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#ThugBackThursday with “1960s Austin Gangsters”

Update: See a brand new review of “1960s Austin Gangsters” on LoneStarLiterary.com. Come see us at Barnes & Noble Sunset Valley Thursday July 9th, 5 PM, for their #ThrowBackThursday #GetPopCultured book signing for “1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime that Rocked the Capital.” This is my eighth book and it’s been a huge hit …

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 …

Jesse Sublett, true crime author, noir aficionado, blues singer

Busting Out

Busting out all over, blooming like redbuds and dogwood and mountain laurel. This time of year, Texas almost seems habitable. My new book, “1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime that Rocked the Capital,” has been getting good press. We just returned from the Wildcatter Exchange Festival in Fort Worth, where our …

HOW TO FLY WITH A HEAVY HEART – repost from 4.24.14

I like having a good intro. I started off my story with an invocation of the great Son House. Here’s the whole story on YouTube, when I was speaking at All Saints Episcopal Church, Austin, TX, during Lent, as part of their their Autobiographies of Redemption series. I was booked …