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Lisa Sandlin discusses and signs The Bird Boys

Lisa Sandlin

To whet your appetite, here's some of the strong enthusiasm for Lisa Sandlin's new Delpha Wade and Tom Phelan Mystery in advance of its publication:

“Ex-con Delpha Wade and her PI boss sizzle in THE BIRD BOYS, Lisa Sandlin's terrific follow-up to THE DO-RIGHT. Subtle, sexy, tender, and smart, THE BIRD BOYS lovingly recreates Beaumont, Texas in the 1970s: the crooks, the cops, and regular folks just trying to get by. Brimming with hard-boiled dialogue and poetic insights alike, THE BIRD BOYS is a deeply humane and provocative book that builds relentlessly to its chilling conclusion.”― Joy Castro, author of Hell or High Water

"In Sandlin’s second to feature her ex-con-turned-private-eye Delpha and her sympathetic boss Phelan, the two take on a case involving blood, brothers, and Beaumont’s darkest secrets. The Texan on staff is confident in saying that Lisa Sandlin’s series is the best thing to ever come out of Beaumont."―Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2019, CrimeReads

"[W]hat makes this crime novel soar is the humanity and humility of its main characters. It is by turns exciting, tender, suspenseful, observant, and gently funny. Readers will eagerly await the next installment."― Publishers Weekly

"Like her award-winning debut, THE DO-RIGHT, Sandlin's sequel soars on the wings of its its spot-on evocation of a time and place and its utterly compelling central charcters, Delpha and Tom, as their mutual respect and trust grows along with a dash of sexual tension. A first-rate series crying for word-of-mouth support…"― Michele Leber, Booklist

“Sandlin has crafted an outstanding series that readers will want to follow and savor.”― Kirkus Reviews

After a serial killer almost got Delpha Wade (in THE DO-RIGHT), the county hospital releases her into the handcuffs of the city police for questioning. She killed the man who was trying to kill her, after all. She's an ex-con, it's Beaumont, 1970s, and mindsets don’t change along the Texas Gulf Coast. 

Delpha's boss, detective Tom Phelan, awaits her, and soon they are once again in deep sh*t. It seems like an easy case: one Bird brother looking for the long-lost other. However, it turns out one brother is a murderer who likes to slit throats. And: Which one? Maybe the young girl who sees into the dark places of human hearts can help, but only Delpha Wade is wise enough to listen.

Author Lisa Sandlin was born in Beaumont, Texas, and grew up in oil-refinery air, sixty miles from the Gulf of Mexico. She raised a son in Santa Fe, New Mexico, then taught writing at the University of Nebraska for twenty years. She has since returned to Santa Fe. The Do-Right―her first novel―won the 2015 Hammett Award from the IACW/NA and the Best First Private Eye Prize from the Seamus Awards.

Tuesday, August 6th, 6:00PM
Event address: 
10720 Preston Road
Ste 1009B
Dallas, TX 75230
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$16.95
ISBN: 9781947627130
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Cinco Puntos Press - August 20th, 2019