Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Bait and Switch: Florida style

For 20 years, teacher Sue Messenger has been setting out fake skeletons and personal objects for her high school classes in criminal forensics. But this time, her shocked summer school class found a real corpse.

I've got to begin my ablutions for tonight's Book Party at Partners & Crime bookstore in Greenwich Village. The affable Chris Grabenstein is signing his second mystery, Mad Mouse, about former-MP and Springsteen fanatic John Ceepak's adventures as a summertime cop on the Jersey shore. The books are narrated by Ceepak's partner, a local young slacker who's in the job for the beer money.

Chris' first, Tilt-A-Whirl, was quite good entertainment, and I mean that in the complimentary, not dismissive, sense. I look forward to his newest which Kirkus starred. Buy it from your most deserving purveyor.

An awesome story about an especially busy day on the road to Hell. My best friend could've told you it was in Michigan.

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