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If Marlowe lived in Minnesota . . .
If Spade spouted poetry . . .
If the Big Lebowski were a small-time private eye . . .
Meet Augie Boyer, privatedetective
"Once upon a time, Sam Spade, Miles Roby, and Bill Maher all went to Bart -Schneider's laboratory. There was an accident-a spill, a flash oflightning-and only one character came out. Schneider named him Augie Boyer. Yo
Published 2008
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I liked this story, which is set against the backdrop of the upcoming 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul. I particularly liked the very thinly veiled references to the governor and other well-known Minnesota types.
Carl Brush
Blizzard is one of a pair with Schneider's The Nameless Dame, and the two lead detectives--Bobby Sabbatini and Augustus Boyer are a pair as well. Boyer is a pothead private eye with a rock-star daughter. Sabbatini is, in Blizzard, a detective with the Minneapolis police. The "Blizzard" in the title refers not to a Minnesota snowstorm, but to a Thomas McGrath poem that reflects the protagonist's state of mind and spirit.

Sabbatini, you see, has become not only enamored of poetry, but an evangelist
Good story. An aging private investigator gets caught up in stolen violins which were taken by the Nazi's from Jews that were murdered. His life is in somewhat of a mess, but all is good.
Great story encompassing what's really going on in today's political climate. Very funny real life characters, main character Augie Boyer reminds me of an old boyfriend...
So. Much. Reefage.

It was entertaining enough; favorite passages were when the main characters would get high and recite poetry to each other.
A great read with well drawn characters!
Have a trip to Minn-St. Paul coming up-this is the book for you.
the most predicable book ever written. my pug could ahve written this in his sleep
The many local references almost made up for the writing.
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