The Swamp Whisperer

The Swamp Whisperer, by Sylvia Dickey Smith

The Swamp Whisperer
(Sidra Smart Mystery #4)
by Sylvia Dickey Smith
Softcover • $16.95 • 228 pages
eBook • $4.99

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Crispin Books (2012)
228 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″
Mystery / Thriller / Women Detectives /
Regional Southwest (Texas and Louisiana)
Softcover • $16.95 • ISBN 978-1-883953-49-2
eBook • $4.99 •  ISBN 978-1-883953-50-8

Best Novel of the Year – Press Women of Texas

“If you’ve never read a Sylvia Dickey Smith novel before . . . Her love of Southeast Texas comes through in her descriptions of the sights, sounds, and smells of the swamp. Crammed with plot twists, lush atmosphere, and memorable characters, Smith’s talent shines in this rollicking mystery. We don’t get many protagonists like Boo in crime fiction . . . but we should!” – Chick Lit Café


In this latest Sidra Smart mystery, Sid takes a bumpy road trip with her Aunt Annie. In the meantime, Boo Murphy – a cranky old swamp-rat who prefers to spend time in her pirogue, hunting and fishing, to spending time with people – is pulled into a strange world when she discovers a deserted brush-hut deep in the bayou. The discovery leads Boo deeper and deeper into a clandestine effort to resurrect a cultural site for the Atakapa-Ishak natives. But are the leaders legit, or do they have other self-serving passions?

In The Swamp Whisperer, Boo has to rely on her wits and swamp wisdom, as she and her cousin Sasha are pulled into an maelstrom of backwater mayhem. The story takes place in the bayou borderlands where Texas and Louisiana meet, a region filled with colorful characters, good food, and dark secrets.


Sylvia Dickey Smith is the author of the Sidra Smart mystery series and an award-winning historical novel, A War of Her Own, set on the homefront in World War II in Orange, Texas. She lives in Georgetown, Texas.