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James Carlos Blake

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James Carlos Blake


Born
in Tampico, Mexico
May 26, 1947

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James Carlos Blake is one of the America's most highly regarded living authors of historical crime fiction. Born in Mexico, his family moved regularly when he was a child, living in various towns along the border and coast before finally settling in Texas when he was six. After a stint in the army, Blake attended the University of South Florida and received a Master's degree from Bowling Green State University, both universities where he would later teach. In 1997 he left teaching to write full-time.

Blake's first novel, The Pistoleer, was published in 1995 to overwhelming acclaim. Its unusual format—with each chapter told from a different character's perspective—caused critics to dub it an unusually promising debut. Since then Blake has wri
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Average rating: 4.02 · 4,767 ratings · 597 reviews · 18 distinct worksSimilar authors
In the Rogue Blood

4.05 avg rating — 879 ratings — published 1997 — 14 editions
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The Rules of Wolfe (Wolfe F...

4.03 avg rating — 570 ratings11 editions
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The Pistoleer

4.03 avg rating — 471 ratings — published 1995 — 16 editions
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Country of the Bad Wolfes

4.09 avg rating — 433 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
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Wildwood Boys

4.09 avg rating — 358 ratings — published 2000 — 6 editions
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Red Grass River: A Legend

4.15 avg rating — 312 ratings — published 1998 — 8 editions
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The House of Wolfe: A Borde...

3.94 avg rating — 299 ratings12 editions
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Handsome Harry

3.89 avg rating — 253 ratings — published 2004 — 10 editions
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The Friends of Pancho Villa

4.10 avg rating — 235 ratings — published 1996 — 6 editions
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The Killings of Stanley Ket...

4.25 avg rating — 211 ratings — published 2005 — 8 editions
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“If you're afraid to defend your convictions because you might get your ass kicked for it, you're not really fit to advocate for them.”
James Carlos Blake

“The vastness of the desert frightened her. Everything looked too far away, even the couldless sky. There was nowhere you could hide in such emptiness.”
James Carlos Blake, The Rules of Wolfe

“Men tend to remember the best things about the women they've loved and to forget the worst, which is why so many men make the same mistakes with women again and again. Women tend to forget the best things about the men they've loved and to remember the worst, which is why so many women become bitter about men.”
James Carlos Blake

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