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Author of Buffalo-based crime novel to visit Dog Ears Bookstore

May 13, 2016 | Events

Mark Hannon, author of “Every Man for Himself,” a crime novel about racketeering set in Buffalo during the early 1950s, will take part in a book-signing event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

Published by Apprentice House Press and released on May 1 in paperback and Kindle versions, “Every Man for Himself” centers on Pat Brogan, a Buffalo Gambling Squad detective. Beneath the gritty smokestacks are thousands of bright, clanging pinball machines —banned from New York City but still legal here — tempting the well-heeled as well as factory hands in bars, stores and clubs. When a single machine could take in $100 a week in nickels and factory workers made far less, there were fortunes to be made on the dark side of the law. Dealing with grasping pinball vendors, a manipulative politician, a ruthless mobster, a vengeful judge, and corruption within the department as well as bitter wartime nightmares, Brogan struggles with guilt and duty as he is drawn into the game.

The snowy city is on the verge of its long decline, and everyone’s out to make a fast buck and settle old scores. Almost everyone.

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café is located at 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. For more information, please call Dog Ears Bookstore at 823-2665 or visit their website at http://dogearsbookstore.org/. You can also visit Dog Ears Bookstore on Facebook for frequent updates.

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