Taking a couple of readers around town to shoot photographs of the actual sites I used in my murder mystery novel Talking To The Dead Guys.
There are a lot more of them than I remembered. And I’m not even counting the ones from the sequel Tea With A Dead Gal.
The high school gymnasium. The police department. The Maple Street walking/biking trail. Black’s BBQ.
The Maple Street walking/biking trail and my experiences on it with our dog Boo Radley actually inspired the book.
The old jail house. Maple Street Park. The Main Street mansions.
The old jail house gave me a really neat idea for the end of the mystery.
City Park. City Cemetery. The Caldwell County Courthouse.
The Speaking of the Dead graveyard tour held in Lockhart’s City Cemetery every October inspired the murder and mystery I made up for Talking To The Dead Guys.
The green house (Gruene) where much of the action takes place.
One look at the real house this was based on and you’ll understand why I populated my fictional setting with all those newspapers, photographs, and ….to say anything more would spoil the surprise.
Our tour should be fun.
I hope we get to do it again.
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Photos by Roxanne Rix