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Book: Tome of Death (The Megan Clark Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
In 1868, Comanche warrior Spotted Tongue finds his second wife's body in Palo Duro Canyon, murdered by one of his fellow Comanche. To spill the blood of Spotted Tongue's wife is a forbidden act. Comanches do not murder other Comanches, and Little Flower became a Comanche when Spotted Tongue married her. But Little Flower was a white captive first, and many of the Comanche still despise her. But [...]
 
Book: Highwater (The Highwater Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
Highwater, Texas, Population: 455 is an anthology of short tales set in Highwater Texas. The first, "Highwater", finds Elizabeth Walker, candidate for Justice of the Peace, in Buddy's Cafe sitting at the round table reserved for Bonham County's elected officials, all men, and other prominent citizens, also men. Elizabeth wouldn't have been sitting with these august citizens, since no woman had [...]
 
Book: By Hook or by Book (The Megan Clark Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
Planning to write a paper for Smithsonian Magazine on the cultural significance of string figures, such as Cat's Cradle, librarian and unemployed paleopathologist Dr. Megan Clark has a wonderful idea that will help her with her research. She will organize a convention and invite all the members of the International String Figure Association to attend. She invites the Murder by the Yard Reading [...]
 
Book: The Sheriff and Branding Iron Murders (The Sheriff Charles Matthews Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
When cowboy artist Willie Russell is murdered on the Branding Iron Ranch, Sheriff Charles Matthews faces a mystery that seems built on the bones of the past. Willie Russell leaves behind sketches that illustrate a century-old legend of a brutal outlaw, a beautiful young woman, and the lost Santiago Crucifix, a three foot tall cross of solid gold. With only the sketches, the foot prints of Johnny [...]
 
Book: Murder by Masquerade (The John Lloyd Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
Someone is killing prostitutes on Amarillo Boulevard after sending each a cryptic invitation to "cleanse your soul in the blood of the lamb." One victim mails a letter to John Lloyd Branson, the Panhandle's most famous lawyer, begging for his help. When she is murdered before she can talk to him, and her appointment is kept by her pimp and his stable of girls, John Lloyd declines any involvement [...]
 
Book: The Sheriff and the Panhandle Murders (The Sheriff Charles Matthews Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
Crawford County, Texas, hadn't had a deliberate homicide in 80 years, and Sheriff Charles Matthews liked that statistic just fine, particularly since his department wasn't generously endowed with manpower. He had one deputy who took pride in how far he could spit tobacco and another one who couldn't tell his backside from his elbow. Neither of these deputies bothered Crawford County because folks [...]
 
Book: The Sheriff and the Pheasant Hunt Murders (The Sheriff Charles Matthews Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
Eight thousand hunters decend on Crawford County, Texas, for the annual pheasant season. To Sheriff Charles Matthews that's eight thousand chances for a gun-related accident. But when the most hated man in the county, banker Rich Hansford, turns up with his face removed by a shotgun blast, it's no accident; it's murder. To Crawford County folk, it's a public service killing, and no one, not even [...]
 
Book: The Homefront Murders (The Sheriff Charles Matthews Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
When the mummified remains of a World War II G.I. are unearthed in the sub-basement of the Crawford County Courthouse, the local residents, well-known for their nonstop gossip, are suddenly as quiet as the soldier's grave. Sheriff Charles Matthews is frustrated by the town's silence. He isn't planning to arrest anyone for a murder more than fifty years old, but he does want to bury the soldier's [...]
 
Book: Murder Past Due (The Megan Clark Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
he Murder by the Yard Reading Circle, a mystery discussion group, is six months old, and Megan Clark, assistant reference librarian and unemployed paleopathologist, suggests a mystery tour of Amarillo's real-life murder sites. Megan nominates Ryan Stevens, history professor at the local university to moderate the tour. Ryan is horrified. After Megan and other members of the reading group have [...]
 
Book: Murder by Deception (A John Lloyd Branson Mystery) by D.R. Meredith
At first glance, he was a fine figure of a man. Even the butcher knife buried in the middle of his chest didn't seriously detract ffrom his good looks. But that corpse, nude except for a pair of mismatched socks--and the butcher knife , of course--is trouble with a capital T for Leroy MacPherson, in whose wheat field the body is dumped, and rest of his extended family. It's also trouble for the [...]
 
Book: The Legend of Juan Miguel - The Tale of an Unlikely Texas Hero by Anna K. Sargent
#1 in both Historical Fiction and Historical Romance genres, during Amazon February 2014 promotions. Equal parts history and mystery, romance and hero's journey, this Texas tale has more twists and turns than a country back road. In The Legend of Juan Miguel, Anna K. Sargent revisits Texas in the late 19th century, that famed era when the West began and Texas was in a border conflict with Mexico. [...]
 
Book: Murder in Volume (Megan Clark Mystery) by D.R. Meredith
The most dangerous happenings at the mystery discussion group, held at Time and Again Bookstore every Tuesday night, are the arguments between the members about the finer points of the mystery genre. History professor Ryan Stevens dozes happily during the loud disagreements. Being a closet reader of Westerns with no knowledge of mysteries beyond Poe and Sherlock Holmes, Ryan is only a member of [...]
 
