The line between history and mythology is razor thin—and the American Southwest often erases the line altogether. We might never disentangle crime-fact from fiction, but this book will transport you to Billy the Kid’s real-life stomping grounds, legendary Tombstone, the childhood home of one of the worst al Qaeda terrorists, and the scenes of dozens of crimes throughout Arizona and New Mexico’s history.
OUTLAW SOUTHWEST continues the series that critics, true-crime fans, historians, and travelers have hailed as “thorough and unflinching” and “the best damn crime travel series ever published!” Dozens of fascinating stories in OUTLAW SOUTHWEST are told in the same fast-paced, enthralling voice that’s made Ron Franscell one of America’s most beloved crime writers … and the Crime Buff’s Guides a three-time winner of the TrueCrimeZine.com Book of the Year!
“It’s a breezy, guilty-pleasure read—perfect for summer vacations because you can put it down and pick it up without losing your place (but you won’t want to put it down). For those of who week true-crime stories, it’s a fascinating look at the dark side.”—TUCSON (AZ) SENTINEL
“Well researched … Armchair detectives will enjoy the tales, but the book’s purpose is to take the reader to the scene of the crime.”—ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
About the author: Ron Franscell’s bestselling true crime THE DARKEST NIGHT has been praised as one of the genre’s modern classics. In addition to this popular Crime Buff’s Guide series, he has written the Edgar-nominated “Morgue: A Life in Death,” “Delivered from Evil,” and “Sourtoe Cocktail Club.” His debut novel “Angel Fire," a USA Today bestseller, was listed by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century West.
"It's a breezy, guilty-pleasure read--perfect for summer vacations because you can put it down and pick it up without losing your place (but you won't want to put it down). For those of who week true-crime stories, it's a fascinating look at the dark side."--TUCSON (AZ) SENTINEL
"Well researched ... Armchair detectives will enjoy the tales, but the book's purpose is to take the reader to the scene of the crime."--ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL