Werewolves are one of the classic movie monsters. They've been scaring us on film since The Wolf Man, and there have been legends of werewolves since medieval times. On this guide you'll find stories, myths and legends about those who howl at the full moon and other shapeshifters.
A huge, riveting, deeply imagined novel about the siege and fall of the Alamo in 1836. The Gates of the Alamo follows the lives of three people whose fates become bound to the now-fabled Texas fort: Edmund McGowan, a proud and gifted naturalist whose life's work is threatened by the war against Mexico; the resourceful, widowed innkeeper Mary Mott; and her sixteen-year-old son, Terrell, whose first shattering experience with love leads him instead to war, and into the crucible of the Alamo.
The story unfolds with vivid immediacy and describes the pivotal battle from the perspective of the Mexican attackers as well as the American defenders.
San Antonio District Attorney Chris Sinclair overcame the belief that Malachi Reese is a saintly community leader to convict Reese of murder and sentence him to Death Row. Now a series of seemingly unrelated crimes has Sinclair feeling the power of Reese from Death Row. . .
Mere years after outlaw gangs and Comanche Indians roamed the hills where cattle barons and university professors now live and with the animosities of the Ciil War still lingered is what may be the first documented serial killer in North America. Month after month young Black women who worked in the households of Austin, Texas' most prominent citizens are found murdered. Then on a bloody Christmas Eve two women -- neither of them Black and neither servants -- were horribly murdered. The trial that eventually resulted uncovered one explosive scandal after another and tear the city of Austin apart.
The 1950s Houston social scene, Texas glamour in a world of garden clubs and debutane balls where the freedom and power belong to the men. Joan Fortier is tall, blonde, beautiful and strong--she dominates the room and the gossip columns, but she wants more.Devoted to Joan since childhoo Cece Buchanan's perspective shifts as Joan's radical behavior escalates. . .
Bob Dollar's job is locating big spreads of land in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles that can be purchased by the Global Pork Rind corporation and converted to hog farms. Dollar settles into the Texas town of Woolybucket--whose inhabitants have survived tornadoes and dust storms and witnessed the demise of the great cattle ranches--and targets Ace and Tater Crouch's ranch for Global Pork. Dollar learns the hard way just how determined the old owners are to hang onto their land.
A family saga spanning the 20th Century and three generations of Texans in a small East Texas town. Deceit, secrets and tragedies result from Mary Toliver and Percy Warwick's decision not to marry--for themselves, their children and their children's children.
In this gripping, emotionally charged novel, a tragedy in Texas changes the course of three lives On an oppressively hot Monday in August of 1966, a student and former marine named Charles Whitman hauled a footlocker of guns to the top of the University of Texas tower and began firing on pedestrians below. Before it was over, sixteen people had been killed and thirty-two wounded. It was the first mass shooting of civilians on a campus in American history.
Monday, Monday follows three students caught up in the massacre: Shelly, who leaves her math class and walks directly into the path of the bullets, and two cousins, Wyatt and Jack, who heroically rush from their classrooms to help the victims. On this searing day, a relationship begins that will eventually entangle these three young people in a forbidden love affair, an illicit pregnancy, and a vow of secrecy that will span forty years.
Reunited decades after the tragedy, they will be forced to confront the event that changed their lives and that has silently and persistently ruled the lives of their children.
Meacham specializes in family dramas set in Texas. In Tumbleweeds three friends from a small Texas town that thrives on Friday night football games try to move on after a fateful event colors each of their futures.
Cadilac, Texas: where the gossip is free, the hottest jalapenos are worth the money, and the friendships are priceless Bestelling author Carolyn Brown makes her first foray into women's fiction with this poignant and hilarious novel about four friends in Cadillac, Texas-where the best jalapenos in the world are grown. Everything is calm in Cadillac, Texas until Aunt Agnes declares war on Violet Prescott, the president of the Blue-Ribbon Jalapeno Society, just in time for the annual jubilee. But after the festivities-and the hostilities-are over, it's four friends who are left standing, proving once again that friendship is forever."
First in the Midnight, Texas series. This series by Harris features a darker locale than her Sookie Stachouse series. Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth. . .
Broken-hearted after the death of his daughter, Chadwick escorts drug-addicted kids to Cold Springs Academy--a tough-love wilderness school in Texas. When Chadwick is asked to escort the young woman who Chadwick's daughter was baby-sitting when she overdosed on heroin, Chadwick lands in the middle of a murder case.
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