“Atmospheric and dark, In Solo Time rivets you with live jazz, memorable characters, and a series of murders that point to Big Politics played by the best—Boston’s cut-throat wealthy. This killer of a reading ride will entertain and haunt you.”
— Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Assassins and The Book of Spies
OF EVERYDAY THINGS
Reading Greenhause’s poems is like watching a time-lapsed flower curl into bloom. Here is a musician of language (“When it rains, utter chaos reigns,/ an amphibious mishmash/ of creeping spiders & chameleons”)—as well as a clear-eyed Yankee capable of channeling Borges and Kafka (“Your skin’s/ your identity. Your manhood’s/ a separate entity”). A homeopathic remedy for surreal times, Secret Traits of Everyday Things is a collection we need never more than now.
——Dominic Luxford, Poetry Editor,The Believerand McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
In Death of a Scam Artist, a financial hatchet man who dislikes old people, accepts the job of turning around a failing retirement home and undergoes a life-transforming experience in the world of geezers and geezerettes. He must deal with a suspicious death, a scam, a hit man, an unexpected romance and retired magician Jerry Rhine and his five whacky sidekicks known as the Jerry-atrics. He faces the most important decision of his life when he uncovers the secret behind an unusual murder.
IN HER WEDDING DRESS
Surowiecki, ...stuns us in poem after poem with an exhilarating play of language, resonant pathos, and clandestine wit. In one poem, he elegizes the deaths of seven canaries, lamenting that “no one’s watching over/little things.” But clearly Surowiecki is. These poems fly from the heart and into the foundry of our consciousness where, unlike his canaries, they not only survive, but thrive—beautifully so.
—George Drew, Author of The View from Jackass Hill, Winner of the X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize,
When word comes to Camelot that Sir Tristram has died in Brittany of wounds suffered in a skirmish, and that his longtime mistress, La Belle Isolde, Queen of Cornwall, has subsequently died herself of a broken heart, Queen Guinevere and her trusted lady Rosemounde immediately suspect that there is more to the story of the lovers’ deaths than they are being told. It is up to Merlin and his faithful assistant, Gildas of Cornwall, to find the truth behind the myths and half-truths surrounding these untimely deaths. By the time they are finally able to uncover the truth, Gildas and Merlin have lost one companion and are in danger of losing their own lives.