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Tough Cookie

by David Wisniewski

Hardcover, 32 pages

Published by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard (1999-09-29)

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Amazon Description

Sam Spade, move over! In his years on the force, Tough Cookie Busted the Ginger Snaps and broke up the Macaroons. Now living as a private eye at the bottom of the cookie jar, he learns that Fingers has gotten his old partner, Chips. With his best girl, Pecan Sandy, at his side, Tough Cookie sets out to put Fingers away, for keeps! This hilarious spoof will have readers rolling in the aisles.

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One Potato Review

“Some call them crumbs. I call them friends. I like helping them out. Anybody makes trouble, I step in. That’s my job. I’m a tough cookie.” And who is the formidable nemesis in all this? Fingers, of course. Like the wrath of God, descending and randomly horrible. There’s not much deeper meaning here, but this book is worth reading for its noirish tough-guy language, and also because how many times have you considered life from the bottoms, tops and middles of a cookie jar? Filling on many levels.

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