By Brian M. Wiprud

Dell, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440241874, 320pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2004

New York City taxidermy collector Garth Carson was seconds away from snagging the greatest find of his career the original Pipsqueak the Nutty Nut, stuffed-squirrel puppet star of his favorite 1950s kiddie TV show until a biker, a brawny redhead, and a murder derailed his dreams and stole his squirrel. Now Garth would do anything to get Pipsqueak back. Unfortunately, so would someone else.
When Garth and his gal, Angie, two of New York's most unlikely sleuths, enter a wacky, rollicking underworld of club-goers, jive cult members, and at least one very violent Pipsqueak aficionado, Garth's black-sheep crime-prone brother joins the fray, sure that there's more to this squirrel than old fur and a pair of glass eyes. Suddenly Garth is starting to get a clue: The puppet star of one old-time TV show is leading him straight into the heart of a loopy cult, a retro rage, and a diabolical conspiracy to first control Pipsqueak then the world.

Praise For Pipsqueak

“The Nick and Nora of taxidermy meet the Maltese Falcon...er...Squirrel in another crazy, funny mystery from Brian M. Wiprud.”
—Sparkle Hayter

“The flat-out coolest mystery I’ve read in years, not to mention the funniest. Brian Wiprud is either a genius or a lunatic. Or maybe both.” —Steve Hamilton