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Monday, July 25, 2016 - 7:00pm
301 W. Riverside Dr
Austin, TX 78704
Dr. Knox: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307961273
Availability: Backordered. Place an order and we will let you know when to expect your book.
Published: Knopf - July 12th, 2016

Burn What Will Burn: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250083371
Availability: Unavailable. Orders will be auto-cancelled.
Published: Minotaur Books - June 21st, 2016

Bangface and the Gloryhole Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692651605
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Weekly Weird Monthly - March 21st, 2016

1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime That Rocked the Capital (True Crime) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626198401
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - March 9th, 2015

Monday, July 25th at 7pm

MysteryPeople Presents
featuring authors

C.B. MCKENZIE - Burn What Will Burn

ANDREW HILBERT - Bangface and the Gloryhole
JESSE SUBLETT - 1960S Austin Gangsters

Happening at Threadgils
301 W. Riverside Dr.


Booze! Bars! Books!  Join us for a Noir at the Bar celebrating the murderous works of former Wall Street executive Peter Spiegelman, reading from and singing his new novel, Dr. Knox, joined by C.B. McKenzie, reading from and signing Burn What Will Burn, Andrew Hilbert, former BookPeople Inventory Manager and winner of the Austin Chronicle's Best Author Reading of 2015, whose new novella should be celebrated both for its content and virtually unprintable name.  As always, author and musician Jesse Sublett will provide both readings and murder ballads. 



Spiegelman is the Shamus Award-winning author of Black Maps (Knopf, 2003), Death's Little Helpers (Knopf, 2005), and Red Cat (Knopf, 2007), which feature private detective and Wall Street refugee John March. Mr. Spiegelman is a twenty-year veteran of the financial services and software industries, and has worked with banks, brokerage houses and central banks in major markets. His latest, "Dr. Knox", is a stand-alone thriller about a doctor who funds his free clinic with house-calls to the wealthy and infamous. 


A native Texan, CB MCKENZIE has through-hiked the Appalachian Trail and worked as a housepainter, haute couture model, farmhand, and professor in a wide variety of locales around the world, including New York and Vermont, Miami and Milan, Tokyo and Tucson. He earned both an M.F.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. Though he currently lives in California, he still keeps his pickups in Tucson and Texas. Bad Country is his first novel.


Andrew Hilbert is a writer living in Austin, TX. He is the author of the novella, Death Thing, and the chapbooks "Toilet Stories From Outer Space" and "Cat Food." Andrew Hilbert has a reputation for entertaining readings (he won the Austin Chronicle's "Best of Austin" Critics Pick in 2015 for Best Author Reading) and his work is as revolting as it is entertaining. His style could possibly be described as "splatter-gore" and this term, plus the title of his latest work, should give the audience an idea of what to expect. 


Jesse Sublett is an author, musician and artist from Austin, Texas. His publications include Rock Critic MurdersNever the Same AgainBroke, Not Broken and has contributed to Texas MonthlyTexas ObserverNew York TimesTexas Tribune and the Austin Chronicle. A member of the Texas Institute of Letters, his seminal Austin rock band, the Skunks was inducted in the Austin Music Hall of Fame in 2008. Jesse lives in Austin with his wife, Lois Richwine. His blog can be found at His latest work of non-fiction, 1960s Austin Gangsters, explores the violent history of the Overton Gang, and is essential reading for anyone interested in Austin's colorful criminal past. 

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Thank you for supporting Peter Spiegelman, C.B. McKenzie, Andrew Hilbert, Jesse Sublett and your local independent bookstore!