THE EYES OF TEXAS - Michael Bracken & James A. Hearn



Tuesday, November 19 at 7PM



On the Third Floor of BookPeople




Texas has it all, from bustling big cities to sleepy small towns, and law enforcement alone can't solve every crime. That's where private eyes come in. They take the cases law enforcement can't--or won't. Private eyes may walk the mean streets of Dallas and Houston, but they also stroll through small West Texas towns where the secrets are sometimes more dangerous. Whether driving a Mustang or riding a Mustang, a private eye in Texas is unlike any other in the world.

The Eyes of Texas features seventeen original tales of Lone Star State private eyes from Trey R. Barker, Chuck Brownman, Michael Chandos, John M. Floyd, Debra H. Goldstein, James A. Hearn, Richard Helms, Robert S. Levinson, Scott Montgomery, Sandra Murphy, Josh Pachter, Michael Pool, Graham Powell, William Dylan Powell, Stephen D. Rogers, Mark Troy, and Bev Vincent.


Michael Bracken, an award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction, and advertising copy, has received multiple awards for copywriting, two Derringer Awards for short fiction, and the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer Award for lifetime achievement in short mystery fiction. The author of several books and more than 1,300 short stories, he has edited six crime fiction anthologies and provides editorial services to book and periodical publishers.

Michael regularly speaks about writing, editing, and publishing at conferences, conventions, and corporate seminars, and has taught non-credit courses for writers at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He’s been a guest speaker in classrooms at various universities, including Baylor University and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

He received a bachelor of arts in professional writing from Baylor University and currently serves clients and publishers from his office in Hewitt, Texas.


James A. Hearn is an attorney and author who writes in a variety of genres, including crime, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. He and his wife reside in Georgetown, Texas, with a boisterous Labrador retriever. An amateur astronomer, James believes everything is better under a starry sky — a good book, time with friends, or Mexican martinis. James has degrees in English and mechanical engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington, graduating cum laude in both disciplines, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from The University of Texas School of Law.


Scott Montgomery has worked over a decade as a respected bookseller and authortiy on crime fiction. His articles and interviews have appeared in crimespreeCrime Reads, and his own site, The Hard Word. His short fiction has appeared onlin in Slag Drop and Shotgun Honey and the anthologies Murder On WheelsLone Star Lawless, and The Eyes of Texas. He is the co-author of the novella Two Bodies, One Grave with Manning Wolfe.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
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The Eyes of Texas: Private Eyes from the Panhandle to the Piney Woods Cover Image
By Michael Bracken (Editor)
ISBN: 9781643960401
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Down & Out Books - October 21st, 2019

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