Nail's Crossing: A Novel

Blackstone Publishing
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This debut mystery from a fresh voice in Southwestern fiction stakes out the common ground between Tony Hillerman, Elmore Leonard, and Cormac McCarthy.

In a remote corner of the Chickasaw Nation, tribal Lighthorse policeman Bill Maytubby and county deputy Hannah Bond discover the buzzard-ravaged body of Majesty Tate, a young drifter with a blank past. They comb Oklahoma's rock prairie, river bottoms, and hard-bitten small towns for traces of her last days.

Tate was seen dancing with Austin Love, a violent local meth dealer fresh out of prison. An Oklahoma City motel clerk connects her with an aspiring politician. An oil-patch roustabout and a shady itinerant preacher provide dubious leads. Ne'er-do-wells start dying off.

A fluke lead propels Maytubby deep into Louisiana's bayou country, where a Cajun shrimper puts him on the scent of a bizarre conspiracy. He and Bond reunite in the Chickasaw Nation for the eventual face-off at Nail's Crossing.

"As fine a mystery series debut as I've read in a long time."-Craig Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire series

"Thrilling...Lackey's exciting story unwinds like a rattlesnake."-Bill Loehfelm, author of The Devil's Muse

"A captivating look at a little-known corner of rural Oklahoma...rife with drug problems, yet peopled by tenacious, idiosyncratic characters you can't help rooting for."-Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Kris Lackey has published stories in the Missouri Review, Wisconsin Review, Cimarron Review, and other magazines. The USA Today bestseller Nail's Crossing is his debut novel. Lackey lives in Norman, Oklahoma, where he is currently at work on the second book in the Bill Maytubby and Hannah Bond series.

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Blackstone Publishing
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Published on
Oct 10, 2017
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9781504760515
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
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