The Snatch (7/10) / by Kyle Vernier

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I bought this at a used bookstore in Pittsburgh, PA when Audrey and I visited there recently.  I'd never heard of the book or the author, Harold R. Daniels, before. I liked the cover art and the fact that it was a paperback original so I bought it. 

There are some rather suspenseful moments in The Snatch. The story sort of interweaves and overlaps the stories of the three characters as they go about planning and committing a kidnapping.

There isn't a ton about this book or author on the internet, but it seems he was a technical writer who moonlighted as a crime novelist. I like to read things like that. I'm a technical video editor and producer and most of the people I work with aren't working their dream jobs. They work in a corporation using their creative skills on projects that can be less than inspiring. So in their free time many pursue some sort of greater creative outlet. Seems like Harold R. Daniels was just the same sort. 

For more information about Harold R. Daniels and his work can be found here: http://mysteryfile.com/blog/?p=971