A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, August 14, 2015
8/14/198? Sleeping Dogs awake
August 14, 198?. On August 14th in an unspecified year an American who calls himself Michael Shaeffer meets a beautiful aristocratic woman in London. Actually Schaeffer is the Butcher's Boy, the Mafia's favorite hit man until a mobster tries to cheat him and he gets, say, terminally cranky.
The Butcher's Boy gets spotted in London and he decides he needs to go back to the States to teach a refresher course to those thugs who think they need to kill him. All he has to do is stay out of the way of the mob, the cops, the FBI, and the Justice Department. Piece of cake...
Sleeping Dogs is the second of (so far) three novels by Thomas Perry about the highly efficient Butcher's Boy. They are worth reading, and in order.