by Reavis Z Wortham

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BN ID: 2940014656429
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication date: 07/03/2012
Series: Red River Mysteries , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 414,851
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

As a boy, award-winning writer Reavis Z. Wortham hunted and fished the river bottoms near Chicota, Texas, the inspiration for his fictional Center Springs. The author of Doreen’s 24 HR Eat Gas Now Café as well as the acclaimed Red River mysteries, Reavis is humor editor and frequent contributor for Texas Fish and Game Magazine, writing on everything from fishing to deer hunting. His work has also appeared in American Cowboy, Texas Sporting Journal, and several other magazines. A retired educator of 35 years, he and wife Shana live in Frisco, Texas.

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Burrows: A Red Rock Mystery 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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RonnaL More than 1 year ago
Once again, Reavis Wortham takes his mysteries into the world of literary writing.  This second installment of his Red River Mysteries combines Tom & Becky Sawyer, 1960's Texas small town cowboys, Vietnam War veterans experiences in tunnels, and a touch of Steven King, to produce a fast passed thriller with a coming of age story.   Ned has resigned as Constable but the towns folks continue to call upon him with their needs even though Cody has taken over this job.  Truly, these two men, and Ned's counterpart in the Black community, John Worthington, work as a teem anyway, as titles are of little use to anyone In this small community.  Ten year olds Top, and his precocious cousin Pepper, want in on all the action too. Though this may also result in whippings, and mouth washings with soap, their curiosity can not be thwarted!  When a headless body is found in the surrounding waters, a nightmare premonition of Cody's seems to be playing out in real life.  A hoarder of the first order has filled the five story cotton exchange with tons of "stuff", garbage, and booby traps.  Pursuing a lead, Cody and John find themselves lost in a deadly maze of burrows, with rats, snakes, body parts, and explosives---and they are trapped within this whole deadly mess.  Hopefully, Cody's experiences in the tunnels of Viet Nam will help them to get out alive. Everything seems to be revolving around a suspected "crazy" character from the town's past who needs to be caught before more headless bodies pile up.  Again, great characters, thrilling descriptions, Texas humor, and twisted mysteries make this second book in this series a real winner of a book!  Be sure to read the beginning in this series first--THE ROCK HOLE. 
Carl80 More than 1 year ago
Outstanding. This man can really write. Plus he has a real feel for the region, the individual characters and their world view (or lack thereof) and he demonstrates kinship with men of wide ranging ages. The women are another story. This is the second strong novel from this author and it’s quite dark and difficult. It’s the 1960s in rural Texas, near the Oklahoma border. A member of one of the larger families in and around Chisum has disappeared from a Midwestern asylum and appears to be murdering his way across the belly of the nation toward a quiet town. Ned Parker has retired after years serving as a town constable but people still call him when trouble arises. Ex-constable Ned Parker, hero of The Rock Hole, has plenty to keep him occupied. His two young grandchildren, Pepper and Top seem to always be underfoot, even in the most dangerous circumstances. In the hands of a less skilled author, this could be questionable. Not here. A large chunk of the central part of the action concerns the penetration by two deputies into a hoarder-packed abandoned industrial building. The section is long and could have been an attention killer. It is not. The continually rising tension is well-handled and maintains reader interest. This is a fine novel and a worthy successor to The Rock Hole. I heartily recommend it. As is true of all my review subjects, this novel was supplied by the publisher at no cost to me and with no expectation one way or other as to the possible resulting review.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flashing back again to Top, Ned, and Cody, the series continues bringing back memories of another time and place. It blends some truth and fiction to create a good mystery. Highly recommend as a mystery series.