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PAST EVENTS

Miles will rarely be found at public events, but you can bet one or more of his accomplices will be at these locations: 

OFFICIAL BOOK RELEASE at 
BOOK PEOPLE

Conversation and book signing 
October 1, 2012
7:00 – 8:00pm 
Austin, Texas
Location and Directions

BARNES & NOBLE 
October 6, 2012
1:30 – 3:30pm 
Corpus Christi, Texas
Location and Directions

MARITIME MUSEUM 
October 18, 2012
5:00 – 7:00pm 
Rockport, Texas
Location and Directions

MURDER BY THE BOOK 
October 25, 2012
6:30 – 7:30pm 
Houston, Texas
Location and Directions

TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL: AUSTIN
TAMU Press Tent 
October 27 – 28, 2012
Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm 
Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Austin, Texas
Texas Book Festival website

 

VIVA! BOOKSTORE
November 3, 2012
4:00 – 6:00pm
San Antonio, Texas
Location and Directions 

BARNES & NOBLE
November 8, 2012
6:30 – 7:30pm
Lubbock, Texas
Location and Directions

BARNES & NOBLE
November 9, 2012
7:00 – 8:00pm
Midland, Texas
Location and Directions 

BARNES & NOBLE
November 10, 2012
1:00pm
Amarillo, Texas
Location and Directions 

BARNES & NOBLE
November 15, 2012
6:00pm
Waco, Texas
Location and Directions 

BARNES & NOBLE
November 16, 2012
4:00pm
Tyler, Texas
Location and Directions 

THE TWIG BOOKSTORE
Conversation and book signing
December 7, 2012
5:00 – 7:00pm
San Antonio, Texas
The Twig Bookstore Event Page
Location and Directions
 
BARNES & NOBLE
Book signing
April 6, 2013
2:00 – 4:00pm
Dallas, Texas
Location and Directions
 
TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL: SAN ANTONIO
Guest panelists for the "Where Done It?" session
April 13, 2013
10:00am – 5:00pm
San Antonio, Texas
Texas Book Festival website
Location and Directions
 
TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL: DALLAS
Guest panelists for the "Where Done It?" session
May 11, 2013
10:00 – 11:00am
Dallas, Texas
Texas Book Festival website
Location and Directions

BOOK CLUBS

Miles is highly sought after by book clubs, visiting in person and by phone about his wickedly witty novels, his upcoming books, and/or the vagaries of his unorthodox life as a writer. If your book club is interested drop him a line

 

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ABOUT MILES

The author of five funny, fast-paced novels of intrigue set on the Texas Gulf Coast, Miles Arceneaux is a one-of-a-kind writer. Or, more precisely, he is three-of-a-kind—an irreverent persona that is the product of three friends, lifelong Texans, and Gulf Coast aficionados sharing a typewriter and one nom de plume. 

Brent Douglass’ inspiration for Miles’ tales stems from his family’s deep Texas coastal roots, and the iconoclastic characters he crossed paths with growing up there. James R. Dennis’ intimate knowledge of both sides of the law (he’s one of the good guys, it should be mentioned) and his deep appreciation for Texas Rangers lore helps keep Miles’ protagonists on the side of the angels. As a longtime journalist covering Texas and Texans, John T. Davis has sometimes been accused of writing fiction, but this is the first time he has set out to do it on purpose. Together, Douglass, Dennis and Davis make “Miles Arceneaux” truly more than the sum of his parts. 


ABOUT BRENT
International businessman Brent Douglass writes in airports, hotel rooms and drinking establishments around the world. At present he is a principal owner of KBC Networks and peddles data transmission equipment in Latin America and the Caribbean. He is the cultured, cosmopolitan writer of the Miles Arceneaux trio. 

ABOUT JOHN T.
John T. Davis has been writing about the music, culture and personalities of Austin and the Southwest for more than 30 years for local, regional and national publications. He is the streetwise and roguishly irreverent co-author of the Miles Arceneaux canon, albeit its most discerning. 

