JAMES REASONER: TEXAS WIND
foreword by Ed Gorman
Hardcover $29.95 ISBN: 1-930997-50-7
Trade Paperback $15.95 ISBN: 1-930997-51-5
When Cody, a Texas private investigator, is hired to look into what should be a straightforward missing person case, he soon realizes that he’s taken on more than he bargained for. The facts surrounding the disappearance of Fort Worth businessman’s daughter, twenty-year-old Mandy Traft, are far from clear. Did she run off with her boyfriend? Or has she been kidnapped? With each step Cody takes, the case becomes increasingly dangerous. Before long, he’s been warned off, and bodies are starting to tumble. He knows he should get out while he still can. But he can’t. Not until he finds Mandy.
TEXAS WIND is James Reasoner’s debut novel that has achieved a legendary status since its publication in 1980. Considered by many to be one of the best private eye novels ever written, TEXAS WIND is finally back in print.
“One of the first private-eye novels set in Texas, and certainly one of the best. A classic. Having it back in print is cause for celebration among those who like lean writing, tight plotting, and a thoroughly realized setting.” Bill Crider
JAMES REASONER has been a professional writer for more than twenty-five years, authoring dozens of novels in a variety of genres and over a hundred short stories. He is best known for the mystery novel Texas Wind, which has achieved legendary status as a collectible paperback. For several years early in his career, he wrote the Mike Shayne novellas in MIKE SHAYNE MYSTERY MAGAZINE under the famous pseudonym Brett Halliday. Under his own name in recent years he has written a ten-book series of historical novels set during the Civil War and several historical novels about World War II. He lives in Texas with his wife, award-winning mystery novelist L.J. Washburn.