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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 Casey Hitchcock on Sep 15th 2022

    The characters are very well developed and have a great chemistry. Wallace has crafted an original, memorable story that I or no other reader will soon forget!

  • 5
    A Secret Lies in New Orleans

    Posted by Mary Jo Timmons on Sep 15th 2022

    I am not a person who likes to sit for long periods of time, but when I first started reading this book I could not put it down. I enjoyed this so much and it sure kept me on my toes! I did not know what was coming next. Very exciting. If you have not read this book, you sure need to. I promise you that you will not be disappointed!

  • 5
    A Secret Lies in New Orleans

    Posted by Kathy G on Sep 14th 2022

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It’s written with a dual past-present storyline that keeps you guessing which way things will go. By the end of the book I was wondering if and when the author is going to give us a second adventure with the great characters he’s conjured up. I’m waiting.

  • 5
    A Secret Lies in New Orleans

    Posted by Nick Brown on Sep 14th 2022

    This was a great read! It’s an interesting story and will leave you wanting to know what will happen next. If you’re from Southeastern Oklahoma you’ll recognize a lot of the town names. I would recommend giving it a try if you like mystery/crime fiction.

  • 5
    A Secret Lies in New Orleans

    Posted by Michael Myers on Sep 8th 2022

    Riveting!!! The fusion of historical facts and the author's outstanding story telling create a riveting literary journey. I could not put the book down.

  • 5
    A Secret Lies in New Orleans

    Posted by Jessie Major on Sep 8th 2022

    I enjoyed the interlocking of the past with the present.. It kept me interested beginning to end!

  • 5
    A Secret Lies in New Orleans

    Posted by Tammy Entrekin Cragg on Sep 4th 2022

    I love the back and forth between generations. Two interlocking stories in one. Great characters and a good mix of drama & comedy. Will definitely be looking for more from this author!

  • 5
    A Secret Lies in New Orleans

    Posted by Bill Mc on Sep 3rd 2022

    Wallace has written a dialogue-driven story, so it’s good that his skill with dialogue is spot-on, keeping the action moving, and making the book fun to read. This is the kind of book that makes you look forward to a follow-up.

  • 5
    A Secret Lies in New Orleans

    Posted by Mecky on Sep 3rd 2022

    This is a must read book, Wallace does a great job, a book you cannot put down. Enjoyed from start to finish.