By Bill Cunningham, Steven L. Davis, Rollo K. Newsom
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I turned the pickup away from the river crossing and toward the blue of the Chinati Mountains. Ahead, startled by the noise, a roadrunner chasing a lizard leaped over his quarry and lifted off in a low glide. Mindful of the pickup’s shocks, I slowed to a crawl as the track crossed the loose stones of a dry creek and wound on through creosote bush, clumps of yucca, and spikes of sotol. Here and there the rimrock fanned out in waves, and the track climbed steadily. Three winding miles and two cattleguards farther, I pulled over and parked.
This is in marked contrast to Beaumont, on the opposite end of the state, which can expect over fifty inches annually. Yet most of Texas is more like El Paso than Beaumont—perpetually short on water. Nowhere is the situation more critical than in El Paso, which has taken to purchasing tracts of land in neighboring counties—and even across the state line into New Mexico—in an attempt to gain control over more water rights. El Paso-based mystery writer Nancy Herndon has proven adept at weaving local issues into her plot lines, and the seven novels in her Elena Jarvis series are the best-known mysteries set in El Paso (the city is referred to as “Los Santos” in the books).
They left immediately, Leo and Harmony supporting Concepcion. ” Her father spoke so sharply that he caught her attention. ” He thrust his cellular phone into her hands. ” She blocked out the memory of the big cat’s snarl, closed her mind to the savaged corpse in her bedroom, and made her first call—for the fire department and EMS units to take care of the tent and the casualties. At least one person had gone down under those tiled tent posts. She called the Westside Command for crowd-control officers and, last, the bomb squad because, inexplicably, someone had blown up a lot of Herbert Hobart University landscaping.
Lone Star Sleuths: An Anthology of Texas Crime Fiction (Southwestern Writers Collection Series) by Bill Cunningham, Steven L. Davis, Rollo K. Newsom