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The 12th in Caine’s Morganville Vampires series is interesting but could have been richer.

Black Dawn Fades

The anonymous hero of Buzzkill derives his power from addiction — and he wants to get clean.

Buzzkill: Down to Earth

Water Marks

Caine is Working Stiff

Voluminous

Books

Books

Bad Dad?

Bad dad? Naaah. Frustrated dad? Angry dad? “I’m gonna teach this smart-mouth kid a lesson” dad? Oh, yes. Anyone who’s ever raised a child...

Twentieth-Century Women

While the title of Julie Kibler’s historical fiction novel Home for Erring and Outcast Girls doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, it’s at least...

Bayou Self

If you read this debut biography of Fort Worth native Townes Van Zandt — and you need to — the author wants you to...

Pancho and Lefty

Harold Eggers didn’t set out to know Townes Van Zandt to the core, but that’s what happened after 20 years spent crisscrossing the country...
The Street: A Journey into Homelessness by B.J. Lacasse; TCU Press; $29.95; 103 pps.

The Street: Hard Hitting

There’s absolutely nothing glamorous or sexy about documenting homelessness, and that’s the point of B.J. Lacasse’s new book, The Street: A Journey into Homelessness. The...

Universal Hope

As a genre, gay fiction came into its own in the late ’80s/early 1990s, but the coming-out party felt more like a wake. The...

Vampires in Ghost Town

The undead, especially vampires, have become superstars in the fiction sections of bookstores in recent years. Anne Rice may have ushered in the era,...

Posse Prose

A baker’s dozen of Texas writers have set egos — and some might say common sense — aside to write a collaborative novel (which...
The 12th in Caine’s Morganville Vampires series is interesting but could have been richer.

Black Dawn Fades

At a time when vampires have become their own little entertainment industry, paranormal creators have to work hard to distinguish their work from all...

Plain-spoken

There are a lot of hard-knock stories that follow a character from the bottom of society's barrel to a better life full of clean...