Just heard from my publisher that “Murder Most Texan” completely sold out of the first printing six days after the official publication date of November 11! The History Press has authorized a second printing, as it scrambles to fill all the back — and future — orders.
So I must say that my second book of 2014 is off to a great start. Many thanks to those readers that have made “Murder Most Texan” such a rousing success!
Barnes & Noble has scheduled book-signings for Bartee and his new book “Murder Most Texan” at three different Houston-area locations for this coming weekend November 21 thru 23.
*Friday, November 21 – The Barnes & Noble at 3003 West Holcombe from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
*Saturday, November 22 – The Barnes & Noble at 2030 West Gray in River Oaks Center from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
*Sunday, November 23 – The Barnes & Noble at Westheimer Crossing, 7626 Westheimer, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
If you live in or plan on visiting the Houston area this weekend, come on by one of these Barnes & Noble events and meet Bartee Haile in person. And he will be happy to autograph your copy of “Murder Most Texan.”
A year and a half after introducing the Eighteenth Amendment, Sen. Morris Sheppard was reelected on November 5, 1918 with 87 percent of the vote.
Although the East Texas native had many other legislative achievements during his 28 years in the U.S. Senate, the ardent prohibitionist would always be remembered as the man who squeezed America dry. Sheppard died in office of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 9, 1941.
That’s the title of the Halloween week column, “This Week in Texas History” for Wednesday, October 29 through Tuesday, November 4.
Given the circumstances of the defenders’ deaths and the fact Santa Anna denied them a Christian burial, it stands to reason that ghosts have been seen in and around the Alamo on countless occasions for the past 178 years. The chilling stories are guaranteed to make your hair stand on end!