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The St. Charles House

The St. Charles House

by Stephen Banister

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A rollicking rock 'n roll mystery set in the famous—and infamous—6th Street districk of Austin, Texas. The first in a series of mystery novels about easygoing accidental sleuth Emerson Tuck Tucker.

Sixth Street in Austin, Texas, is notorious for its party atmosphere and its strange goings-on, but things get just a little too strange when bartender Anthony Court takes a terminal swan dive off the roof of the St. Charles House Hotel. When easygoing Emerson "Tuck" Tucker, who won the old residence hotel/office building in a poker game, starts to clear out his recently deceased tenant's apartment, he finds a large stash of cocaine hidden in a brass spittoon and an AR-15 rifle cached behind a concealed panel. The cops maintain that Court's death was a suicide, but Tuck thinks different. Drugs and guns aren't that hard to find on Sixth Street, but what he found was more coke than your average bartender would have, and way too much rifle. Tuck can't leave the question of Court's death alone. When he starts to nose around, someone breaks into his apartment in the St. Charles House and puts a bullet into Pig Dog, his beloved, if somewhat socially challenged, golden retriever. As a warning and a threat, shooting a Texan's dog is just about as effective as drawing to an inside straight. The people responsible are about to find out just how rough a poker-playing slacker of a good-old boy can play their game.

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BN ID: 2940012636409
Publisher: DarkStar Books/Event Horizon Publishing
Publication date: 02/11/2011
Series: Tuck and Pig Dog Mystery Adventures , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 528,921
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Stephen Banister was introduced to writing by his high school English teacher who allowed him to write his term paper on the women of James Bond and loaned him her Ian Fleming books as a reference. He didn't start writing seriously until twenty years ago by writing in winter, golfing in spring and summer and following college football in fall. This produced a dozen novel manuscripts, two of which reached publication. THE ST. CHARLES HOUSE, introduces a loveable, yet wiseass, easy-going accidental sleuth named Emerson "Tuck" Tucker. The next Tuck & Pig Dog mystery, CERVEZA, TEXAS, is due out in 2011.

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