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Advance Praise for Tiny Little Troubles

"Lecard follows his acclaimed debut, VINNIE’S HEAD, with a second crime novel that deftly mixes dark humor with a fast-moving plot. Pablo Clench, who manages the nightshift at a San Francisco strip club, stumbles on the chance of a lifetime after surveillance of his lust-interest, exotic dancer Aphrodite Anderson, leads him to her lover, Aaron Rogell, an inventor who's made some amazing breakthroughs in the field of nanotechnology. Clench manages to infiltrate Rogell's company after persuading the head of human resources to retire, and gradually inserts his own people into positions of authority. Clench eventually shows his hand, but threats of blackmail and extreme bodily harm fail to get Rogell to divulge the secret of his invention. When Rogell's wife, Amanda, learns of his philandering, she hires Tony Baloot, a sad-sack PI, to get the goods on Rogell. The various plot lines converge in a farcical blend of violence and satire that will have many readers grinning in spite of themselves." Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

— Publishers Weekly

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Advance Praise for Vinnie’s Head

From Publishers Weekly Starred Review (12/18/06):
Lecard, in his endlessly entertaining debut, shows great skill in pacing and characterization ... Lecard's appealing antihero has a distinctive voice reminiscent of Kinky Friedman's detective alter ego. Sure to appeal to Elmore Leonard fans, this first novel augurs a long and successful career for its author.

From Library Journal (11/1/06):
This wacky debut novel is reminiscent of Carl Hiaasen's work but is much darker and grislier ... Lecard has great comic timing, truly twisted characters, and a plot just bizarre enough to keep the pages turning. Recommended.

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Tiny Little Troubles

Tiny Little Troubles, by Marc Lecard

Hard Cover: 352 pages
ISBN-10: 0312360223
ISBN-13: 978-0312360221
List Price: $24.95

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The fast-paced crime story of an eccentric thug chasing after a piece of nano-technology and the scientist that created it.