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Comic Thriller “Death and Taxes” Pits an IRS Repo Squad Against the Mongolian Mob, Radioactive Cows and a Murderous Eunuch

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Mark Douglas is an IRS accountant, a former Marine content to hide out in his cubicle and audit suspicious tax returns. His latent thirst for action is satisfied by occasional forays into the field, armed with tear gas, a bull horn, and a rental truck to haul in whatever pays the back taxes of the most egregious evaders. Life is good for Mark. After long days at the office courting carpal tunnel syndrome, he joins his co-workers at their local watering hole to relive past glories deciphering fraudulent tax returns, ponder unexpected consequences of tax loopholes, and ogle busty barmaids. Mark’s boss, Lila, is a beautiful and sexy tax prodigy. One day, she discovers “odd jiggles” in three seemingly unconnected…

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The Top 10 September Books to Read as You Wait for Fall to Arrive

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Are you watching the leaves start to change colors? Are you suddenly craving pumpkin spice lattes? Do you feel that slight chill in the air? Yeah, me neither. But despite the 80 degree heat and the lingering lethargy of summer, it’s officially September. Which means back-to-school season, country fair time, and the slow start of fall. While we all wait for those crisp autumn days to show up, here are the 10 books we can’t wait to get our hands on in September: Crooked Kingdom, Leigh Bardugo (Henry Holt and Co., September 27, 2016) Bardugo follows up last year’s young adult fantasy heist novel, Six of Crows, with this action-packed sequel. What will become of Kaz, the gang, and the…

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Colleagues in crime: Our favorite crime, mystery and horror novels

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We love getting our fright on for Halloween here at BookTrib headquarters. It’s no exaggeration to say that hundreds of books cross our path each year, but when it comes to crime, mystery and horror we have our favorites. So grab a bowl of candy corn and pull up a chair. There’s nothing like sugar-fueled rush of literary adrenaline for Halloween.   @B00kW0rm  I was so sad when Night Film by Marisha Pessl was over that I wanted to cry. It’s a literary thriller that truly, deeply satisfies that creep factor for me. I couldn’t put it down—like I would accidentally read it until 3 a.m. when I had to go to work in the morning. Night Film investigates this…

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