Bad News Travels Fast

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Joe and Dottie Loudermilks' long-anticipated trip to Washington, D.C., in their beloved Airstream trailer includes a last-minute dinner with their political extremist son and his commune-like roommates. Joe didn't want to visit their son, Eddie, but Dottie couldn't bear not to. The visit turns sour when Joe is unable to tolerate their left-wing rantings, and gets even worse when an ex-compatriot of Eddie's crashes the party, gun in hand, ...

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Overview

Joe and Dottie Loudermilks' long-anticipated trip to Washington, D.C., in their beloved Airstream trailer includes a last-minute dinner with their political extremist son and his commune-like roommates. Joe didn't want to visit their son, Eddie, but Dottie couldn't bear not to. The visit turns sour when Joe is unable to tolerate their left-wing rantings, and gets even worse when an ex-compatriot of Eddie's crashes the party, gun in hand, accusing Eddie of stealing his girlfriend. The fellow later turns up dead and Eddie's charged with murder.

Sorting through a morass of blackmail, forgery, and good old-fashioned murder doesn't leave much time for touring, but it does guarantee the Loudermilks a capital adventure. And it's an adventure for listeners too - filled with irreverence, deft comedy, and appealing mystery.

The author of Going Nowhere Fast presents another irreverent, appealing, and deftly comic mystery novel, starring his beloved creations, Joe and Dottie Loudermilk. This time, Joe and Dottie head to Washington, D.C., in their faithful Airstream trailer, where their errant son involves them in all manner of political skullduggery.

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Retirees Dottie and Joe Loudermilk, who cruise the land in a trailer home, hit Washington, D.C., to visit their son Eddie in this humorous second entry in the series after Going Nowhere Fast. Dottie, an ex-professor, and Joe, an ex-cop, are salt-of-the-earth, politically conservative black Americans utterly baffled by Eddie's lefty politics. When, after picking a fight with Eddie, his former roommate turns up dead, Joe and Dottie have a case to crack. They believe their son when he says he didn't kill the man, even though witnesses place him at the scene. The only clue seems to be the man's vague boasting that he had just ``optioned some book'' that would electrify D.C. and make him famous. Grumbling all the way, Joe uses his police smarts to scout up leads, but it's the courageous and sometimes foolish Dottie who presses issues and makes dead ends open up. Haywood (who also writes the Aaron Gunner detective series) gets the narrating Dottie's voice just right; she meets her grown children with a delightfully entertaining blend of frustration and devotion. (July)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567401226
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 9/1/1996
  • Series: Loudermilk Mystery Series
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Abridged
  • Product dimensions: 4.61 (w) x 7.04 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Gar Anthony Haywood is the author of the award-winning Aaron Gunner detective series. He lives in California.

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