Welcome to a small Texas town with no shortage of big characters.
I loved the performative quality of Terry’s reading in this episode. I can hear the Texas characters coming through her voice loud and clear, which made listening to her read very enjoyable.
In the interview we discuss the personal inspiration for Samuel Craddock’s character, as well as how the Covid-19 periods of isolation and social distancing have affected Terry’s writing.
This episode of It’s a Mystery Podcast is sponsored by the brand new mystery novel Lark Underground.
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Reviewer Sandee said, “This story is an emotional heart-engaging roller-coaster. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. I can hardly wait for the next one.”
This week’s mystery author
Terry Shames writes the popular Samuel Craddock series, set in small town Texas. She won the Macavity Award for Best First Novel, and the RT Reviews award for Best Contemporary Mystery, 2016.
The eighth in the series, A Risky Undertaking for Loretta Singletary came out in 2019. MysteryPeople has twice named Terry one of the top five Texas mystery authors.
Her latest short story, “Inheritance” will appear in Jewish Noir II, in September. Terry lives in Berkeley, CA and is a member of Sisters in Crime and on the board of Mystery Writers of America.
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