About Steven

Steven Kuehn is a professional archaeologist and zooarchaeologist at the Illinois State Archaeological Survey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has over 25 years of field and laboratory experience dealing with the identification, excavation, and analysis of prehistoric and historic archaeological sites. After preparing hundreds of technical reports and scholarly articles, the call of mystery fiction grew irresistible and Steve began chronicling the adventures of Professor Jake Caine, archaeologist and (somewhat reluctant) amateur detective.


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Sunken Dreams is the first novel in the Jake Caine Archaeology Mystery series. One Jake Caine short story, Talked to Death, was published online in Mysterical-E. Future novels are in the works.


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