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Samantha Jayne Allen is the award-winning author of the Annie McIntyre Mysteries, Pay Dirt Road, Hard Rain, and Next of Kin (Minotaur Books, April 2024). 

Praise for Samantha Jayne Allen and the Annie McIntyre Mysteries:


"Allen writes with keen acumen, her sentences marked with quiet yet powerful grace notes." —The New York Times on Pay Dirt Road


"[T]he Texas landscape, with its falling-apart houses and bedraggled bars, comes alive in this remarkable novel, reminiscent of Larry McMurtry’s The Last Picture Show." —Booklist, starred review, Top 10 Debut Mysteries & Thrillers 2022 on Pay Dirt Road

"Taut, [with] pitch-perfect imagery...Mystery fans will hope to soon return." —Publishers Weekly on Hard Rain

"Wondrous....Allen proves herself as adept as the likes of David Baldacci, Lisa Gardner, and Lisa Scottoline."
The Providence Journal on Pay Dirt Road


"Allen’s prose lights up like a neon beer sign....The Central Texas setting rings true, not just in its gratifying buffet of kolaches, H-E-B tortillas, and Texas sheet cake, but in the turreted McMansions whose smiling bluebonnet photos hide a host of sins." —Texas Monthly on Pay Dirt Road


"A major new talent on the crime fiction scene." —CrimeReads

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