"Irony can be a rich dessert, so when the contents of the van were publicized, some people gorged."
_ Opening line of Dr. Death, by Jonathan Kellerman, a December title from Random House ($26.95)
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The Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection, containing nearly 15,000 images of the Tampa Bay Area, is housed in the History and Genealogy Department of the John F. Germany Public Library at 900 N Ashley Drive in Tampa. The Burgert Brothers 2001 Calendar is available for $5 at Hillsborough County libraries and the Tampa Bay History Center, for $6 at Barnes and Noble, Inkwood Books and West Shore Plaza Mall and for $6.95 at the Tampa International Airport. Proceeds from calendar sales benefit the Friends of the Library and the Tampa Bay History Center.