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by J. Michael Orenduff

eBook The Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagoras ePub
Author: J. Michael Orenduff
Language: English
ISBN: 1892343304
ISBN13: 978-1892343307
Publisher: Dark Oak Mysteries; 1 edition (January 15, 2009)
Pages: 268
Category: Action & Adventure
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 324
Formats: mbr lrf lit azw
ePub file: 1854 kb
Fb2 file: 1880 kb

This book is dedicated to my mother, Billie Louise Grisham Orenduff, who gave me a love of books and to my lifelong gencon partner, Lai.

Printed in the United States of America. This book is dedicated to my mother, Billie Louise Grisham Orenduff, who gave me a love of books and to my lifelong gencon partner, Lai. 1. The two best things about being a shopkeeper are that your income isn’t limited to some corporation’s idea of what a salary should be, and you get to set your own hours.

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The plotting of "The Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagoras" is over the top - think the Marx Brothers doing a murder mystery. But I had several laugh-out-loud moments and the characters are very engaging

The plotting of "The Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagoras" is over the top - think the Marx Brothers doing a murder mystery. But I had several laugh-out-loud moments and the characters are very engaging. For example, for one of his forays into a legal gray area, Hubie needs a small spray bottle that won't make a museum guard suspicious. This item: The Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagoras (The Pot Thief Mysteries). Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

Like his protagonist, Hubert Schuze, Oren-duff studied anthropology but never completed a degree in that subject ctorate in mathematical l. .

Like his protagonist, Hubert Schuze, Oren-duff studied anthropology but never completed a degree in that subject ctorate in mathematical logic from Tulane. While a college professor, he published a number of works with such scintillating titles as A Partially Truth-Functional Modal Calculus.

About J. Michael Orenduff: Mike Orenduff grew up in a house so close to the Rio Grand that he could frisbee a tortilla . The second book in the series, The Pot Thief Who Studied Ptolemy, was recently selected as the Fiction Book of the Year by the Public Safety Writers Association. Michael Orenduff: Mike Orenduff grew up in a house so close to the Rio Grand that he could frisbee a tortilla into Mexico. Although the Pot Thief books are humorous murder mysteries, they also contain serious treatments of the issue of race and ethnicity. Mike and Lai, his high school sweetheart, wife of forty-five years and noted art historian, have two grown children.

Book in the A Pot Thief Murder Mystery Series). by J. Michael Orenduff. His pot digging may be illegal, but it?s a big step from that to robbery. But he figures it can?t hurt just to visit the museum and assay his chances.

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carousel previous carousel next. The Pot Thief Mysteries. The Pot Thief Who Studied D. H. Lawrence. There were no skylights. Patrons were required to check all parcels, book bags, purses and briefcases at the front desk before passing through a metal detector, which was the only way in or out. Exiting with any sort of package would be impossible unless the entire staff were chloroformed. And even that wouldn’t work because the only security camera I could see was aimed at the front door.

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When a shady character offers him $25,000 to steal a thousand-year-old pot from the Valle del Rio Museum, Hubert Schuze knows he should turn it down. His pot digging may be illegal, but it's a big step from that to robbery. But he figures it can't hurt just to visit the museum and assay his chances. He figured wrong. After deciding the museum is impregnable, he returns to his shop to find a BLM agent who accuses him of stealing the rare pot. Theft charges escalate to murder. Hubert's powerful deductive skills and weak nerves are put to the test as he solves the crime and clears himself.
Whatever
Each installment of the Pot Thief mystery series is both as tense and comedic treasure, and a romp through The Land of Enchantment (New Mexico) centered out of the modest Albuquerque shop just off the Old Town Plaza, owned by 5’6”, late 40s Hubie Schuze (pronounced “shoes”), purveyor and sometime excavator of Indian pots and expert maker of replicas. His side-kick Susannah, a waitress at a restaurant on the Plaza, and a cast of interesting and hilarious side characters who each show up again and again in each installment, make this a fun series to read. My only quibble is that each book contains a handful of misspellings and / or grammatical errors, but by book 3 I’d learned to make a game out of spotting them. Slightly tighter editing was in order on each of these. There are also the occasional factual errors. For instance, the author seems not to have known that the “home for wayward priests” in Jemez Springs permanently closed 1995. A fun and interesting series for readers who know New Mexico and inspiration for other readers to pack a bag and go.
Cerekelv
I really am reviewing the whole series rather than this book, which frankly I cannot recall vividly. In any case, I certainly liked it enough to read the other six of them. it just finished The Pot Thief Who Studied Georgia OKeefe and loved it as usual. The best parts of all the books are the late day conversations between Hubie and Suzanne. They are not to be missed. The amount of drinking is at times a little off-putting but since their livers are fictional, what do we care?

