The Pot Thief Who Studied Ptolemy A Pot Thief Murder Mystery #2

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Michael Orenduff – The pot thief is back but this time Hubert Schuze' larceny is for a good cause He wants to recover sacred pots stolen from San Roue the mysterious New Mexico pueblo closed to outsiders An easy task fo The pot thief Thief Who PDF/EPUB ½ is back but this time Hubert Schuze' larceny is for a good cause He wants to recover sacred pots stolen from San Roue the mysterious New Mexico pueblo closed to outsiders An easy task for Hubert Schuze pot digger Except these pots are not under the ground they're feet above it In the top floor apartment of Rio Grande Lofts a high security building which just happens to be one story above Susannah's latest love interest The Pot PDF/EPUB or Hubie's legendary deductive skills lead to a perfect plan which is thwarted when he encounters the beautiful Stella And when he is arrested for murder Well he was in the room where the body was found everyone heard the shot and he came out with blood on his hands Follow Hubie as he stays one step ahead Pot Thief Who Studied Ptolemy eBook Ç of building security one step behind Stella and one step away from a long fall down a garbage chutePOT THIEF SERIES AUTHOR Mike Orenduff Pot Thief Who PDF/EPUB ¼ grew up in a house so close to the Rio Grande that he could Frisbee a flour tortilla into Mexico from his back yard a practice frowned upon by his mother Like his protagonist Hubert Schuze Orenduff studied anthropology but never completed a degree in that subject He did eventually receive a masters degree from the University of New Mexico and a doctorate in mathematical logic from Tulane He has taught in New Mexico Texas Maine New York Wyoming Bulgaria Utah Pot Thief Who Studied Ptolemy eBook Ç Chile Louisiana Bermuda and Georgia He is married to his high school sweetheart the noted art historian Lai Chew Orenduff author of The Transformation of Catholic Religious Art in the Twentieth Century Father Marie Alain Couturier and the Church at Assy France The Edwin Mellen Press New York and Wales. Book 2 in this series and it is not uite as good as #1 Still good but at times it drags a bit during the plot We see less of nephew Tristen but we do get comic relief in neighbor Mrs Gladys Claibourn who is a hoot and who always comes around at the most inopportune time with casseroles and desserts Despite being made with few fresh ingredients her flavors and cooking always is a pleasant part of the book Once again we have stolen pots and eventually a murder Despite being a prime suspect our hero Hubert Schuze rarely needs the service of his lawyer Lawton Kent who also looks like he will appear in all these books While the plot is good it is a bit simplistic in its solution and some of the ways that Hubert is able to get in and out of a highly secured high rise complex seems to stretch credibility But it is still a fun read with a lot of humor and puns throughout I felt it was about a 35 but I like this series and author and so will round it up to a 4 Mystery and murder in AlbuuerueThis one is just as good as the first volume The Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagoras Mr Orenduff continues his witty literate writing and his protagonists Hubbie and Susannah continue on their merry way to adventure intrigue mystery and droll humor And to Hubbie's inevitable brush with the law Suspected of murder as usual here is an exchange between Hubbie and his attorney on the subject “You must be the only man in Christendom who still wears a vest' I said 'And you my dear boy are my only client who is freuently arrested for murder' 'I don’t think I’ve been arrested They didn’t read me my rights' 'Do not attempt to practice law Hubert It makes you appear pompous' 'And you’re not?' 'I’m an attorney It’s permitted”Obviously modeled at least a little on Lawrence Block's The Burglar Who series Orenduff occasionally acknowledges Block by having his characters mention his writing directly or indirectly Orenduff does not mention Rex Stout or Nero Wolfe but the denouement of the real murderer near the end of the book is done in the Nero Wolfe style Imitation is said to be the sincerest form of flattery In this novel it is also just as good as the originals Just as good but with different twists to the story which keep it from being mere imitation An outstanding novel and addition to the ranks of American mysteries Review THE POT THIEF WHO STUDIED PTOLEMYTHE POT THIEF Series by J Michael Orenduff is delightful warm hearted full characterized humorous mystery mystery with heart Protagonist Hubert Schuze pronounced shoes is The Feckless Hero indeed but he's a sweet guy with a heart of integrity and a spiritual nature exemplified in his connection to ancient potters and to the mysteries of the Universe I call him feckless because he freuently is victimized by others cold hearted As a graduate student at the University of New Mexico in Anthropology and Archaeology he bested three professors by uncovering pots outside the prescribed dig and for his intuition was expelled He is considered a pot thief because of a Federal law with which he disagrees barring digging on public land Also he tends to fall into situations where he is framed for murder Through it all Hubie remains the proverbial good guy and dedicated friend The follow up to the Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagoras is just as good if not better Hubert Schuze is up to old tricks acuiring pots I won't say stealing because you can only steal something if it actually belongs to the person you are taking it from At least that's how Hubert looks at it Hubert has a difficult time even locating these particular pots and in the meantime meets a hot woman does a little B E and gets accused of a murder How's