April 2014

I was all for leaving school and getting started in the fur trade as soon as possible, but my mother wouldn't hear of it.  She said I would have to wait until I was through the third grade or reached the age of eighteen, whichever came first.

~ Patrick F. McManus in A Fine and Pleasant Misery.


Pat by Hirschfeld

[One of Pat's treasures--a portrait by the famous American caricaturist Al Hirschfeld.]

Pat and Bun are back with blogs of a memorable April Fools trick and music appreciation.  Guess who wrote which?  Yup, you guessed it.  I have never known Bun to pull a prank and Pat never stops. That is life at McManus Camp.

At the store, we currently have in some hard-cover Horse in My Garage.  I am not sure if we will be able to get any more, so you should get them while you can.  A few hardcover Tamarack Murders have been ordered and should be showing up shortly.  We are also anxiously awaiting Pat's last Bo Tully mystery, Circles in the Snow, which is due out in early June.  We will begin taking pre-orders in May and will ship as soon as we get them.  Usually I have read Dad's books before they go to the publisher, but not this one, so I am really anxious to get my hands on it.  Hopefully as the mystery series ends, he will tie up some of the loose ends like--Does Bo get the girl? ...and which girl will that be???  Oh yes, and solve the mystery in the meantime, as only Bo and his eccentric cohorts can do!