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.
Crider: "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."