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A Secret Lies in New Orleans

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A Secret Lies in New Orleans

By: Ron Wallace

About the Book

When 96-year-old retired U.S. Marshal and co-founder of Cowboys and Indians Detective Agency, William Matthew Wallace, receives a painting signed by his long-dead father in the mail from his former colleague living in New Orleans, an eight-decades-old family mystery unravels, and his son and godson are sent to investigate the circumstances for him. From pre-statehood Oklahoma into the turn of the twenty-first century, the family’s secrets are brought to light as a modern crime evolves from the past.

About the Author

Ron Wallace is an Oklahoma native and currently an adjunct instructor of English at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, in Durant, Oklahoma, where he was born and raised. His father served as a police officer there, rising to the rank of captain.  He is the author of ten books of poetry, five of which have been finalists in the Oklahoma Book Awards with Renegade and Other Poems winning the 2018 Oklahoma Book Award. Influenced by the styles of Robert B. Parker, Peter Bowen, and James Lee Burke, his novel, A Secret Lies in New Orleans is the prize-winning poet’s first venture into prose, although a second book is nearing completion.

 (2021, paperback, 358  pages)           

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  • 5
    A Secret Lies in New Orleans

    Posted by T.O. on May 25th 2022

    Intrigue, family/friend interaction, long-buried secrets, and mortal enemies! This book has it all! Well written with crisp dialogue, action-filled plot, and personal stories which draw you into the book.

  • 5
    A Secret Lies in New Orleans

    Posted by Toni Lusk on May 25th 2022

    The story line was so interesting. It skipped back and forth from past to present in a way that made complete sense. The characters were believable so I was immediately invested in their story. If you love a good mystery with some history thrown in, this novel is for you!

  • 5
    A Secret Lies in New Orleans

    Posted by Chelsea Hiatt on May 25th 2022

    I love the family history aspect to it and the switching between times. The relationship between father and son is so genuine and at times made me laugh. It's an absolute must read. Highly recommend!

  • 5
    A Secret Lies in New Orleans

    Posted by Skyler T. on May 24th 2022

    A work by Mr. Wallace never disappoints. Like many of his other pieces, this one was once again captivating and entertaining.

  • 5
    A Secret Lies in New Orleans

    Posted by John Michael Williams on May 24th 2022

    I can't wait for the sequel, awesome book!!!

  • 5
    A Secret Lies in New Orleans

    Posted by Victor on Mar 17th 2022

    Shades of Robert Parker's Spenser. This was a great book.

  • 5
    A Secret Lies in New Orleans

    Posted by Drew Yandell on Mar 7th 2022

    Excellent Read!! Was glued to it by page 3! Wallace's in-depth writing skills place you sitting right next to every character in this publication! Would recommend this novel to anyone that enjoys quality intellectual writing with a sense of southern sarcasm and charm!

  • 5
    A Secret Lies in New Orleans

    Posted by Terri-Lynn Confer on Mar 7th 2022

    It was completely different from my normal reads, but man what a ride! As a once long ago student of Mr. Wallace, I could hear his voice in my head as the voice of the Oklahoma boys. I am very much looking forward to his next novel.

  • 5
    A Secret Lies in New Orleans

    Posted by Robert McDermott on Mar 7th 2022

    James Lee Burke meets Lonesome Dove. This book is such fun with wonderfully real characters, whip smart dialogue and layers of atmosphere and intrigue that pulls you in and doesn't let go. Great book, had mine shipped all the way to Ireland.