The Prairie Chicken Kill

The Prairie Chicken Kill

by Bill Crider

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BN ID: 2940014542180
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Publication date: 04/26/2012
Series: Truman Smith Private Eye Novels , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 245,911
File size: 339 KB

About the Author

BILL CRIDER : "I was born and brought up in Mexia (that's pronounced Muh-HAY-uh by the natives), Texas. The town's most famous former citizen is Anna Nicole Smith, whom my brother taught in biology class when she was in the ninth grade. I've always lived in small Texas towns, unless you count Austin as a large town. It wasn't so large when I lived there, though. I attended The University of Texas at Austin for many, many years. My wife (the lovely Judy) says that I would never have left grad school if she hadn't forced me to get out and get a real job.

I eventually earned my Ph.D. there, writing a dissertation on the hardboiled detective novel, and thereby putting my mystery-reading habit to good use. Before that, I'd gotten my M.A. at the University of North Texas (in Denton), and afterward I taught English at Howard Payne University for twelve years. Then I moved to scenic Alvin, Texas, where until 2002 I was the Chair of the Division of English and Fine Arts. I retired in August 2002 to become a either a full-time writer or a part-time bum. Take your pick."

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The Prairie Chicken Kill (A Truman Smith Mystery) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
shydragon More than 1 year ago
Not often does one get to read a mystery that is fun, but also a page turner. Mr. Crider has a sense of humor that makes all of his Truman Smith books a really good time. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a dash of humor with their mysteries.
DazThreeNine More than 1 year ago
The Truman Smith Mysteries continue to thrill and amuse with this story: The Prairie Chicken Kill. As usual with Bill¿s tales of Tru¿ ¿ our Galveston dwelling, wisecracking cynic with a touch of Noir to his musings ¿ what begins as a simple hunt for the shooter of an endangered avian turns into a multiple murder investigation, replete with family issues, grudges, local colour and plenty of well-meaning charm that disguises a darker side to society. With the help of Red, the father-in-law of an old flame, and the less than helpful dealings with local Police, Truman must find out whodunit and uncover the shady goings on in Picketville, without losing a limb to some hired thugs who are determined to put an end to his meddling. Written with a relaxed style and plenty of wry humour, the story nonetheless thrills and entertains, leaving you hungry for more.