Books By Stephen Bowman

"Morning Ran Red" released as e-book edition

"Bowman ranks with the top mystery writers"  Clive Cussler

"An infectious read.  I could not put this book down!"  Kingsport Press

"Better than Capote's In Cold Blood!" Lincoln Journal 

100th anniversary of the most infamous unsolved murder mystery in US History.

Over 250,000 readers have enjoyed Morning Ran Red.  Now expanded to e-book versions in preparation for the 100th anniversary of the infamous unsolved mass murder.

Now available on Kindle and soon to be released on Nook and all other e-book formats.  For all e-book formats readers can also go to

On June 10, 1912 the village of Villisca, Iowa awoke to discover that eight people had been axed to death in their sleep.  Soon surviving relatives of the victims accused one of the most prominent families in the state of arranging the brutal slaughter. 

A three year investigation unveiled a story of sex, adultery, bigotry, prejudice and power.  The region split: rich against poor; rural against townsfolk; old families against newcomers.

When Bowman started researching and writing the story, many of those prejudices were still prominent.  One thing they all agreed on: no one wanted the book written.  Today, the book has become part of the history itself.  Still controversial, many believe its publication helped heal decades-old wounds.