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The Pot Thief Who Studied Escoffier (The Pot Thief Mysteries Book 4) by [J. Michael Orenduff]

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“Funny at a very high intellectual level and deliciously delightful.” —The Baltimore Sun

“The perfect fusion of murder, mayhem and margaritas.” —El Paso Times

“Orenduff grabs you by the tortillas, hooks you in early and doesn’t let you go until the last page.” —Marie Romero Cash, author of
Tortilla Chronicles

About the Author

J. Michael Orenduff grew up in a house so close to the Rio Grande that he could Frisbee a tortilla into Mexico from his backyard. While studying for an MA at the University of New Mexico, he worked during the summer as a volunteer teacher at one of the nearby pueblos. After receiving a PhD from Tulane University, he became a professor. He went on to serve as president of New Mexico State University.

Orenduff took early retirement from higher education to write his award-winning Pot Thief murder mysteries, which combine archaeology and philosophy with humor and mystery. Among the author’s many accolades are the Lefty Award for best humorous mystery, the Epic Award for best mystery or suspense ebook, and the New Mexico Book Award for best mystery or suspense fiction. His books have been described by the
Baltimore Sun as “funny at a very high intellectual level” and “deliciously delightful,” and by the El Paso Times as “the perfect fusion of murder, mayhem and margaritas.”

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00HO12CSG
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller (January 28, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 28, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3026 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 282 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104 ratings

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The 8th book in J. Michael Orenduff's award-winning "Pot Thief" murder mystery series - The Pot Thief Who Studied Edward Abbey - was released in May after receiving a starred review in Publishers Weekly and is already setting sales records.

The first book in the series, The Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagoras, won the national Dark Oak Mystery Contest, and the Kindle version won the EPIC eBook Mystery of the Year for 2009. It was also named New Mexico Book of the Year.

The second book in the series,The Pot Thief Who Studied Ptolemy, won the Best Fiction Book of the Year for 2010 from the Public Safety Writers Association, and the Kindle version won the EPIC eBook Mystery of the Year for 2009. This was the first time that two books in the same series had won back to back "Eppies."

The most impressive award is the Lefty, awarded to The Pot Thief Who Studied Einstein at the Left Coast Crime Conference in Santa Fe for the best humorous mystery of the year.

Mike received his M.A. from the University of New Mexico and his doctorate from Tulane University. He taught at universities in seven states and three countries including serving as president of New Mexico State University before starting a writing career after taking early retirement (or, as his friends describe it, a midlife crisis).

One of Mike's stage plays, The Christmas Visitor, had its world premier in December, 2013 at The Pasadena Little Theater to full houses for all ten performances. The play won the 2009 Jewel Box Playwriting Contest, and has also received recognition from the Solano Repertory Playwriting Contest in California, the McClaren Comedy Contest in Texas and was selected as one of the "Top 100" by Writers Digest.

Mike loves to hear from readers and theater patrons: ThePotThief@gmail.com

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