Exercise is Murder
How does a blind man solve a murder?
Former Houston homicide detective Steve Smiley is faced with a dilemma. His college roommate, attorney Ned Logan, is found at the bottom of his exercise pool. The cops think it’s an accident. Steve’s instinct tells him it’s not. But how to prove it? He needs eyes…and a driver.
The Long Fall
Twelve stories is a long fall. Was it suicide? Or was it murder?
Private investigator Steve Smiley and his partner, Heather McBlythe, are called to a posh Houston hotel to give their opinion. Steve no longer has his sight, but he still sees red at the scene of a homicide. And this one is definitely red.
The Ice House Murder
A murder is committed…
A Russian National sits in jail.
Someone with deep pockets wants him out. Proclaiming his client’s innocence, a Houston lawyer wants Smiley and McBlythe to find out who committed the murder in the ice house.
Smiley and McBlythe have ten days to name the killer…
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells…Rifle Shells?
Blind private investigator Steve Smiley and his partner, Heather McBlythe, hear a rifle shot. Hordes of Christmas shoppers scatter. A famous big-game hunter drops to the sidewalk. They grab the beautiful teen who was arguing with the camo-clad man and flee to safety. The girl is Bella, the adopted daughter of the victim and a celebrity in her own right. She shows no emotion over the murder, but plenty of passion accompanies her only request: find her real parents.
Smiley and McBlythe agree to try. Strangely, their search intertwines with the murder investigation of Bella’s adopted father again and again—and also uncovers a shocking secret. Like it or not, Smiley and McBlythe must first identify the killer in order to discover the truth about Bella’s adoption.
You’ll love this page-turning mystery—it has more twists and turns than stripes on a candy cane.
Drawing from his extensive background in criminal justice, Bruce Hammack writes modern mysteries in yesterday’s style. When not writing, he enjoys reading a good whodunit mystery, watching film noir movies and travel. Having lived in eighteen cities around the world during his life, Bruce now lives in the Texas hill country with his wife of thirty-plus years.
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