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Still River: A Lee Henry Oswald Mystery (Mass Market Paperback)

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In a stark and haunting debut novel, Harry Hunsicker introduces Dallas P.I. Lee Henry Oswald,
a Special Forces veteran of the Gulf War whose work begins where legal options end…

He bears a killer's name…
Lee H. "Hank" Oswald inherited more from his bull-headed father than just a name. It's not that he looks for trouble; he just can't seem to keep out of its way. Fortunately being named Oswald in Dallas makes a man tough enough to get the job done, no matter what side of the law he's forced to walk…

He seeks a missing brother
Things get even rougher for Hank when he agrees to help an old friend find her troubled brother. She swears Charlie's quit the drugs for good, now that he's got a job in real estate. But Hank's barely taken the case when he discovers that the Dallas real estate wars can be as vicious and dirty as anything he'd encountered on the battlefield.

He's found three suspects--and a hundred ways to die…
Before long, three prime suspects emerge: a ruthless Dallas dealmaker; a rising young real estate developer and community activist; and one of the city's most notorious, and deadly, drug lords. Digging through the muck to find something to tie these three together--and to Charlie--Hank comes to one unmistakable truth: For the right price, a man might do anything.

About the Author

Harry Hunsicker lives in Dallas, the fourth generation of his family to call the city home. When he's not penning the next Lee Henry Oswald mystery, he works as a commercial real estate appraiser and speaks on creative writing. This is his first novel.

Praise For…

"Hunsicker does everything right--no-nonsense prose, a tough but sympathetic hero, and a case that pulls at the heartstrings. Still River proves that the modern private-eye model is alive and well. I can't wait for the next in this series." --Rick Riordan, Edgar and Shamus Award-winning author of Southtown and The Devil Went Down to Austin

"Still River is a marvelously written debut with vivid characters, a terrific plot, and a richly portrayed Dallas, from its glories to its gutters. Private eye Lee 'Hank' Oswald is everything a reader wants in a hero: tough but good-hearted, fearless but flawed. Harry Hunsicker puts Dallas squarely on the modern mystery map with this outstanding novel."--Jeff Abbott, three-time Edgar nominee and author of Panic

"Take a wild ride down the dark, dusty, and often dangerous streets of Dallas with Lee Oswald, PI. Still River is a terrific debut." --Chuck Hogan, author of The Standoff

"This is fast-paced action, with plenty of laughs along the way. Harry Hunsicker creates characters as big and bold as Dallas."--Ben Rehder, author of Bone Dry and Buck Fever

"Lee Oswald is the kind of man you want on your side--hard as titanium but with a heart as big as Texas. Hunsicker really delivers the goods in this impressive debut."--Steve Hamilton, Edgar and Shamus Award-winning author of Ice Run

"Great new noir…If this doesn't light you up, seek immediate medical attention."--Lee Child, bestselling author of One Shot

"Hunsicker's clever writing and intriguing plot keep the pages of Still River turning quickly right up to the slam-bang ending, which leaves us eager for the next Lee Henry Oswald adventure."
--Dallas Morning News

"Deft prose, wry observation, and a cleverly manipulated plot bode well for this new series."
--Library Journal

"Hunsicker has written a smart, adventurous read, crafted in the Raymond Chandler vein. This is the first in the series, and we're already looking forward to the next installment."--D-Magazine

"Cheers to Dallasite Harry Hunsicker for giving us Hank (né Lee Henry) Oswald, a most welcome and worthy heir to the legacy of wisecracking private eyes like Robert Parker's Spenser and Robert Crais's Elvis Cole."--Texas Monthly

"A startling first novel that will leave readers waiting for more."--Tulsa World

"A solid debut."--Publishers Weekly

"Dave Robicheaux fans should check this one out."--Booklist

"I have seen the future of PI novels, and Harry Hunsicker is going to be a driving force in what is to come. If his debut novel, Still River is any indication, Hunsicker will be a name that will be seen on many bestseller lists."--Crime Spree Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312940904
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: June 27th, 2006
Pages: 304