Michael Bigham is a former police officer. He obtained an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College. He is the author of Harkness: A High Desert Mystery.
This is the story of a Western sheriff who is investigating the disappearance of a star-crossed teen-age couple in 1952. Matthew Harkness is a complicated man who struggles just as hard with his own demons, an abusive childhood and horrific experiences in New Guinea during World War II, as with uncovering the killer. It’s set in the mythical Oregon high desert town of Barnesville.