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The Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagoras
by J Michael Orenduff
Release Date: 01/11/09
Genre: Mystery
Pages:
Publisher: Aakenbaaken
Format ISBN Price
Print 978-1938436000 14.95
Print 978-1938436000 14.95
Print 978-1938436000 14.95
Print 978-1938436000 14.95
Author Page: J Michael Orenduff


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The Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagoras                           

Winner, Dark Oak Mystery Contest

Winner (Kindle version), “Eppie” as best e-book mystery of the year

Winner, New Mexico Book of the Year

 

When a stranger enters Hubie’s shop and hands him a picture of a thousand-year-old pot, Hubie tells him he can see the real thing at the Valle del Rio Museum at the University of New Mexico. “I’ve already seen it,” says the stranger. “What I want to do is buy it.”

“Well, you could make them an offer I suppose,” says Hubie, “but I don’t think it’s for sale.”

The stranger replies, “Museums seldom sell things from their collections. But you’re in the business of selling pots, so perhaps I can buy it from you.”

“And if I owned it,” Hubie assures him with a smile, “I would sell it to you gladly.”

The man looks him straight in the eyes. “Perhaps you could acquire it.”

Hubie knows he should resist this attempt to suborn a felony, but the guy is offering twenty-five thousand dollars which Hubie sorely needs. He figures it can’t do any harm just to check it out the stranger’s odd request. His visit to the museum reminds him of why he isn’t really a thief at all (illegal pot digging being, in his view, a noble profession outlawed solely for reasons of political correctness). His cautious nature is challenged by alarms, guards and barred windows. But when he gets home, a Federal Agent is waiting and accuses him of stealing the pot.

Hubie grapples with the meaning of two missing pots, a charge of murder, an unidentified corpse and a tricky theft.

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