Still River

A Lee Henry Oswald Mystery

Lee Henry Oswald Mysteries (Volume 1)

Harry Hunsicker

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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It's not easy being named Oswald, not in the city where Lee Harvey grabbed his fifteen minutes of infamy and choked it to death. It's especially hard when half the town seems determined to kill you for reasons as murky as the river that splits the city in two.
For Lee Henry Oswald, a private investigator, Gulf War vet, and terminal loner, it's just one more burden to face as he trudges through the gritty underbelly of the concrete and glass metropolis that is Dallas in the new millennium. A simple assignment turns deadly when Oswald asks the right questions in the wrong places, and finds himself drawn into a shadowy world of smooth-talking drug lords and double-dealing real estate developers. In the end, he learns that blood is not always thicker than water, especially the muddy tributaries of the Trinity River, where he confronts the deadly results of his own decisions as he races to save the life of his partner.
Reminiscent of the tightly wrapped works of Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly, Still River is a startling debut mystery.

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Still River
CHAPTER ONEVera Drinkwater had been a slut in high school, or so they said. According to Artie Galbreath, she'd traded a blowjob for tickets to REO Speedwagon in the back of his Goodtimes van, the kind with the shag carpet on the walls. Artie was the class dealer and liked to sample his own inventory, so you had to take that into account. I had no firsthand knowledge of her morals as I only knew her from the two or three classes we had senior year. As I recalled, she looked the part back then.She didn't appear very slutty now, sitting in my office crying.

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Praise for Still River

"Hunsicker does everything right -- no nonsense prose, a tough but sympathetic hero, and a case that pulls at the heartstrings. Still River proves that the modern private eye model is alive and well. I can't wait for the next in this series."
--Rick Riordan, Edgar and Shamus Award-winning author of Southtown and The Devil Went Down to Austin
"Great new noir...if this doesn't light you up, seek immediate medical help."
--Lee Child, bestselling author of The Enemy and Persuader

"Lee Oswald is the kind of man you want on your side -- hard as titanium but with a heart as big as Texas. Hunsicker really delivers the goods in this impressive debut."
--Steve Hamilton, Edgar and Shamus Award-winning author of Ice Run

"Still River is a marvelously written debut with vivid characters, a terrific plot, and a richly portrayed Dallas, from its glories to its gutters. Private eye Lee 'Hank' Oswald is everything a reader wants in a hero: tough but good-hearted, fearless but flawed. Harry Hunsicker puts Dallas squarely on the modern mystery map with this outstanding novel."
--Jeff Abbott, three-time Edgar nominee and author of Go Deep

"Take a wild ride down the dark, dusty, and often dangerous streets of Dallas with Lee Oswald, P.I. Still River is a terrific debut."
--Chuck Hogan, author of The Standoff

"This is fast-paced action, with plenty of laughs along the way. Harry Hunsicker creates characters as big and bold as Dallas."
--Ben Rehder, author of Bone Dry and Buck Fever

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About the Author

Harry Hunsicker

Harry Hunsicker lives in Dallas, the fourth generation of his family to call the city home. When he's not penning the next Lee Henry Oswald mystery, he works as a commercial real estate appraiser and speaks on creative writing. This is his first novel.

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Still River
A Lee Henry Oswald Mystery
Harry Hunsicker

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429905671
ISBN10: 1429905670
288 pages

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