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Author: Pete Hautman
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Description

In Drawing Dead, Pete Hautman's high-velocity fiction debut, all hell breaks loose. The central scam in this funny tale of inept grifters involves a suitably goofy commodity: vintage comic books. A pair of swindlers have been peddling fake collectibles in Chicago and Minneapolis, and might have made a pile of money if they hadn't enraged a nasty hustler called Joey Cadillac. They should also have stayed away from the racetrack and a gal named Catfish, who rubs Tabasco on her lips for that dangerous bee-stung look. Her doleful husband makes a lot more trouble than the comic duo expected, and no one could have predicted the gutsy scheming of Joe Crow, an inscrutable ex-cokehead and ex-cop, and his leathered and chain-draped sidekick, Laura Debrowski. Hautman has us reading as fast as we can, intent on the fate of his mettlesome, conniving, and hilarious characters.

Date insert: Friday, 27 January 2023

T'was the Night Before Christmas... 

 (With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, may he forgive my doggerel...)

...and all through the shop,
all we minions were working,
   until ready to drop.

The ebooks were flying,
the covers were spare,
The edits were crazy,
   with "one more thing I must share!"

We waited for Santa,
'Cuz we love old Saint Nick,
But Hitch made us work,
   Waving 'round an old stick!

So slave we all did,
And made all your books,
So that Hitch would say now,
   that we're off the hook.

Come today we're off,
to rest up our fingers,
Our hats we will doff,
   No books they do linger.

But we'll all be back,
Don't give it a thought,
for like all wage slaves,
   we're easily bought.

We'll be back on the fifth,
all eager and fresh,
All ready for you,
   after a well-deserved rest.

So Hitch wants to say,
very strongly and loud,
THANKS ALL YOU GUYS,
  you're the best type of crowd.

Indy and Len and Hitch and the gang,
will be back on the 5th,
to do books with a BANG!

In the meantime don't worry,
if you're in a hurry,
'cuz some poor guy got stuck
   sitting here like a duck.

Your emails we'll receive,
so no need to grieve.
We'll be a bit slow,
but we're raring to go.

Your books will be worked on,
your edits still made,
we're just resting a bit,
   before we all fade.

So please excuse the delays;
It won't be for days;
we'll jump on your queries,
   for your wondrous new series.

We waited for Santa,
'Cuz we love old St. Nick,
And sure 'nuff he came,
   It wasn't a trick.

And as he rode off,
into the night,
I could swear I heard Hitch yell,
   "That Edit's Not Right!"

~~~~~~~~~~

We'll be back on the morning of January 5th; we'll be here parttime between now and then, thanks.