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Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker, By Doug J. Swanson. Viking Press; 368 pps.; $27.95

Benny and the Bad Boys

Doug J. Swanson’s new book is laugh-out-loud funny — odd, since it’s about a semi-illiterate gangster who left a trail of dead bodies from...

A Picture’s Worth …

It's impossible to come of age in a city as grand and colorful as Fort Worth without falling in love with the architecture and...

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...

Caine is Working Stiff

Earlier this year, the Weekly ran a cover story on Fort Worth-based urban fantasy novelist Rachel Caine, whose real name is Roxanne Longstreet Conrad....

Love/Hate

Classic novels of homoerotic obsession — titles like Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice, and, if you want to give it...
In a climactic scene in The Devil’s Backbone, Papa and his protector traverse the titular rocky ledge.

Adventures in Texas History

Bill Wittliff can definitely craft a tale. Although this is his first book of fiction, consider his screenwriting credits: Legends of the Fall, Lonesome...

The Tingler

You could fill most of this page with the passions and projects of veteran Fort Worth journalist-author Michael H. Price. The 63-year-old currently writes...

Black-Eyed Susans: Murder by Flowers

You can’t write a suspense novel with a female protagonist these days without being compared to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl or Paula Hawkins’ 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...

Deep Barley Roots

The release of North Texas Beer is timely. As co-authors Paul Hightower and Brian Brown state in their introduction, the beer industry has grown...