wow3 This week on my “can’t wait to read” list is:

A Night at the Operation (A Double Feature Mystery) by Jeffrey Cohen

Release date: April 7,2009

Here’s an excerpt:

Chapter One

Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.
–Groucho Marx

Sullivan’s Travels (1941) and Train Trippin’ (this week)

a-night “Sharon is missing.”

I looked up from what I’d been doing—playing an addictive little computer game called MacBrickout—and that resulted in a double punishment for me. First, I lost the ball that was knocking out a series of increasingly hard-to-hit bricks on my computer screen. Second, I was now looking at the face of Dr. Gregory Sandoval, my ex-wife’s soon-to-be-second-ex-husband, who was standing in the doorway of my office, uninvited.
“What do you mean, ‘missing?'” I asked. I actually do know what “missing” means, but I was caught off-guard and hadn’t really been listening to Gregory. I try to not listen to Gregory whenever possible.
The thing about Gregory is: I have tried, on numerous occasions, to pretend he doesn’t exist, but there is scientific evidence that he does. The man is an irritant, like a tiny speck of dust in your eye that won’t wash out no matter how much Visine you use.

Of course, he was wrong. Sharon was not missing. I’d seen my ex-wife only the day before. It hadn’t been a pleasant experience, but I couldn’t blame that on Sharon, nor, even more surprisingly, myself. The fact is that after the age of twenty-two or so, and maybe even before, it’s just no fun to get a physical examination.

I thought the first two in the series were really funny and am hoping this one will be as well.

What are others waiting on? See the links here.


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