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Samantha Jayne Allen is the author of the Annie McIntyre Mysteries. Her debut novel, Pay Dirt Road, won the Dashiell Hammett Award for Literary Excellence in Crime Writing, and the Tony Hillerman Prize for Best First Mystery Set in the Southwest. She has an MFA in fiction from Texas State University, and her writing has been published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, The Common, and Electric Literature. Raised in small towns in Texas and California, she now lives in Atlanta with her husband and daughter.


About the series: 

Annie McIntyre never expected she’d return to her hometown after college, nor be drawn into the family business: a private investigation firm founded by her grandfather and his former deputy in the sheriff’s department. Annie finds a knack for crime-solving while searching the winding back roads and neon lit honky-tonks of small-town Texas, uncovering corruption and long held secrets that keep complicating her relationship to the place that holds such a tight grip on her heart. 

“Samantha Jayne Allen paints a detailed picture of small-town Texan life and invites readers along on a crime-solving adventure full of deepening family relationships and life lessons.” — Reader’s Digest on Pay Dirt Road

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