baby's first felony, john's tenth novel and the newest in his award-winning cecil younger series


“Straley knows how to wrap deadly violence in a bubble of black humor that suits the novel's beautiful but harsh setting, where whales open their maws to dine on oceans of salmon fry and men kill one another while ravens fly overhead, screaming with laughter.” - New York Times             

new from alaska's shorefast editions

Second in a series of four, this beautiful volume offers 100 of John Straley's haiku based on moments and emotions experienced in summer in John's home town of Sitka, Alaska.

news: all four books in this series will be available from shorefast editions soon. spring through winter will be for sale october first.

sorry for any MISUNDERSTANDING, there were some slight problems at the printer, and shorefast has the highest standards for their books. 

you can still buy spring and summer here:

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"the perfect balance of humor and pathos" - New York Times Book Review

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