MysteryPeople Presents: MILES ARCENEAUX - Ransom Island


Tuesday, November 11 at 7PM

MysteryPeople Presents

Texas Fiction Triumverate

Miles Arceneaux

speaking & signing
Ransom Island


The author of three funny, fast-paced novels of intrigue set on the Texas Gulf Coast, Miles Arceneaux is a one-of-a-kind writer. Or, to be precise, he is three-of-a-kind. The irreverent persona of “Miles” is the product of three friends, lifelong Texans, and Gulf Coast aficionados. Meet all three Miles as they present their latest, Ransom Island.

About Ransom Island:

It’s 1953 and life is good at Shady’s, the Sweetwater brothers’ Fish camp, dancehall, and beer joint on ransom island. The biggest event in the island’s history is coming up—an integrated dance featuring duke ellington. It’s a daring idea for fifties-era Texas, And not everyone is happy about it.

Interracial dancing soon becomes the least of the Sweetwaters’ problems, As Galveston mobsters track a runaway girl to Shady's and decide the offbeat island is just the place to diversify their illegal rackets . . . And god help anyone who gets in their way.

Suddenly, life on sleepy little Ransom Island becomes crowded, complicated—and very, very dangerous.

About Miles Arceneaux:

Brent Douglass’ inspiration for Miles’ tales stems from his family’s deep Texas coastal roots, and the iconoclastic characters he crossed paths with growing up there. James R. Dennis’ intimate knowledge of both sides of the law (he’s one of the good guys, it should be mentioned) and his deep appreciation for Texas Rangers lore helps keep Miles’ protagonists on the side of the angels. As a longtime journalist covering Texas and Texans, John T. Davis has sometimes been accused of writing fiction, but this is the first time he has set out to do it on purpose. Together, Douglass, Dennis and Davis make “Miles Arceneaux” truly more than the sum of his parts.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
Ransom Island Cover Image
ISBN: 9781622880850
Availability: It's complicated, and may be unavailable. Place an order and we will contact you with the expected arrival date.
Published: Stephen F. Austin University Press - October 7th, 2014

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