I must say, these are not books that you read purely for the plot lines. Those can be a bit muddled at times. These are books that you read because you want to spend more time with the characters. In that sense, much like Louise Penny's books. So I encourage you to stick with them.
PanshyR
Forty-something Hubert 'Hubie' Schuze (as in shoes) owns a shop in downtown Albuquerque. His shop doesn't have a name, but it sells only pots. His specialty is ancient American Indian pots, but he also makes reproductions. He refers to his shop as a "disreputable establishment" as a half-joke. After all, after the passage of the 1979 Archaeological Resources Prohibition Act, when he ventures on federal lands to dig up artifacts, he is a pot thief.

It's April, and Hubie hasn't made a sale since December. So when Carl Wilkes comes in and offers him $25,000 to steal a pot from a University museum, he is actually quite interested. After all, it's the government's fault that he has trouble finding new treasures and it's also the government's fault that he's going to be in big trouble after April 15th, not having gotten around to saving for the tax man.

Don't get me wrong, Schuze is basically a law-abiding businessman. Except for three or four instances throughout the story. And, really, it was hardly his fault that a man was killed just before Hubie knocked on his hotel room door. Even the police realize that. After a while.

The plotting of "The Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagoras" is over the top - think the Marx Brothers doing a murder mystery. But I had several laugh-out-loud moments and the characters are very engaging. For example, for one of his forays into a legal gray area, Hubie needs a small spray bottle that won't make a museum guard suspicious. He goes to a drugstore looking for anti-allergy medicine in a spray bottle and runs into a too-helpful clerk:
"This one?" the clerk said, holding up a spray bottle of the sort I wanted.
"That's the one."
"I don't recommend this brand. It's really just a saline nasal spray to moisten the sinus membranes. That helps, of course, but it's not going to fight antigens."
"That's okay. I'm a pacifist."
He looked at me warily. "What I'm saying is this one is not very effective."
"Well it worked on me before, so I'll just take it."
I reached for the bottle, but he held it away from me.
"It also has benzalkonium as an additive, and there is some evidence to suggest it may cause birth defects."
"I've taken a vow of chastity."

Along the way I've learned some clever ways for breaking into houses and how they made clay pots without a wheel. Oh, and Schuze finally gets a name for his shop.

This is the first in the Pot Thief series, and now I'll have to find the second!

Happy Reader
Frlas
The author wishes he were Lawrence Block. I wish that this were a new series by Lawrence Block. But alas, for me this didn't quite work. I did read the entire book, but didn't find the writing or the protagonist engaging -- granted that is a personal thing. Bernie Rhodenbarr , the protagonist of the series the author is emulating ("The Burglar Who ..."), is very broken albeit in a quirky way. Somehow he's likeable, against one's better judgment perhaps. The protagonist of the "Pot Thief ..." came off as not terribly likeable or engaging -- I found him alternating between mildly interesting and banal, and a bit creepy for reasons I can't articulate. There were some interesting plot inventions, but the deft changes of pace that I love in Block's writing aren't happening here. Maybe the series gets better but I'm not sure I want to count on it.
Every reader engages differently with the narrative and characters so if this sounds intriguing, read a sample. You might like it more than I.
Stan
I enjoyed his description of the New Mexico area. The character's personalities are excellently portrayed. In comparison, the mystery comes off rather as a necessary evil. The ending was reminiscent of the old Charley Chan movies, where everyone is gathered in a room and the guilty parties are ferreted out. I enjoyed that tried but true twist. The surprise comeuppance of a womanizer was particularly gratifying. I will continue with the series, I love his love for pots, local food and margaritas.
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