Now the purchases.
1: Defender of The Innocent – Lawrence Block: The Martin Ehrengraf stories collected. Twelve tales of a slightly bent lawyer.
2: Cheap Shot – Ace Atkins: the latest installment in Atkins’ continuation of Parker’s Spenser novels.
3: Dreamsicle – W. L. Ripley: While on a hunting vacation in the Ozarks, former NFL star Wyatt Storme stumbles upon an underworld drug ring with plans to create a highly addictive drug called “”dreamsicle,”” and he reluctantly assumes the role of detective. A first novel.
4: Pahgosa – Tom Austin: book three in the O’Malley Saga of mountain men stories.
5: Electric Country Roulette – W. L. Ripley: Wyatt Storme, Vietnam veteran and former pro football star leaves his Colorado home to solve the murder of a young college student in Branson, Missouri.
6: A Murder of Quality – John Le Carre: George Smiley Miss Ailsa Brimley is in a quandary. She’s received a peculiar letter from Mrs. Stella Rode, saying that she fears her husband—an assistant master at Carne School—is trying to kill her. Reluctant to go to the police, Miss Brimley calls upon her old wartime colleague, George Smiley. Unfortunately, it’s too late. Mrs. Rode has just been murdered. As Smiley takes up the investigation, he realizes that in life—as in espionage—nothing is quite what it appears.
and the ebooks:
7: Lynched – Ed Gorman: Rough Edges Press has released a new edition of one of Ed’s westerns.
8: Trial and Error – Warren Murphy & Gerald Welch: Remo Williams’ children, Stone and Freya must try to contain an exiled spy before he teaches the U.S. a lesson it will never forget! Fourth book in the Legacy series.
9: The Man Who Loved Too Much – John Rachel: Poor Billy Green! When he was just turning four, his father tried to throw him in the trash. He was a smart kid but that just seemed to create enemies. His mom did everything to protect him. But this was Detroit, armpit of the wasteland! Catholic school didn’t help much, except the time he got his first kiss from an atheist nun. Home life was dismal. Was his father capable of anything but drinking beer and farting? And what was with that neighbor who made puppets and tried to molest Billy? Golly! Detroit was sucking the life out of him. At such a young age. Then adolescence swirled around him. Like water in a toilet bowl. High school was a B movie. Only without a plot. So finally he did something about it. Billy ran away … to college. Cornell University. That was a good move for sure! He studied hard, lost his virginity, met the love of his life. Things were definitely looking up! What could possibly go wrong?
10: Out To Get You (Vance Custer Novellas Book 1) – Jochem Vandersteen: Vance Custer is a true crime writer willing to investigate your case like a private investigator might… As long as he gets the book- and movie rights. In this novella he is asked by a beautiful widow to look into the suspicious death of her husband in a small town. Soon Vance fnds out there’s a lot of people keeping secrets there, and a lot of people eager to keep those secrets hidden. Luckily, Vance isn’t the kind of guy to back down… Even if they’re out to get him.
11: Gigolo Johnny Wells – Lawrence Block: Johnny Wells is a boy with goals. Not noble ones, perhaps, but, still, he has ambition. He intends to be the best damn hustler New York has ever seen. He wants sharp suits, rich food, and high-class women who pay to take him home. He has the looks; he has the charm. But he needs cash to get started.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lawrence Block, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from his personal collection, and a new afterword written by the author.