Welcome to the Lone Star Lineup

Sure, you have the right to remain silent. But what fun would that be? Welcome to the Lone Star Lineup, where we’ll be promoting Texas stories with criminal intent. Texas has always been ripe for awesome crime stories, from the pine curtain to the West Texas badlands. 

The goal of this blog is simply to share cool Texas crime stories we think others should know about. This isn’t the Times Literary Supplement. There’s no high-minded cultural analysis happening here. Just passionate readers and viewers looking for messy, intriguing, hard-hitting stories from across the lone star state. 

If you have a book you’d like us to review just give us a holler (including your book). We may not be able to get to it, but we’ll certainly give it a shot. This thing isn’t a week old and already we’ve gotten piles of submissions through word of mouth. You can also write a review of your own for consideration, following the Lone Star Lineup blog format (don't worry about links or pics). Please do not review your own work.

Sometimes the stories we review will be new. Other times, they’ll be older works that deserve a second look in case you missed them. Thus far, crime novels are the bulk of what we’re reviewing but we’re also open to true crime, short stories, personal essays, long-form journalism, poetry and film--so long as they involve a crime in Texas

So check back from time to time, when you’re looking for something to go with that iced tea (or something stronger). 

I’m from Texas, and one of the reasons I like Texas is because there’s no one in control.
— Willie Nelson