Terry Shames writes the best-selling Samuel Craddock series, set in small-town Texas. "A Killing at Cotton Hill" (Seventh Street Books) won the 2013 Macavity Award for Best First Mystery. MysteryPeople named Shames a top five Texas mystery writer, 2015. "The Necessary Murder of Nonie Blake" was an RT BookReviews Top Pick, January 2016. Her latest book, "An Unsettling Crime for Samuel Craddock" received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Terry lives in Berkeley, CA. She is Vice President of Norcal Sisters in Crime .