Reavis Z. Wortham won the 2019 Spur Award for Hawke’s War, the second book in the Sonny Hawke contemporary western series, in the Best Mass Market Paperback Novel category. The Spur Awards are presented annually by the Western Writers of America, WWA. The award is given “for works whose inspiration, image, and literary excellence best represent the reality and spirit of the American West.” The newest novel in the series, Hawke’s Target, was released on June 25.
His latest Red River Mystery, Gold Dust, was named as one of True West Magazine’s Top Five 20th-21st Century Western Mystery Fiction novels in their “Best of the West—2019” feature.
Judge. Jury. Executioner. One man is taking the law into his own hands. His targets are criminals who slipped through the justice system. From California to Texas, this relentless avenger hunts down the unpunished and sentences them to death.
But now he’s on Sonny Hawke’s turf. A Texas Ranger committed to his job, Hawke will not abide vigilante justice—especially when innocents are also in the line of fire. The trail of bodies stretches across the Lone Star State to the most savage clan East Texas has ever seen. And Hawke is the only one who can stop them…
Laying Bones: A Red River Mystery
Coming in 2020
Stay tuned for more information about the latest book in the Red River series!
“Wortham is a masterful and entertaining storyteller… equal parts Joe R. Lansdale and Harper Lee, with a touch of Elmore Leonard.”
—Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine
“The more I read of Reavis Wortham’s books, the more impressed I am by his abilities as a writer… He’s very good at what he does, and his books are well worth reading.”
—Reviewing the Evidence
“Wortham nails time and place in a sure-handed, captivating way.”
—Kirkus Reviews on The Rock Hole