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ISBN13: 9780440241874
ISBN10: 0440241871
Condition: Standard
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Staff Pick

If you don't like people looking at you, then don't read Pipsqueak, because I guarantee that your raucous laughter will cause folks to stare. A taxidermied squirrel, the swing-dance craze, and secret Soviet Cold War weapons experiments all play a part in what may be the summer's most unique and entertaining mystery. Brian Wiprud is a twisted comic genius, and Pipsqueak will make you laugh so hard milk will come out your nose.
Recommended by Billie Bloebaum, Powell's Books at PDX

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New York City taxidermy collector Garth Carson was seconds away from snagging the greatest find of his career—the original Pipsqueak the Nutty Nut, stuffed-squirrel puppet star of his favorite 1950s kiddie TV show—until a biker, a brawny redhead, and a murder derailed his dreams and stole his squirrel. Now Garth would do anything to get Pipsqueak back. Unfortunately, so would someone else.

When Garth and his gal, Angie, two of New Yorks most unlikely sleuths, enter a wacky, rollicking underworld of club-goers, jive cult members, and at least one very violent Pipsqueak aficionado, Garths black-sheep crime-prone brother joins the fray, sure that theres more to this squirrel than old fur and a pair of glass eyes. Suddenly Garth is starting to get a clue: The puppet star of one old-time TV show is leading him straight into the heart of a loopy cult, a retro rage, and a diabolical conspiracy to first control Pipsqueak—then the world.

Review:

"[T]he wildest mystery to come down the pike in a stuffed squirrel's age." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Demented and fun! This book is a hoot!" Harlan Coben, author of Gone for Good, Tell No One and The Myron Bolitar series

Review:

"The flat-out coolest mystery I've read in years, not to mention the funniest. Brian Wiprud is either a genius or a lunatic. Or maybe both." Steve Hamilton

Synopsis:

Originally self-published in trade paperback, this mystery features New York City taxidermist Garth Carson, who goes after the person who purloins Pipsqueak the Nutty Nut, a stuffed squirrel puppet star of a 1950s kiddie TV show.

About the Author

BRIAN M. WIPRUD

Age: Still chews bubble gum

Physical Description: Sinister & Dangerous

Profession: Mystery Author, Outdoor Writer

Latest Accomplishments:

*2002 Lefty Award for Most Humorous Novel

*2002 Barry Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original.

Latest Novel Read:Royal Flash, John MacDonald Frazer

Latest Movie Liked:A Mighty Wind

Hobby: Exotic travel and fly fishing

Favorite Lines: "There was a demon that lived in the thin air; they said anyone who challenged him would die. Their controls would seize up, their planes would buffet wildly, and they would disintegrate. The demon lived at Mach 1 on the meter." Tom Wolfe, The Right Stuff.

Favorite Scotch: Bourbon

Brian M. Wiprud is regularly published in magazines, periodicals and fly fishing magazines. He lives in New York City, where he is currently at work on a sequel to Pipsqueak. His website, www.wiprud.com, contains a full bio, interviews, events and signings.?

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John C, September 11, 2009 (view all comments by John C)
Taxidermy and wisecracks galore. What's not to love? This quasi-hard boiled detective novel is so much fun that you won't be able to stop turning the pages, but you'll be snickering all the way.
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naomi.jayalaksana, November 15, 2007 (view all comments by naomi.jayalaksana)
It's about life's less ordinary tale. Things that we can appreciate just in the blink of eyes, but that would also vanish the minute we stick our thoughts back on world's matters most -- the MP (money & power).
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440241874
Author:
Wiprud, Brian M.
Publisher:
Dell Publishing Company
Author:
Wiprud, Brian
Subject:
Collectors and collecting
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Puppets
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Dell Mystery
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.98x4.20x.88 in. .35 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Dell Publishing Company - English 9780440241874 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

If you don't like people looking at you, then don't read Pipsqueak, because I guarantee that your raucous laughter will cause folks to stare. A taxidermied squirrel, the swing-dance craze, and secret Soviet Cold War weapons experiments all play a part in what may be the summer's most unique and entertaining mystery. Brian Wiprud is a twisted comic genius, and Pipsqueak will make you laugh so hard milk will come out your nose.

"Review" by , "[T]he wildest mystery to come down the pike in a stuffed squirrel's age."
"Review" by , "Demented and fun! This book is a hoot!"
"Review" by , "The flat-out coolest mystery I've read in years, not to mention the funniest. Brian Wiprud is either a genius or a lunatic. Or maybe both."
"Synopsis" by , Originally self-published in trade paperback, this mystery features New York City taxidermist Garth Carson, who goes after the person who purloins Pipsqueak the Nutty Nut, a stuffed squirrel puppet star of a 1950s kiddie TV show.
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