February 2015…. The countdown begins soon. We’re getting set for the release of the long-labored, much-awaited book on the Austin underworld of the 1960s… the thugs, pimps, safecrackers, and Cadillac-obsessed ex-football players and used car salesmen known as the Overton Gang… the thug culture matrix that evolved into the criminal network known as the Dixie Mafia [For a little more info, see my preview file on the Austin Underworld, Austin Noir]. In November I finished the manuscript–10 chapters in 10 weeks, plus appendices and almost 70 photos (many never seen before) and submitted cover art elements. By last week, I had received and corrected the edited manuscript and also proofed approved the page proofs and the cover art. Pub date should be sometime in February 2015. We’ll get a more precise date soon and then we’ll start booking signing parties. Happy Holidays and watch this space.