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Reporter Emma Cross confronts high society and murder at a 1900s Newport yacht gathering.

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Unraveling a secret aboard the missing Goliath, where history collides with present danger.

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Undercover agents at a holiday party face unexpected danger and a budding romance.

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Lord Julian unravels a dangerous mystery to reveal a child's heritage as well as his own birthright.

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Uncovering the truth: A determined mother, a torn DA, and a dark mystery.

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A Ukrainian medic and a Marine sniper's perilous mission ignites unexpected passion amid danger.

Terry Shames

Terry Shames

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Terry Shames | Author-Reader Match: A Risky Undertaking for Loretta Singletary
April 24, 2019
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Terry Shames is the author of ten books in the Samuel Craddock mystery series. Her books have been short-listed for several awards. A Killing at Cotton Hill won the MacCavity Award for Best First Novel. The Necessary Murder of Nonie Blake won the RT Reviews Critics Award. Terry grew up in Texas and continues to be fascinated by the convoluted loyalties and betrayals of the small town where her grandparents lived. 

The latest book, Guilt Strikes at Granger’s Store, drew a starred review from Library Journal, which said, 'The Samuel Craddock series may be the best regional crime series around today. This installment is no exception.'

Her new Jessie Madison thriller series debuts in April, 2024, from Severn House Publishing, with Perilous Waters. Terry is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. She lives in Southern California.

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Samuel Craddock


Guilt Strikes At Granger’s Store, October 2023
Samuel Craddock 10
Hardcover / e-Book
A Risky Undertaking for Loretta Singletary, April 2019
Samuel Craddock Mystery #8
Hardcover / e-Book
The Unsettling Crime for Samuel Craddock, January 2017
Samuel Craddock #6
Trade Size / e-Book
The Necessary Murder of Nonie Blake, January 2016
Samuel Craddock Mystery
Paperback / e-Book
A Deadly Affair at Bobtail Ridge, April 2015
Samuel Craddock #4
Paperback / e-Book
Dead Broke in Jarrett Creek, October 2014
Samuel Craddock #3
Paperback / e-Book




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