July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 3

A curated guide to unlawful activities around town July 16-22

Since July is Crime Month at the Chronicle, the ruffians and reprobates at this rag want to be sure you find as much trouble as possible before August shows up like your partner's body leaking blood like a bad oil pan on the floor of your office. So each week we'll fill you in on films, readings, book clubs, and more where crime does pay – for a while, anyway.

Here are the trouble spots from July 16-22.

Mystery Book Club:
Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen

For the July meeting of this monthly get-together of mystery lovers, the Pleasant Hill Branch-based Mystery Book Club turns to the late Lone Star author Bill Crider and his most popular creation, small-town Texas Sheriff Dan Rhodes, star of two dozen novels. In this one, the Clearview lawman must investigate the killing of a Beauty Shack stylist who was done in by a hairdryer.
Tue., July 17, 7pm
Pleasant Hill Branch, 211 E. William Cannon


Ghosts, Murder, and Mayhem Walking Tour
Take a stroll into Austin's past and follow the trail of bodies that have littered Downtown through the years. See Guytown, the German District, and the sites of the Servant Girl Annihilator murders.
Thu., July 19, 8:30pm
Starts at JW Marriott Hotel, 110 W. Second

Austin Detours "Murder Mystery on Sixth Street" Tour
A Dallas socialite has been found dead in an alley off Austin's party street, and you get to solve the crime in this interactive walking tour from Austin Detours. Complimentary cocktail included, because hard-drinking detective, right? (Not to mention, Sixth Street.) Seventies street clothes encouraged.
Saturdays, 7-9pm
Starts at Susanna Dickinson House, 411 E. Fifth

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More July Is Crime Month
Review: <i>The Annotated Big Sleep</i>
Review: The Annotated Big Sleep
Everything you need to know about Raymond Chandler's classic

Jesse Sublett, July 27, 2018

Review: <i>The Big Book of the Continental Op</i>
Review: The Big Book of the Continental Op
All of the Dashiel Hammett PI's cases in one energetic volume

Jesse Sublett, July 27, 2018

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