PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF BRIAN M. WIPRUD!

RINGER

Charged with recovering a sacred relic for his La Paz diocese, Morty Martinez (of Feelers fame) hunts down a gold ring on the finger of New York City billionaire Robert Tyson Grant. The holy quest lands Morty squarely in murderous cross plots between the billionaire and his tabloid-prone stepdaughter, Purity. Grant’s conniving girlfriend, a decapitation-happy hit man, and an avaricious fortune teller have their own agendas that put Morty at the center of a sensational murder trial in Mexico. All as told by Morty the night before his execution.
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BUY BACK

Tom Davin is a Brooklyn insurance investigator in a jam. His girlfriend split and stuck him with four cats and a debt to a ruthless loan shark. He arranges an art theft to cover the debt - only somebody swipes the paintings from his crew. Now the insurance company wants him to investigate his own art theft.
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FEELERS

"Thriller - Brian Wiprud's FEELERS, about a "home content removal" expert who finds close to a million dollars stashed in a Brooklyn apartment only to discover others are after the same loot, including a recently paroled prison assassin, to Michael Homler at St. Martin's, by Alex Glass at Trident Media Group (world)."|
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TAILED

Everybody's favorite taxidermy dealer Garth Carson is back and caught up in ritualistic serial killings of big game hunters - by their own trophies!
     Angie, Otto and Nicholas are along for a bumpy ride that takes them through America's heartland, a journey punctuated by the importance of cheese curds.

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CROOKED

Nicholas Palihnic is taxidermy collector Garth Carson’s black-sheep brother, a natty, tweed-suited hustler who knows every nook and cranny of New York—and a thousand ways to a break a girl’s heart. Beatrice Belarus is a Manhattan art dealer with an insatiable appetite for money—and for anyone who gets in her way. And a painting titled “Trampoline Nude, 1972” has neither nudity nor a trampoline. But when Nicholas is hired by an insurance company to find the recently stolen painting, and a murdered art thief leads him to a trove of gold buried beneath Manhattan, suddenly all roads are leading Nicholas back to Beatrice Belarus.
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SLEEP WITH THE FISHES

After a prison stretch and early release, prominent mob turncoat Sydney Bifulco retires to a cabin on the Delaware River to fulfill his dream of the quiet, rural life where he can pursue his newfound passion for fly fishing. He soon finds it's a lot more difficult than it looks in the magazines, especially with forces from his past trying either to whack him or woo him. Enter a cast of local screwballs and a dead hit man in the driveway. The body goes missing, and an incriminating videotape attracts a rogue cop, a gangland hypnotist, and skin flick impresarios.
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STUFFED

When the crow is stolen, along with $50,000 worth of Garth’s best taxidermy, the search leads Garth and Angie into the spooky heart of old New England and a realm of crazy carneys, bumbling Feds, and a couple of freshly snuffed collectors. To find out why, these two reluctant sleuths must penetrate a zany, highly illegal international treasure hunt—and meet a freak who has a thing for murder...
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PIPSQUEAK

PIPSQUEAK is a novel about a New York taxidermy/collectibles dealer and his gal Angie at odds with a swing-band conspiracy to undo the information age. It all centers on the murder of a biker, a mysterious brawny red head and a stolen TV squirrel puppet named Pipsqueak. Garth's black-sheep brother Nicholas gets in the mix, and embroils Garth and Angie in a search for Pipsqueak that entangles them in a violent anti-technology cult fronted by a pontifical bandleader. Is Pipsqueak the key to a government-sanctioned mind control scheme via high-definition TV? Not if Garth has anything to say about it.
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