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Dead Wreckoning

Dead Wreckoning, by Sylvia Dickey Smith

Dead Wreckoning
(Sidra Smart Mystery #3)
by Sylvia Dickey Smith
Softcover • $16.95 • 248 pages
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Crispin Books (July 2012)
Mystery / Thriller / Regional Southwest
$16.95 • ISBN 978-1-883953-47-8
248 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″

“Author Sylvia Dickey Smith describes and develops her protagonist so well, that those who have not read the prequels will quickly feel as though the private investigator is an old friend. She keeps us captivated with her unique humor, knowledge of South East Texas and its history, well-drawn characters, and ample conflict. I highly recommend Dead Wreckoning and I look forward to reading more from this author.” – William Potter, Reader’s Choice Reviews

“Smith adds plenty of action and adventure to this installment of the Third Eye mystery series, with an interesting dose of piratical history and ghosts. Sidra Smart is an engaging character, a woman fiercely committed to her independence. She’s smart and likeable, and many women will identify with her. This page turner will hold readers’ attention throughout.” – Christy Tillery French

Sidra Smart’s search for an elusive pirate schooner stirs up a bayou bonanza of treasure hunters, smugglers, and the spirits of the infamous Jean Lafitte and his pirate queen, Mary Anne Radcliff.

New P.I. Sid Smart, ex-preacher’s wife, is back for another puzzling case, as she tackles the strange tale of Boo Murphy, who has just been accused of murder. When Boo tells a tale of stumbling on the Hotspur, Lafitte’s privateering schooner, half-buried in a Texas swamp, most everyone is convinced she’s not telling the whole truth.

As Sidra searches for both the schooner and evidence to clear her client, she begins to suspect that her trusted mentor and friend George Léger is involved in something fishy as well.

What would she do without the help of companions Aunt Annie and Slider, her faithful mongrel pooch, as the dangerous investigation takes Sidra from the small town of Orange, Texas, out into the nearby bayous? Interwoven families and feuding neighbors muddy the clues, swirling from past to present, as elusive as a spectral schooner.

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