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Frank Sinatra in a Blender

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Sometimes solving a crime takes a hard guy who's not afraid to work outside the law, and PI Nick Valentine swerves through the underbelly of St. Louis looking for answers. With every law he breaks, every drink he takes, and every Oxycontin he snorts, Valentine lurches closer to finding the truth. Or floating facedown in the Missouri River.

Brutally funny, wild, this no-holds- barred crime novel reads like Elmore Leonard on meth. Crazy and ...

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Overview

Sometimes solving a crime takes a hard guy who's not afraid to work outside the law, and PI Nick Valentine swerves through the underbelly of St. Louis looking for answers. With every law he breaks, every drink he takes, and every Oxycontin he snorts, Valentine lurches closer to finding the truth. Or floating facedown in the Missouri River.

Brutally funny, wild, this no-holds- barred crime novel reads like Elmore Leonard on meth. Crazy and addictive, you'll want more.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Ken Bruen provides an introduction to McBride’s debut romp, which features Nick Valentine, a St. Louis PI who downs weird combinations of alcohol and pills; loves his Yorkshire terrier, Frank Sinatra; and helps cops and crooks with equal, if spaced out, panache. A well-planned, poorly executed credit union robbery leaves a fortune missing and in the hands of a tweaker (meth user) called Telly. After robbery mastermind Joe Parker charges his vicious henchmen, Sid Godwin and Johnny No Nuts, with retrieving the loot, Valentine throws in with thieves Big Tony Sparrow and Doyle to get there first. At the same time, Valentine has also promised to help ace police detective Ron Beachy solve a related crime. High-octane, casually brutal action keeps the story slipping and sliding through the icy winter streets with touches of macabre humor providing laughter even amid the carnage. Fans of offbeat characters and grisly noir are in for a treat. Agent: Stacia Decker, DMLA. (Dec.)
national bestselling author of Already Gone, The Cold Kiss, and The Grove - John Rector
“Matthew McBride is one of those rare writers who can have you reeling in shock one minute, and laughing out loud the next. Frank Sinatra in a Blender is a prime example. This book is a fun, twisted romp through McBride’s uniquely warped imagination. I loved every minute of it.”
author of The Last Kind Words - Tom Piccirilli
“Frank Sinatra in a Blender is a darkly shining example of psycho noir that takes it to the wall and then straight on through. Stark, startling, extreme, haunting, and even poignant at times, the work of Matt McBride is going to be talked about for years to come.”
Hollywood film producer of Freeway and Monster - Brad Wyman
“Frank Sinatra in A Blender is a perfect mix of hardboiled fiction and pulp noir—with a dash of Hunter S. Thompson. To say I loved this book is an understatement.”
author of The Ice Harvest - Scott Phillips
“Matthew McBride makes Mickey Spillane read like Barbara Cartland. If you’re trying to give up coffee and cigarettes but aren’t quite ready to give up the Oxy, Frank Sinatra in a Blender is the book for you.”
star of Anger Management - Charlie Sheen
“Read [Frank Sinatra in a Blender] in a day. Loved it!”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781470897338
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2013
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 6.39 (w) x 6.18 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew McBride burst onto the crime-writing scene with his shocking and visceral short stories of bad men and good guns. Now his powerful first novel confirms what noir and crime pros have been murmuring online for months—this guy is the one to watch. McBride lives on a farm in rural Missouri with his wife and a bull named Hemingway. He started writing on the assembly line at a Chrysler plant in St. Louis, where he worked for thirteen years. Now he’s a force to be reckoned with as a crime writer. Welcome a new voice that’s raw, wild, and completely original.
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  • Posted December 22, 2012

    This was one of the funniest and entertaining books I ever read!

    This was one of the funniest and entertaining books I ever read!



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