Death in a Texas Desert: And Other True Crime Stories from the Dallas Observer

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Death in a Texas Desert is a fast-paced collection of 17 compelling true crime stories from the pages of the award-winning The Dallas Observer. From the "Phantom Killer" that haunted Texarkana in teh mid-1940s to the day of terror in 1991 when a crazed man began spraying bullets into Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, author Carlton Stowers recoutns the infamy and infamous from the crime files of Texas.
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Overview

Death in a Texas Desert is a fast-paced collection of 17 compelling true crime stories from the pages of the award-winning The Dallas Observer. From the "Phantom Killer" that haunted Texarkana in teh mid-1940s to the day of terror in 1991 when a crazed man began spraying bullets into Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, author Carlton Stowers recoutns the infamy and infamous from the crime files of Texas.
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Editorial Reviews

Flaunt Magazine
Leave it to Carlton Stowers ... to shatter ... wistful reveries and replace them with a grittier, gorier version of the Lone Star State. This ...riveting recreation of true terrors proves that the uneasy solitude of the Texan desert ... serves as the perfect backdrop for crimes more horrifying than 10 gallon hats and Marlboro belt buckles
— Amanda Holzer
Houston Chronicle and Herald-Zeitung
A captivating collection of 18 true crime stories by respected Texas author and journalist Carlton Stowers.
— Glenn Dromgoole
Midwest Book Review
Very highly recommended.
Gainesville Daily Register
Stowers uses a gripping style...has earned the awards he's collected.
Flaunt Magazine - Amanda Holzer
Leave it to Carlton Stowers ... to shatter ... wistful reveries and replace them with a grittier, gorier version of the Lone Star State. This ...riveting recreation of true terrors proves that the uneasy solitude of the Texan desert ... serves as the perfect backdrop for crimes more horrifying than 10 gallon hats and Marlboro belt buckles
Ft. Worth Morning Star-Telegram - Tim O'Reilly
Strung together like black pearls on some hellish necklace, the cumulative effect is impressive and oddly compelling.
Houston Chronicle and Herald—Zeitung - Glenn Dromgoole
A captivating collection of 18 true crime stories by respected Texas author and journalist Carlton Stowers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556229770
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/15/2003
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Author and journalist Carlton Stowers' books include two Edgar Award winners, Careless Whispers (ISBN 0312977042) and To the Last Breath (ISBN 0312968191), the Pulitzer-nominated Innocence Lost (ISBN 0671676776), and his autobiographical Sins of the Sun (ISBN 0312975570). He has authored nearly 20 sports books and has written articles for numerous publications. He is a staff writer for The Dallas Observer and lives in Cedar Hill, Texas.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
1 Death in the Desert (October 26, 2000) 1
2 Echoes of Hate (June 20, 2002) 21
3 Dead Wrong (May 17, 2001) 39
4 A Killer Abroad (December 14, 2000) 53
5 Fatal Rage (October 31, 1991) 69
6 O. J. Confidential (April 12, 2001) 83
7 The Angel of Juarez (January 4, 2001) 95
8 Innocence Lost (October 18, 2001) 111
9 The Way of the Gun (November 15, 2001) 127
10 Dr. Cop (March 8, 2001) 143
11 The Phantom Menace (February 1, 2001) 157
12 Case Closed (June 14, 2001) 175
13 Without a Trace (June 28, 1990) 187
14 Fallen Angel (April 27, 2000) 195
15 In the Line of Fire (October 7, 1999) 211
16 The Garden of Angels (December 20, 2001) 223
17 Tracks of His Tears (January 23, 2003) 235
18 Life without Father (September 11, 2002) 249
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