Friday, May 2, 2008

"Head Wounds"

New from The Permanent Press: Chris Knopf's Head Wounds.

About the book, from Publishers Weekly:

Ex-boxer and former corporate exec Sam Acquillo, now a hard-drinking carpenter living in a run-down cottage on the shores of the Little Peconic Bay in Southampton, N.Y., becomes the prime suspect in the murder of local builder Robbie Milhouser in Knopf’s superb third Hamptons mystery (after Two Time and The Last Refuge). With the evidence against him almost overwhelming, Acquillo enlists a misfit group of supporters to help him uncover the real killer’s identity. Knopf excels in describing the rustic underpinnings of Long Island’s east end, especially its vast array of eccentric characters. Brisk pacing and sharp dialogue carry the reader along, but it’s the endearing and deeply flawed Acquillo that’s the heart and soul of this exceptional series. How can you go wrong with a philosophizing hero who drinks Absolut, reads Kant, drives a ’67 Grand Prix and has a dog named Eddie Van Halen?
Chris Knopf is the author of the Sam Acquillo Hamptons mysteries, The Last Refuge, Two Time, and Head Wounds.

My Book, The Movie: Chris Knopf's Two Time.