The latest: “1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime that Rocked the Capital,” published by History Press March 11, 2015. A sensational true crime chronicle of the dark side of the Live Music Capital of the World during the tumultuous sixties.
Read more here.
Broke, Not Broken: Homer Maxey’s Texas Bank War (co-written with Broadus A. Spivey) published June 15, 2014, (order from BookPeople, Barnes&Noble, Amazon or directly from Texas Tech Press. Read more information here. Read the Statesman review here.
PULP FICTION… CRIME… HARDBOILED… DETECTIVE STORIES…
Grave Digger Blues, my most recent noir novel, is available in print and digital editions (scroll down).
“Grave Digger Blues is a nasty, raunchy, rude-boy romp that I totally loved. In its sinister way it is very, very funny. The exquisitely rendered visuals and other enhancements are great. You’ll love it, especially if you hate the Beatles.” W.K. Stratton (Chasing the Rodeo, Boxing Shadows, Floyd Patterson: The Fighting Live of Boxing’s Invisible Champ)
The print edition can be ordered from South Congress Books, BookPeople, Amazon, etc., or by using the contact form at bottom of this page. Grave Digger Blues is a great, surreal, super cool book, that who knows, might be too weird for you, but I’m proud of it and it’s my favorite work to read aloud from.
DIGITAL EDITIONS: The standard Kindle version includes the same explosive 52,000 word hardboiled pulp fiction story and over 100 eye-popping illustrations. The Blues Deluxe version for the iPad also has more than an hour of audio, including Jesse’s original blues theme songs, audio chapters (collaborations with Johnny Reno) and a video music intro.
ROCK CRITIC MURDERS: 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION, is a multi-touch, multi-media iBook for the iPad, availing in the iTunes store.
The iPad edition of Rock Critic Murders has lots of cool music–including bluesy garage rock from the semi-fictional band Cloud 19 (starring Jesse and Jon Dee Graham), plus some of his solo murder ballads and blues, plus photos, his lurid original art, and vintage photos of the Skunks, and Austin clubs, joints, and other landmarks, video postcards from his favorite haunts including the world-famous Continental Club, Lady Bird Lake, South Congress Avenue, Threadgill’s and more, and the same ground-breaking rock n roll-fueled Austin pulp fiction. Buy it here.