Tres Navarre
Created by Rick Riordan

TRES NAVARRE is many things -- an unlicensed TexMex private eye, a tequila drinker, tai chi master and an outcast from Academia with a PhD in medieval studies and the proud owner of a cat called Robert Johnson. After ten years in the City by the Bay, he heads on home to San Antonio, hoping to put to rest old memories of the murder of his father, formerly the Sheriff of Bexar County. At the end of the first book in the series, Tres decides to stick around. Maybe you can go home again...

In fact, Big Red Tequila (1997) made quite a splash, attracting a lot of attention, for a PBO. The big book (maybe a little too big and wordy according to some) managed to hit the bestseller lists, and even nabbed a Shamus for Best First P.I. Novel.

And with the third novel, The Last King of Texas, Tres made the jump to hardcover. An interesting addition to the P.I. ranks, and a series to watch, I thought at the time, although these days, Rick, a former middle school teacher in Austin, Texas, may be a little busy with his burgeoning career as the author of best-selling young adult series such as Percy Jackson and The Kane Chronicles..



Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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