Books by Carlton Stowers

Carlton Sowers has twice won the Edgar Award for the year's Best Fact Crime Book for Careless Whispers and To the Last Breath. He has written for Sports Illustrated, People magazine, and TV Guide among other publications and is currently a staff writer fo

Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"North Dallas Forty it ain't, but it all makes for a pleasing read for those who like their gridiron gladiators on the guileless and underdoggish side."
They love their football in Texas—so much so that they find ways to play it without the regulation dozen-minus-one players on the field. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A passable evocation of an American nightmare."
True-crime veteran Stowers (To the Last Breath, 1998, etc.) relates the grisly tale of a Texas serial killer who dodged justice for too long. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2001

"Pickett and coauthor Stowers write well, and, although the intended audience is not entirely clear, clerics contemplating ministries behind bars will find this useful background reading."
A Texas prison chaplain recounts his experiences ministering to the condemned, arguing throughout that capital punishment is morally wrong. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The police work until the entrance of Dietrich was truly shoddy and ruined what should have been an open-and-shut case, but Stowers's account simply doesn't crackle with the energy the three women poured into getting justice."
A tragedy is rendered toothless as Stowers examines a child's murder in a tiny town in Texas. Read full book review >
SINS OF THE SON by Carlton Stowers
Released: July 21, 1995

"Compelling, but morally troubling. (10 b&w photos, not seen)"
A crime journalist's painfully honest attempt to come to terms with his son's downward spiral into a life of drugs and criminal activity. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 1994

"Stowers succeeds at describing the breadth of an incredibly tangled murder mystery but seldom manages to find the depth. (16 pages of photos, not seen)"
An intricate account of a brutal 1983 murder and the ten-year pursuit of the killer, and the jealous woman who put the price on the victim's head. Read full book review >