HARDBOILED CRIME IN 1980s AUSTIN: A BLUES MUSICIAN WHO MOONLIGHTS AS A PRIVATE EYE:
Rock Critic Murders, the first Martin Fender novel, was published in 1989. My wife and I had left Austin for Los Angeles in 1987. Within two months, I had an agent and a book deal with Viking Penguin for my crime novels. The series character–a blues musician who moonlights as a private detective and skip tracer, originated with a series of short pieces published in the Austin Chronicle starting in 1983.
ROCK CRITIC MURDERS: 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION, is a multi-touch, multi-media iBook for the iPad, availing in the iTunes store for $1.99.
The 25th Anniversary Edition is enhanced for the iPad, with music tracks–including bluesy garage rock from the semi-fictional band Cloud 19 (starring Jesse and Jon Dee Graham), plus some of my solo murder ballads and blues, plus photos, lurid original art, and vintage photos of the Skunks, and Austin clubs, joints, and other landmarks, video postcards from my 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.
Other digital editions of the Martin Fender novels are available in the Amazon Kindle Store. Or check out the Jesse Sublett page.
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