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Pay dirt road  Cover Image Book Book

Pay dirt road / Samantha Jayne Allen.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250804273
  • ISBN: 1250804272
  • Physical Description: 298 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
"Friday Night Lights meets Mare of Easttown in this small-town mystery about an unlikely private investigator searching for a missing waitress. Pay Dirt Road is the mesmerizing debut from the 2019 Tony Hillerman Prize recipient Samantha Jayne Allen. Annie McIntyre has a love/hate relationship with Garnett, Texas. Recently graduated from college and home waitressing, lacking not in ambition but certainly in direction, Annie is lured into the family business-a private investigation firm-by her supposed-to-be-retired grandfather, Leroy, despite the rest of the clan's misgivings. When a waitress at the café goes missing, Annie and Leroy begin an investigation that leads them down rural routes and haunted byways, to noxious-smelling oil fields and to the glowing neon of local honky-tonks. As Annie works to uncover the truth she finds herself identifying with the victim in increasing, unsettling ways, and realizes she must confront her own past-failed romances, a disturbing experience she'd rather forget, and the trick mirror of nostalgia itself-if she wants to survive this homecoming"-- Provided by publisher.
Awards Note:
Winner of the 2019 Tony Hillerman Prize for Best First Mystery Set in the Southwest.
Subject: Women private investigators > Fiction.
Missing persons > Investigation > Fiction.
Texas > Fiction.
Femmes détectives > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Personnes disparues > Enquêtes > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Texas > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
FICTION / Small Town & Rural
Genre: Fictional Work
Detective and mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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