Larry Watts

Biography

I reinvent myself every 20 years. Country boy, to cop, to labor negotiator, & now author of social justice, crime & mystery novels. I live on the Texas Gulf Coast with my wife Carolyn.

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Series

Tanner & Thibodaux
A retired policeman and Delta Force soldier team up to make sure that Texas justice means exactly that. Tanner and Thibodaux never intended to begin second careers after retiring. Circumstances, however, propelled them into a partnership after meeting in the small Texas town they both retired to, seeking a quiet life.

Books

Murder On The Seawall - Third in the Tanner & Thibodaux Series
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,160. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Private detectives Tanner & Thibodaux travel to Galveston to solve mystery behind the death of a wealthy businessman who was murdered early in the morning on Galveston's seawall. Hired by the cantankerous matriarch of a family whose history is entangled with the infamous 1950's era of whorehouses and gambling joints, the two detectives must navigate her preconceived notions of guilt an innocence.
Rich Man, Dead Man - 2nd book in the Tanner & Thibodaux Series
Series: Tanner & Thibodaux. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,960. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A rich man, his dead son, two private detectives who believe in justice and an underworld that grants any request of a wealthy murdering businessman. But when Tanner and Thibodaux learn the murderers darkest personal secrets, they can't allow him to go unpunished.
Homicide in Black & White - Book One of the Tanner & Thibodaux Series
Series: Tanner & Thibodaux. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,380. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Tanner and Thibodaux turn the justice system upside down to ensure that the death of a young girl in a small town doesn't go unpunished. Their adversary? One of the wealthiest men in central Texas.
The Park Place Rangers - A Series of Short Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,700. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Adventure » General
A book of short-stories about policing in Houston, Texas' rough and tumble East End during the 1960's and 70's.
The Missing Piece
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,630. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A black man is shot dead by a white police officer who says the man pointed a pistol at him. But when investigators arrive on the scene, there is no weapon. Officer Chris Martin then learns that cops don't always stick together, as he battles a cowardly police chief, who cares only about saving his reputation, Both the officer and the victim's family suffer the consequences of other interests.
Cheating Justice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,740. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In his novel, Cheating Justice, Watts tells the story of Bobby Jordan, a husband wrongfully accused of murdering his wife. Jordan suffers the results of botched police work, ego driven prosecutors and a system with few built-in safety nets to prevent a perversion of justice. Finally, the reader must decide, can justice prevail after it has been perverted.

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