The Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Texas [NOOK Book]


OutlawTexas is an indispensable guidebook for criminal-history enthusiasts and travelers. Each site description includes a brief summary of the spot's significance, historical context, maps, directions, and photos.
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The Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Texas

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OutlawTexas is an indispensable guidebook for criminal-history enthusiasts and travelers. Each site description includes a brief summary of the spot's significance, historical context, maps, directions, and photos.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“The research in this book is simply amazing! Ron Franscell has basically re-mapped Texas, specifically pinpointing where all of our most notorious outlaws lived, performed their gruesome deeds, and died. On top of that, he's uncovered riveting stories about outlaws in far away corners of the state that very few us even knew about. For everyone interested in Texas’ great outlaw past, this is an indispensable guide.”? Skip Hollandsworth, executive editor of Texas Monthly “Gifted crime writer Ron Franscell takes you along on an absolutely fascinating road trip. And along the way, be prepared to often hear yourself saying, ‘Damn, I didn’t know that!”?? Carlton Stowers, dean of Texas true crime and Edgar-winning author of “To The Last Breath” and “Careless Whispers” “Texas has more than its share of unforgettable crime stories that cover a full range of human emotions—from the tragically comical to the unspeakably horrific. None of those stories can be fully understood without the context of place and Ron Franscell’s OUTLAW TEXAS, an effective combination of interesting stories, directions, and GPS coordinates, gives us the ‘what and where’ necessary to understand our uniquely Texan true-crime heritage.”-- Gary Lavergne, bestselling author of “A Sniper in the Tower” and “Bad Boy from Redbud” “Can’t wait to fire up my GPS. A fascinating trek through Texas crime.” ?? Kathryn Casey, author of the Texas true crimes “Shattered” and “Descent into Hell”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762774937
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 11/9/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,257,615
  • File size: 4 MB

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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