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D.D. Murphry, Secret Policeman

D.D. Murphry, Secret Policeman

by Alan M. Clark, Elizabeth Massie
     
 

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D.D. Murphry has a way with words-or is it that words have their way with him? Work the clues alongside this unlikely sleuth to reveal an underground cabal of letters, a conspiracy of meaning, right below the surface of the everyday world.

Murphry is both hero and villain, an unforgettable personality who will have you cringing while you laugh and rooting for his

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D.D. Murphry has a way with words-or is it that words have their way with him? Work the clues alongside this unlikely sleuth to reveal an underground cabal of letters, a conspiracy of meaning, right below the surface of the everyday world.

Murphry is both hero and villain, an unforgettable personality who will have you cringing while you laugh and rooting for his every misguided plan. This is a clever tale told with a dexterity that allows for a gritty, noir feel, insight into the frailty of the human mind and the ability to see the absurdity in it all.

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Publishers Weekly
Making a delusional killer the main character of a farce can be risky, as shown by this twisted shocker from Stoker-finalist Clark (Siren Promised) and Stoker-winner Massie (Sineater). D.D. Murphry, convinced that he works for the True Government as a Secret Policeman, spends his days trying to decipher mysterious messages to discover his assignments. After witnessing what he believes to be a drug deal on a city bus, Murphry yells "Boo!" in the driver's ear, jumps in the driver's lap, and grabs the wheel. The result is a horrific accident that kills many victims. Some readers will find it hard to look past the violence-which includes the death of a woman who gets caught in some razor-wire while attempting to rescue her kidnapped daughter-to whatever point the authors are trying to make. Murphry is a pathetic, cartoonish killer, and the absurd ending is likely to disappoint even those who are inclined to go along for the ride.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933293837
Publisher:
Raw Dog Screaming Press
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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