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The Curly Wolf

by Frank Gruber

Sam Forest, The Curly Wolf," had been shotgunned to death. Now there was a stranger in Seven Oaks. Who was this Jim Corbett? Runaway? Cavalry sharpshooter? Gunfighter? Detective? Few ever learned the truth. Fewer still dared to ask, and those who did only lived long enough to hear his soft reply. The question cost their lives.

Dog Show Murder

by Frank Gruber Keith Alan Deutsch

A rich man is murdered at the dog show, and the Human Encyclopedia is the prime suspectOliver Quade knows how to sell an encyclopedia. First, read it cover to cover three or four times, and make sure to remember everything in it. Next, dazzle an audience with your accumulated knowledge. Put on a good enough show, and the book will sell itself.Quade, better known as the Human Encyclopedia, is performing his act at a local dog show when a dogfight breaks out. Wary of wild mutts, Quade backs away and returns to his booth to find a nasty surprise--a dead man in white flannels. When the police insist on holding Quade responsible, he and his assistant--the indefatigable Charlie Boston--are forced to solve the murder the Quade way: by always being the smartest men in the room. But is the Human Encyclopedia clever enough to prove to these dog show cops that they are barking up the wrong tree?This ebook features an introduction by Keith Alan Deutsch.

LARB Digital Editions: The Law Issue

by Frank Gruber Barry A. Sanders Jonathan Shapiro Jim Lafferty Don Franzen

A collection of essays on the topic of the law and legal affairs, selected in order to give readers samples of the ways in which the subject of law relates to the study of ourselves and our times. Those included in this publication are just a sample of the books reviewed over the last year and a half - reviews that cover a variety of topics, some very current, some historical and some dealing with debates spanning centuries.A review of Judge Wilkinson's Cosmic Constitutional Theory surveys the leading theories of the Constitution and how to interpret it. Two equally brilliant and contrasting views on the meaning of our nation's founding document are provided through interviews with Justice Antonin Scalia and Yale Law Professor Akhil Reed Amar. Between these three pieces, the reader will find a sharp debate as to whether a literal reading or a living interpretation of the document should govern our age.Also included is a thoughtful treatment of the macroeconomic disconnect between the numbers of new lawyers churned out by our educational system and the market for these new entrants. To see how far we've come since the first women sought admission to the bar, read a review of Jill Norgren's Rebels at the Bar: The Fascinating, Forgotten Stories of America's First Women Lawyers.The articles featured in this publication, by the breadth of the issues they survey, show rather that the law is a rich bed of moral inquiry, an all too true reflection of our times and ourselves.

Oliver Quade, the Human Encyclopedia

by Frank Gruber Keith Alan Deutsch Kevin Burton Smith

A collection of stories starring one of the most unique sleuths ever to crack a caseOliver Quade knows the record for most eggs laid by a single hen. He knows which state has the longest coastline. He knows why cats purr, who signed the Magna Carta, and who won the two-hundred-twenty-meter race in the 1896 Olympics. Oliver Quade is the Human Encyclopedia, with an answer to every question save one: "When are you going to pay the rent?"Hoping to solve this tricky problem, Quade heads to a poultry convention to sell some encyclopedias, and is just starting his sales pitch when a dead man is found in an incubator. It's a puzzle that Quade will have to solve if he wants to escape the convention--and hopefully scrounge up some rent money along the way.In this volume of stories, the Human Encyclopedia tangles with poisoned darts, dog show killers, and Civil War forgeries, but nothing proves quite so troublesome as the most dangerous villain of all: the landlord.

Startup Mixology: Tech Cocktail's Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success

by Frank Gruber

Shake up the market with these key ingredients to a successful startup Entrepreneurship starts with an idea and a dream: a dream of a better world for others, and a life less ordinary for yourself. <P><P>These days, more people than ever are full of world-changing ideas and, thanks to technology, have the means to bring them to life. But many ideas remain just ideas, and many dreams just dreams. Startup Mixology is first and foremost a book about turning your ideas into action. From the cofounder of media company Tech Cocktail, a veteran entrepreneur and investor who was named one of the most connected people in tech, this book covers the basic "ingredients" of winning entrepreneurship. No abstract theories here -- it shows you how to tackle everything from idea generation to launch to marketing to funding and how to start getting things done. <P>Once you've taken that first step, the journey has only begun. Startup Mixology tells it like it is -- and it's not easy! You'll learn about the harsh reality of starting up: what happens when you offend your customers, get no attention, or run out of money. These are the stories you don't always hear in the media. In the end, Startup Mixology is an optimistic book. You can do this -- and you can have fun doing it, too. Every chapter also shows you how to enjoy the journey along the way - because if you don't, what's the point of it all? From cake baking to workations to llama parades, you'll learn how entrepreneurs around the world stay sane, reduce stress, and celebrate the positive. This may seem fluffy, but it's actually one of the biggest secrets of successful startups. Inside, you'll find the stories of companies like MakerBot, WordPress, Zappos, Basecamp, Uber, and more. Hear in their own words how they survived the startup phase, and learn from the straightforward and conversational Frank Gruber, who has met thousands of entrepreneurs and watched them grow their businesses. In many ways, entrepreneurship will be the most difficult undertaking of your career. But if you can find the right balance of hard work, support, and celebration, it can also be the most rewarding. Startup Mixology takes you through the whole process from start to finish, so you can begin the incomparable journey of turning your great ideas into great startups.

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