LOST CREEK BOOKS
La Pine, Oregon
Wesley Murphey’s books—
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Trouble at Puma Creek: A Vietnam Vet, A Deadly Hunt $14.95
While hunting deer in Oregon’s Fall Creek Forest in 1980, Vietnam veteran Roger Bruington is murdered by an Oregon State Police officer after discovering a suspicious shack. Did finding the shack get him killed? Or was this a government hit because Bruington was finally going to reveal the U.S. Government’s cover up of the evidence he turned over in 1974 proving American POWs were still being held captive in southeast Asia a year after all POWs were supposedly released? (338 pages)
"An excellent work of crime fiction." said a retired U.S. Army general who did two tours in Vietnam and later served in the defense intelligence agency. " But I can't support the idea of a government coverup or conspiracy of the Vietnam P.O.W. issue."
A Homeless Man’s Burden $14.95
In his sleeping bag on the bank of the McKenzie River, aged and homeless Sam Hostick is dying alone when modern-day fur trapper Shane Coleman pulls up in his drift boat - just in time for Sam to unload the terrible secret he has carried for fifty years. As Sam begins telling his story, Shane is stunned to learn that Sam knew Shane's now-deceased father, and that the secret concerns the murder of a little girl in 1960.
Based on the actual still-unsolved 1960 bean-field murder of little Alice Lee near Pleasant Hill and Dexter, Oregon. Wesley Murphey picked in that very field for many years and, as a teen, worked for Alice’s father. Murphey’s father was Alice’s school bus driver and the mail carrier in the area for 25 years. This somewhat autobiographical thriller will keep you turning pages from start to finish. (302 pages)
Girl Too Popular $12.95
Being the most popular girl in town is not all it’s cracked up to be—just ask Carly Cantwell. After making the winning basket in her Roseburg High girls basketball game, Carly is kidnapped to a remote location in the forest. Now she gets more attention than she ever dreamed. Will Carly survive to ever play another basketball game? Is her abductor somehow connected to her ex-stepfather who she rejected? Or is someone or something greater at work here? (178 pages)
Mother in Law problems? Dan Thurmond has a ton of them. When Dan married Brenda, he got more than he bargained for. He got Maureen Muldano, the mother in law from hell. With his marriage on the rocks, and shut out by his wife’s restraining order, Dan can't take anymore. Now his hypocritical, pseudo-spiritual, controlling mother-in-law and other wolves in her family are going to reap what they sowed. Unlike any book you've ever read, this story demonstrates the hypocrisy of several self-righteous people and contains some violent themes. (302 pages)
Coming later this summer--
Blacktail Deer Hunting Adventures (Revised 2013, available 8-2013)
A classic. The only true adventure account ever written on hunting the Pacific Coast’s blacktail deer. Well Illustrated. “Anyone who has ever hunted blacktail deer can relate to this book and can gain some good hunting lore from reading it.” -- Boyd Iverson author of Blacktail Trophy Tactics (180 pages)
Trap Otters, Beavers, Raccoons, Nutrias & other critters
Trapping techniques for these furbearers by veteran trapper Wesley Murphey. Includes numerous published articles, lots of supplementary information, along with lots of photos and drawings. Many situations and sets described and illustrated. (110 plus pages)