Death in a Texas Desert is a fast-paced collection of 17 compelling true crime stories from the pages of the award-winning The Dallas Observer. From the "Phantom Killer" that haunted Texarkana in teh mid-1940s to the day of terror in 1991 when a crazed man began spraying bullets into Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, author Carlton Stowers recoutns the infamy and infamous from the crime files of Texas.
Author and journalist Carlton Stowers' books include two Edgar Award winners, Careless Whispers (ISBN 0312977042) and To the Last Breath (ISBN 0312968191), the Pulitzer-nominated Innocence Lost (ISBN 0671676776), and his autobiographical Sins of the Sun (ISBN 0312975570). He has authored nearly 20 sports books and has written articles for numerous publications. He is a staff writer for The Dallas Observer and lives in Cedar Hill, Texas.