West of the Creek
Murder, Mayhem and Vice in Old San AntonioHidden and long-forgotten stories of frontier San Antonio
Thirty-five classic stories fill this book about San Antonio’s seamier side, from the days of the Old West when Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson came by, Rowdy Joe Lowe ran a saloon on Main Plaza and Butch Cassidy got away from Madame Fanny Porter’s in time to escape the fate ...
“This little book is a gem for those drawn to reading about the fast life of the frontier, and it has a remarkable bibliography with many primary sources.”— Journal of South Texas
“David Bowser sees dead people. With an ability eerily reminiscent of the movie The Sixth Sense, he also sees long-gone prostitutes, lawmen, desperadoes, bawdyhouses, saloons, and gambling halls. This book is one of the few in print that brings the gritty side of San Antonio’s frontier past into focus. . . . You’d have to be barely breathing not to be intrigued by West of the Creek.”— San Antonio Express-News