Murray Browne

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Down & Outbound: A Mass Transit Satire

In the subterranean world of mass transit there are two separate, yet equally marginalized groups: the riders who use public transportation and the city officials who routinely persecute them.

These are stories from the mass transit counter-intelligence unit InLine, whose primary purpose is to keep the masses who use the ALACARTA (Always Late Atlantis City Area Rapid Transit Authority) in line. Led by Inspector Romney Miller, InLine investigates any problem that disrupts the flow of commuters. Miller relies heavily on his team: Shade, a master of disguise, and Chu-Chew, a borderline video surveillance addict.

As their caseload increases, InLine must battle the serial anarchist known as Red Ass, but their work is made even more difficult by the ALACARTA bureaucracy, which serves not the public, but their own secret agendas. When the city becomes paralyzed with a transportation crisis where will Inspector Miller place his allegiance?

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The Book Shopper: A Life in Review

Browne's take on how books shape our lives is keen, amusing, and ornery."
                                                                                                     -- Booklist

Published in 2009 by Paul Dry Books in Philadelphia, The Book Shopper is for readers who love to browse for books and are always looking for that next great read -- and a good deal.  It is a personal guide to bookstores, online booksellers, and the off-center kind of people who frequent them. The Book Shopper will make you laugh as it guides you through the cluttered aisles of contemporary book culture. 

The Book Shopper Blog. Personal musings about books and book culture.

Understanding Search Engines: Mathematical Modeling and Text Retrieval

"Written in an informal style, the book is easy to read and is a good introduction on how search engine operate." -- Mathematics Today

Co-authored with University of Tennessee professor  Dr. Michael W. Berry, Understanding Search Engines was published by the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in 1999. A new edition of the book was published in 2005.

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