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It’s a long way from the Pink Pussy Cat

During the buffalo trade, Mobeetie was the mother city of the Panhandle. They called it Hidetown, because everyone lived in little condos of buffalo hide. Then it was known as Sweetwater, for a nearby river. It grew fast, with more permanent structures sprouting like weeds, especially saloons and dance halls. …

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Statesman story on “1960s Austin Gangsters”

Michael Barnes wrote a story on my book “1960s Austin Gangsters,” published in Austin American-Statesman on Mon., January 4, 2016: HISTORY Sublett scrapes Austin’s underside — again Author and musician’s ‘1960s Austin Gangsters’ elicits more gritty tales. Posted: 12:00 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 By Michael Barnes – American-Statesman Staff Turn over another …

#ThugBackThursday with “1960s Austin Gangsters”

Update: See a brand new review of “1960s Austin Gangsters” on LoneStarLiterary.com. Come see us at Barnes & Noble Sunset Valley Thursday July 9th, 5 PM, for their #ThrowBackThursday #GetPopCultured book signing for “1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime that Rocked the Capital.” This is my eighth book and it’s been a huge hit …

Jesse Sublett, true crime author, noir aficionado, blues singer

Busting Out

Busting out all over, blooming like redbuds and dogwood and mountain laurel. This time of year, Texas almost seems habitable. My new book, “1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime that Rocked the Capital,” has been getting good press. We just returned from the Wildcatter Exchange Festival in Fort Worth, where our …

Jesse Sublett, Austin author & musician & artist

JESSE PROFILED

Mark your calendars for Monday, March 23, 7 PM, BookPeople, when we’ll be signing and presenting “1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime that Rocked the Capitol,” out this week at quality bookstores like BookPeople and South Congress Books. [PS I’ll also be doing a pop-up gig/book signing at South Congress Books …

Jesse Sublett, Austin author and musician

1960s Austin Gangsters

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 …

Jesse Sublett, novelist, nonfiction author, essayist, musician, artist, Austin character

Preorder “1960s Austin Gangsters”

Preorder Jesse Sublett’s new true crime book “1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime That Rocked the Capital.” Published by History Press in March 2015, the book can be advance purchased, signed and inscribed (or not) and shipped as soon as available for the special prepublication price of $24.99 ($19.99 + $5 S&H). Just send an email …