Drawing Dead by Pete Hautman

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After losing a poker hand to a sleazy stockbroker, an ex-cop must work to pay off his debt
Before cocaine, Joe Crow had a wife and a job with the Big River Police Department. Now he has neither—and he’s left behind coke, too. Sober, quiet, and reflective, his only vice is poker. One night he gets into trouble, and winds up in debt to the drug-addled slimeball Dickie Wicky. As repayment, Crow agrees to do Dickie a favor. Dickie thinks his wife, a slender young thing called Catfish, is running around on him. He wants Crow to find her lover and pay him to leave her alone. But Catfish has charms and troubles of her own, and she will draw Crow into the underbelly of Minnesota—a world of drugs, murder, and the dangerous business of counterfeit comic books. This girl is one fish that Crow should have thrown back.

About Pete Hautman

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Pete Hautman is the author of "Godless", which won the National Book Award, and many other critically acclaimed books for teens and adults, including "Blank Confession", "All-In", "Rash", "No Limit", "Invisible", and "Mr. Was", which was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Pete lives in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Visit him at PeteHautman.com.
Published May 7, 2013 by MysteriousPress.com/Open Road. 290 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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 A ribald debut novel of sting and countersting—with one eye on Elmore Leonard and the other on the impossible dream of a cabin on a solitary Minnesota island.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Drawing Dead

Publishers Weekly

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A prolific children's nonfiction author (under the pseudonym Peter Murray) turns to adult fiction in this first-class caper novel, which involves a truly unique scam and enough memorably shady charact

Oct 04 1993 | Read Full Review of Drawing Dead

Los Angeles Times

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Imagine the classic film "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World," but with tightly drawn, psychologically provocative characters.

Feb 03 1994 | Read Full Review of Drawing Dead

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