It's the ninth commandment: Thou shalt not lie. But if you've already covered the big sins on the list -- coveting, stealing, killing -- why balk at a fib...especially when it might save your neck?That's why you'll find all kinds of lies in Steve Hockensmith's crime stories. Trying to cut through them to the truth are cops, private eyes, spies, criminals and ordinary people in way over their heads.In the Derringer Award-winning "Erie's Last Day," a retiring detective races against the clock to solve one final case before he has to turn in his badge. "Fred Menace, Commie for Hire" introduces the wildest P.I. ever to wisecrack his way through a case.In "Strays," a paranoid old man's fantasies about a neighborhood crime ring turn out to be true...sort of. "The Case of the Unfortunate Fortune Cookie" offers a hilarious answer to one of life's little mysteries: Why don't fortune cookies have real fortunes in them anymore?Retired cop Larry Erie takes on his first case as a private detective -- the theft of an irreplaceable piece of baseball history -- in "Minor League."In
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May 06, 2012
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