Clair M. Poulson

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Clair Poulson, Mormon writer

Clair M. Poulson is a Mormon writer of fiction, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As of early 2011, he had published seventeen novels, his first coming off the presses in 1988. Poulson was raised in Duschene, Utah, the son of a rancher and a librarian.

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Poulson has had a long career in law enforcement (forty years), giving him experience and fodder for his novels. He was first in the U.S. Military Police Corps, then the Utah Highway Patrol, followed by a position as deputy, then county sheriff for Duschene County in the Great Basin Area of Utah. He served as the county sheriff for eight years and then he became a justice court judge for thirteen years. He currently serves as a justice court judge. During his long law enforcement and judicial career he has served on many county, state, and federal boards and committees. [1][2]

The Poulsons help run a grocery store, raise horses, and farm. Clair and Ruth Poulson met while both were students at Snow College and were married in the Manti Temple. They have five children and numerous grandchildren. Clair has served in many capacities in the LDS Church, including full-time missionary (California Mission) bishop, counselor to bishop, young men president, high councilor, stake mission president, scoutmaster, High Priest group leader, etc. He currently serves as a Sunday School teacher. [3]



The following are Clair Poulson's novels:

Year Title
  • 2011 Vengeance
  • 2008 Don't Cry Wolf
  • 2007 Evidence
  • 2006 Blind Side
  • 2005 Mirror Image
  • 2004 Cover Up
  • 2004 Runaway
  • 2003 Conflict of Interest
  • 2002 Lost and Found
  • 2002 Relentless
  • 2001 I'll Find You
  • 1996 Samuel: Thunder In Paradise
  • 1995 Flight from Babel
  • 1994 Samuel: Gadianton's Foe
  • 1993 Samuel: Moroni's Young Warrior
  • 1988 Point of Impact