The Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Texas

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A fascinating journey through the Lone Star State’s unruly past
with maps, photos, and more

Texas rightfully claims a celebrated place in the “wildest” West of both myth and reality—which makes it truly stranger than fiction that The Crime Buff’s Guide to Outlaw Texas is the first-ever travel guide to the many sites related to the Lone Star State’s renowned rambunctious past, complete with GPS coordinates ...

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Overview

A fascinating journey through the Lone Star State’s unruly past
with maps, photos, and more

Texas rightfully claims a celebrated place in the “wildest” West of both myth and reality—which makes it truly stranger than fiction that The Crime Buff’s Guide to Outlaw Texas is the first-ever travel guide to the many sites related to the Lone Star State’s renowned rambunctious past, complete with GPS coordinates that put you at the scene of the action.

From outlaws like Sam Bass and John Wesley Hardin to Bonnie & Clyde and Houston’s notorious Candy Man killer, Texas has dozens of places where true-crime buffs can actually stand close to history. For many readers, the attraction to these sites—some well-known, some obscured by time—is irresistible.

Written with the same fast-paced, gripping style that marked the author’s widely praised earlier work, The Crime Buff’s Guide to Outlaw Texas is an indispensable resource for both criminal-history enthusiasts and travelers. Each site description includes a concise summary of the location’s significance, historical context, maps, directions, and photos.

 

Praise for a previous book by the same author, The Darkest Night

 

“Heartbreaking . . . Not unlike Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood.”  —Chicago Sun-Times

“This uncommon story has every chilling component of human terror, drama, and suspense that readers of true crime look for.”  —Vincent Bugliosi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Helter Skelter

“A very, very, good book . . . written by a very, very, good writer.” —Ann Rule, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Stranger Beside Me

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762759651
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 11/9/2010
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 819,491
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron Franscell is a rising true-crime author, a seasoned traveler, and a Texan. His third book, the bestselling The Darkest Night (previously released in hardcover as Fall), established him as one of the most provocative new voices in narrative nonfiction. 

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  • Posted July 1, 2011

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    Great Book, If your from Texas this book is very intriguing.

    I was given this book as a gift for fathers day. Working in the Law Enforcement field in Texas myself, this book was really great. It has some great ideas for families that may be taking trips through Texas or for the everyday Texan that has lived here and is looking for a little history behind thier town or neighboring citis. I really enjoyed it and was blown away by the extent the author went in being thorough in his research. A great read for those old west buffs.

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  • Posted December 30, 2010

    History with GPS locations for roadtrips!

    Outlaw Texas is a great book for various "reader" types! I love the added detail to the history of each case! Information I haven't read anywhere else! This book is a great gift for any occassion! I am so excited to bring my book on my next roadtrip to locate the actual location of the "outlaws"! In a Texas town near you...Great read!

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  • Posted November 30, 2010

    Amazing research, fascinating stories!

    This book is one of the easiest reading history books you'll ever read!! It is a must-have for anyone who loves Texas history and true crime stories and who likes to go out an find the places where history really happened! Highly recommended.

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