader’s Best Books of 2014.
One Hundred Miles from Manhattan is a novel about an upscale rural community—Wellington, NY—where the hills and the seemingly quaint village conceal lives of love, lust, adultery, tragedy and small wars.
The Man, The Myth, The Legend
One of IndieReader’s Best Books of 2013.
The Man, The Myth, The Legend, Chris Orcutt’s new short story collection, showcases his fertile imagination and writing artistry as applied to the perfect genre for busy readers—short fiction.
The Rich Are Different
The highly-anticipated mystery sequel…
The Rich Are Different, the 2nd novel in the Dakota Stevens Mystery Series by Chris Orcutt, explores the rarefied world of a Long Island heiress and her murdered brother who owned an Old West resort in Montana. To hunt down the man’s killer, Dakota and his associate Svetlana Krüsh must go undercover as actors in a make-believe mining town straight out of 1885.
A Real Piece of Work
The Amazon Bestseller that launched a series…
A Real Piece of Work, the 1st novel in the Dakota Stevens Mystery Series by Chris Orcutt, delves into a world of forged and stolen art, secret identities and murder.