Praise for Book One of the series:
"Tim Hemlin's 'If Wishes Were Horses...' is one of the most entertaining first mysteries I've read in several years, and aspiring writer Neil Marshall is the most engaging amateur sleuth to come along since Jeff Abbott's Jordan Poteet. This novel is so good, I'd like it even if it weren't set in Texas." - Bill Crider, Author of many series including the Sheriff Dan Rhoades Mysteries, and resident of the Texas Literary Hall of Fame.
"A Welcome new voice in the mystery field." - Earl Emerson.
From the Inside Flap
It is just what graduate student (and part-time chef) Neil Marshall doesn't need: to witness the near-fatal shooting of legendary Houston P.I. C. J. McDaniels. Especially since the gunmen think Neil can identify them.
Before long, Neil's quiet academic life is irreparably shattered as he's sucked into a tornado of violence that cuts across Houston *from a mansion in River Oaks to an all-too-silent suburban home, from a secret hospital room to the bed of a fascinating woman. In Houston's sultry summer heat a deep-rooted hatred is maturing, and a whisper of rage is building to a roar. . . .
"A WELCOME NEW VOICE IN THE MYSTERY FIELD."