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Volume II, Issue 1
June 29 - July 6, 1998  
 
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AUGUST 4, 1997:
Cowboy Cum Laude
J.P.S. Brown is a Tucson novelist who hasn't been getting his share of respect n recent years, though he may be the quintessential regional writer.
— Sam Negri, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
MARCH 23, 1997:
Obscenity or Art Photography?
Local booksellers vow to stock books despite indictments.
— Brendan Doherty, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Fiction
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P.I.s, Dicks, and Mystery Men [2]
Reviews of crime novels Sudden Mischief by Robert Parker, Blood Work by Michael Connelly, Cuba Libre by Elmore Leonard, The Witchfinder by Loren D. Estleman, and more.
— Jesse Sublett, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
From the Case Files of "Weekly Alibi" ... [3]
New Mexico Mystery Writers Spill Their Guts.
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Murder, They Wrote [4]
Four new mysteries by local writers.
— Blake de Pastino, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
It's Not Easy Being Red [5]
Anne Carson's verse novel, Autobiography of Red, connects the classics with flaming contemporary romanticism.
— Mark Halliday, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Seeing Red [6]
Author Anne Carson takes a stab at the classic monster tale, which, in her hands, also becomes a tender love story.
— Richard Siken, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Hit and Myth [7]
Cormac McCarthy's "Cities of the Plain".
— Tim McGivern, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Korine Out Of Control? [8]
Harmony Korine has churned out A Crackup at the Race Riots, which reads like the unexpurgated private notebook of a smart, nerdy high school boy who envies the bad kids.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

eading off this week is a mass of reviews and writer profiles on the mystery genre. If private eyes, world-weary cops, vicious killers, and the twisted plotlines containing them hit you where you live then you'll enjoy all the articles here.

We also have two reviews of Anne Carson's new mythic/romantic novel, "The Autobiography of Red". Don't miss the pieces on Cormac McCarthy's new one, "Cities on the Plain" and Harmony Korine's "A Crackup at the Race Riots".

In the Non-Fiction area, be sure to check the review of Jim McDougal's posthumous apologia, "Arkansas Mischief: The Birth of a National Scandal". Written in prison with the Boston Globe's Curtis Wilkie and published after McDougal's death, apparently you'll wonder whether "Arkansas Mischief" is fiction or non-fiction. The Memphis Flyer's Jackson Baker reviews "The Perfect 36"--a book detailing the woman's suffragette movement in Tennessee. Hey, it's summertime--read on!


Non-fiction
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Jim McDougal's Tell-All [9]
Is the posthumous account by the man started Whitewater fact fiction.
— Ernest Dumas, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
A Special Delivery [10]
"The Perfect 36" details how Tennessee brought women's suffrage into the mainstream.
— Jackson Baker, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Mini Reviews
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Postscripts [11]
Historical Texas novels and the wonder that is the science of book cover design.
— Claiborne K.H. Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Now What? [12]
Love to read? Need some clever ideas? Our library of resources and staff picks are guaranteed to turn on plenty of mental light bulbs via your electrified eye sockets.
WEEKLY WIRE
 

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