Jesse Sublett: Music, Mysteries, and 1960s Austin Gangsters

Author Jesse Sublett will be our guest speaker at Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas chapter’s meeting, Sunday, October 11 at 2:15 p.m. at the Yarborough Public Library. He will play guitar, sing songs, and talk to us about gangsters in Austin, among other things. He will discuss how he came to write 1960s Austin Gangsters and Never the Same Again – A Rock & Roll Gothic (his memoir).

Jesse Sublett
Jesse Sublett

Jesse Sublett is the author of numerous novels and nonfiction books. Sublett’s long-awaited, heavily-researched chronicle of the Timmy Overton Gang and the Dixie Mafia in Austin during the 1960s, 1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime that Rocked the Capital City, was released by History Press in 2015. Sublett is the author of several crime novels as well as last year’s nonfiction Broke, Not Broken: Homer Maxey’s Texas Bank War. Among the fans of Sublett’s murder-and-cancer memoir, Never the Same Again was novelist James Ellroy, who called it “a harrowing work of great candor and soul.” Sublett has been a well-known figure in Austin ever since he founded the seminal 1970s rock band, The Skunks.

Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas chapter meets monthly on the second Sunday at 2:15 p.m. at the Yarborough Branch Public Library. Speakers include published mystery authors and technical experts who help writers craft better mysteries and readers enjoy what they read. Meetings are free and open to all.

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