Saturday, July 30, 2011

Are you smarter than an outlaw? Take the OUTLAW ROCKIES quiz

Think you know the crime history of Colorado, Wyoming and the Rocky Mountains? Test your outlaw brainpower with this quiz. If you blow it, you'll want to read THE CRIME BUFF'S GUIDE TO THE OUTLAW ROCKIES, a new crime/history/travel book coming Sept. 1 from bestselling crime writer Ron Franscell and Globe Pequot Press. And if you ace it ... you're really gonna love OUTLAW TEXAS! It's a book that's right up your dark alley.

Just like Ron's popular CRIME BUFF'S GUIDE TO OUTLAW TEXAS, this quirky and fascinating travel book literally takes you to the scene of the crime with photos, maps, histories and GPS coordinates! From the Wild Bunch and Tom Horn to Columbine and Ted Bundy, OUTLAW ROCKIES promises to be a headlong romp through the criminal history in the heart of the Rockies. Put it on your 2011 Christmas gift list for the true-crime and history lover in your family!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ron Franscell's fall book tour coming to Colorado, Wyoming!

My fall book tour in Colorado and Wyoming promises to be a wild and wolly tumble through the Rockies! In the nine-day, nine-stop tour, I'll be talking about my two newest books -- THE CRIME BUFF'S GUIDE TO THE OUTLAW ROCKIES and THE SOURTOE COCKTAIL CLUB -- at a series of free public events, culminating at the legendary Tattered Cover bookstore in Denver.

Here's the lineup. Stop by and say hello!



  • WHEATLAND (WY), OCT 6, 2011 @ 5PM: Wheatland Mercantile Book Nook, 875 Gilchrist.


  • CASPER (WY), OCT 7, 2011 @ 7PM: Natrona County Public Library.


  • BUFFALO (WY), OCT 8, 2011 @ 7PM: Johnson County Public Library.


  • CHEYENNE (WY), OCT 9, 2011 @ 3PM: Barnes & Noble on Dell Range Blvd.


  • LARAMIE (WY), OCT 10, 2011 @ 3PM: American Heritage Center on UW Campus.


  • ROCK SPRINGS (WY), OCT 11, 2011 @ 7PM: Rock Springs Library, 400 C Street (in the Ferrero Room).


  • LOVELAND (CO), OCT 12, 2011 @ 7PM: Loveland Public Library.


  • LAKEWOOD (CO), OCT 13, 2011 @ 7PM: Barnes & Noble at West Village on West Colfax Avenue.


  • DENVER (CO), OCT 14, 2011 @ 7:30PM: Tattered Cover, 2526 East Colfax Avenue.