Sandra Ruttan


Described as “one of crime fiction’s hot new voices” by Rick Mofina, Sandra Ruttan is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Spinetingler Magazine and her short fiction has appeared in Out of the Gutter, Crimespree Magazine, Pulp Pusher, Demolition, The Cynic and Mouth Full of Bullets. She had her first newspaper column at the age of 13 and launched the Nolan, Hart and Tain series with her book, WHAT BURNS WITHIN, which was followed by THE FRAILTY OF FLESH. LULLABY FOR THE NAMELESS, the third book in the series, is available in December, 2009. For more information, visit her website at
“Sandra Ruttan writes with utter ferocity. Twists and turns that stun and dialogue that absolutely crackles with wit and authenticity. With each page, Ruttan delivers the goods.” – – Gregg Olsen, New York Times bestselling author of A WICKED SNOW.

Books by Sandra Ruttan

Lullaby For The Nameless
“a vivid, noir portrait of the hard-scrabble small towns, ethnic tensions, dark urban corners, and deep forest environments of contemporary Canada, through the eyes of three fascinating, troubled investigators” – – Glenn Harper, International Noir Fiction

Her body was found in a dumpster. But one look at the victim told Hart and Tain that this would be no ordinary investigation. There were details eerily similar to the first case that they had worked on together, a search for a terrifying murderer called the Missing Killer. And when they saw the victim’s face they realized something else—this woman was the only one to have escaped the Missing Killer with her life. But Hart, Tain and Nolan solved that case almost two years ago. The killer is dead. Isn’t he? Is someone out to finish what the Missing Killer started? Or did they get the wrong man?
World English rights: Dorchester
Sandra Ruttan is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Allan –