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Larry D Sweazy

USA flag (b.1960)

Larry D. Sweazy won the WWA Spur award for Best Short Fiction in 2005, and was nominated for a Derringer award in 2007. He has published over 50 non-fiction articles and short stories, which have appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine; The Adventure of the Missing Detective: And 25 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories!; Boys' Life; Hardboiled; Amazon Shorts, and other publications and anthologies. Larry is the author of the Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger series. The first Josiah Wolfe novel, The Rattlesnake Season, was a 2010 Best Book of Indiana finalist. He is member of MWA (Mystery Writers of America), WWA (Western Writers of America), and WF (Western Fictioneers).

He lives in the Midwest, with his wife, Rose, two dogs, Rhodesian ridgebacks, Brodi and Sunny, and a black cat, Nigel.

Genres: Western, Historical Mystery, Mystery
Larry D Sweazy recommends
The Secret Life of Anna Blanc (2015)
(Anna Blanc Mystery, book 1)
Jennifer Kincheloe
"Anna Blanc is a character for the ages. Not to be confined by manners—society’s demands of perfection, respectability, and restraint for a woman—Anna resists the era she was born into to be fully human and alive. That attitude and spirit alone are worth the read. But it is the attention to historical detail, the spot-on use of 1907 language (I’ll be exclaiming ‘Biscuits!’ from now until forever), and Kincheloe’s skilled plotting talent that really [shines]. . . . The Secret Life of Anna Blanc is a brilliant debut that exceeds the expectation of genre and rushes full force, like Anna herself, into one of the best novels that I’ve read in a long time."
Heart of Stone (2016)
(Ellie Stone Mystery, book 4)
James W Ziskin
"Ellie Stone has quickly become one of my favorite sleuths as she careens into the modern world, demanding her rightful place--and getting it--no matter how hard anyone tries to deter her or how much jeopardy she puts herself into."
The Bloody Black Flag (2017)
(Spider John Mystery, book 1)
Steve Goble
"Steve Goble's debut novel is a rollicking tale of murder and mayhem. He tells a pirate tale like no one else has ever done before. It's unique, original, and all told with the deft hand of an emerging master storyteller. The best thing about this novel? There will be more Spider John books. I can't wait to go on another pirate adventure with this likeable, but dangerous, crew."
The Great Texas Dance (2020)
(Tales of Zebadiah Creed, book 2)
Mark C Jackson
"Mark C Jackson waltzes into Texas history with the surety of a writer at the top of his craft."

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