that for a few day's work? I don't want to give away too much of the plot so I'll end by saying Orenduff's Pot Thief series is a must read He tells a compelling story weaving his words in such a way they should be used as an example for all writers on how to show not tell and if you don't laugh out loud at Hubert's antics and some of the positions he finds himself in you either have no sense of humor or you're already dead This is a great story by a great writer After reading this novel by J Michael Orenduff I think Ptolemy would have been well served studying The Pot Thief I truly enjoy the adult discussions that Hubie and Susannah and others indulge in All while enjoying those luscious sounding MargaritasThis go round Hubie gets involved in a murder while trying to support Susannah's love life and also restoring to their rightful owners some ancient tribal pottery Although Hubie is low tech he grasps the essentials of technology to find creative methods to achieve his endsThe setting is Old Town Albuuerue New Mexico It makes you want to head to your travel agency and book tickets now Hubie makes it so familiar that you feel you could exit off a trolley and find yourself at home without a tourist mapThe truth is I just about like every aspect of this series Please treat yourself to this intelligent fun loving fast paced yet peaceful series Hubie needs our help or not? This is a great series for people who appreciate uirky characters like to learn about new things they knew little or nothing about and want a good mystery to read I found this to be a most satisfying and entertaining read This mystery featuring pot digger and craftsman Hubert Schuze who plans to break into an apartment to retrieve some sacred Pueblo pots that were stolen by a deceitful professor of anthropology archaeology is set in Albuuerue New Mexico where I lived for several years and the author does a terrific job of portraying the distinctive culture and flavor of that areaThe book is also very funny and made me laugh out loud many times I especially liked the conversations between Hubert and his friend Susannah who is a bit of a Mrs Malaprop at times she says he has post dramatic syndrome after some bad guys break into his shop while he's there and smash his pots I thought it was fun that Susannah lends him a copy of Lawrence Block's The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza but Hubie unfortunately doesn't have Bernie Rhodenbarr's ease and confidence after he's gone to the trouble of breaking into a placeThere's also a good mystery plot and a cast of colorful characters I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys light humorous mysteries or a Southwestern setting The pot thief returns as he hunts for pots stolen from the San Roue pueblo This sopho effort was entertaining and once again I have to say I love the characters J Michael Orenduff has created Hubert Schuze is a wonderful protagonist who works things out after he is once again accused of murder I like the ending which was very Agatha Christie like in which Schuze gathers law enforcement suspects and many others who have taken part in the investigation and reveals whodunit it I am looking forward to the next book in this series Hubie and Susanna are back in this 2nd book in the wonderful Pot Thief mysteries Hubie is a brilliant man who was kicked out of the University of New Mexico when he strayed from an archeology dig and found some artifacts on his own He previously had earned a degree in business and became an accountant which he hated which is why he returned to school for a master's degree in anthropology and archeology He eventually learned everything he could about Native American pottery both ancient and modern By the time the story begins he owns a pottery shop in Old Town Albuuerue where he sells pots by day and digs them up by the light of the moon He sells the pottery including some classic pieces he has reproduced to discriminating collectors as well as tourists At 500 pm he meets his good friend Susanna for margaritas and intelligent conversation That is all the back story that one needs to appreciate this seriesIn this mystery Hubie is asked to recover a set of ancient pots belonging to the secretive San Roche Pueblo The pots were taken from the UNM Museum ostensibly to be deaccessioned and returned to the Native American owners It appears that a retired professor has taken them probably to his 11th floor loft apartment in a heavily secured apartment building When that professor is found in his apartment shot to death Hubie is accused of the murder His attempts to access the building to find the pots and his subseuent efforts to prove his innocence of the murder are intriguing ingenious and also humorous as all are parts of Hubie's MO An underlying theme in this series is Hubie's love of learning In this book he ruminates on Ptolomy's and Kepler's theories of star movements as he watches the skies with his telescopes and in discussions with his best friend Susanna over Margaritas I particularly enjoy and learn something from Hubie's intellectual musings As this is part of a three volume set of Pot Thief Mysteries I am starting the next one right now I am very much enjoying this series set in Albuuerue NMHubie Schuze is a former pot hunter in the Indian Country southwest Former because the American government has made pot hunting illegal so now he is a pot thiefOrenduff is obviously a fan of Lawrence Block's Burglar books He mentions them in these mysteries This series is intentionally very similar I don't think that's a bad thing They are worth your time

The Pot Thief Who Studied Ptolemy A Pot Thief Murder
  • Paperback
  • 237 pages
  • The Pot Thief Who Studied Ptolemy A Pot Thief Murder Mystery #2
  • J. Michael Orenduff
  • English
  • 08 November 2015
  • 9781892343796