Winner of the Western Writers of America Medicine Pipe Bearer Award, Texan author Allana Martin pens mysteries with a distinctive regional flair. Publishers Weekly has called this series "a refreshing read." In the Chihuahuan desert near the Texas-Mexico border, Texana Jones runs an isolated trading post. One afternoon during a jalapeNo pepper eating contest, a boy enters the shack and announces that his father-The River Master-has been murdered. Soon Texana's own husband, Clay, is accused of the crime. Now they must find out who's trying to frame him, and why.