I have family ties to Galveston. As a matter of fact, my uncle takes pride in being a BOI (Born on the Isla nd). Crider, an Anthony Award winning author, certainly knows Galveston well. Prominent landmarks and local attractions are part of the story as Tru Smith, a BOI himself, works to find Sharon Matthews, a local teen gone missing. Tru would also like to find his own sister, who has been missing for a year now. Secrets from the past come to light as Tru starts the hunt. Dead On the Island  is an older book but if you like local settings and history, and a good detective story, you’ll enjoy it. You may want to read the other books in this series such as Gator Kill and When Old Men D ie . Photo courtesy of mirsasha via Flickr.