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  • ISBN 0684802112
  • ISBN13 978-0684802114
  • Language English
  • Author Pete Hautman
  • Publisher Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (May 3, 1995)
  • Pages 288
  • Formats mbr docx lrf rtf
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Mystery
  • Size ePub 1682 kb
  • Size Fb2 1119 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 616

Contemplating his dead-end job, his failed marriage, and his addiction to prescription drugs, ex-cop Joe Crow finds more trouble than he is prepared for when he takes cases involving a trophy elk's murder, a dual kidnapping, and a six-hundred pound tiger. 15,000 first printing.

Desperate for cash, small town cop Joe Crow takes a security job that could cost him his life.

RICH WICKY GEORGE MURPHY HANDED HIM a beer. Get you loosened up for the hunt. You know what they say. One steadies the ey. .Two, you’re good looking. You ever hear that one?. said, Heard what one?. Three beers, I’m brilliant. Four, I’m bulletproof. Murphy tipped his head, his fleshy face sliding toward his left ear, and grinned. Anderson laughed politely and sipped the beer. It tasted sweet and wasn’t quite cold enough, but he planned to drink it quickly

SHORT MONEY - NR Hautman, Pete - prequel to Joe Crow series Pete Hautman is the author of Godless, which won the National Book Award, and many other critically acclaimed books for teens and adults, including Blank Confession.

SHORT MONEY - NR Hautman, Pete - prequel to Joe Crow series. Unenthusiastically accepting a job as a bodyguard for an unsavory plastic surgeon, ex-cop Joe Crow soon learns that his employer has vicious enemies and is swept into a web of deadly big game hunting. I kept thinking this would improve. Pete Hautman is the author of Godless, which won the National Book Award, and many other critically acclaimed books for teens and adults, including Blank Confession, All-In, Rash, No Limit, and Invisible. Mr. Was was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Pete lives in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Visit him at petehautman.

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Peter Murray Hautman (born September 29, 1952) is an American author best known for his novels for young adults. One of them, Godless, won the 2004 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. The National Book Foundation summary is, "A teenage boy decides to invent a new religion with a new go. Hautman was born in Berkeley, California and moved to St. Louis Park, Minnesota at the age of five.

Pete Hautman's Short Money is a delightfully charming, outrageously funny mystery along the lines of Carl Hiaason. Hartman takes us on a runaway roller coaster ride with policeman, Joe Crow

Pete Hautman's Short Money is a delightfully charming, outrageously funny mystery along the lines of Carl Hiaason. Hartman takes us on a runaway roller coaster ride with policeman, Joe Crow. Crow's life is out of control, and he has drug problems, marriage problems and job problems. The plot is hysterically funny and without giving too much away, Joe has to deal with a sleazy brother-in-law lawyer, a runaway kid, a missing cat, two crazy brothers (one downright psychopathic), a scheming plastic surgeon, a druggie wife, a farm for canned hunts, and several wild animals.

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Электронная книга "Short Money", Pete Hautman. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Short Money" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. 1952) is an American novelist. Born in Berkeley, California, Hautman moved to Minnesota when he was six. He attended college at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the University of Minnesota, and went on to work in marketing and graphic design. Dissatisfied with his work, Hautman turned to fiction, writing his first novel, Drawing Dead, in 1993.

0 5 Author: Pete Hautman. Desperate for cash, small town cop Joe Crow takes a security job that could cost him his life. Joe Crow celebrates his thirty-third birthday in his patrol car, watching for speeders and sniffing fat lines of cocaine.

