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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Elvis rocks as an amateur sleuth

    When he left to serve in the Army, Elvis loved the music. Now that his tour is over and he is back as a civilian, Elvis struggles to regain the heart and soul that made him the King. <P>Elvis soon becomes aware that someone is killing the presidents of his Tennessee fan clubs. He also begins to receive records parodying his top hits. Not one to sit around munching on fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches, Elvis begins an investigation into the murders, using the guise of an Elvis impersonator. <P>On the surface, readers, including this reviewer, will think that KILL ME TENDER is a ludicrous tale using Elvis to sell books that only presleyologists would enjoy. However, do not allow the title, the lead character, or the subject to fool the reader into thinking this novel is impersonating an amateur sleuth take. Instead, Daniel Klein succeeds into turning the King of Rock and Roll into the King of amateur sleuths. The tale works because the story line intermingles irony, facts and legend to turn Elvis into a genuine person not an icon investigating murders in a very segregated south. Sub genre fans will not now or ever return this superb novel to the publisher because this entertaining jailhouse tale rocks. <P>Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2000

    The King Rules!

    Elvis is alive and swell and hot on the trail of a serial killer in Daniel Klein's engaging new mystery called-- what else?-- Kill Me Tender. Seems somebody may be bumping off presidents of the rock idol's Tennessee fan clubs, too many of whom are dying suddenly of supposedly natural causes.But who'd do such a thing? And why? And, perhaps most baffling, how? Since the cops down there don't care much-- hell, the first victim's just a black teenager-- it's up to Elvis to do some investigating, with a little help from his friends (and from the perfect woman to make a grownup man of him).Surprisingly, the singer shows a real flair for sleuthing, bringing to the job plenty of down-home smarts as well as restless energy and refreshing decency. I've read some pretty entertaining mysteries featuring celebrity detectives such as Alfred Hitchcock, Talullah Bankhead, and Eleanor Roosevelt, but in story as in song I have to say the King rules. I give this charming and clever page-turner five pork chops.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2000

    The King Would Be Proud

    Just read a pre-publication copy of Daniel Klein's Elvis mystery, 'Kill Me Tender'. What a hoot! Elvis proves to be more than just another pretty pair of hips as he solves the mystery of the serial killings of his fan club presidents. Witty and suspenseful, 'Kill Me Tender' captures the King's style dead-on. This book is must reading for Elvis fans, mystery fans, and anyone looking for a good, fast-paced read. I hope this is the first of a long series. The possibilities for Elvis, P.I. are limitless. 'Kill Me Tender' would also make a great movie.

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