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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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Everything is Personal, or Should Be, by Josh Stallings

Q: Now that 2022 is well and truly "in the books" (!) did you learn any business tips you can pass on?


A: Many years ago at Bouchercon I was asked to read at a Noir at  the Bar; I said yes. Writer’s tip #1, always say yes to readings. The bar was stacked with loudly drunk non-crime readers. The first couple of readers couldn’t be heard from five feet away. As my turn came, Tom Pluck, friend

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message 5: by Terry

Terry Shames Thanks for everyone who entered my giveaway for A KILLING AT COTTON HILL. I sent the books off yesterday, Sept 6.


message 4: by Terry

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


message 3: by Beth

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


message 2: by Terry

Terry Shames Hey back.


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Simon Hey you!!


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