The Big Wink

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Misfit robbers attract the hot spotlight of the medical marijuana debate in THE BIG WINK, a darkly funny crime novel from author Steve Brewer.

In Northern California, heart of the Green Rush, cannabis dispensary robberies seem like prime crime. But when a prominent banker gets shot during a holdup, all sides see a chance to push their agendas.

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About Steve Brewer

Steve Brewer is the author of 25 books about crooks, including the Bubba Mabry mysteries and the recent crime novels A BOX OF PANDORAS, LOST VEGAS and THE BIG WINK.

His first Bubba novel, LONELY STREET, was made into an independent Hollywood comedy starring Robert Patrick, Jay Mohr and Joe Mantegna.

Random House's Alibi imprint announced in 2013 that Brewer would write a crime trilogy under his new pen name, Max Austin. The first one, DUKE CITY SPLIT, will be published in April 2014.

Brewer's short fiction appeared in the anthologies DAMN NEAR DEAD, THE LAST NOEL, CRIMES BY MOONLIGHT and WEST COAST CRIME WAVE, and he's published articles in magazines such as Mystery Scene, Crimespree and Mystery Readers' Journal.

Brewer has taught at the University of New Mexico, the Midwest Writers Workshop and the Tony Hillerman Writers Seminar. He regularly speaks at mystery conventions, and was toastmaster at Left Coast Crime in Santa Fe, NM, in 2011.

He served two years on the national board of Mystery Writers of America, and twice served as an Edgar Awards judge. He's also a member of International Thriller Writers and SouthWest Writers.

Brewer worked as journalist for 22 years, then wrote a weekly syndicated column for another decade. The column, called The Home Front, produced the raw material for the humor book TROPHY HUSBAND.

Married and the father of two adult sons, Brewer lives in Albuquerque, NM.

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Review by: Sean Patrick Reardon on Oct. 19, 2011 :
As soon as I finished the author's latest novel, LOST VEGAS, it was so good, I jumped right into THE BIG WINK and was not disappointed. A great, fast moving caper tale for sure, with a terrific cast, lots of plot twists, and many riotous laughs. The way the story is told and the characters are top notch. Uncle GrayBeard and Detective Holland's boss were just a few of the supporting characters who really added to the enjoyment of the read. I'm finding that a Steve Brewer story not only provides great entertainment, but can actually make a bad day, a good one. As mentioned by another reviewer, this story begs for a screen adaptation, ala, "The Big Lebowski".
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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