Friday Night Lights meets Mare of Easttown in this small-town mystery about an unlikely private investigator searching for a missing waitress. Pay Dirt Road is the mesmerizing debut from the 2019 Tony Hillerman Prize recipient Samantha Jayne Allen.
It's not often that we get a new hardcover debut set in Texas - much less a PI novel. And this one is so good, we know that you're going to love it. With a strong sense of place and a tone that's neither too light nor too dark, this one has something for everyone!
Annie McIntyre has a love/hate relationship with Garnett, Texas. Recently graduated from college and home waitressing, lacking not in ambition but certainly in direction, Annie is lured into the family business—a private investigation firm—by her supposed-to-be-retired grandfather, Leroy. When a waitress at the café goes missing, Annie and Leroy begin an investigation that leads them down rural routes and haunted byways, to noxious-smelling oil fields and to the glowing neon of local honky-tonks.
Chief of Police Josie Gray faces Mexican drug cartels who have turned her Texas border-town into a battlefield in this compelling debut, the winner of the 2010 Hillerman Prize.
One of our all-time favorites! The ne'er-do-well son of a Texas millionaire presidential hopeful winds up murdered, apparently by a heroin-addicted hooker. Assigned to defend the prime suspect, Dallas attorney Scott Fenney must choose between his lifestyle and doing what he knows is right. One of our all-time favorites!