A Slepyng Hound to Wake

a novel
Product Number: EB00652533
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781931520836
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Please log in to view pricing


Praise for Hound: "There's something charismatic and timeless about the way the story builds and McCaffrey opens Henry's life to the reader . . . McCaffrey is. . .just telling a compelling, old-school yarn, the kind of story a man who knows his literature tells."-Time Out Chicago "For the true bibliophile, this is a book you'll love."-The Hippo Geoffrey Chaucer said, "It is nought good a slepyng hound to wake." Henry Sullivan, bookhound, is ready to be that sleeping dog: to settle down in his new apartment and enjoy life with his new girlfriend. But the underside of the literary world won't let him go. A bookscout sells Henry a book-and is murdered later that night. An old friend asks him to investigate a case of possible plagiarism involving a local best-selling author. To make matters worse, his violinist neighbor seems to have a stalker. And wherever Henry goes, there's a cop watching him. Henry can read the signs: to save those he loves he has to save himself. Vincent McCaffrey's novel Hound was chosen as a Must-Read Book by the Massachusetts Book Awards. He has owned the Avenue Victor Hugo Bookshop for more than thirty years. He has been paid to do lawn work, shovel snow, paint houses, and to be an office-boy, warehouse grunt, dishwasher, waiter, and hotel night clerk. He has chosen at various times to be a writer, editor, publisher, and bookseller. A Slepyng Hound to Wake is his second novel.

Author(s): Vincent McCaffrey
Original Publish Date: Aug 09, 2011

Sign up for our email newsletter