A Mystery (Josie Gray Mysteries #5)
Police Chief Josie Gray wakes in the middle of the night, sure that she’s heard a car slowly passing by her remote homestead. When she goes outside to check, she discovers a woman, mute with shock and terror, hiding on her porch. And when she explores the field nearby, she comes across the body of another young woman, shot and killed.
Located on the border of Texas and Mexico, the small town of Artemis has become a way station for the coyotes who ferry immigrants across the Rio Grande. But they usually keep moving north, to cities where they can blend into the crowd and pass by unnoticed. Why would these women stick around in Artemis?
As Josie investigates the murder and tries to learn the identity of her uninvited houseguest, she discovers that not everyone in town has stayed out of the trafficking business, and someone may play a bigger role than she ever expected.
The fifth book in Tricia Fields’s Hillerman Prize–winning series, Midnight Crossing captures the raw natural beauty of West Texas and the tough, independent people who choose to live at the very edge of the country.
Praise For Midnight Crossing: A Mystery (Josie Gray Mysteries #5)…
Praise for Midnight Crossing
"Fields wraps a complex plot and ripped-from-the-headlines social relevance around a terrific heroine, scoring big for women in law enforcement." —Publishers Weekly
Praise for Tricia Fields and the Josie Gray Series
“There’s a new voice in Western crime fiction—Tricia Fields is the real deal.”
“It’s easy to see why Tricia Fields has become one of the authors about whom fans of the mystery genre are raving.”
—William Kent Krueger
“Crime fiction readers who yearn for wide-open spaces, characters with real heartbeats, and stories that ring true will welcome Fields.”
—M. J. Rose
“Tough and determined to make her way in today’s Wild West, Josie is the type of police chief you’d want in your hometown, a gutsy new heroine who would be friends with Nevada Barr’s Anna Pigeon and probably Lori Armstrong’s Mercy Gunderson, too.”
Minotaur Books, 9781250076281, 320pp.
Publication Date: July 5, 2016