Match wits with the Smart Guys Marching Society - a lawyer, an actor, a journalist and a psychotherapist - who use their diverse talents to solve the most baffling mysteries. And with the help of old-timer Isaac, they do just that! Also includes several stand-alone tales that will challenge your crime-solving skills and pique your powers of perception.
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CAN YOU FIGURE OUT...WHODUNNIT?
This intriguing collection of short stories features brain-twisting tales of murder and mayhem that will keep readers guessing until the very end...or will they? All the clues are provided to solve the crimes, just add ingenuity. Match wits with such unlikely amateur sleuths as:
* The Smart Guys Marching Society, a group of suburban "Desperate Husbands" who stumble into --and love --crime-solving.
* A brilliant female psychologist whose session with a patient threatens to turn deadly.
* A penniless patent clerk named Albert Einstein, who gets caught up in the search for a turn-of-the-century serial killer...
Entertaining, amusing and suspenseful, From Crime to Crime is bound to captivate mystery buffs of every kind.
"In updating the legendary Isaac Asimov's crime solving Black Widowers, Palumbo adds a touch of Neil Simon to the mix, gathering his odd quintet of armchair sleuths each Sunday for deli, theorizing, philosophizing, arguing and, thanks to one mutton-chopped brilliantly analytical member named Isaac, solving impossible crimes. Male bonding has seldom been more entertaining. A sparkling assemblage."
--Dick Lochte, author of Croaked! and Sleeping Dog
"Dennis Palumbo's gang of affable husbands solve some daunting mysteries with a combination of clever deduction and sly humor that is very appealing. Lots of fun."
-- April Smith, author of the latest FBI Special Agent Ana Grey mystery, Judas Horse.
"Palumbo's contemporary characters dig into these classic, brain-teasing whodunnits with humor and wit. It's a feast for crime-story lovers of all stripes."
--Bobby Moresco, writer/producer Crash; Million Dollar Baby
"Dennis Palumbo's stories are fun to read: smart, well-written and delightfully original."
--Peter Lefcourt, author of The Manhattan Beach Project.
"If only I were smart enough, I'd like to join the Smart Guys Marching Society! (Or should that be "If I was smart enough...") See, that's why I'm stuck just reading the stories and trying my best to keep up with the ingenious twists and turns. The Smart Guys are good company---and great story-tellers."
--Robert Masello, author of Vigil and Bestiary
. "Smart and funny whodunnits...as if my own life isn't hard enough to figure out."
--Garry Shandling, comic, actor, writer
"Then what are we left with?" Bill asked.
Mark smiled. "D'Amato's knife magically left his belt, found its way into a sealed hidden closet, and stabbed Tommy Slick to death. All this in a matter of seconds, in front of witnesses."
--from The Smart Guys Marching Society
"The moment I woke up, I was in a panic," Lisa said. "I ran to look in the mirror, and...well.."
With a trembling hand, she unfastened her long silken skirt to reveal a spot on the top of her thigh. There, in the same black ink, was another tattoo.
--from Body of Evidence
"Before anyone can do anything, his head hits the table. Then, with his dying breath, he says `Take my wife'..."
"What?!" Fred almost shouted. "You mean, like the old Henny Youngman joke, `Take my wife---please'?"
--from The Last Laugh
Jo shrugged. "That still leaves a wound. A scar." She shifted in her seat. "But let's get back to Eddie."
He wheeled on her suddenly, hands slapping down hard on the desk, making her jump. He seemed to tower above her. Jo tensed, aware of the power in his huge arms, the bulk of his shoulders.
--from Patron Saint
These are just a sampling of the tantalizing puzzles and intriguing dilemmas that make up the twelve tales of deduction and suspense.
Welcome to the world of mind-bending mysteries, baffling whodunnits and unexplained phenomena. of cryptic dying messages, locked-room murders and impossible events. In other words, welcome to From Crime to Crime.
Blending wry humor with ingenuity, fast-paced narrative with delightfully original characters, the contemporary stories in From Crime to Crime recall the Golden Age of mystery writing, when clues and red herrings were more important than blood and gore. When the most unlikely of amateur sleuths could unravel what nobody else---not even the police---could figure out.
So, are you up to the challenge? Are you willing to match wits with the intrepid sleuths waiting inside the covers of this book?
Can you figure out...whodunnit?
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