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Blues and Bad Blood (A True Crime Short)

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BLUES AND BAD BLOOD is a 6,000 word true crime piece exploring the infamous murders of Texas blues singer John Vandiver and his lover, Debbie Davis.

Vandiver was a mainstay in Texas music, who worked the circuits between Austin, Houston, Dallas, singing in the clubs. He performed with the greats of the Cosmic Cowboy Era, including Michael Martin Murphey, and Jerry Jeff Walk
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Published March 28th 2011 by Kathryn Casey (first published February 9th 2011)
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I really enjoyed this short book. I would have liked more backround infornation on everyone involved but as far as a short book goes it was a page turner.
Very short read - not what I expected but still very well detailed
Written by true crime writer Kathryn Casey this is a short 6000 word piece about the murder of blues musician Bobbie Vandiver and his girlfriend, Denise Davis in Texas in 1985. Mr. Vandiver who evidently had musical talent but had his career curtailed by carpal tunnel syndrome was supplementing his income by selling marijuana and cocaine. The marijuana was not such a big deal as far as attracting some real low life associates, but the cocaine, I believe definitely was at least indirectly related ...more
Ok but not as good as her full length books

Ok but not as good as her full length books

I read and really liked all of Ms. Casey's full length true crime books, but this one never really feel g like, it got off the ground for me.
The story of blues singer/guitarist John vandiver who never quite made it as big as he could have, who supported his lifestyle by running drugs until the day it caught up with him and he and his lover were cold bloodedly killed.
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A novelist and an award-winning journalist, Kathryn Casey is the creator of the Sarah Armstrong mystery series and the author of eight highly acclaimed true crime books. Her first novel, SINGULARITY, was one of Booklist’s best crime novel debuts of 2009, and Library Journal chose the third, THE KILLING STORM, as one of the best books of 2010. In both books Casey’s protagonist is a Texas Ranger/pro ...more
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