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Where I Can See You by Larry Sweazy

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Where I Can See You by Larry Sweazy

Haunted by the disappearance of his mother when he was eight years old, detective Hud Matthews begins his own investigation to find out what really happened so many years before.

When a rare murder occurs in the lakeside community, Hud’s veteran skills are called upon to capture the killer. Pulled deep into the threads of the community with ties to the past, Hud quickly becomes a target, not only of the killer, but of those who wish the past to be left alone. As Hud gets closer to discovering the truth about the crimes, he has to face a choice of enforcing the law, or stepping outside of it to make sure that his version of justice is served.



“Sweazy vividly evokes the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl in this gritty historical…. Sure to attract fans of Westerns and readers who favor well-plotted mysteries with plenty of atmosphere.”


“[A] terrific first in a projected series…. The characters are superbly drawn, and the prairie—its flatness, winds, and critters—is an evocative character in its own right.”
Publishers Weekly STARRED, BOXED review


“Sweazy has a created a new, relatable, and endearing hero in Marjorie Trumaine, the indexer who becomes a detective, and by writing in her voice, a voice of the prairie, demonstrates again that he is as fine a genre writer as exists. But Sweazy goes further. By taking us to the isolated plains of the Midwest during the 1960s, he has found his own perfect backdrop for murder. Like Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles or Elmore Leonard’s Detroit, Larry Sweazy can claim the Dakotas as his own, with every approaching lone car a threat, and every silhouette on the horizon a possible killer. In See Also Murder, Larry Sweazy shows us his landscape brilliantly, and proves that miles of open nothing can be as dark and dangerous as a rain-soaked back alley.”
—C. Courtney Joyner, author of Shotgun (reviewing See Also Murder)

“Powerful writing and a precise sense of place….Here is that rare combination of artistic use of language and crackerjack storytelling in a mystery filled with moments of bold, sudden revelation….Sweazy’s powerful mystery will guide the reader wide-eyed into the wee hours, savoring the task of picking at the tight weave of crime within. The only disappointment comes in waiting for a second book in what is sure to be a long-lived series.”
—Matthew P. Mayo, Spur Award-winning author of Tucker’s Reckoning (reviewing See Also Murder)

“A distinctive bonus, however, is that Marjorie, an indexer to the tips of her fingers, includes a draft index to her own first case. That’s got to be unique in the annals of the genre.”
Kirkus Reviews (reviewing See Also Murder)

“Tales of lawless Depression-era America form a genre all their own, and Larry D. Sweazy’s murder mystery in the center of the manhunt for Bonnie and Clyde is as good as the best.”
—Loren D. Estleman, author of The Sundown Speech (reviewing A Thousand Falling Crows)

“His skillfully crafted mystery kept me on the edge of my chair for hours. The first thing I wanted to do after finishing this hard-edged mystery was to go looking for anything else written by the talented author, Larry Sweazy. This man knows how to tell a story! I couldn’t put A Thousand Falling Crows down for long—the characters stayed with me, refusing to let go, until I was able to finish the story and learn their fate.”
—David Thurlo, coauthor of the critically acclaimed Ella Clah, Copper Canyon, and Charlie Henry mysteries



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