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Terry Shames

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From an early age, Terry Shames wrote stories based on the small town in Texas where her grandparents lived. Her Samuel Craddock mysteries are set in Jarrett Creek, a fictional version of the town that sparked her imagination. Terry lives in Berkeley, CA with her husband, two rowdy terriers.

Her first book A Killing at Cotton Hill, was a best seller and a finalist for numerous awards. It won the Macavity for Best First Mystery, 2013. The Last Death of Jack Harbin was a Macavity finalist for Best Mystery, 2014 and was named one of the top ten mysteries of 2014 by Library Journal and top five of 2014 by MysteryPeople. Her sixth Craddock mystery, An Unsettling Crime for Samuel Cradock launches January 2017, with a starred review from Publishers
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 Q: How do you handle sex in your books? Or, if you don’t, why not?

A. The title of this piece might suggest I do write about sex in my books, and that, when I do, my advice to those concerned would be to abstain. But...I don't write about the act of sex at all. 
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Terry Shames Thanks for everyone who entered my giveaway for A KILLING AT COTTON HILL. I sent the books off yesterday, Sept 6.


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Terry Shames Beth, tt was fun and I loved the comments.


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Beth Hi Terry,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author here--and for visiting my blog as a guest!


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Terry Shames Hey back.


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Simon Hey you!!


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