D. R. Meredith is an award-winning author of nineteen novels, both mysteries and historical, and numerous short stories. She is also a split personality. When participating in writers? conferences and seminars such as The Governor?s Sesquicentennial Conference on Literary Arts at the University of North Texas; Emporia State University, Rice University, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, West Texas State A&M University, or sitting on panels at Western Writers of America, Bouchercon, Malice Domestic, and Romance Writers of America. D. R. Meredith is a normal, sensible, professional writer. At home in Amarillo, Texas, she commits murder. Author of three mystery series, a historical series, and numerous, mostly murderous short stories, she lives in both the past and present Texas Panhandle where then as now there are more cattle than people. She has won the Oppie Award for both The Sheriff and the Panhandle Murders andThe Sheriff and the Branding Iron Murders, and was an Anthony Nominee for Murder by Impulse and Murder by Deception. She is a member of Western Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and The American Crime Writers League.
The Sheriff and the Pheasant Hunt Murdersby D.R. Meredith
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Eight thousand hunters decend on Crawford County, Texas, for the annual pheasant season. To Sheriff Charles Matthews that's eight thousand chances for a gun-related accident. But when the most hated man in the county, banker Rich Hansford, turns up with his face removed by a shotgun blast, it's no accident; it's murder. To Crawford County folk, it's a public service killing, and no one, not even the sheriff's staff, are much interested in seeing anyone arrested. Certainly no one will inform on his neighbor;
in fact, no one will talk at all. It's up to the sheriff to break through the wall of silence and arrest the murderer.
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