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

Carlton Stowers

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Synopsis: 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.

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.

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