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Bomber Bombs

A Touch of Crazy: The Memoirs of Theodore Roosevelt Gardner II

Publication Date:
August 2014



The Ice Maiden Cometh Not
By Alistair Boyle



The Hermitage
Santa Barbara at 20
Photos by Stephen G. Schott, Susan Levin, Robert Haller, Mary Andrews, Marlene Khoury, Nancy Vivrette and Wayne McCall
Text By Theodore Roosevelt Gardner II

Available locally at
The Book Den (962-3321) and Chaucer's Bookstore (682-6787)

Bomber Bombs
A Bomber Hanson Mystery

By David Champion


Theodore Gardner loves pretension. And what is more pretentious than writing ones memoirs? Follow Gardner from his run-in in grade school that almost decapitated him to his attempt at writing his own obit. $23.45



An egotistical surgeon hires amateur P.I. Gil yates to determine whether his amiable son-in-law's fatal fall was suicide. $23.

"Amusing...noir by way of Wodehouse, Boyle's light concoction will most appeal to readers looking for whimsy..." —Publishers Weekly

"There's a real mystery to be solved here, but the greater pleasure for readers is listening to Gil's quirky voice and meeting Boyle's cast of weird and wonderful characters. This book was a long time coming, but oh boy, was it worth the wait!"
—ALA Booklist, starred review


The Hermitage Santa Barbara, a whimsical private garden, celebrates its 20th anniversary with this beautiful book featuring more than 500 stunning photographs of the gardens, sculptures and outdoor art.  The Hermitage Santa Barbara is not open to the public, but can be seen in this book. $75

"A ten acre wonderland few have ever seen."
The Los Angeles Times

"An elegant book...a tantalizing mystery of art and botanical wonders in Santa Barbara's backyard. An inspiration for gardeners determined to decorate their yards using a personal touch with colorful plants and whimisical art."
The Santa Barbara News Press

When a popular college football team is accused of rape, bombastic trial lawyer Bomber and his amiable son Tod delve into the case, with Tod reluctantly gaining trial experience in the shadow of his father. Ninth in the popular Bomber Hanson Mystery series. $23

"Champion's knack for mixing mystery with the absurd gives his work an edge akin to Hiaasen and Evanovich. This continues to be a t00-little-known series. A little hand-selling might make all the difference."
—ALA Booklist


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Duchess to the Rescue
Voyage to Oblivion
The Duchess to the Rescue:
A Bones and the Duchess Mystery

By Alexandra Eden
Voyage to Oblivion
By Theodore Roosevelt Gardner II
A Photographic Odyssey

When Bones is accused of a mysterious crime, it's up to the Duchess to solve the mystery and clear his name. Third in the series.

"The relationship between Bones and the Dutchess is quite touching." —Booklist


Seven unforgettable dinner companions convene at table 13—all living the dream of cruising the world's most colorful ports.

Advanced critical acclaim
"Gardner's best novel yet: With engaging humor, his diverse characters are stunningly drawn..."
—Robert Lindsey, bestselling author
of The Falcon and the Snowman


Lotusland, the private garden in Montecito, CA, is one of the most dramatic gardens in the world. This coffee table book eloquently chronicles the gardens and the woman who created them. $70

"Containing by far the most breathtaking photography of any book in this season, Lotusland is an exquisitely executed work of art."
San Diego Union-Tribune


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