ABOUT JAMES
James R. Dennis, a Dominican friar, practices law in San Antonio and across Texas. He writes and teaches on spiritual matters and lives with his two ill-behaved dogs. Of the three writers, he is the good-looking, funny one.

PRESS

“‘LaSalle’s Ghost’ captures (the) gritty feel of coastal Texas…one Miles Arceneaux story leaves you wanting another one.” 
— Mark Larda, The Galveston County Daily News, February 2, 2014

 

“The author has captured the Texas Gulf Coast area color perfectly.” 
— Caryn St. Clair, Mysteries Galore Book Reviews, January 25, 2014

“Readers who enjoy historical fiction-especially archeological mysteries, books with regional flavor and those who just plainly love a well crafted mystery should find this book appealing.” 
— Caryn St. Clair, Bestsellersworld.com, January 25, 2014

LaSalle’s Ghost a must-have Christmas gift.” 
— Abilene Reporter News, December 15, 2013

“Arceneaux creates a savory bouillabaisse of characters...and stews them brilliantly on a fire of excellent historical research and Gulf Coast social savvy.” 
— Ed Conroy, San Antonio Express-News, September 12, 2013

“Arceneaux keeps the story moving and the suspense building, working in plenty of humor along the way.” 
— Glenn Dromgoole, Texas Reads, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, September 7, 2013

“A seriously good story set in a fascinating location that’s on the edge of Texas—literally and figuratively.” 
— Sam Carrol, My Agent Sam, August 30, 2013

“A jaw-dropping page-turner.” 
— Courtney Bell, Austin Man Magazine Fall 2013: 5 Things We’re Loving Right Now

“Explorer Robert La Salle’s Exploits on Exhibit in Rockport.” 
— KIII TV, Channel 3, August 30, 2013

 

“Readers get a taste of mystery, humor and Texas salt water...” 
Corpus Christi Caller-Times, 2013

“An original, one-of-a-kind work of imagination...the contruction is seamless. Call it Gulf Coast Noir” 
—The Girlfriends Book Club, 2013

“A new novel from the writer that is being called ‘The Dashiell Hammett of the Texas Gulf Coast.’” 
—Stephen Harrigan, Author of the NYTIMES Bestseller The Gates of the Alamo, 2013

 

ABOUT LA SALLE’S GHOST

Late at night, drifting alone on the Gulf of Mexico, Charlie Sweetwater sits aboard his boat, alone with his thoughts, when from the darkness he hears a man swimming toward him from the middle of nowhere. But not just any man. His name is Julien Dufay, the wealthy French scion of a family-owned petrochemical dynasty headquartered in Houston. Charlie saves the man’s life, but, of course, no good deed ever goes unpunished.  

 

As Charlie is drawn deeper into Julien’s erratic orbit, he discovers a man possessed. Dufay is consumed by his vision of discovering the site of Fort Saint Louis, the famed—and doomed—17th century settlement of French explorer, Robert Cavelier de La Salle.

 

Thanks to Julien, and his own restless curiosity, Charlie is pulled into a web of obsession, murder, danger and greed. Julien wants to find the long-lost colony (and the treasure of artifacts buried with it) as a legacy for himself, his family and the greater glory of France. But the project’s ambitious sponsor, Jean-Marc Dufay, is hell-bent on getting at the rich natural gas resources hidden beneath the site, and will think nothing of using his own brother as a pawn to feed his ambitions. Standing in the way is the stubborn old man on whose South Texas ranch Julien and Jean-Marc are converging, along with the rancher’s trio of scurrilous sons, who have their own covert agenda—an agenda that can be lethal to outsiders.

 

Charlie struggles to make sense of it all, with the help of the beautiful marine archeologist who is excavating La Salle’s shipwreck La Belle in nearby Matagorda Bay. But as he digs deeper into Julien Dufay’s danger-fraught quest, he discovers that history has a way of repeating itself, and that some ghosts just won't stay buried.