I talked super briefly to my mother today. She suggested a book that I have not read... from an author I have never heard of..... ringing endorsement? Well, I guess not..... but Donna(Mom) has read crime fiction longer than I have. I credit Walter Mosley, John Grisham (spare me the snide commentary), Stephen F. Wilcox, and my mother for hipping me to the most expensive hobby I have. Anyway the author is Mark Haskell Smith . His first book was Moist . His second was Delicious , and his last is Salty . Mom swears by the first book... which is good enough for me and that should be good enough for you.