Happy Valentine’s Day 2015 and I hope your weekend wasn’t as stressful as it was for Bugs Moran in Chicago on Valentine’s Day 1929, as seen in the above images. Now, if we flash back just 50 years, we’re in the depth of the Overton Gang days in Austin, Texas, an era chronicled in my new true crime book, “1960s Austin Gangsters,” due from History Press on March 9. The Overton Gang burglarized dozens of small town banks between 1964-66 and reaped regular headlines such as “Gangsterism–One Night at Hattie’s, Gangland Style,” telling of the Overtons’ attempted armed coup at Austin’s biggest brothel on the night of July 10, 1965.
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Our store is offering SIGNED copies for $19.99 + $5 S&H. You can also preorder through your favorite retailer such as BookPeople, Amazon, etc. But this is the only place you can preorder a signed copy (read more about the book on the Austin Gangsters page).
And mark your calendars for March 23, the first big party for Austin Gangsters at BookPeople, 7 PM.
Monday, Feb. 16, 7 PM, join us at Noir At The Bar, for readings by published crime fiction authors & libations. Opal Divine’s Penn Field (South Congress). Join me and co-host Scott Montgomery, Trey R. Barker, Bill Loehfelm, Lou Berney, and by the way, it’s Scott’s birthday. I’ll kick things off with a couple of songs. Books available for purchase (I’ll have Grave Digger Blues & Never the Same Again, and you can preorder Austin Gangsters). Come out, check out these cool crime writers and start the week off right.