Armadillos and Old Lace (Kinky Friedman Series #7)

Armadillos and Old Lace (Kinky Friedman Series #7)

by Kinky Friedman
     
 

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Hoping to escape New York City violence by taking a break in Texas, Jewish country-western singer and amateur detective Kinky Friedman is asked by a local justice of the peace to solve the murders of four senior citizens.

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Hoping to escape New York City violence by taking a break in Texas, Jewish country-western singer and amateur detective Kinky Friedman is asked by a local justice of the peace to solve the murders of four senior citizens.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Droll yuks and the irascible charm of the Kinkster drive this seventh in a fine series starring the smart-mouthed New York City PI whom the author has named after himself. Kinky doesn't work much; mostly he fires up stogies, tosses back shots of Jameson, recalls the high and low points of his career as a country singer and traces the occasional weird case. Here he heads home to the Texas hill country, where his parents run a camp for spunky seven-year-olds and where a crew of old ladies are dying on their 76th birthdays. One oldster is found dead with her lips sewn shut. Kinky, investigating, discovers that the victims' pasts all share a link to an exclusionary club for Southern ladies. Fortunately, Kinky is also occupied with romancing a camp counselor, hunting for his missing cat and rediscovering his childhood self (as if that had ever been abandoned). At his best just mouthing off, Kinky is a crime original, a wayward spirit whose adventures offer plot substance and surprises neatly packaged with deft, jokey prose. (Sept.)#

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553574470
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Series:
Kinky Friedman Series , #7
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
243
Sales rank:
874,410
Product dimensions:
4.29(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.71(d)

What People are saying about this

James Crumley
"Armadillos & Old Lace is a real beauty mark of sinfull excess; I loved it. The only thing I don't like about Mr. Friedman is that he ain't governor of Texas. Yet."
Steve Allen
"Kinky Friedman is a true American original, something it's not easy to be in today's carbon-copy culture."

Meet the Author

Kinky Friedman lives in a little green trailer somewhere in the hills of Texas. He has five dogs, one armadillo, and one Smith-Corona typewriter. By the time you are reading this, Mr. Friedman may either be celebrating becoming the next governor of Texas or he may have retired in a petulant snit.

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