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July Is Crime Month: Fade to Black
Screen noir this week at AFS, the Paramount, and BookPeople
DAILY Screens  July 21, 2014, by Robert Faires

July Is Crime Month
As summer heats up, the 'Chronicle' runs afoul of the law, in fiction and nonfiction
Arts Story  July 3, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...Misdeeds know no season, but when a curiously large number of new mystery and true crime books slated for summer release was dumped off at the Chronicle offices like so many dead bodies, it seemed an optimum time to indulge our love for the unlawful. Thus, we give you July Is Crime Month, four weeks' worth of Chronicle writers and editors going down those "mean streets" and sharing what they've found there: reviews of recent crime fiction and nonfiction, interviews with authors and publishers in the field, plugs for upcoming crime-related readings and screenings, and appreciations of classic crime sagas – and their creators – in print and onscreen..."

July Is Crime Month: Noir at the Bar
Hard liquor and hardboiled writers mix it up at Opal's South
DAILY Books  July 7, 2014, by Robert Faires

July Is Crime Month: Q&A with Meg Gardiner
Local writer on her new thriller and her secret to success
DAILY Books  July 9, 2014, by Jessi Cape

July Is Crime Month: Batman Day
Holy Diamond Anniversary, Caped Crusader! Let's party!
DAILY Books  July 23, 2014, by Robert Faires

July Is Crime Month: 'Texas Servant Girl Murders'
PBS's 'History Detectives' tackle Austin's biggest mystery: the unsolved string of killings in 1885
Arts Story  July 10, 2014, by Robert Faires

July Is Crime Month: Raymond Chandler’s 'The Long Goodbye'
Sleuthing for a childhood relic
DAILY Books  July 11, 2014, by Raoul Hernandez

Audits Ahead for APD Crime Labs
Forensics lab to onboard new director, plus SARRT letter
DAILY News  July 17, 2017, by Sarah Marloff
"...The National Forensic Science and Technology Center will manage each audit for the blood alcohol toxicology, controlled substances, crime scene, latent prints, and firearms and toolmark labs. APD Commander Mike Eveleth, who’s overseen the forensics unit since December, told the Chronicle that reviews should last a month or two, and are expected to begin before the end of July...."

Public Notice: Fun Is Where You Find It
Some things to look forward to(?) this summer
News Column  May 18, 2017, by Nick Barbaro
"...City Council may be going on hiatus for the month of July, but City work continues through the summer – most visibly on the CodeNEXT land development code rewrite, which has been getting mixed to extremely negative reviews for its first draft. There are several more public meetings coming up, but the real action will be at the Zoning and Platting and Planning commissions, which have both started to dig into various aspects of the code, and the mapping – and what they've dug up has made for some frank and lively discussions..."

Crime Lab: Evidence of Improvement?
Audits on active forensic labs expected to begin before July's end
News Story  July 20, 2017, by Sarah Marloff
"...The National Forensic Science Technology Center will manage each audit. APD Commander Mike Eveleth, who's overseen the forensics unit since December, told the Chronicle that reviews should last a month or two, and are expected to begin before the end of July...."

True Crime and Punishment
True crime writer Suzy Spencer interviews fellow true crime writer Vanessa Leggett about how she snatched the record for the longest contempt of court imprisonment of a journalist in United States history.
Books Story  February 22, 2002, by Suzy Spencer
"...Vanessa Leggett and I were supposed to talk at seven on a recent Sunday night about her five and a half months in federal jail. She had refused to reveal her confidential sources in a federal murder investigation against former River Oaks bookie Robert Angleton, accused of ordering the death of his socialite wife..."

The AggreGAYtor: July 17
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
DAILY The Gay Place  July 17, 2013

Whodunnit All Over the World?
The Melville House International Crime series is ship-shape.
DAILY Books  July 30, 2014, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...It would generate a mystery, albeit a sad mystery, to wrap up the July Is Crime Month series that Books Editor Robert Faires has created for the Chronicle without talking about the excellent indie publishing company called Melville House...."

Patricia Highsmith
The crime writer's dark world is stranger than (literary) fiction
Arts Story  July 24, 2014, by Amy Gentry

Lone Star (In)Justice
Tales of true crime and made-up mayhem from deep in the heart of Texas
Arts Story  July 3, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...That said, the unsavory acts of outlaws, outcasts, and out-and-out madmen constitute a large part of Lone Star history, in both fact and fiction, and those of us who live here have a seemingly insatiable appetite for tales that draw on them, as well as on the efforts of those individuals who work to bring the perpetrators of such deeds to justice. For proof, look no further than the six books reviewed here as part of the Chronicle's July Is Crime Month roundup: all-new releases that share a connection to Texas, either because they relate true stories of criminal incidents within our borders, or because the fictional yarns they spin were penned by authors who reside among us..."

Austin Chronicle Book Club: 'The Long Goodbye'
Share your thoughts about Raymond Chandler with other Chronicle readers in a Twitter chat about The Long Goodbye
Arts Story  July 24, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...Closing out July Is Crime Month is the debut of the Austin Chronicle Book Club. You read the book, then join us online at a set time for a Twitter chat about it..."

Sassy in the UK
Burlesque fundraiser tonight to send local stars international
DAILY Arts  June 5, 2011, by Richard Whittaker
"...It seems like it was only the blink of an eye since neo-burlesque barn burner Sassy Delure migrated to Austin from Seattle, and now she's heading to the UK. Don't worry, it's only a month-long trip across the pond, but she and her new partner-in-crime Ophelia Moore need your help tonight to get there...."

Killer Reputation
Murders from Austin's not quite forgotten past
Features Story  January 26, 2001, by Kevin Fullerton
"...Amateur historian Jeanine Plumer is one of the few people in Austin who still relives the nightmare year of 1885, those long months of chilling fear that must have seemed interminable to the city's residents. A killer such as the world had never seen before was stalking the women of Austin on moonlit nights and using an axe to cleave his victim's skulls..."

Guilty Until Proven Innocent
Falsely accused of sexual assault as a teen, Michael Arena is free but not exonerated
News Story  October 8, 2015, by Chase Hoffberger
"...It's dealing with kids, cleaning the house. We've only been dating for a month, but we have an understanding."..."

Who Killed Father Ryan?
A 1981 Odessa murder haunts crime researchers, the Catholic Church, and an ex-con determined to prove his innocence
News Story  June 17, 2005, by Jordan Smith
"...His request is no simple matter, in part because, nearly 11 months after the murder, he voluntarily confessed – a confession recanted within hours, but thus far upheld by the courts. Within a week of Ryan's murder, Odessa police had originally used Reyos' careful collection of documentary evidence to clear him as a suspect..."

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