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Couple of Purchase

THD purchased these last week and it took us all of that week and some of this week to write this post. Sadly, this can be an indication of our enthusiasm for these two books. Which is a terrible thing to write. Our dear readers should take this as a reflection on the laziness of THD staff, and not on these fine authors and the works discussed here.

The Black Dove - Steve Hockensmith
Holmes on the Range and On the Wrong Track are books one and two in this historical-western-crime fiction series. I was a moderate fan of the first in the series. I found its gentle approach and aw-shucks writing style to be a nice antidote to the usually grittier fiction I read. On the Wrong Track added the wonderful flavor of an on board train mystery. A kind of Murder on the Santa Fe Express. Unfortunately that book never clicked... or should I write clickety clacked for me........ sorry. I think it it was a case of me wanting the book to be something it wasn't. I was setting myself up for disappointment. This is really beside the point as the third in the series, The Black Dove, is now available at your independent booksellers. Last year's sophomore slump aside, I was excited to see this book and if I recall correctly this book did make my Winter Preview list.

Tailed - Brian W. Wiprud
This is really embarrassing for all of us here THD. The work of Mr. Wiprud was one of the first posts we made at THD. Ah those halcyon days. The embarrassing part is that we have yet to read any of the Wiprud canon. Terrible. Especially as we spent most of '07 lamenting that we needed to read Crime Fiction with a lighter touch. This is the fourth in the Garth Carson Taxidermy series. Why are we waiting? Stupidity..... probably.


robyn said…
Hey Danny Dub,
thanks for the Elephant Man recommendation. It was SO good, if I was 18, I might say it was hella. But I'm not, so I'll just say it was awesome.

Have a great week,

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