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Radio Houstoned: Gulf Noir

Texas authors

Harry Hunsicker


Darryl Wimberley

know all about Gulf noir. The star of Hunsicker’s


is retired PI Lee Henry Oswald, who lives in Dallas, while the lead of Wimberley’s

Pepperfish Keys

is Barrett Raines, who lives in Deacon Beach in northwestern Florida. The two men embody their hometowns -- the politics, the culture, even, in the case of Wimberley’s book, the powder keg of race relations. In


, the unfortunately named Oswald tries to help a medical researcher working on Gulf War Syndrome, but soon finds himself at the center of a government conspiracy. The big mystery for Oswald: Which side is the right side?

To hear an interview with Harry Hunsicker, click on the LISTEN button below.

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Pepperfish Keys

, Raines is a black cop in a small – and very white – town, out to solve the gruesome murder of a crooked Florida senator while making sure that he doesn’t step on too many toes.

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To hear Darryl Wimberley read from Pepperfish Keys, click the LISTEN button below.

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