A Deadly Affair at Bobtail Ridge, book 4 in the series, is now available. It can be purchased at your favorite local bookstore or online here:
"This is the fourth—and most complex—book in the Samuel Craddock series, novels that have established our hero as one of the most engaging new central characters in American crime fiction.... Craddock's persistent nosing around makes for an absorbing narrative, leading to a conclusion far more horrifying than anything the reader could ever imagine."
"Shames wonderfully evokes small-town Texas life and Samuel is a slow-talking but certainly not slow-witted hero squarely in the Walt Longmire vein. This emotional fourth installment (after Dead Broke in Jarrett Creek) from the Macavity Award winner will surely satisfy series fans."
—Library Journal, March 1, 2015
"You can feel the Texas wind blow and the dirt dust up beneath your feet as Shames delivers another solid installment in the Samuel Craddock series. The mystery flows seamlessly in Craddock's capable hands as each new clue leads to more shocking revelations. The characters add authenticity and texture as decent, hard-working citizens intermingle with those who skirt the edges of the law."
—RT Book Reviews, (4 1/2 stars FANTASTIC—Keeper), April 2015
"Fans of Robert B. Parker's Jesse Stone, Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire, and C.J. Box's Joe Pickett will adore this series that features a strong law enforcement officer, sly dialogue, and skillfully complex characters."
—Kings River Life Magazine April, 2015
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