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Kent Frates

January 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Magic City Books is proud to welcome Kent Frates for an in person event celebrating his new book, A Dubious Collection on Tuesday January 17 at 7:00 pm in the Algonquin Room at Magic City Books.

Known for his nonfiction books Oklahoma Courthouse Legends and the award winning Oklahoma’s Most Notorious Cases Vol. I and Vol. II in his new book A Dubious Collection Kent Frates tries his hand at spinning some Oklahoma yarns based on his experience as a lawyer and state legislature.

A corrupt sheriff, a penny-pinching doctor, a conniving politician and a cockfighting ex-con are just some of the colorful characters involved in schemes both legal and illegal. Whether comedies or, tragedies, the stories are always flavored with a strong dose of reality. Frates also sprinkles the book with poems with an Oklahoma or Western theme. Also featured throughout the book are drawings by noted Oklahoma artist, sculptor and mask maker Patrick Riley. Riley’s drawings catch the spirit of the book, using his imagination to mix fantasy with reality to create some memorable images.

Kent Frates is an Oklahoma City attorney and author. He is currently of counsel with the firm of Hartzog, Conger, Cason. Mr. Frates served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1970 to 1978 and was Minority Leader from 1976 to 1978. He is the editor and publisher of the political and literary newsletter Common Sense. He was the coeditor and copublisher of the newspaper Sports Source from 2001-2006. He is the author of a poetry book The Captain and His Crew, a novel Don’t Never Shoot Short, and four works of non-fiction, Oklahoma Courthouse Legends, Oklahoma’s Most Notorious Cases, Oklahoma’s Most Notorious Cases, Volume II and Oklahoma Hiking Trails (with Larry Floyd).


January 17, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Magic City Books


Magic City Books
221 E. Archer St.
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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