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Where Armadillos Go to Die

3.43  ·  Rating Details ·  67 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Sylvester Bradshaw owns the Bouree restaurant, home of the best catfish within a hundred miles of Brenham, Texas. Besides being known for his cooking and for being one of the town's nastiest residents, he also happens to have invented a machine that several venture capitalists and one former NFL star would like to invest in at almost any cost. But Bradshaw---stubborn and m ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published November 24th 2009 by Minotaur Books (first published 2009)
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Dec 20, 2009 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-texas
Restaurant owner Sylvester Bradshaw is a curmudgeon who believes he's invented a process that improves the taste and shelf-life of food, but he doesn't want to give up control (over the invention or over his downtrodden family) by dealing with marketers. When Sylvester disappears mysteriously, his daughter asks retired Texas ranger and small-scale rancher Jeremiah Spur to find him. Jeremiah is concerned that his wife has come down with food poisoning, but his presence in her hospital room makes ...more
Dec 31, 2009 Leslie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a pretty fun book. Our daughter gave it to me for Christmas for two reasons: 1. she hasn't given me any armadillo things in a good while, and 2. we were in Dallas, and this was a book by a local author. Good characters, fair plot. The hero is a retired Texas Ranger, and there were a lot of jokes about his being a football player. No, he was a Real Texas Ranger. A man who owns a catfish restaurant has invented a machine that takes all the 'fishiness' from the catfish, but he won't market ...more
James Hime brings back retired Texas Ranger Jeremiah Spur and puts him right in the middle of murder, corporate espionage, his wife’s serious and partly unexplained illness, a redneck family, and a star football player’s family. Amazingly he brings all these components together and forms them into a highly readable story.
Oct 10, 2010 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this author! I hope the library gets more of him soon, I want to read his style more. Write more, Mr. Hime!!!
Oct 01, 2013 Cathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun mystery read with quirky characters in a small Texas town and a slightly veiled warning about the safety of our fresh food.
Mar 16, 2010 Dale rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story
Laura Gary
third book in a trilogy about small town texas and its residents... in my opinion , the best one of the three
I wanted to read a mystery, and although this is, it wasn't as much of a page turner as I had hoped. It is interesting, but I found it slightly predictable and I had to push myself to finish it.
Feb 23, 2011 Mark rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great characters (the author has a real ear for Texans) but the mystery ended up being pretty obvious.
Mar 01, 2010 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I gave this book four stars, not necessarily because of the story line (which at times I had trouble following) but because of the characters. Loved his humorous development of the characters :-)
Mary Kay
Great dialogue in this Texas murder mystery
Apr 25, 2010 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read. Interesting characters. Action takes place in a small Texas town. Colloquialisms aplenty.
John Hendricks
On this 3rd outing of Jeremiah Spur, the regular characters don't progress much, and there's a multitude of secondary characters that are broadly drawn, but still a good slow-paced novel.
Beau Smith
Apr 07, 2010 Beau Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Superior tough guy crime. Witty, funny and knuckle busting.
Nov 04, 2015 Colleen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
enjoyable read. Character, plot pacing all satisfactory, nice sense of place
Kevin Graves
Sep 05, 2011 Kevin Graves rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
forced. did not care for this book at all.
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Jim grew up reading the Hardy Boys and enjoyed Sherlock Holmes.
Met Paulette Toellner and wed in 1974.
Graduated U.Texas.
Son Travis b 1978
Son Josh b 1982

Graduated law school in 1976

Has run 19 marathons
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