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Terry Shames

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Terry grew up in Texas, and has an abiding affection for the people she grew up with and the landscape and culture of the town that is the model for Jarrett Creek.

She graduated from the University of Texas and has an MA from San Francisco State University.

Terry now lives in Northern California with her husband, two terriers and a regal cat.

Genres: Mystery

   Lone Star Lawless (2017) (with Gale Albright, Alexandra Burt, V P Chandler, Kaye George, Janice Hamrick, Scott Montgomery, Laura Oles, Mark Pryor and Kathy Waller)
Macavity Awards Best First Novel winner (2014) : A Killing At Cotton Hill
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2015) : The Last Death of Jack Harbin

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(Thomas Lynch, book 2)
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Dark Tomorrow (2020)
(Lisa Tanchik, book 2)
Reece Hirsch
"Hirsch imagines a frightening future in which cybercrime is rampant, and it takes the best and the brightest resources of the government to combat the enemy’s relentless attacks. Dark Tomorrow is both terrifying and compulsively readable."
Murder in Chianti (2020)
(Tuscan Mystery, book 1)
Camilla Trinchieri
"A fine series debut! Retired detective Nico Doyle immerses himself in small-town Italian culture while helping solve a murder. Enriched with bounteous descriptions of the delectable flavors of Tuscan food and wine."
The Last Tea Bowl Thief (2020)
Jonelle Patrick
"I don't know when I've been more caught up in a story. Jonelle Patrick handles the fascinating, centuries-old tale of the tea bowl with elegance and verve. Her descriptions are flawless and reveal her deep understanding of Japanese culture. A masterful achievement."
A Solitude of Wolverines (2020)
(Alex Carter , book 1)
Alice Henderson
"A thriller that combines non-stop, breathtaking action with lyrical descriptions of a haunting landscape. I could not put it down."
City Problems (2021)
(Ed Runyon Mystery, book 1)
Steve Goble
"A terrific new series. Ed Runyon is a relentless cop, and Goble puts a fresh spin on the cop with a haunted past."

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