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On a Break

The Hungry Detective is in Janesville. Summer means visiting the branch offices in Milwaukee and Janesville. Milwaukee seemed to have issues so we will be returning this weekend, for now we are in Janesville.

Books have been purchased. Here, here, and here. I can't recommend these booksellers high enough.

The Gentle Ax - R.N. Morris
Mr. Morris writes as both Roger and R.N Morris. God Ol' Rog writes contempo Urban Crime Fiction. R.N. writes the historical stuff. The basic set-up of The Gentle Ax is Profiry Petrovich's next case after the events of Crime and Punishment. I have never read Dostoevsky's masterwork, but this seemed like a nice set up to a book.

Have Mercy On Us All; Seeking Whom He May Devour; Wash this Blood Clean from My Hand - Fred Vargas.
The represent the first three books in the Chief Inspector Ansberg series. As they are all in trade paperback, so the investment was minimal for what we percieve to be a high return.

Chasing Darknes
s - Robert Crais
THD knew that Mr. Crais had been through the greater Milwaukee area, so we have been holding off for the opportunity to buy a signed copy. Milwaukee did not disappoint the entire city was lousy with signed copies. Neat.

Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse - Victor Gischler
Don't think think we really need to detail my reason's behind this purchase. I mean don't have too buy a book with a title like this?

Envy the Night - Michael Koryta
This is the first non-series book from this still very young author. I think THD has said on several occasions that this guy is going to be the standard bearer for the genre in the next few years. Buy him and enjoy. Left this book in Milwaukee for a signing at MysteryOne.

Good People - Marcus Sakey
Third book from this author. This book also was left behind for an eventual signing. Mr. Sakey has been mentioned several times here to the extent that do we need to say any more about this author?

Yellow Medicine - Anthony Neill Smith
Third book from this author. THD owns his previous work, The Drummer. The dust jacket for his first was so scary we could not bring are self to bring some demonic imagery into the office.

47 Rules of Highly Effective Bank Robbers - Troy Cook
Here is a book that THD has pick up and set back down on more occasions than we can remember. Book is a 2nd edition which is just fine with us, becasue it is signed. Rumors of a movie adaptation have been swrilling around this book since it was published.

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