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The Thomas Family Novels

Formerly The Boys of Syracuse, Kansas, The Thomas Family Novels are a series of standalone novels featuring characters connected to the town of Syracuse, Kansas. Most notably a family of cattle ranchers whose ties to the land go back to the 1880s.
Good, old-fashioned cowboys. No anti-heroes and no sex, though there is brief graphic violence, and intense, suspenseful situations. Call it PG17.     

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Book One of The Thomas Family Novels
Last Shot at Justice

a Contemporary Suspense with a dash of Romance

Detective Mitzi Reardon just became the prime suspect in a murder she didn’t commit. On the run from enemies and coworkers alike, Mitzi must put her trust in Blue Thomas, an old-school cowboy from Kansas. Against all odds, they must bring the real killer to justice.

As a trap closes around them, Mitzi devises a bold escape strategy that may just get both of them killed.

"Kristi Cramer knows how to keep the suspense pumping in this never-a-dull-moment thriller." Calvin Dean, author of Curses, A Door Unlocked, and The Epitaph of Jonas Barloff.

Last Shot at Justice by Kristi Cramer Suspense author

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Book Two of The Thomas Family Novels

Last Second Chance

a Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Tim Reardon made a real mess of his life. After five years in a federal penitentiary, he’s given one last second chance to work on a ranch in a small town where he can start over. Unaware that his old boss is intent on bringing him back into the fold, Tim thinks his drug running days are behind him for good—until the night he comes face to face with his past. Given the ultimatum to come back to Denver or die, he finds himself in the crosshairs of a deadly enemy.

“Impeccably edited, Cramer’s prose is evocative and easy to read. Every character is realistic and well-drawn, the main characters are especially compelling and you can't help but love them, warts and all. Five stars, without question.” Cy Wyss, author of The Bloodless Mask and Polygraph (Inspector Lukas Richter #1)

Last Second Chance by Kristi Cramer Suspense author

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Book Three of The Thomas Family Novels
One Last Song

a Contemporary Suspense with a dash of Romance


In a bold operation that leaves the tiny town of Syracuse reeling, Jax and Kylie are kidnapped. Getting nabbed for human trafficking would be bad enough, but their captors have an additional agenda.

When a talent scout approaches them after a karaoke contest, Kylie hopes this will be her big break. Something doesn't feel right to Jax, but he ignores his instincts to please his friend. What happens in the next twenty-four hours is not on any playlist.

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Book Four of The Thomas Family Novels
Last Refuge

a Contemporary Romantic Suspense


Witness to a horrific crime, Savannah is looking for a place to hide. Cooking at an out of the way ranch seems like as a good a refuge as any. She didn’t expect to find a sense of safety, of family—least of all an attraction to the ranch’s brooding eldest son.

Hard working and serious, Trip mends his broken heart like he mends fences on the family ranch, filling his time with his duties in an attempt to put heartache behind him. He tells himself he likes it that way. Until the new cook arrives to spice up his life in ways he never imagined possible. Savannah fascinates him. She's an enigma, full of mysterious stories and strange quirks that draw him to her with no clue what lies in her past.

Despite her feelings, Savannah can’t let Trip know the truth and she certainly can’t let her adversaries find her. But when danger catches up and the stories start to unravel, will Trip protect her? Can he?

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Books 1 & 2 are Available in Audio format.
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