Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What We're Reading - Feelers by Brian M. Wiprud

Currently I am in a run of reading books/authors recommended to me by others. First up for review is Feelers by Brian M. Wiprud.

If you are a fan of quirky, amusing and twisty crime fiction involving bad guys, good guys of somewhat dubious natures, [think Elmore Leonard, Duane Swierczynski, Donald Westlake] then this is a fun fast read that you need to seek out and enjoy.

You'll meet Morty Martinez who cleans out the houses of dead people, is a possible descendant of Conquistadors and is a "feeler", someone with a knack of sensing hidden stashes of lost money in houses. Toss in a bank robbery and $5 million that never was found, Morty's competition in business, a lovely clever hairdresser, a bunch of "tight ones", an ex-cop and a newly released ex-con seeking the cash who has a talent with an ice pick, mix well with many twists and Brooklyn flavorings and you have a high body count and brisk read that will more than satisfy.

My thanks to my friend Matt for the recommendation.

For more, visit the author's website.

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