Lone Star Sleuths: An Anthology of Texas Crime Fiction

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Bill Cunningham, Steven L. Davis, Rollo K. Newsom
University of Texas Press, Nov 1, 2007 - Fiction - 265 pages
2 Reviews

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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Review: Lone Star Sleuths: An Anthology of Texas Crime Fiction (Southwestern Writers Collection)

User Review  - Paula Renaye - Goodreads

If you love mysteries and want a sampling of Texas, this is the way to do it! Read full review

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User Review  - HL - Goodreads

Some remarkable samples of regional fiction - only bad part is that you only get one chapter of each representative book, and due primarily to space restrictions, some worthy authors are omitted ... Read full review

Contents

PART 2 AUSTIN AND THE HILL COUNTRY
49
PART 3 HOUSTON AND THE GULF COAST
95
PART 4 DALLAS FORT WORTH AND THE PANHANDLE
129
PART 5 EAST TEXAS
157
PART 6 SAN ANTONIO AND SOUTH TEXAS
183
PART 7 SMALL TOWN TEXAS
211
PART 8 END OF THE ROAD
249
Permissions Acknowledgments
263
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

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 UniversityĖSan Marcos.

ROLLO K. NEWSOM is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Folklore Emeritus at Texas State UniversityĖSan Marcos.

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