The Avalon Hayes Mysteries

The Avalon Hayes Mysteries is a serialized novel from Kristin Garth. New sections will be released on a weekly basis. Welcome to #HotSerialSummer!

Content Warning: Grooming

Advanced Praise for The Avalon Hayes Mysteries
“Kristin Garth writes like Raymond Chandler/Sara Paretsky: exposing the grimy under seam of a small American town, whilst never losing sympathy for its perverted children.
If you loved X-Files, Twin Peaks, Lolita, American Horror Story season two and pop culture, you will LOVE this…#recommended…”

–Dr. Jane Mainley-Piddock

“Fiction maybe a ‘trudge’ and poetry  a ‘dance’ as Sonya Chung once wrote, but I feel a poet has a succinct command of language and metaphor, and this is why Kristin Garth, the prolific poet who has published over 19 poetry collections and chapbooks is now taking making her poetic moves in prose. Just like Ocean Vuong wrote from his own life in On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, Garth also used her own experiences in both her poems and in her new prose novel Let Me Tell You About the Liars.

Each chapter reads episodic, I can already see a TV series made from the Avalon Hayes mysteries. You can feel Garth’s poetic flourishes over the prose she deftly crafts with sardonic dialogue and even more scintillating characters that you are so memorable you are dying to see what happens next.” 

–Adrian Ernesto Cepeda,

author of La Belle Ajar and other books. 

“Avalon Hayes makes an indelible introduction when she trades her Gossip Girl ambition for seeming like the harmless victim of a “prank” gone wrong. Scorned by her high school society, frustrated by her parents’ secrecy, Avalon Hayes is spurred into action after a routine science project. Kristin Garth’s Let Me Tell You About the Liars, is an engrossing novella that you can’t wait to consume. Masterfully crafted with the wit of Heathers, and intrigue of an Agatha Christie novel, Let Me Tell You About the Liars is a show stopper that you will be discussing for ages.”

–Marisa Silva Dunbar,

author of #becky

Kristin Garth is a Pushcart, Rhysling nominated sonneteer and a Best of the Net 2020 finalist.  Her sonnets have stalked journals like Glass, Yes, Five:2:One, Luna Luna and more. She is the author of 23 books of poetry including Candy Cigarette Womanchild Noir (Hedgehog Poetry Press) and Atheist Barbie (Maverick Duck Press). She is the founder of Pink Plastic House a tiny journal and co-founder of Performance Anxiety, an online poetry reading series. Follow her on Twitter:  (@lolaandjolie) and her website

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