2017 has been a big, big year. Dig it: These babies will make you smile, laugh, wish you were there, or wonder if you left your virtue in the back corner of the hall that night. Music. Magic. Crime. Illusion. Political Satire. Mime! (Mime? Wait a minute…..)


Armadillo World Headquarters: A Memoir, by Eddie Wilson and Jesse Sublett, the definitive history of the Austin music scene from 1970-1980, how Austin came to be the Live Music Capital of the WorldLeft: Armadillo World Headquarters: A Memoir. Buy it now hereThe true story of how Austin came to be the Live Music Capital of the World, published in 2017. Below, Esther’s Follies: The Laughs, the Gossip, and the Story Behind Texas’ Most Celebrated Comedy Troupe. Buy it now herealso published in 2017, the other side of how Austin came to become AUSTIN, as we know it today: Progressive, cool, full of music and culture. Jesse Sublett has completed his “terrible trifecta of Austin History,” including “1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime that Rocked the Capital,” published 2015.
Jesse Sublett, author of "Esther's Follies," and "Armadillo World Headquarters: A Memoir, with Eddie Wilson; and "1960s Austin Gangsters"



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

Published March 9, 2015






1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime that Rocked the Capital,” Buy it now here. 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). Buy it here now. Paperback also available. Published by Texas Tech Press. Read more here. Read the Statesman review here.

Broke, Not Broken: Homer Maxey's Texas Bank War, by Broadus A. Spivey & Jesse Sublett

Broke, Not Broken: Homer Maxey’s Texas Bank War, by Broadus A. Spivey & Jesse Sublett













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)

Grave Digger Blues, Jesse Sublett,

Print edition available at BookPeople, Amazon, etc., or through contact form.  Grave Digger Blues is crazy, surreal, super cool, and who knows, might be too weird for you.

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.

Enhanced iPad version (with music, 100+ photos & graphics, audio chapters, video, and original blues soundtrack) from iTunes for $2.99 or the Kindle version from Amazon for $1.99.

Amazon, go to Jesse Sublett Books for Kindle page to find these works available for Kindle, iPhone, iPad and other devices.

ROCK CRITIC MURDERS: 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION, is a multi-touch, multi-media iBook for the iPad, availing in the  iTunes store.

Enhanced w/ music & other media for the iPad.

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.

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