The Prairie Chicken Kill

The Prairie Chicken Kill

A Truman Smith Mystery

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
The fourth mystery in the series featuring Truman Smith finds the half-hearted investigator away from his customary soda pop and Faulkner novel, skulking through Galveston's back alleys on the trail of a cold-blooded killer.

Blackwell North Amer
That Truman Smith was sitting in a frayed lawn chair reading an old paperback copy of Tobacco Road was not remarkable. And strange as it sounds, it wasn't particularly noteworthy that someone wanted Smith to look into the murder of a prairie chicken; after all, he'd investigated and solved the murder of an alligator, hadn't he?
The Attwater's Prairie Chicken isn't really a chicken, it's a grouse. And there are only about 108 of them in the world. The murdered bird was on Lance Garrison's land, and part of his deal with the government was that the small flock would be protected. Garrison's wealth - and his radio station - made him a likely target for trouble, but this was unexpected.
Also unexpected was the reason the prairie chicken was killed ... and all the deaths that were to follow, and not of other endangered species. Some people in Picketville, Texas, had decided that Truman Smith endangered them and that he had to be stopped. The result was a deadly game of chicken, with Smith everyone's favorite target.

Baker
& Taylor

Truman Smith abandons his customary soda pop and Faulkner novel to skulk through Galveston's back alleys on the trail of a cold-blooded killer

Publisher: New York : Walker, 1996.
ISBN: 9780802732828
0802732828
Characteristics: 208 p. ; 22 cm.

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