Book List in Order: 11 titles


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    Does a deaf criminal investigator from Austin, TX have an ulterior motive for “vacationing” in Terlingua? Also, as he settles in, a series of murders occur in Sportfish Landing, Florida. Is a vigilante at work, or is it something else? Add a resc...



  • What happens in laid-back Terlingua when a convicted sex offender moves into the Ghost Town? Will Deputy Ricos’ small slip in judgment come with too high a price to pay? Does Margarita adopt a girl in desperate need of parenting? Is the ex-con conn...



  • Tale 6 catapults Deputy Margarita Ricos from a spousal abuse case to a long-deserted shack on Terlingua Ranch, to one of the nation's most notorious prisons—the Polunsky Unit of the Texas State Prison System. An acquaintance from the deputy's past,...



  • The time is September of 2008. The place is Ojinaga, Mexico. Observing the peaceful beauty and outward normalcy of the pueblo, you could not tell that bad things are happening. Capitán Benito Escalante is called home from a weekend visit in Texas be...



  • Deputy Margarita Ricos is not like every other deputy sheriff. She’s young. She’s tough. She’s kindhearted and smart. She’s a proud Chicana! Raised on the edge of the United States in Terlingua, Texas, she has a broad perspective of “the bo...



  • It's March in Terlingua and the weather is playing games—icy one day and warmish a few days later. But the weather is not the problem. The trouble begins with a Photoshopped picture of Deputy Ricos and Sheriff Ben that makes an innocent encounter l...



  • Jed Petersen is an up-and-coming bull rider from Fort Stockton, Texas. He’s courageous, stubborn, and daring. His overbearing father has groomed him all his life to become a national champion on the rodeo circuit, but that is his father’s failed ...



  • Before the sun has a chance to rise on the majesty of Big Bend country, sheriff’s deputies Ricos and George are called to the Rio Grande near the Texas resort town of Lajitas, where there is an informal crossing point. A dead body has been found at...



  • Take one sharp, determined deputy and ask her to solve a mystery that has not been solved in thirty years. Stir in a disgruntled local chauvinist, a tourist who disappears while camping near Big Bend National Park, a sexy new waiter in Lajitas, a for...







  • NOT EVERYONE HAS A LOT OF FRIENDS AND ITS HARD TO DEAL WITH BULLYING ALONE. WE WANTED TO WRITE THIS BOOK SO THAT EVERYONE WOULD UNDERSTAND BULLYING IS PAINFUL. WE THINK MOST KIDS THAT ARE BULLIES ARE BULLIED THEMSELVES. THERE ARE A LOT OF WAYS TO STO...



  • A few words about One Bloody Shirt at a Time Margarita Ricos is not just any deputy. She’s smart. She’s courageous. She’s a twenty-five-year-old Chicana with attitude who grew up on the edge of the United States in Terlingua, Texas. There, the ...


Complete Series List in Order

A Deputy Ricos Tale

1) One Bloody Shirt at a Time (May-2012)
2) The Beautiful Bones (Mar-2013)
3) Darker Than Black (Mar-2014)
4) Border Ghosts (Nov-2015)
5) Hard Falls (Oct-2015)