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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bloody Texans - Conwell

Glen Dromgoole in "Book hard to put down with wild Texas action"  begins his review as:

"One of the joys of writing this column on Texas books and authors over the past seven years is getting to know Texas writers who have achieved success, but not necessarily much notice.
A good example is Kent Conwell of Port Neches. I just read his third paperback novel, "The Bloody Texans" (Leisure Books, $6.99). It's a historical novel set in the 1840s, when the U.S. went to war with Mexico over the annexation of Texas as a state."
And ends it with
"You might check with your library to see if it has any of his books. Conwell's stories involve death and violence, but the language is clean, and sexual references are subtle."
book cover of 

The Bloody Texans 


Kent ConwellRead more Dromgoole at
or follow the British review in "Fantastic Fiction" at

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