MysteryPeople Presents: TERRY SHAMES - A Killing at Cotton Hill


Friday, August 16 at 7PM

MysteryPeople Presents

Acclaimed Author

Speaking and Signing
A Killing at Cotton Hill:
A Samuel Craddock Mystery


The chief of police of Jarrett Creek, Texas, doubles as the town drunk. So when Dora Lee Parjeter is murdered, her old friend and former police chief Samuel Craddock steps in. He discovers that a lot of people had it in for Dora Lee. The conniving rascals on the farm next door want her land for nefarious purposes; her estranged daughter could be seeking vengeance; her grandson wants money for art school; and then there's that stranger Dora Lee claimed was spying on her. Does Craddock still have what it takes to find the killer? In this debut novel, the strong, compelling voice of Samuel Craddock illuminates the grandeur and loneliness of the central Texas landscape and reveals the human foibles of the residents in a small Texas town-their pettiness and generosity, their secret vices and true virtues.

Terry Shames (Berkeley, CA) is a freelance writer and coeditor of Fire in the Hills, a book of stories, poems, and photographs about the 1991 Oakland Hills Fire. She grew up in Texas and continues to be fascinated by the convoluted loyalties and betrayals of the small town where her grandfather was the mayor. Terry is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. To read more about Terry Shames, visit her website at

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Event date: 
Friday, August 16, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
A Killing at Cotton Hill: A Samuel Craddock Mystery Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616147990
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Seventh Street Books - July 16th, 2013

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