Steed Wilson Mysteries
Detective stories by P Morreale set in the South West.
When five horses belonging to a dwarf country-and-western singer die in a fire of suspicious origins, the aggrieved Arizona HorseLife Insurance Company turns to investigator Steed Wilson to prove fraud.
Steed may be the best that the insurance company can find, but he is having a bad time of it because his wife went missing three years ago, and what kind of investigator is he if he cannot find his own wife?
And now he rapidly finds that this new assignment lies somewhere between thankless and impossible—dangerous territory for even the most intrepid man.
He rights the wrongs he can, and he puts the Bannister place back on the right track.
Steed Wilson is on the trail of some stolen horses when he catches sight of his wife, who has been missing for more than three years. This is his chance to solve the most personal mystery as he works on another insurance case. But the truth is bad, and the more he learns, the worse it is.
Again, Steed finds that there are limits to the wrongs he right, the broken lives he can put back together, and the happiness he can help people find.
And he is as big a loser as the next guy this time.