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Statesman story on “1960s Austin Gangsters”

Michael Barnes wrote a story on my book “1960s Austin Gangsters,” published in Austin American-Statesman on Mon., January 4, 2016: HISTORY Sublett scrapes Austin’s underside — again Author and musician’s ‘1960s Austin Gangsters’ elicits more gritty tales. Posted: 12:00 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 By Michael Barnes – American-Statesman Staff Turn over another …

#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, novelist, nonfiction author, essayist, musician, artist, Austin character

Preorder “1960s Austin Gangsters”

Preorder Jesse Sublett’s new true crime book “1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime That Rocked the Capital.” Published by History Press in March 2015, the book can be advance purchased, signed and inscribed (or not) and shipped as soon as available for the special prepublication price of $24.99 ($19.99 + $5 S&H). Just send an email …

Jesse Sublett, Austin author & musician

Eddie, Rick, Bonnie & Clyde

Congrats to Richard Linklater, Patricia Arquette and everyone associated with Boyhood, recognized at Golden Globes 2015. Oh, let’s not forget Marco Perella and Barbara Chisholm, who have parts in the film and whom I have worked with in the past (Marco Perella: I cowrote Deep in the Heart, which we …

Jesse Sublett, true crime book, Austin underworld history

1960s Austin Gangsters: update

We now have a firm release date of March 9, 2015 for 1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime That Rocked The Capital. You’ll find more updates on book events & where to purchase in the coming weeks. The timing means that we’ll have books in time for SXSW, where I’ll do …

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 …

THINGS I LIKE LATELY

Books I’ve liked a lot include Townie, by Andre Dubus III, which I bought years ago and finally read. Dubus is a venerated so called literary writer, an ex-bare knuckles fighter, and he lived in Austin for a while in the early seventies and was affected by the experience, which …

AUSTIN NOIR, MINOTAUR, REPRISE

  May is the month of Taurus, my birthday is May 15, so I am appropriating the entire month and calling it The Month of the Minotaur. Two weeks ago I started posting new Minotaur visual art by me on the Art page, with more to come. May 1954 has always …