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“Gosh,” she said in thrilled accents, “we’ve never had a depositer murdered before!”

  Liam rifled through the various statements he’d taken at the airport the day before.  Nobody saw nobody doing nothing, he reflected sadly.  At a conservative estimate, culled from Gruber’s statement, at the time of Bill DeCreft’s death there had been at least ten small planes in the act of landing or taking off, one…

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“Pretty soon there’ll be nothing left of this goddamn planet but a garbage dump and a grave.”

The Old Fart was a foot shorter than the trooper, which he rectified by hoisting himself up on a stool. He turned to Liam and stuck out a hand. “Moses Alakuyak, shaman.” His beer and Liam’s single malt arrived. Moses held out his bottle of beer and Liam clinked his glass against it. “To women,”…

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…a model of Rubens clad in clean, faded jeans and a gray T-shirt cinched in with a wide leather belt.

It hadn’t taken them long, once they got him inside; the man who had been separated from the rifle was seated in a chair and immobilized with enough bright yellow polypropylene line to restrain King Kong. He was maybe thirty years old, five-eight, thickset, with matted brown hair and terrified brown eyes that stared at…

Read more …a model of Rubens clad in clean, faded jeans and a gray T-shirt cinched in with a wide leather belt.

A sort-of sonnet to fall.

Alaskan Autumn The hoses are drained and coiled away Deck chairs stored, the red one faded to pink Window screens off but the one I forgot Garden tools washed and oiled in the sink This year’s catch steaked, filleted and vacuum packed Last year’s salmon in brine for pickling Rhubarb, strawberries in the freezer stacked…

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Three weeks and counting…

Death of an Eye, the first Eye of Isis novel, publishes in paperback on September 5. Click here to pre-order your copy now. On a trip to Turkey I saw these Eyes everywhere, from embedded in pavement to over doors to painted on a breakwater in a harbor. They are meant to avert the Evil…

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Four weeks and counting…

Death of an Eye, the first Eye of Isis novel, publishes in paperback on September 5. Click here to pre-order your copy now. excerpt from Death of an Eye Tetisheri regarded Uncle Neb with affection. His hair was black and his skin was dark in part from their common Theban ancestors and in part from…

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Five weeks and counting…

Death of an Eye, the first Eye of Isis novel, publishes in paperback on September 5. Click here to pre-order your copy now. Pub day is December 6th! Amazon.US Apple Nook Kobo And on December 13th in the UK/Commonwealth. Amazon.UK I’ll be signing the hardcover at the Poisoned Pen on December 8th at 2pm. Click…

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Six weeks and counting…

Death of an Eye, the first Eye of Isis novel, publishes in paperback on September 5. Click here to pre-order your copy now. I’ll make you love the scribe’s job more than you love your own mother. I’ll make its beauties obvious to you, for it is the greatest of all professions, and there is…

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Why I Love Used Books

[Originally posted on October 21, 2013. Reposting it here in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Read the comments.] I found this copy of Ernie Pyle’s Here is Your War in — wait for it — the local Salvation Army thrift shop. I opened it to find that the endpapers were a montage of still photographs…

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