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Talk about Short Money


Zugar
This prequel to Drawing Dead isn't quite up to DD and The Mortal Nuts, but then most of Carl Hiiasen's books aren't quite up to Tourist Season and Double Whammy and are still thoroughly enjoyable. Hautman deserves to be mentioned with Hiaasen, Elmore Leonard. This guy can WRITE! Even his Young Adult fiction is top drawer. I laugh out loud more times reading Hautman than with any other author. He's the most entertaining writer out there.
Minnai
The expression "short money" is a poker term relating to a professional player's reluctance to play against somebody with a small bankroll. Joe Crow is still a cop at the beginning of this one, but he's drinking a lot and doing cocaine. So is his wife, Melinda. He's also working for Sheriff Orlan Johnson, who's under the thumb of the Murphy brothers, who run a big game preserve where clients can hunt endangered species.
When he's fired for being too tough on the Murphys, Crow takes a job as a bodyguard for Dr. Nelson Bellweather, one of the Murphys' best clients. The Murphys think Bellweather has sexually abused and kidnapped George Murphy's son Shawn. Bellweather is the one with the short bankroll; he's a liposuctionist who's been sued more often than Enron. And, of course, he stiffs Joe Crow.
The set-up is a bit implausible as are most of the characters, but Joe Crow and old reliables Sam O'Gara and his gal pal Debrowski make up for them. Crow is such an unconventional hero, you can't help but root for him. He tries to kick cocaine and booze, and he can't get a handle on women, or himself for that matter. His best friend is a cat, who's missing for most of the book.
The little town where Crow works at the beginning of the novel is called Big River. Immediately we Minnesotans are thinking "Big Lake." And like Garrison Keillor, Hautman mentions other place names, such as Clara City, Dassel, and Litchfield.
The pace is quite brisk, with lots of action and suspense. There's a tiger chained to the wall at the lodge on the Murphy ranch that we know is going to enter into the story somehow. Not as good as MORTAL NUTS but a lot better than most crime fiction.
Yndanol
In the prequel to "Drawing Dead" we see Joe Crow as a discontented police officer. He manages to get himself fired by handcuffing a relative of the sherrif to the man's hummer and leaving him there.

Joe's brother-in-law gets him a job as bodyguard for Dr. Nelson Bellweather, a plastic surgeon and trophy hunter.
He hunts at Talking Lake Ranch, owned by George and Ricky Murphy who set hunts up by making the animals easy to kill for the hunters. George's son Sean, tells his father something about Bellweather that makes the family angry and wanting revenge for the slap in the face about the family name.
The story goes from the Murphy's trying to find Belleweather, to Sean running away to Bellweather's home and Belleweather wanting a reward for taking him home.
The author admits to being influenced by Twain and in Sean there is a mixture of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Sawyer in running away from home in the start of that story and Finn as the son of a no account, town drunk.
The story is humorous, the dialogue crisp and the characters fun to read about.
Recommended.
Tar
Pete Hautman's Short Money is a delightfully charming, outrageously funny mystery along the lines of Carl Hiaason. Hartman takes us on a runaway roller coaster ride with policeman, Joe Crow. Crow's life is out of control, and he has drug problems, marriage problems and job problems. Of course, most of his problems are of his own making.
Joe takes a new job that seems rather simple, and things are never as simple as they first appear. The plot is hysterically funny and without giving too much away, Joe has to deal with a sleazy brother-in-law lawyer, a runaway kid, a missing cat, two crazy brothers (one downright psychopathic), a scheming plastic surgeon, a druggie wife, a farm for canned hunts, and several wild animals. There are more than a few belly laughs, and I actually had tears rolling down my cheeks from laughing so hard in several spots.
I have been told that Short Money is not Hautman's best effort. If this is the case, I can't wait to read more.
Rexfire
I'd rate this 3.5 stars but no 1/2 stars available.
I liked Pete Hautman's "Short Money" although it took me awhile to warm to it. The plot meanders along like a slow moving river but if you're not in too big of a hurry it's a nice ride. The story also does what so many don't, satisfies at the end. Everyone gets their's in about the proper proportions. Lost souls are found, directionless people find one, misdirected people tumble off the edge and lawyers stay true to form, thinking of the one thing they really care about---themselves. I'm looking forward to reading "Drawing Dead".
Ffel
I purposely waited to read "Drawing Dead" until after I finished this prequel, so I can attest to its merits as a standalone book.
Pete Hautman's prose is lean, mean and hilarious. The action occurs almost without warning and the nutty bad guys always get what's coming a la Carl Hiassen and James W. Hall.
If you're looking for a quick, refreshing read, look no further.
Painbrand
Fans of Pete who love Joe Crow, will get a good laugh, and a great story in this "prequel" to "Drawing Dead". Unsavory characters, good twists and turns, and of course, Joe. This was my favorite of all his books, and it had the most laughs as well. Get a copy and dig in.
I liked his other book but this one was poorly done.