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Death and the Language of Happiness

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Death and the Language of Happiness by John Straley
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Jun 05, 2018 | ISBN 9781616959173

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Praise for Death and the Language of Happiness
“Straley flawlessly expresses both his and our own underlying anxiety about the world around us in this superb series.”
—San Francisco Chronicle

“Mr. Straley writes with such brio.”
—The New York Times

“The guy can write. Straley has a loose-limbed, lyrical prose style, and there is a sweet gracefulness to the way he portrays his fiercely independent, often slightly dingy, characters.”
—Seattle Times

“What makes this latest Alaskan mystery a must is—as always—the sheer beauty and energy of Straley’s writing.”
—Chicago Tribune

“The best Cecil Younger adventure so far.”
Anchorage Daily News

“[A] superb series of Alaska mysteries . . . An entirely original whodunit, composed in a language guaranteed to open your eyes and ears to a strange new world . . . What Straley offers is excitement, high comedy and a mega work out for the senses.”
Literary Review

Praise for the Cecil Younger investigations
“A fascinating Alaskan setting, great characters, a highly unusual plot and remarkably good writing. It’s a winner.”
—Tony Hillerman, New York Times bestselling author of the Leaphorn and Chee novels

“Like the Coen brothers on literary speed, John Straley is among the very best stylists of his generation.”
Ken Bruen, Shamus Award winning author of The Guard

“Superior thriller writing, once again by Straley—an excellent plot against Alaska’s gigantic and bizarre backdrop.”
—Janwillem van de Wetering, author of Outsider in Amsterdam
“Now and then a writer dares to flout the rules and in so doing, carves out a niche that belongs to him alone. John Straley’s novels are like no others.”
San Diego Tribune
“Absorbing and convincing . . . Straley’s a real writer.”
The Washington Post Book World

“Thoroughly enjoyable and slightly wacko . . . Ironic humor reminiscent of the Coen brothers and violence worthy of Quentin Tarantino.”
—The Boston Globe

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