George Arnold began his book-writing career in retirement at age 58. His first book, Growing Up Simple: An Irreverent Look at Kids in the 1950s with foreword by Texas humorist and icon Liz Carpenter, was an instant success, winning the IPPY Humor Award as the funniest book published in North America in 2003, the Violet Crown Award as the best nonfiction book by a Texas author of 2003, and the coveted Silver Spur from the Texas Public Relations Association for marketing excellence.

The C.I.A. Cats series are multi-lingual adventure books for both juvenile readers and adults, featuring the crime-fighting cleverness of Buzzer Louis and his best friend Cincinnati the dancing pig and Buzzer’s hilarious siblings, Dusty Louise and the tiny orange tabby twins Luigi Panettone Giaccomazza and Luisa Manicotti Giaccomazza.

George and his wife of almost 50 years live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

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Mulligan: Justice Reclaimed

            What happens when a murder investigation in the West Texas town of Alpine goes off the rails and a young woman is convicted of second-degree murder when evidence is lacking and her attorney has never before tried a criminal case?

            Rosa Salinas, on a change of venue, was found guilty by an Austin, Texas jury; she immediately receives a mulligan from Judge Susan Bronson, who calls the trial a “circus.” The judge orders a new investigation, and the job falls to Detective Lt. Craig Rylander and his team. They confront a belligerent local sheriff, tight-lipped witnesses, and an on-going series of felonies. Will they be able to figure out who the murderer really was? Or might it have been Rosa Salinas all along?

From an isolated West Texas ranch to a Mexican whorehouse, Detectives Gady Esparza and Tom Sellers, and ADA Sydney Reynolds are determined to reclaim justice.


Illustrations from the CIA Cats series by Jason Eckhardt.

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To schedule a school visit or book an appearance, contact George Arnold at (830) 456-3180,
George@CIAcats.com , or contact Wild Horse Media Group.

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