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Subject: A very pleasant surprise - Lover Man by Dallas Murphy
Date Posted: 11/7/2011 4:48 PM ET
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Stuck in the recent snowstorm and ran out our current reading materials, I found a 1987 book titled "Lover Man" by Dallas Murphy. It was a wonderfully entertaining mystery story  Jazz afficianados and dog lovers will be pleased. Just wanted to share - anyone know what happened to this author. Seems like there was a second book in the series - this was the first, and then it stopped.

Mary Anne

Date Posted: 11/8/2011 9:54 PM ET
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Way to put that snowstorm to good use, Mary Anne yes  ;-)

According to the author's website, he wrote a trilogy based on the characters in Lover Man, as well as a couple of plays, some non-fiction and is a scientist in his spare time:

"He is the author of two professionally produced plays, The Terrorists and The Explorers, and eight books, a mix of fiction and nonfiction. His three-book series, Lover Man, Lush Life, and Don’t Explain were about a reluctant sleuth who lives off his dog, star of screen, TV, and dog food boxes. Apparent Wind was about a real estate swindle and ecological destruction in the Florida Keys. Most recently, he published Rounding the Horn, a nonfiction account of Cape Horn, including exploration, human and natural history structured around his own sailing trip down by the Horn. In 2007, he published To Follow the Water, about the history of physical oceanography and its evolution to the present."

Date Posted: 11/12/2011 11:28 AM ET
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And all three books in the series are available here at PBS!