"The mystery plot commands so little attention that you know it's a throwaway. The big attractions here are Augie's voice, the loopy milieu and the recitation of more poems, new and old, than you've seen in the genre for a coon's age."
Minneapolis private eye Augie Boyer (The Man in the Blizzard
, 2008, etc.) spends some time in Sonoma County, with equally shaggy results.
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