Truman Smith Mysteries

Dead on the Island
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Series: Truman Smith Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,710. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
PI Truman Smith has become a loner after failing to find his sister Jan during a recent search of Galveston Island. He jogs on the Seawall, plays with his cat, and reads lots of Faulkner books. Then an old high school football buddy, Dino, asks him to find a young girl named Sharon. As Tru begins his investigation, dead bodies begin to appear and Tru himself wrapped up in a dark mystery.
Gator Kill
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Series: Truman Smith Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,250. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
After he failed to find his missing sister, whose remains finally turned up in a bag in an overgrown field, Texas PI Truman Smith retired to become a housepainter on Galveston Island. But when an alligator is killed and its carcass left on display on a family friend's property, Tru is persuaded to search for the culprit.
When Old Men Die
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Series: Truman Smith Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,200. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Truman "Tru" Smith is a PI who'd rather be reading Faulkner or fishing on his beloved Galveston Island than solving mysteries, so when his friend Dino asks for help, Tru at first demurs. With some not-very-subtle arm twisting, Dino finally persuades Tru to investigate the disappearance of Old Harry, a homeless vagrant whom Dino and his family have "adopted."
The Prairie Chicken Kill
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Series: Truman Smith Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,160. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
That Truman Smith was sitting in a frayed lawn chair reading an old paperback copy of Tobacco Road was not remarkable. And strange as it sounds, it wasn't particularly noteworthy that someone wanted Smith to look into the murder of a prairie chicken; after all, he'd investigated and solved the murder of an alligator, hadn't he?
Murder Takes a Break - A Truman Smith Mystery
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Series: Truman Smith Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,480. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In Murder Takes a Break, Galveston, Texas principal investigator Truman Smith loathes missing person cases because they either end up badly for his clients, or the person does not want to be found. So only as a personal favor to his friend Dino would Tru accept the case of missing college student, Randall Kirbo, who disappeared in the area while on Spring break nine months ago.