Book ‘Pay Dirt Road’ by Samantha Jayne Allen

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Friday Night Lights meets Mare of Easttown in this small-town mystery about an unlikely private investigator searching for a missing waitress. Pay Dirt Road is the mesmerizing debut from the 2019 Tony Hillerman Prize recipient Samantha Jayne Allen. Annie McIntyre has a love/hate relationship with Garnett, Texas. Recently graduated from college and home waitressing, lacking not in ambition but certainly in direction, Annie is lured into the family business ― a private investigation firm ― by her supposed-to-be-retired grandfather, Leroy, despite the rest of the clan’s misgivings. When a waitress at the café goes missing, Annie and Leroy begin an investigation that leads them down rural routes and haunted byways...
Publisher: Minotaur Books (April 19, 2022)  Pages: 304 pages  ISBN-10: 1250804272  ISBN-13: 978-1250804273  ASIN:‎ B092T7XVMF

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Samantha Jayne Allen is the author of Pay Dirt Road, winner of the 2019 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 Lit. Raised in small towns in Texas and California, she now lives with her husband in Atlanta.