• Nail's Crossing

  • A Novel
  • By: Kris Lackey
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (538 ratings)

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Nail's Crossing

By: Kris Lackey
Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
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Publisher's Summary

This debut mystery from a fresh voice in Southwestern fiction stakes out the common ground between Tony Hillerman, Elmore Leonard, and Cormac McCarthy.

In a remote corner of the Chickasaw Nation, tribal Lighthorse policeman Bill Maytubby and county deputy Hannah Bond discover the buzzard-ravaged body of Majesty Tate, a young drifter with a blank past. They comb Oklahoma's rock prairie, river bottoms, and hard-bitten small towns for traces of her last days.

Tate was seen dancing with Austin Love, a violent local meth dealer fresh out of prison. An Oklahoma City motel clerk connects her with an aspiring politician. An oil-patch roustabout and a shady itinerant preacher provide dubious leads. Ne'er-do-wells start dying off.

A fluke lead propels Maytubby deep into Louisiana's bayou country, where a Cajun shrimper puts him on the scent of a bizarre conspiracy. He and Bond reunite in the Chickasaw Nation for the eventual face-off at Nail's Crossing.

©2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2017 Kris Lackey

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Home Run Over The Centerfield Wall

WOW! New Author's first book nails it. Though a long novella, I enjoyed every minute. I will put Kris Lacky on my must read list. Off to book two to see how the characters develop.

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Tried to like it but couldn’t

I tried to like this book but got tired of being mired down in useless details. Kept finding myself wondering what the characters were even talking about. Gave up at chapter four and cut my losses. I usually stick with books I’ve purchased to the very end but could not fight my way even to the middle.

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Great Atmospheric Oklahoma Tale, Murder, Mystery

What a great tale of Chickasaw Tribal policeman, Bill Maytubby and county deputy, Hannah Bond as they work together to solve the murder of a young woman, Majesty Tate, left for the buzzards to pick over. I love the descriptions of the small towns in Oklahoma, many of which I have visited, and the Chickasaw folklore, as well. The hunt for the killer took Maytubby into Arkansas and Louisiana. Hannah Bond, hard nosed and determined, with the memories of her sister's murder always at the back of her mind, is the perfect pair up for Bill Maytubby. Love Maytubby's fiancee, Jill Milton. What a couple. 😊 The writing is perfect, not too sappy, no descriptive sex scenes, but just enough left for the imagination. I hope this series goes on for a good while. I did not figure out who the killer was. Excellent mystery!

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Good listen

It was a good story…but…I’m not sure if I downloaded the abridged or non abridged version. There were times when I thought I missed whole paragraphs and was left kinda thinking, “huh? What just happened?” Not sure what the writer was thinking or forgot to tie a thought together, other than that, it was a great story and quite interesting. Will definitely listen to the next in series.

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fun to listen to. good story
good narrative. enjoyed it a great deal. going to read others of this author.

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Better

Enjoyed this better than the Elvises story. Honestly,one reason was because the female cop wasn’t prominent. Not too fond of her that’s due to the over-the-top “hick” voice by narrator. A lot of characters were made to sound stupid and “hickified”The banter and dialog in this book,between the characters, is better,also. Hope there’s another in series.

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Couldn't make it past 20 minutes. The guy reading this just ruins it. So monotone and boring.

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Good first book

Looking for an easy listening book, you will like this. nice narration. can enjoy the listen while you are cleaning, working or riding.

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I've found a new author!!

I really enjoy this genre. I like the pace of the book and the characters.

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Entertaining

The story was pretty good, but the narrator is too monotonal and sometimes makes it hard to follow. A few gaps in the story line left me with some questions.

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  • 10-29-22

not to bad

This was first by this author. found it an ok story . story and narration both fine

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  • Carol Thomson
  • 06-29-22

Loved this story

I love a detective novel and this was a police procedural but it was also a little insight into a native American Indian police force in Oaklahoma. I am not from America so I cannot say how close to real life this was but it really made for an interesting story. l loved the tone of the main characters and I wanted to know about them. I don't think you can ask for anything else.