The Chairman's Toys

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Poisoned Pen Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.7 inches | 0.64 pounds

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About the Author

Graham Reed is an award-winning author of crime fiction. He lives on a small island in the Salish Sea with his wife and two children.


"Constable is a likable loser, tight with his friends and still flirting with his ex-wife, and he definitely belongs on your short list of amiable stoner sleuths, along with Bart Schneider's Augie Boyer and Hal Ackerman's Harry Stein. The dark-comedy aspect of this debut will also appeal to fans of Chris Knopf, David Freed, and Tim Cockey."--Karen Keefe "Booklist "
"Set in Vancouver, B.C., Canadian author Reed's quirky first novel introduces Jake Constable, whom his ex-wife, Nina, describes as 'a semi-employed, semi-reformed drug dealer coming up fast on his forties.'...Jake, whose philosophy is 'life is often less about making good decisions than figuring out how to live with bad ones, ' takes the reader on a fast, furious, and often hilarious tour. Watching him zigzag through the twisting plot is pure pleasure."--Publishers Weekly
"Reed's lively mystery debut...too much of a good thing is still a good thing."--Kirkus Reviews
"Graham Reed's first novel introduces us - through his wry, urbane and witty writing style - to Jake, a naive young man who is up to his neck in trouble....Jake is such a beguiling character with a penchant for mayhem that we hope to see more of him. He turns out to be good at crime solving, so he could become a detective - or will he return to his old habits? In either case, he seems to know where a lot of bodies are buried."--bookreporter