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Mark J. McCracken - Santa's Missing Mandolin

By Mandolin Cafe
December 14, 2009 - 9:45 am

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Santa's Missing Mandolin, by Mark J. McCracken

Santa's Missing Mandolin, by Mark J. McCracken

Spokane Valley, Wa.Santa's Missing Mandolin and Other Christmas Stories, a collection of seven short stories by Mark J. McCracken has been published by McLyda Family Publishing.

McCracken is an award winning author, chef, retired Coast Guardsman, high school teacher and coach. He is also the author of "The Fantail Chef" a cookbook for boaters, the mystery novels "Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Manuscript" and "Dashiell Hammett, Pinkerton Man."

The author also plays mandolin in the Spokane, Washington bluegrass band, "The Bluegrass Spectators."

In the titled story, Santa's mandolin is stolen from a repair shop under mysterious circumstances. It is up to a lone detective and the help of a secret unknown official to recover the stolen mandolin.

Will Santa's Christmas wish come true this year?

Short stories included in the book:
Santa's Clydesdales
A Super Hornet Christmas
The Admiral's Christmas Deed
Christmas Forgiveness
The Missing Christmas Box: A Nero Wolfe Mystery
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes and the Gallent Newsboy
Santa's Missing Mandolin

Additional information:
Publisher: McLyda Family Publishing
Pages: 300


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December 14, 2009 03:05 PM
This is an "easy read" book. It's fun to think through the stories to try to figure out all the connections between the charactors. If you are looking for a nice, relaxing book to curl up with, this is the one. Readers from Eastern Washington will recognize many of the places mentioned in the book.
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