Tim Maleeny - Boxing the Octopus (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

At the height of tourist season, an armored car drives off a crowded pier and sinks to the bottom of San Francisco Bay. By the time divers find the wreck, the cash is gone and the driver has vanished. The police are convinced it's an inside job, but local merchant Vera Young, whose boyfriend drove the armored car, claims it was much more than a simple heist.

Vera swears the missing driver is innocent and wants him found before the police can throw him in jail. Private investigator Cape Weathers reluctantly takes the case but warns Vera that her boyfriend is likely guilty—or dead. What starts as a manhunt uncovers a criminal conspiracy of money laundering, illegal drug testing, and a network of corporations willing to do anything to protect their stock price. It's a case that Cape can't get his arms around, and his relationship with Vera is getting complicated while the list of people who want him dead is getting longer.

Boxing The Octopus is a runaway tour of San Francisco's underworld which reminds us that when things get out of hand, having eight arms is always better than two.

Tim Maleeny is the bestselling author of the award-winning Cape Weathers mysteries and the comedic thriller Jump, which The Boston Globe called "hilarious" and Publishers Weekly described as "a perfectly blended cocktail of escapism." His short fiction appears in several major anthologies and has won the prestigious Macavity Award for best story of the year. A former resident of San Francisco, Tim currently lives and writes at an undisclosed location in New York City, where he is working on his next novel, a screenplay, and a book for young readers.Contact Tim or find out more about his writing at: timmaleeny.com.

Praise for Boxing the Octopus

"Maleeny moves his colorful cast around with giddy panache. His detective’s fourth caper is a Hiaasen-eque delight."
—Kirkus Reviews

"Maleeny provides some fast-paced, cheeky fun, along with a splash of social consciousness."
—Publishers Weekly

"Boxing the Octopus is a colorful gem of a book with sharp, funny dialogue and a crowd of dangerous characters, including one who is startlingly well-armed."
—Thomas Perry, New York Times bestselling author of The Bomb Maker

“The Cape Weathers mysteries are smart, snappily written, energetic mysteries starring an engaging hero.”
—Booklist

"The sudden reappearance of Maleeny and Cape is cause for joy among savvy mystery readers, particularly since [Boxing the Octopus] is by far his smartest and best novel to date...[it] is a great mystery novel, but it is also terrific literature. One cannot read it without appreciating how sharp a writer Maleeny is."
—Bookreporter

Available in paperback and hardcover.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Boxing the Octopus Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781464211416
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Poisoned Pen Press - October 22nd, 2019

If you're gonna box an octopus, best bring some extra arms


Boxing the Octopus Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781464211393
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Poisoned Pen Press - October 22nd, 2019

If you're gonna box an octopus, best bring some extra arms