Book: Murder by Impulse (The John Lloyd Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
A Lincoln Continental driven by Amy Steele, wife of millionaire rancher, James Steele, rams a tanker full of gasoline. Instant incineration of both drivers; a probable accident, according to Sergeant Larry Jenner of the Amarillo Police Department. Eight months later, it'Aos murder, according to Sergeant Ed Schroder of the Special Crimes Unit, and the probable murderer is the widower. Standing [...]
 
Book: Ten-Gallon Tensions in Texas - A Kate on Vacation Mystery (The Kate on Vacation Mysteries Book 3) by Kassandra Lamb
Town secrets, an old nemesis, a corpse-what else will show up at Skip's high school reunion in Texas? When Kate and her husband arrive in his hometown for the event, they discover that new disputes have been heaped on top of old animosities. Tempers flare, fists fly, and before the evening is out, Skip stumbles upon a dead body. Fortunately the town's sheriff is an old buddy of his, but will that [...]
 
Book: Murder by the Book (The Megan Clark Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
When Wild Horse Lake dries up due to drought, an old 1938 Ford surfaces to present a puzzle to Megan Clark, assistant librarian and unemployed paleopathologist, that she can't resist. When the skeleton of a homicide victim is found buried between the walls of an old laundry on Sixth Street, Megan is sure there is a connection to the old Ford. Excited by the possibility of tracking down the [...]
 
Book: A Time Too Late by D.R. Meredith
On the Texas Panhandle frontier as woman was seen as either a whore or a helpmate. Mattie Jo Hunter was neither. Determined to build a ranching empire on the the desolate plains, she went her own way and asked no quarter from nature or man--including her weakling husband. She would do what she must to realize her dream and secure her own self-respect. As Mattie's bond with her ranch manager and [...]
 
Book: The Acorn Stories (Acorn, Texas Book 1) by Duane Simolke
Visit Acorn, Texas, for the German festival, a high school football game, homemade apple pie from the Turner Street Cafe, and the cool shade of a hundred-year-old oak tree. Meet dedicated teachers, shrewd business owners, closeted gays, and concerned neighbors. See how lives become intertwined in moments of humor or tragedy. Just be careful, because in Acorn, the sky is always falling. From [...]
 
Book: The Sheriff and the Folsom Man Murders (The Sheriff Charles Matthews Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
Enrique Armijo, archaeologist, and in his own mind, the world's authority on the Folsom Man culture, is spying on a ritual performed by the so-called Skin People in the crater of Capulin Mountain, an extinct volcano in northern New Mexico. He doesn't expect to be murdered. He certainly doesn't expect the weapon to be a prehistoric atl-atl. Back in Crawford County, Texas, Sheriff Charles Matthews [...]
 
Book: Texas Forged by Ciara Gold
Blacksmith, Galin Walker has an uncanny knack for predicting the weather, but he can't predict the storm about to invade his heart. Telegrapher, Aubrey Caine's search for her absent husband leads her straight into the arms of a man with a shady past and secrets that haunt him. Together they forge a bond that will endure the forces of nature and a con man's cruel swindle. Texas Forged is a [...]
 
Book: Baby Shark's Jugglers at the Border by Robert Fate
October 1958. Kristin Van Dijk, a private investigator, is twenty-three and a proven asset to Otis Millett, her veteran partner at the Millett Agency in Fort Worth, Texas. She lives above a pool hall, hustles nine ball in her spare time, and has an on-again off-again boyfriend named Lee, a homicide detective for the Dallas PD. When Otis estranged wife, Dixie Logan aka The Dallas Firecracker, as [...]
 
Book: The Lawman's Apache Moon (Texas Lawmen Book 2) by Debra Holt
"No more detours!" That was the promise Angelina Lord made to herself when she accepted a ride from a wedding in Texas, with the best man to her destination in Santa Fe, New Mexico. What could possibly go wrong? Angelina is focused on one thing-opening a fashion boutique in Santa Fe. What she really doesn't need is one full-of-himself lawman with his aggravating air of superiority and [...]
 
Book: The Littlest Hero by Dan Vanderburg
In late 1835, a most unlikely soldier joined the New Orleans Grays, a volunteer fighting unit heading to Texas to help win its independence from a despotic Mexican government. "The Littlest Hero" is not the grandiose story of nation building. It is the uplifting story of a young man -- a little man in physical stature, but with a big heart who wants to earn respect and discover his destiny. Stub [...]
 
Book: Baby Shark's Beaumont Blues by Robert Fate
In September 1956 a Texas oil heiress goes missing and Otis Millett and his new partner at the Millett Agency are hired to find her. This is Kristin Van Dijk's first big job as a P.I., and it seems simple enough until she realizes the spoiled girl's disappearance is tangled up with murderous Beaumont gangsters, a big bag full of cash, crooked lawyers, a chesty waitress who wears Evening in Paris, [...]
 
