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The Swamp Whisperer

The Swamp Whisperer, by Sylvia Dickey Smith

The Swamp Whisperer
(Sidra Smart Mystery #4)
by Sylvia Dickey Smith
Softcover • $16.95 • 228 pages
eBook • $6.99

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Best Novel of the Year – Press Women of Texas

Crispin Books (August 2012)
228 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″
Mystery / Thriller / Women Detectives /
Regional Southwest (Texas and Louisiana)
Softcover • $16.95 • ISBN 978-1-883953-49-2
eBook • $6.99 •  ISBN 978-1-883953-50-8

“Boo Murphy is by far one of the most unique protagonists I’ve come across in crime fiction. She’s cranky, obstinate, and full of piss and vinegar! But when you peel back the layers, it’s hard not to find a soft spot in your heart for this overgrown tomboy. . . . If you’re into atmospheric whodunits, I implore you to read this book! What I really love about this author is her knack for character development. Through Boo’s grumbling self-dialogue, readers can feel her strong bond with nature and emphasize with her resistance to love and be loved. We don’t get many heroines like this one in crime fiction – or any other genre for that matter – but we should! If you’ve never read a Sylvia Dickey Smith book, this one will draw you into the fold. Her love of Southeast Texas comes through in her luscious descriptions of the sights, sounds and smells of the swamp.” – Chick Lit Café

In this latest Sidra Smart mystery, Sid takes a bumpy road trip with her Aunt Annie. In the meantime, Boo Murphy – a cranky old swamp-rat who prefers to spend time in her pirogue, hunting and fishing, to spending time with people – is pulled into a strange world when she discovers a deserted brush-hut deep in the bayou. The discovery leads Boo deeper and deeper into a clandestine effort to resurrect a cultural site for the Atakapa-Ishak natives. But are the leaders legit, or do they have other self-serving passions?

In The Swamp Whisperer, Boo has to rely on her wits and swamp wisdom, as she and her cousin Sasha are pulled into an maelstrom of backwater mayhem. The story takes place in the bayou borderlands where Texas and Louisiana meet, a region filled with colorful characters, good food, and dark secrets.

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  1. Pam Ruth #

    Hi Sylvia!! It’s been a long time and I am so happy to see another book of Sid’s. just got it and can’t wait to jump into her life again. Hope all is going well for you and have a wonderful summer. Best wishes, Pam

    June 26, 2013
    • Thanks Pam! I hope you enjoy reading it. Thanks for stopping by!

      June 26, 2013
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