Monday, June 7, 2010
A BLAST FROM THE PAST
The book I'm reading now (Junkyard Dogs by Craig Johnson) reminded me of a 1986 book by Robert Campbell, The Junkyard Dog.
The book featured Chicago sewer inspector and minor politician Jimmy Flannery.
Flannery was a loyal man who loved his wife and took care of his aging political mentor. He was also a character who solved murders, often to protect his group's political power.
As I recall, this was the first book in the series. There were others in the series, books with names like Nibbled To Death By Ducks. I enjoyed all the books and was sad when they just quit coming.
So Johnson's new Junkyard Dogs book gave me a blast from the past. It reminded me of a lot of good reading from a while ago.