Nail's Crossing (Bill Maytubby and Hannah Bond Series #1)

Nail's Crossing (Bill Maytubby and Hannah Bond Series #1)

by Kris Lackey

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This debut mystery from a fresh voice in Southwestern fiction stakes out the common ground between Tony Hillerman, Elmore Leonard, and Cormac McCarthy.

In a remote corner of the Chickasaw Nation, tribal Lighthorse policeman Bill Maytubby and county deputy Hannah Bond discover the buzzard-ravaged body of Majesty Tate, a young drifter with a blank past. They comb Oklahoma's rock prairie, river bottoms, and hard-bitten small towns for traces of her last days.

Tate was seen dancing with Austin Love, a violent local meth dealer fresh out of prison. An Oklahoma City motel clerk connects her with an aspiring politician. An oil-patch roustabout and a shady itinerant preacher provide dubious leads. Ne'er-do-wells start dying off.

A fluke lead propels Maytubby deep into Louisiana's bayou country, where a Cajun shrimper puts him on the scent of a bizarre conspiracy. He and Bond reunite in the Chickasaw Nation for the eventual face-off at Nail's Crossing.

"As fine a mystery series debut as I've read in a long time."--Craig Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire series

"Thrilling...Lackey's exciting story unwinds like a rattlesnake."--Bill Loehfelm, author of The Devil's Muse

"A captivating look at a little-known corner of rural Oklahoma...rife with drug problems, yet peopled by tenacious, idiosyncratic characters you can't help rooting for."--Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157510916
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Series: Bill Maytubby and Hannah Bond Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 4,048
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Kris Lackey has published stories in Missouri Review, Wisconsin Review, Cimarron Review, and other magazines. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma. Nail’s Crossing is his first novel.

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Nail's Crossing 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am an Okie. I have been through a lot of the cities, towns and wide spots in the roads in the book. I have driven on quite a few of the roads and highways mentioned. May have to tryout some of the cafes if they actually exist. I
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this read. I have never visited this part of the country but I feel that I can now be a tour guide for this area.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sometimes hard to follow some of the culture slang. Needed to use a map to get a better idea of all the places the subjects travel to. Good story once you get used to the style of the author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting location for an action packed story involving Native Americans and the various law enforcement elements.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters, wonderful interactions between the characters. Suspense, excitement, and just enough humor to make it worth your time. Hopefully this series will continue. Kris Lackey is one talented writer!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I went to school with Kris Lackey. We both grew up in Oklahoma. I am so impressed with this debut crime novel. There are lots of "characters" in OK and Kris has captured the nuances of the okie psyche very well. He also portrays the landscapes of OK so well that you feel like you are right in the car with Bill and Hannah. The Native American slant makes the novel even more compelling -- sophisticated, cultured characters navigating their lives and careers in rural OK. I highly recommend this book to mystery lovers for whom the setting is as important as the plot. Kris does for a mystery set in OK what Peter May does in the China series.
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PatM1 8 days ago
I wanted to like this book. I was interested in the Oklahoma setting and Native American culture, but it is almost unreadable. Most of the time I can't tell who is talking. Jargon is strung together with no context to even guess what it might mean. The story jumps around from one scene to another with no transition at all to tell you what is going on. I think the story might be interesting but it is too frustrating to follow. It needs some serious editing.
Robin Gilmore 16 days ago
After seeing this compared to the Longmire series, I was looking forward to reading this book. However, it was frustrating. The author provided very little background aside from geography (& that was largely in the map). Descriptions of the land were satisfying but too numerous.It was hard to follow the plot. The mystery itself was complicated, convoluted, but not bad.Character development was also hard to follow. From reading the author's Q & A it was expected that the reader would fill in many of the blanks- awful hard to do w new characters. Since this is usually what I most enjoy, it was especially disappointing.Not sure if I will read the 2nd book in this series. It will likely depend on my tolerance for frustration on the day i see the 2nd title.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Hard to follow.
cts827 More than 1 year ago
Nail's Crossing by Kris Lackey is a murder mystery set in American Indian territory. It is full of Native American landscape. Bill Maytubby is a member of the Tribal police. He is trying to solve a murder. The characters and plot are well developed. Sometimes the use of local accents and native words in the dialog slowed the reading process for me. Overall this was an interesting story and I enjoyed the interaction of the characters with each other. This was a B&N serial read where a few chapters are delivered to my Nook app each day during the month. It is a good way to read a new author and I always review every book that I read. I recommend this one if you are a fan of Tony Hillerman. There are some similarities.
Neesie315 More than 1 year ago
I am a longtime fan of Tony Hillerman, Craig Johnson, James Doss and others that write mysteries set in the Southwest. When I saw this book as a featured Readout through Nook, I was excited to start a new series. I was not disappointed! William "Bill" Maytubby is a deputy with the Chickasaw nation, engaged to the beautiful lawyer Jill Milton. When a murder is committed on tribal land, Maytubby teams up with County Deputy Hannah Bond and FBI agent Scrooby. As Maytubby tries to track down the killer, he travels to Arkansas and Louisiana, where he encounters some true Cajuns. (This just added to my enjoyment since I lived in Louisiana for 4 years). All in all, this was an enjoyable book. Plenty of twists and turns, great characters, some dry humor and great descriptions of the countryside all add to the fun of this book. I am grateful to Nook for allowing me to discover this new series. I'm sure that I will be reading more adventures of these characters in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
brf1948 More than 1 year ago
I received a free electronic copy of this mystery novel from Netgalley, Kris Lackey, and Blackstone Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all, for sharing your work with me. This was an excellent mystery, one difficult to put down. The form is a little different, but effective and perhaps even an added flavor in this mix of all sorts of cops crisscrossing across Oklahoma during a long hot summer. I will look for more by Kris Lackey. He is an author to watch for.