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Jesse Sublett

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Top Books of 2018 That Make the Past Present

Whether in biography, graphic novel, crime fiction, or retold Greek myths, these books brought history to life

Arts Feature, Dec. 27, 2018

Legerdemain Man Ray Anderson

The fact that magicians around the world revere the magic man of Esther’s Follies is no illusion

Arts Feature, Nov. 29, 2018

Review: Berlin

At last complete, Jason Lutes' graphic novel is a masterpiece

Arts Daily, Oct. 26, 2018 10:00 AM

November Road

Lou Berney’s latest, set around JFK’s assassination, is a tightly written crime tale worthy of Raymond Chandler or James M. Cain

Arts Feature, Oct. 25, 2018

Review: The Annotated Big Sleep

Everything you need to know about Raymond Chandler's classic

Arts Daily, Jul. 27, 2018 2:11 PM

Review: The Big Book of the Continental Op

All of the Dashiel Hammett PI's cases in one energetic volume

Arts Daily, Jul. 27, 2018 10:37 AM

Crime Month: Down Those Mean Streams

Nordic noir and other criminal pleasures worth streaming

Arts Daily, Jul. 20, 2018 9:30 AM

Margaret Moser Tribute: Jesse Sublett

When the Queen calls, you come

Music Feature, Jun. 29, 2017

Jesse Sublett's Top Reads of 2016

A list of memorable lit that includes a philosophical gumshoe, an irredeemable tycoon, and ill-fated whalers

Arts Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

One for the Books

The Theater of War leads a list that reminds us how ancient lessons about war continue to ring true today

Arts Feature, Dec. 31, 2015

The Reluctant Matador

Paris-based FBI agent Hugo Marston's pursuit of a murderer leads him to Barcelona

Arts Feature, Jun. 11, 2015


The kidnapping of his stepdaughter in Mexico sends Jack Searle across the border to get her back

Arts Feature, Jun. 11, 2015

Barefoot Dogs

A Mexico City family scatters to the wind when its patriarch goes missing

Arts Feature, Apr. 30, 2015

Into the Field: A Foreign Correspondent's Notebook

A UT professor recounts his three decades of reporting in Asia

Arts Feature, Apr. 30, 2015

Hurts So Good

Our top books of 2014 provided pleasures despite the pain

Arts Feature, Dec. 31, 2014

Epic Feats

This photographic record of Richard Linklater's landmark film shows a lot going on before and behind the camera

Arts Feature, Dec. 16, 2014

Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker

This biography of the gambling, murdering Binion captures his wild character without trying to make him likable

Arts Feature, Jul. 3, 2014

Getting Life: An Innocent Man's 25-Year Journey From Prison to Peace

Michael Morton's firsthand account of his unjust conviction and hard-won exoneration is both insightful and infuriating

Arts Feature, Jul. 3, 2014

Summer Fiction

Hackers, heretics, and spies, oh my

Books Feature, Jun. 14, 2012

Ex-Punk Author, DIY or Die Forever

Test-driving the newest iBooks Author app (bumps ahead)

Screens Feature, Mar. 1, 2012

An Angel-Free Angeles

Detective novelist Michael Connelly trolls L.A.'s seedy underbelly again in The Brass Verdict

Books Feature, Oct. 3, 2008

Dirty Money

Richard Stark's professional thief is back in action

Books Review, May. 9, 2008

Jesse Sublett's Best Books of 2006

Books Feature, Jan. 5, 2007

Solving ConMisterio

A preview

Books Feature, Jul. 7, 2006

Lone Star Navy: Texas, the Fight for the Gulf of Mexico, and the Shaping of the American West

Books Feature, Jun. 9, 2006

The Unexpectedly Bad Hair of Barcelona Smith

Books Feature, Jun. 9, 2006

Cinnamon Kiss

Walter Mosley fans will want to pick up his latest Easy Rawlins mystery, 'Cinnamon Kiss,' right away

Books Review, Sep. 16, 2005

The Closers

Michael Connelly

Books Feature, May. 27, 2005

Planet Rock

Austin, Texas, SXSW 2005

Music Feature, Mar. 25, 2005

Nobody Runs Forever

No. 26 in Richard Stark's, aka Donald Westlake's, Parker series finds the master thief taking us on a thrill ride among armored cars and badass female bounty hunters

Books Review, Dec. 31, 2004

They Call Me Ranger Ray: From the UT Tower Sniper to Corruption in South Texas

Gift guide

Books Feature, Dec. 17, 2004

John James Audubon: The Making of an American

Books Feature, Dec. 17, 2004

Little Scarlet: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

Despite the abundant emphasis on social message, the suspense plotting seems more tautly crafted than ever in Walter Mosley's eighth Easy Rawlins mystery

Books Review, Aug. 13, 2004

Memoirs of Vidocq: Master of Crime

Almost 150 years after the death of François Eugène Vidocq, criminal investigators of all stripes still follow his basic methods of detection. Likewise, all manner of thieves and con artists follow in his footsteps, and that includes writers, too.

Books Review, Oct. 10, 2003

The Second Half of the Double Feature

Jesse Sublett on Willeford anthologized

Books Review, Aug. 29, 2003

The Latest in Paper

"No doubt about it," writes Jesse Sublett of Javier Marías' When I Was Mortal, "this is fairly odd stuff, and the patterns of quirks pile up like clues in a baroque murder mystery."

Books Feature, Feb. 7, 2003


Jesse Sublett's insider guide to Bouchercon.

Books Feature, Oct. 18, 2002

Short Third-Degree Sessions

Jesse Sublett gets personal with four of Bouchercon 2002's featured authors.

Books Feature, Oct. 18, 2002

'Chasing the Dime' Reviewed

Harry Bosch is gone, but Michael Connelly introduces us to Henry Pierce in his latest L.A. noir, Chasing the Dime.

Books Feature, Oct. 18, 2002

'Bad Boy Brawly Brown' Reviewed

Has Walter Mosley's seventh novel in the Easy Rawlins series lived up to its predecessors? Jesse Sublett lets you know in his review of Bad Boy Brawly Brown.

Books Feature, Oct. 18, 2002

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