New: MysteryPeople named Terry Shames one of the top Five Texas Mystery authors of 2015!
I'll be doing three Bay Area bookstore events with author Susan Shea and four events in Northern California and southern Oregon. For details see Events.
The Necessary Murder of Nonie Blake, book 5 in the series, is now available. It can be purchased at your favorite local bookstore or online here:
"Shames once again enchants with her portrayal of life in rural Texas. Each character has a unique personality that remains in the mind of the reader long after the book is closed. The stunning conclusion will surprise most as Shames deftly weaves her tale."
—RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 stars TOP PICK, FANTASTIC—Keeper, January 2016
"Shames does it again, providing the wise, likable Craddock (A Deadly Affair at Bobtail Ridge, 2015, etc.) with yet another quirky mystery with a surprising ending."
"The authentic small-twin ambiance, a cast of meticulously developed characters, and Craddock's easygoing first-person narrative should more than satisfy series fans."
"It's the writer's skill that keeps us reading. There's a nervous tension under the surface of the everyday prose, born of Craddock's (undeserved) sense that he might not be quite up to this job. Small-town policing, strong on character, much like Steven F. Havill's Posadas County series."
—Booklist, December 15, 2015
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