At seventeen, Denn Doyle isn’t old enough to gamble legally, but thanks to his talent for reading tells, he’s made a fortune —and along the way, he’s upset some of the most notorious Texas holdem players in Las Vegas, including Artie, who already lost his nightclub to Denn. But Denn’s luck has run out and he’s just about broke. His only chance is a million-dollar, winner-take-all tournament at Artie’s new casino,but Denn can’t play unless he comes up with the hefty entry fee. Denn’s future comes down to one hand of poker. All-in is another victory by Hautman, a National Book Award winner.
Shop This Sunday
For most of our store’s first year we were open six days a week (closed Sundays). No longer! This summer we’ve been open from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays and it’s been such a hit — for in-town customers as well as weekend visitors —that we’ve decided to keep going with it. So here are our weekly hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5p.m.; Sunday,noon to 4 p.m.
By Jerry Bilek
Ape in Charge
Like a Doritos eater, they usually can’t have just one. Customers
this time of year will come in and buy John Sandford, Janet
Evanovich, or Sue Grafton. Not just a single copy or a certain title, but
rather several books from the same author. I know the feeling: Once
you find a writer you like, you want to read everything he or she has
ever scribbled on a piece of paper.
That is never more the case than during the summer when people are
looking to relax at the cabin or escape on their backyard hammock.
They want writers they can depend on and writers that will make them wonder who did it and why.
When I opened this store (yes, it was summertime) I quickly learned
I needed to expand my mystery section. People wanted more than I
had. Over time, I have done just that. John Grisham? Mary Higgins
Clark? Patricia Cornwell? Alexander McCall Smith? I have
them all and then some —in reasonably priced hardcovers and
handy mass-market paperbacks.
These wildly popular mystery writers never struggle to find audi-
ences. But summer seems to be the season when their popularity peaks.
Ihope you find the “answers” to the mysteries you’re after. If not, let me
know and I’ll happily track them down for you.