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NOIR & TRUE CRIME

Jesse Sublett's Little Black Book

#TBT 2.23.14

Books I love lately: Redeployment, by Phil Klay, and Barefoot Dogs, by Antonio Ruiz-Camacho. Send Antonio a tweet at @aruizcamacho. Phil Klay is at @PhilKlay. Loved this NPR story on ribeye steak by John Burnett. Great first line of audio: “The first week of March is ultrasound week at the R.A. Brown …

Not Without A Fight

Our new book, “Broke, Not Broken: Homer Maxey’s Texas Bank War,” is the subject of a swell review in Thursday’a Austin Chronicle, titled “Not Without a Fight,” reviewed by Joe O’Connell. Come say hello today–Sunday, Sept. 28, 3-6PM at Threadgill’s North, for book signing, hanging out, beer & food. “We” being …

THINGS I LIKE LATELY

Books I’ve liked a lot include Townie, by Andre Dubus III, which I bought years ago and finally read. Dubus is a venerated so called literary writer, an ex-bare knuckles fighter, and he lived in Austin for a while in the early seventies and was affected by the experience, which …

Noir at the Bar Monday May 12, repost

UPDATE: MAY 13, 2014: Thanks to all of you who attended our event last night. Had a great time. After the intro by Scott Montgomery, the BookPeople / MysteryPeople / Number one Austin bookseller, played a couple of songs, starting with one I haven’t played in a while, “Girl From Armageddon,” …