Town's murders linger, haunt the living in 'See How Small'

February 4, 2015 4:21 PM

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Imagine a Tom Waits album, circa "Mule Variations," filled with songs about the unsolved murders of three girls haunting and unhinging people in a Texas town, half of them sung by Margo Timmins of the Cowboy Junkies.

That would make a fine soundtrack for reading Scott Blackwood's novel "See How Small." The murder of four teenagers in an Austin, Texas, yogurt shop in 1991, still unsolved, inspired Blackwood's novel, but this slender book is not "In Cold Blood." It also is not "The Lovely Bones," though some trade...

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