Booklist praises this novel from Edgar Award Finalist James Hime, calling it “one of the most impressive mystery debuts in years.” Sissy Fletcher, the preacher’s daughter, disappeared 10 years ago. But now her body has been found by some men drilling for oil. Dewey Sharpe, the sheriff of Washington County, Texas, doesn’t have much time to find her killer and salvage his bid for re-election.
Edgar Award nominee James Hime’s first venture into Texas crime writing was praised as “one of the most impressive debuts in years” by Booklist. His second mystery novel set in Texas, Scared Money brings back Jeremiah Spur, an ex-Ranger who’s just been recruited to work with the CIA on a special case. Meanwhile, Spur’s friend, Deputy Sheriff Clyde Thomas, investigates a drug-related murder in a usually quiet small town.