House of Mystery radio show (KKNW-1150AM in Seattle)

Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Listen live at 4pm Pacific (6pm Central) on Friday, June 30 by clicking here

Listen on June 7 to Host Alan R. Warren and author Ron Franscell talk about the fascinating stories in the new CRIME BUFF’S GUIDE™ TO OUTLAW LOS ANGELES. You’ll be glad you tuned into Seattle’s KKNW-1150AM!

OUTLAW L.A. debuted at bookstores everywhere on May 30.

THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY radio show is one of the USA’s hottest true-crime talk outlets, and host Alan R. Warren is on top of all the newest releases and current events in crime. Hear him twice a week at Seattle’s alternative talk radio station, KKNW-1150AM. 


Wind City Books in Casper WY
@ Wind City Books

Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Ron returns to his hometown to sign the newly released CRIME BUFF’S GUIDE TO OUTLAW LOS ANGELES, his Edgar-nominated MORGUE: A LIFE IN DEATH and his other books. Come to downtown Casper and say hi! Buy local!


OUTLAW LOS ANGELES is #7 in Ron’s Crime Buff’s Guide™ series. Where else does a list of a city’s top five most recognized citizens include a mass murderer? Now you can stand in the footsteps of Manson, the Hillside Strangler, the Night Stalker, the Black Dahlia’s killer, and the Onion Field slayers. You can see the crime scenes where Hollywood’s weird history took fatal turns for O.J. Simpson, John Belushi, Ramon Novarro, Phil Hartman, Dorothy Stratten, Sal Mineo, and so many others. You can wander among the graves of victims, criminals, and great lawmen (and -women). It will point the way to the precise location of some of America’s deadliest made-for-TV crimes, like the 1974 SLA shootout and the Christopher Dorner manhunt. And you’ll read about cases you never knew existed but that sent out grim, ghostly ripples that have washed across decades.

MORGUE is the USA’s #1 new release in forensics and has been hailed by Dr. Michael Baden of HBO’s “Autopsy” series, iconic crime writer and Manson prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi, and actor David McCallum (an amateur forensic buff since he took the role of “Ducky” Mallard in CBS’s hit drama “NCIS”). It delves deeply into Dr. Di Maio’s storied career and his most historic, infamous, and heartbreaking cases, from the exhumation of Lee Harvey Oswald to the shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.


An Evening with the Authors
@ Northside ISD Activity Center

Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Are you still looking for that special someone? Somebody you’d be proud to introduce to your friends? Somebody who might keep you up all night?

Here’s your chance—in a literary way, of course! Friends of Northside Libraries (FONL) is sponsoring “An Evening with the Authors” to spread literacy and a passion for books, and to introduce readers to new authors—including bestselling author Ron Franscell of San Antonio—with a cool, new twist.

Participants will be able to meet a number of authors one-on-one in a “speed-dating” format. Guests will be seated at round tables with two empty chairs, and two authors will chat for about 10 minutes. Then a bell rings, and every table gets two new authors!


Watch this space for more details as the event draws nearer.