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.

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

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