LOST CREEK BOOKS
La Pine, Oregon

 presents

 

Wesley Murphey’s

outdoor non-fiction books and suspense-thriller fiction books—

Note: We only charge $2.50 shipping for each book purchased on this website.
The E-version for some of our books is (or soon will be) available on Amazon.com's Kindle.

 

Nonfiction:    Outdoors

 
 
Blacktail Deer Hunting Adventures (Revised/Expanded 2013)          $13.50

A classic. Refreshingly candid, revised and expanded, still the only true adventure account ever written on hunting the Pacific Coast’s blacktail deer. Join Wes Murphey as he pursues the elusive blacktail deer. Regardless of which species of deer you hunt, whether you are a beginner or expert, you will learn from and enjoy Wes's blacktail deer hunting adventures. Laced throughout the many years of blacktail hunting adventures are numerous tactics, tips and great information on blacktail habits and habitat. Also includes chapters on the effects of hunter scent and noise on deer behavior, along with other interesting topics. Very well illustrated.  (184 pages, 60 illustrations)
  “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 and BTT II  

Fish, Hunt and Trap a Little  (Vol. One)                                            $11.95
True Tales and Tactics                     
From Wickiup Browns, Pothole Magic, and The Bruin- to Crane Prairie Cats, The Boy and the Lampreys, Team Up on Blacktails and other true adventures in this Volume One, the Murpheys' stories will charm you, entertain you, teach you, make you laugh and remember when and inspire you to grab your fishing rod, rifle or shotgun, or even a few traps and get out in the woods and waterways to experience nature at its finest. Some of these articles were previously published in national and regional outdoor magazines, and some are appearing in print for the first time.(178 pages, 62 illustrations)



Fish, Hunt and Trap a Little  (Vol. Two)                                           $11.95   
True Tales and Tactics                     
From Antlers in the Alders, Trial Crossing, and Whitefish of Wickiup- to The Wrong Bear, Crappies: The Black and White of It and other true adventures in this Volume Two, the Murpheys' stories will charm you, entertain you, teach you, make you laugh and remember when and inspire you to grab your fishing rod, rifle or shotgun, or even a few traps and get out in the woods and waterways to experience nature at its finest. Some of these articles were previously published in national and regional outdoor magazines, and some are appearing in print for the first time.  (178 pages, 60 illustrations.)



Conibear Beaver Trapping in Open Water                               $11.00
Master Beaver Trapping Techniques
Wesley Murphey clearly describes and illustrates the techniques that he has used to catch hundreds of beavers.  Includes many different types of sets for many diverse waterways. Excellent information on scouting for beavers, beaver habitat, dens, dams and food. Recognized as the best beaver trapping book in America for showing how to actually trap beavers using conibear (body-grip) traps.   110 pages, 110 illustrations
   "Mr. Murphey has created a book for which he can be properly proud. This text is not only a comprehensive read but a quick read as well. I give the book a solid 'A' rating." Stephen Vantassel NWCO Correspondent 'The Probe'




Fiction:      Suspense-Thrillers
 
 
 
 
 

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? How will detective Jim Dowdy, a Korean War veteran, solve the case? When more bodies turn up at Puma Creek in the summer of 1981, Dowdy is determined to bring the killer or killers to justice. But he underestimates who he is up against.  (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. But Sam dies before he can answer Shane's many questions about his father and the crime. Taking Sam's burden that is now his, Shane hooks up with short-fused, sarcastic, ex-cop, private-investigator Hodge Gilbert to solve the case. What they discover, and who dies along the way, shocks them and many others in the peaceful Lost Creek Valley community.                             
   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 with 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)  
See author interview in this website's: Writings section.  
                                              




 

Girl Too Popular                                                                                             $10.95

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? Will she ever see her friends or boy friend again?  Is her abductor somehow connected to her ex-stepfather who she rejected? Or is someone or something greater at work here?       (178 pages) Inspirational suspense.




 
To Kill a Mother in Law                                                                                        $14.95

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 deals with difficult family issues. Warning: Contains some violent themes. (302 pages)
 


 
 
 

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