Tuesday, June 07, 2011

The Mystery Bookshelf: An Ordinary Decent Criminal by Michael Van Rooy, a Monty Havikko Mystery

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The Mystery Bookshelf, where you can discover a world of mystery and suspense, is pleased to feature a new crime novel we recently received from the publisher.

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An Ordinary Decent Criminal by Michael Van Rooy
A Monty Havikko Mystery (1st in series)
Minotaur Books (Trade Paperback)
Publication Date: June 2011
ISBN-13: 978-0-312-58837-3

An Ordinary Decent Criminal by Michael Van Rooy
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About An Ordinary Decent Criminal (from the publisher): All recovering drug addict and reformed thief Montgomery Haaviko wants to do is settle down with his wife and baby in their new home and work on building a straight life, one free of the day-to-day hustle and danger of being a career criminal. But for a man who’s never held down a legitimate job it isn’t going to be easy.

When Monty foils a robbery in his new home, killing the intruders, he soon finds he has both a small-time crime boss and a star police sergeant looking for ways to ruin him, run him out of town, or kill him. It’s going to take all of the tricks this streetwise ex-con has up his sleeves to prove his innocence, protect his family, and avoid the temptation of the life he left behind.

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About Michael Van Rooy: A full-time writer who lived in Canada, in his diverse career he worked as a teacher, a newspaper editor, a bartender, a cheesemaker, and a casino dealer. He won the 2009 John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. He passed away suddenly in January 2011; he was only 42. For more information about his books, visit his website at MichaelVanRooy.com.

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