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Pipsqueak

(2002)
(The first book in the Garth Carson series)
A novel by

 
 
From Publishers Weekly
New York taxidermy collector Garth Carson has just set a covetous eye on Pipsqueak the Nutty Nut squirrel, star of an old kiddies' cartoon show, mounted in a glass case in a north Jersey antiques shop, when a gun battle between a biker and the shop's apparent owner has him ducking for cover in Pipsqueak, Brian M. Wiprud's uproarious second mystery after last year's Sleep with the Fishes. Supported by blurbs from Harlan Coben, Steve Hamilton, Sparkle Hayter and other established pros, this is the wildest mystery to come down the pike in a stuffed squirrel's age.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Tuning forks, thugs in plaid cummerbunds, digital TV, a dead biker, a stuffed loon and an old cartoon show? What's all this got to do with a ratty old squirrel puppet? That's the Pipsqueak story, featuring Garth Carson, a New York City taxidermy collector, and his gal Angie. After a murderous melee in an obscure antique store, the puppet goes missing and they find themselves entangled in a deadly swing band conspiracy and Soviet-era secrets.

"...the wildest mystery to come down the pike in a stuffed squirrel's age." --Publishers Weekly


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Praise for this book

"Demented and fun! This book is a hoot!" - Harlan Coben

"The flat-out coolest mystery I've read in years, not to mention the funniest. Brian Wiprud is either a genius or a lunatic. Or maybe both." - Steve Hamilton

"The Nick and Nora of taxidermy meet the Maltese Falcon...er...Squirrel in another crazy, funny mystery from Brian M. Wiprud." - Sparkle Hayter

"Splendidly kooky with a sharp dressing, sharp-witted characters woven into a wicked conspiracy theory." - Chris Niles


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Used availability for Brian M Wiprud's Pipsqueak

Hardback Editions

September 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pipsqueak
Author(s): Brian M Wiprud
ISBN: 1-59722-036-1 / 978-1-59722-036-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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Paperback Editions

June 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Pipsqueak (Garth Carson)
Author(s): Brian M Wiprud
ISBN: 0-440-24187-1 / 978-0-440-24187-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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May 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Pipsqueak
Author(s): Brian M Wiprud
ISBN: 0-595-22727-9 / 978-0-595-22727-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: iUniverse
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Kindle Editions

June 2004 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pipsqueak (Garth Carson)
Author(s): Brian M Wiprud
Publisher: Dell
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA