|Book 6 in the Sam Archer series from Tom Barber. Amazon FREEBIE early in February and it was on my wish-list so why not. I've not tried this series yet, but have maybe 5 of them.|
|BOOM! 1st of February an e-mail from Goodreads tells me I've won a copy in a giveaway. The 11th Hap and Leonard novel. All I have to do now is read (with a bit of re-reading thrown in) the preceding 10 then I can tackle this one!|
|Last of the 13 titles in 13 months from Number 13 Press. Cheers to Chris at the publisher from this one!|
|Newly released by Near to the Knuckle - copy forwarded by Chris at Number 13 Press. I've read and enjoyed Matt Phillips' work before - Redbone rocked!|
|Amazon Freebie in the month, Lawrence Block offering 5 FREEBIES IN 5 DAYS! What a generous man!|
|One of the aforementioned freebies. Mr Block as John Warren Wells titillates with some erotica-soft porn.!|
|Pushkin Press - copy from the publisher!|
|An Amazon freebie during the month of February - short story collection edited by Alex Shaw and Maynard Sims!|
|First spending of the year - 99p from a charity shop!|
In 2001, Paul Bacon was a typical young guy in New York: overeducated, liberal, hip, a little aimless. But when 9/11 came, he was galvanized into action. Feeling that he had to do something to help his fellow man, he raced to Ground Zero, where he stood around for several days before finally realizing that he had no skills that were of any use in a crisis. So he applied to the fire department-and was summarily rejected; he was too old, they said, and he couldn't do any pull-ups. So he decided to take what was available to him: He joined the NYPD.
Bad Cop is Bacon's hilarious and thoughtful memoir of his three years among New York's Finest. Beginning with his tenure in the police academy (where he's mostly interested in pursuing the lovely cadet Clarabel - until he finds a surprising new love in the form of his service .357), it follows him through a reluctant apprenticeship and out onto the streets, where the sensitive former graphic designer is transformed into a rough-and-tumble Harlem beat cop. Brimming with great set pieces and amazing characters, this is both a love letter and a send-up of the squad that keeps New York safe - sometimes.
|Another Net Galley book - well I do love Lansdale and Hap and Leonard!|
I did get a few more bits and bobs in the month, publishers and authors, a few short story downloads, another purchased book for 99p at the same charity shop as Bad Cop. I subsequently found I already had a copy of the other book! Oh well, can't expect to remember all 5000....