• IT's HERE! The Upstaged Coroner

    The fourth book in the Fenway Stevenson Mysteries is now available! Make sure to purchase your copy early. The book will debut at a special discounted price of $2.99 through October 7, then will return to the full price of $4.99.


    The local university’s Shakespeare troupe already had plenty of drama. Then their manager was murdered.

    The morning after the coroner election, Fenway Stevenson finds herself in the middle of another emotionally charged case. The manager of a renowned Shakespeare group is killed—and there’s no shortage of suspects. Uncovering secret affairs and ties to a deep conspiracy, she gets stonewalled by actors, accountants, and even the university president—who all seem to know more than they admit. Can Fenway solve the murder before she becomes the next victim?

    Order The Upstaged Coroner today!

    3-Book Bundle: The Fenway Stevenson Collection

    Need to catch up on the first three Fenway Stevenson mysteries?

    Get the first three books of the series for $8.99 (30% less than buying separately)!

    Available today from all major ebook stores—or get it now on the Author Store for just $6.99! Use coupon code "FENWAY20"

    Buy the Fenway Collection today!

  • BLOG

    Stuff I'm reading, stuff I learned, and stuff I like!

    October 4, 2019 · Fenway Stevenson,QandA
    I was recently interviewed by Armand Rosamilia, author and contributor to the Hot Tub Crime Machine blog, as part of his Eight Quick Questions segment. Here are some of the highlights, but for the full interview, head on over to the Hot Tub. Tell us... Something unique about [The Upstaged...
    October 2, 2019 · Shakespeare,Fenway Stevenson
    In 1993, I played Francis Flute in the American Shakespeare Company's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," directed by professor Homer Swander at UC Santa Barbara. I've kept in touch with many of my fellow student-actors, and the woman who played Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, is Genesis...
    September 11, 2019 · Fenway Stevenson
    Dedicated to My Shakespeare Professor Based on my time as a member of UC Santa Barbara’s American Shakespeare Company in the early 1990s, The Upstaged Coroner is deeply personal for me. The Shakespeare professor in the book is based on UCSB’s own brilliant (if maddening) Homer Swander—and yes,...
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  • About Paul Austin Ardoin

    Paul Austin Ardoin is a California native who is the author of the Fenway Stevenson mystery series. He has published short fiction and humorous essays in the anthologies Bottomfish and Sweet Fancy Moses, and articles about computer security in California Computer News and European Communications. When he’s not writing novels or trying to save the world through better computer security, Paul plays keyboards in a dance rock band. He lives in the Sacramento area with his wife, two teenagers, and a menagerie of animals.



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