Tres Navarre

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,583 ratings

Big Red Tequila Publisher's Summary

Edgar Award-winner Rick Riordan captures San Antonio at its grittiest with his mysteries featuring Jackson "Tres" Navarre - unlicensed P.I., Tai Chi master, and imbiber of Big Red cream soda laced with tequila.

It’s been a decade since his father was murdered and Tres left town. But he’s got an itch that can only be scratched by looking for answers. Returning to San Antonio with his enchilada-eating cat, he uncovers a conspiracy involving the Mafia and dirty politicians. It isn’t long before Tres stirs up more trouble than he can handle and finds himself the target of ill-willed bullets.

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  • Book 1

    • Big Red Tequila

    • A Tres Navarre Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 655
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 584
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 581

    Edgar Award winner Rick Riordan captures San Antonio at its grittiest with his mysteries featuring Jackson "Tres" Navarreunlicensed P.I., Tai Chi master, and imbiber of Big Red cream soda laced with tequila. It’s been a decade since his father was murdered and Tres left town. But he’s got an itch that can only be scratched by looking for answers. Returning to San Antonio with his enchilada-eating cat, he uncovers a conspiracy involving the Mafia and dirty politicians.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love It!

    • By Robyn on 08-14-12

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • The Widower’s Two-Step

    • A Tres Navarre Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 301
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 264

    Rick Riordan’s first book in the Tres Navarre series, Big Red Tequila hit the mystery market like a Texas tornado. Readers couldn’t get enough of its hero’s offbeat combination of academic degrees, tai chi skills, and nose for danger. When the second adventure, Widower’s TwoStep, was published, it quickly earned an Edgar Award.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fav Tres Navarre Story so far!

    • By Robert on 04-09-13

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • The Last King of Texas

    • A Tres Navarre Mystery
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    The adventures of Tres Navarre, P.I. and Ph.D., continue to attract fans who love their spicy humor and suspense. When two English professors are killed in quick succession at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Tres is asked to finish teaching the semester’s literature classes. All he has to do is keep his investigation of the murders quiet and stay alive long enough to grade the final essays.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Last King of Texas

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-07-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

    • The Devil Went Down to Austin

    • A Tres Navarre Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    Tres has taken a short term teaching job at the University of Texas at Austin. He is living with his brother Garrett, a computer wizard, and enjoying this easy assignment. But when Garrett’s business partner is murdered, Tres must switch from professor to detective. Rick Riordan, teacher, Texan, and multiple award-winner, creates a masterful mixture of local color and mystery in each Tres Navarre mystery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great Tres Navarre story

    • By David on 10-08-12

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 5

    • Southtown

    • A Tres Navarre Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony Award winner Rick Riordan is a master of Texas crime writing. In Southtown, maniacal convict Will Stirman escapes from the state penitentiary. With his gang of murderous thugs, Stirman pursues Erainya, the boss of college professor turned P.I. Tres Navarre. Erainya’s husband Fred helped put Stirman behind bars, and although Fred is dead, Stirman wants his revenge. Now only Tres can stop him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Going downhill.

    • By Robert on 04-09-13

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 6

    • Mission Road

    • A Tres Navarre Mystery
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Having scored the big three of mystery’s most-sought after awards—the Edgar, Anthony and Shamus—Rick Riordan writes with a blazing talent that matches the heat of his novels’ Texas settings. Wisecracking PI Tres Navarre receives an unexpected visit from old friend Ralph Arguello. But Ralph, a seemingly reformed criminal, isn’t there to shoot the breeze.

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 7

    • Rebel Island

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 90

    Newly married and about to be a father, Tres gives up the dangerous life of a private detective. But while honeymooning on Rebel Island, he discovers a dead body that triggers memories of his own shady past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rick Is Great

    • By Jean on 09-09-08

    Regular price: $29.37