Books by Terry Shames

A RECKONING IN THE BACK COUNTRY by Terry Shames
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Shames has created an endearing hero with an old-fashioned sense of honor. Although his latest is less puzzling than its most recent predecessor (An Unsettling Crime for Samuel Craddock, 2017), it's still an enjoyable, often disturbing read."
A small-town chief of police acquires a dog en route to solving a vicious case of murder. Read full book review >
AN UNSETTLING CRIME FOR SAMUEL CRADDOCK by Terry Shames
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A favorite of fans who like their police procedurals with a strong ethical center, Shames provides the back story of a Southern cop caught between his job and his culture."
A fire on the wrong side of the tracks starts an investigation that digs as deeply into the crime as it does into the people surrounding it. Read full book review >
THE NECESSARY MURDER OF NONIE BLAKE by Terry Shames
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Shames does it again, providing the wise, likable Craddock (A Deadly Affair at Bobtail Ridge, 2015, etc.) with yet another quirky mystery with a surprising ending."
A small-town Texas sheriff faces a most peculiar murder case. Read full book review >
A DEADLY AFFAIR AT BOBTAIL RIDGE by Terry Shames
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2015

"Although you may beat the detective to the solution in Samuel's fourth case (Dead Broke in Jarrett Creek, 2014, etc.), getting there is a heck of a ride."
A semiretired lawman helps a friend and finds a murderer. Read full book review >
THE LAST DEATH OF JACK HARBIN by Terry Shames
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Shames' second (A Killing at Cotton Hill, 2013) is a nifty whodunit whose broad range of characters successfully captures the flavor of small-town Texas."
A retired sheriff takes on a tricky case of murder. Read full book review >