The Dwarf's Doubloons

by Isaac Hallenberg


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Softcover
$31.95
Hardcover
$47.95
E-Book
$5.95
Softcover
$31.95

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/6/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781450013826
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781450013833
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781450013840

About the Book

This book is a continuation of one of the short stories from the author’s book Rustbelt Fables. It involves a reprise of the Fitzpatrick family and their disingenuous daughter April who finds, in varying degrees, love, lust, and trouble. Central to the book’s plot is the robbery by a dwarf of gold coins and other treasures from a pawnshop. Then the search for the missing loot begins with the involvement of the owner, Backdoor Bill, a corrupt plainclothes detective, a private eye, an entire family of Greek entrepreneurs, and a holocaust survivor who runs a downtown kiosk and gathers information for sale. And, above them all, hovers the Rustbelt mob led by their enforcer Beans O’Toole.


About the Author

This is the fifth book published by the author, all through Xlibris Corporation. Although at present he has received scant acclaim for his novels, he has more than made up for the lack by other achievements. Namely, he won the kite flying contest in sixth grade, an award for the highest grade point average for one year in high school, and won first place in a bodybuilding contest in the category of men over seventy years of age. Instead of a career, he had a disparate succession of jobs. He worked in analytical laboratories, in an oil refinery, tended bar in a honky-tonk, operated a metal lathe in a machine shop, toiled on a small farm as a hippie farmer, and for one agonizing year taught chemistry and physics in a high school. In retirement he writes, plays the violin and the guitar, exercises at a gym, and visits grandchildren.