Book: Baby Shark's High Plains Redemption by Robert Fate
When Kristin Van Dijk and Otis Millett, are hired to bring home Savannah, the kidnapped girlfriend of an Oklahoma bootlegger, they learn the hard way that someone wants the gorgeous redhead so badly they will kill to get her. Kristin and Otis must discover the reason behind Savannah's popularity before she and/or they are murdered.
 
Book: Murder by Sacrilege (The John Lloyd Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
The preacher's bride is a truck stop waitress half his age with a reputation that horrifies his congregation, and a free and easy way with the male membership. Still, no one expects Reverend David Hailey to stone his wife to death. But that isn't the worst of Hailey's acts. Substituting his wife's body for the Virgin Mary in the Nativity Scene is a worse act of sacrilege than murder. With [...]
 
Book: Story of a Texas Marine - The Autobiography of Nick Quintanilla by Nick Quintanilla
The autobiography of brave Texas Marine Nick Quintanilla, now sadly afflicted with Parkinson's disease. Follow Nick through his colorful childhood in the racial hotbed of South Texas, his hilarious introduction to the Marine Corps at boot camp, his progression through the ranks as he traveled the world, and his very colorful and often newsworthy post-military career in construction project [...]
 
Book: Texas Dreams 1 by Amy LeBlanc
New York 1857 - When the carriage pulled up to the house, Rose knew she would receive a reprimand from her mother. "So I skipped another social event." Maybe mother will be so busy with her ladies club, and she won't have time to talk to me about my responsible as a Lane. "Ms. Lane you ready?" George was holding the carriage door open waiting. "Ms. Rose, you know she ain't gonna let you stay in [...]
 
Book: Trail of Hope (Texas Legacy Family Saga Book 2) by Dan Vanderburg
The slaughter of 183 Texas heroes at an old mission fort in San Antonio in the spring of 1836 sparked a series of events that changed Texas and Texans forever. Upon his victory at the Alamo, General Santa Anna ordered his army to drive all Anglos from the northern Mexican territory and torch their farms and ranches. Almost thirty thousand people, mostly women, children and the elderly fled their [...]
 
Book: Baby Shark by Robert Fate
In a roadside pool hall out west of Abilene, Kristin Van Dijk, 17, is forced by four thugs to watch the murder of three men, including her pool hustler father. She's assaulted and beaten and left for dead as Henry Chin, a Chinese immigrant whose grown son was one of those murdered, saves her and secretly helps her recover. Because the local police show no interest in solving the pool hall crime, [...]
 
Book: Nice Work by Denise Weeks
Jacquidon Carroll has problems ... She's diagnosed with diabetes and laid off from her job the same week, but that's nothing compared to becoming a suspect in the murder of her ex-boss... She becomes convinced that someone recruited from an Internet sex site is the real killer. To clear herself, Jacquidon and her intrepid sister Chantal steal information from the boss's computer and a mysterious [...]
 
Book: The Fallen Body (Taylour Dixxon Series Book 1) by Stone Patrick
In Patrick's debut thriller, a small-town Texas lawyer may be getting too close to finding the killer who murdered her client's husband. When Texas Rangers arrest Sarah Baines for murdering her philandering husband, she's already got a lawyer: Taylour Dixxon, a woman Sarah recently befriended who now has her first murder case. After Sarah is assaulted in prison while being tried, authorities [...]
 
Book: Murder by Reference (The John Lloyd Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
In a variation of the classic locked room mystery, Attorney John Lloyd Branson and his beautiful, trusted, but often impetuous legal assistant, Lydia Fairchild scare up ghosts from the past and rattle family skeletons as they try to discover who murdered the young museum curator. It's no Halloween trick when Brad Hemphill materializes in a locked museum at midnight, the main feature in a [...]
 
Book: Legacy of Dreams (Texas Legacy Family Saga Book 1) by Dan Vanderburg
Legacy of Dreams is the first book in Dan Vanderburg's Texas Legacy family saga and takes you to the raw frontier of Texas, following two courageous young men and the women they love as they build new lives, homes and dreams in their new country. In the spring of 1829 Will Bowman and Jeff Jefferson ride into a world of political unrest, hostile Indians and backbreaking work, but unlimited [...]
 
Book: There's Jews in Texas? by Debra L. Winegarten
Winner of the 2011 Poetica Magazine national contest. "Debra L. Winegarten writes frank, funny, poignant, punchy poems. This collection shines with radiant spirit." Naomi Shihab Nye, Guggenheim Fellow. "Debra Winegarten's poems are sharp, sometimes funny, always on the mark when it comes to our difficult understanding of difference. Her poems move through those childhood lessons of identity and [...]
 
Book: The Texicans by Jinx Schwartz
An epic saga of Texas, and the family who lived there, during the thirty years leading to the showdown at the Alamo. When the pioneer family immigrate to Spanish Texas in 1806, they soon find themselves inexorably drawn into the bitter conflict between Mexico and Spain. Joining forces with a dashing young Royalist deserter, they join in the battle to successfully free Mexico and Texas from [...]
 


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