Update: Broke, Not Broken: Homer Maxey’s Texas Bank War will be published by Texas Tech Press June 2014the co-author with Broadus Spivey (Austin attorney), of a book about Homer Maxey, a powerful developer and civic leader in Lubbock who lost all his money in the 1960s in a controversial bank foreclosure. Maxey was also the father of internationally renowned sculptor Glenna Goodacre.
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)
DIGITAL: 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.
My career as a published author began in 1989 with the hard cover publication of my first book, Rock Critic Murders, the first of three novels featuring a bass-playing sleuth named Martin Fender in Austin, Texas.
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.