Friday, September 25, 2015

Winners and Those Texas Lawmen

Congratulations to the winners of the last contest. Austin C. of Evansville, IN won Code Grey by Clea Simon. Samantha M. of Litchfield Park, AZ won Nancy J. Cohen's Peril by Ponytail. The books will go out today.

What is it about Texas lawmen? This week, I'm giving away two mysteries featuring Texas lawmen. The town of Jarrett Creek is bankrupt in Terry Shames' Dead Broke in Jarrett Creek.  And, Gary Dellmore, the heir apparent to the bank has been murdered. So, the town asks retired police chief Samuel Craddock to take the job temporarily. When he investigates, Craddock discovers Dellmore had a roving eye, and it was his bad business practices that drove the town into bankruptcy. How many people in town might have wanted him dead? And, what ever happened to the innocence of Jarrett Creek?

Or, maybe you'd prefer the humor of Bill Crider's Half in Love with Artful Death. It features Sheriff Dan Rhodes and all of his eccentric staff. A sheriff's work is never done. First, there's almost a riot at an artist workshop at the local community college. Then, the art-hater who started it ends up dead. Add in a naked woman in a roadside park and a gang of meth-cookers. Fortunately, any fan of Sheriff Dan Rhodes knows he can handle all of the odd situations that come up.

Which mystery would you like to win? You can enter to win both, but I need separate entries. Email me at Since both titles are a little long, you subject heading can read either "Win Shames' Texas" or "Win Crider's Texas." Please include your name and mailing address. The giveaway will end Thursday, Oct. 1 at 6 PM CT.

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