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 Flaunt Magazine
Strung together like black pearls on some hellish necklace, the cumulative effect is impressive and oddly compelling. (Tim O'Reilly Ft. Worth Morning Star-Telegram
A captivating collection of 18 true crime stories by respected Texas author and journalist Carlton Stowers. (Glenn Dromgoole Houston Chronicle and Herald—Zeitung
Very highly recommended. (Midwest Book Review
Stowers uses a gripping style...has earned the awards he's collected. (Gainesville Daily Register
About 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.