Lone Star Sleuths: An Anthology of Texas Crime Fiction

Paperback | November 1, 2007

EditorBill Cunningham, Steven L. Davis, Rollo K. Newsom

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Texas has always staked a large claim on the nation's imagination, and its mystery literature is no exception. Hundreds of crime novels are set within the state, most of which have been published in the last twenty years. From the highest point atop the Guadalupe Mountains in West Texas to the Piney Woods of East Texas, from the High Plains of the Panhandle to the subtropical climate of the lower Rio Grande Valley, mystery writers have covered every aspect of Texas's extraordinarily diverse geography.

The first book to emphasize the wealth of Texas's mystery writers and the images they convey of the state's wide range of regions and cultures, Lone Star Sleuths is a noteworthy introduction not only to the literary genre but also to a sense of Texas as a place in fiction. Celebrating a genre that has expanded to include women and an increasing diversity of cultures, the book features selections from the works of such luminaries as Kinky Friedman and Mary Willis Walker, lesser-known stars in the making, and even some outsiders like Nevada Barr and Carolyn Hart who have succumbed to the allure of the state's weather, geography, and colorful history.

Lone Star Sleuths captures the sense of place that distinguishes much of the great literature set in Texas, and is a must-read for mystery lovers.

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Texas has always staked a large claim on the nation's imagination, and its mystery literature is no exception. Hundreds of crime novels are set within the state, most of which have been published in the last twenty years. From the highest point atop the Guadalupe Mountains in West Texas to the Piney Woods of East Texas, from the High P...

BILL CUNNINGHAM is a San Marcos, Texas, public relations consultant and former Chairman of the Texas State University System Board of Regents.STEVEN L. DAVIS is the Assistant Curator of the Southwestern Writers Collection Texas State University–San Marcos.ROLLO K. NEWSOM is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Folklore Emeritus at ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:282 pages, 8.95 × 5.97 × 0.66 inPublished:November 1, 2007Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0292717377

ISBN - 13:9780292717374

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart 1: El Paso and West TexasNevada Barr, Track of the CatJim Sanderson, Camino del RioNancy Herndon, Time BombsJames Crumley, BordersnakesAllana Martin, Death of a Healing WomanJim Thompson, The Killer Inside MePart 2: Austin and the Hill CountrySteven Saylor, A Twist at the EndJesse Sublett, The Rock Critic MurdersBen Rehder, Buck FeverSusan Wittig Albert, Rosemary RememberedKinky Friedman, Armadillos and Old LacePart 3: Houston and the Gulf CoastDavid L. Lindsey, Heat from Another SunNeal Barrett, Jr., Interstate DreamsKen Grissom, Drowned Man's KeyGaylord Dold, Bay of SorrowsPart 4: Dallas, Fort Worth, and the PanhandleDoug J. Swanson, Umbrella ManA. W. Gray, Prime SuspectD. R. Meredith, The Sheriff and the Panhandle MurdersPart 5: East TexasJoe R. Lansdale, The Two-Bear MamboWalter Mosley, Gone Fishin'Susan Rogers Cooper, Funny as a Dead RelativePart 6: San Antonio and South TexasCarolyn Hart, Death on the River WalkRick Riordan, The Last King of TexasJ. S. Borthwick, The Case of the Hook-billed KitesRolando Hinojosa, Partners in CrimePart 7: Small Town TexasBill Crider, Winning Can Be MurderPaula Boyd, Hot Enough to KillJeff Abbott, Do Unto OthersClay Reynolds, AgatitePart 8: End of the RoadMary Willis Walker, The Red Scream