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Jesse Sublett, true crime author, Austin musician and author

That’s MISTER Gangster to you, bro

It’s been a busy week here in South Austin. Normally, if we spend the evening in the living room, our neighborhood semi-feral cat, Carl “CJ”  Johnson,  comes to visit and eat. Between his visits, we usually see either possum or raccoon, possibly a gang of the latter. In recent months …

1960s Austin Gangsters

February 2015…. The countdown begins soon. We’re getting set for the release of the long-labored, much-awaited book on the Austin underworld of the 1960s… the thugs, pimps, safecrackers, and Cadillac-obsessed ex-football players and used car salesmen known as the Overton Gang… the thug culture matrix that evolved into the criminal …

A LITTLE NOIR MUSIC

Thursday August 2, at BookPeople, 7 PM, I’ll be playing a handful of murder ballads for my old pal and great writer, Megan Abbott, or should I say, “The Queen of Noir”? She’ll be signing and reading from her new scorcher, DARE ME. Her crime novels are cool and tough! …

Video: 72-year-old Woman tazed in Austin traffic stop

The ailing and anemic Austin-Statesman must be getting a sizable boost in hits on its online edition today, due to the video clip of Kathryn Winkfein, a 72-year-old grandmother who has sued Travis County for $135,000 after being hit with a tazer during a traffic stop. According to the Statesman, …