Gun in Cheek : An Affectionate Guide to the Worst in Mystery Fiction

Gun in Cheek : An Affectionate Guide to the Worst in Mystery Fiction

by Bill Pronzini
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Love mystery? Then you'll love this book. Hate mystery? Then YOU'LL love this book. Pronzini is a fount of information about the "best" (read: hilariously inept) in mystery fiction. He's read every book ever written in the genre, it seems, and shows genuine affection for the form. The fun he pokes at the authors and their works is gentle and doesn't distract at all…  See more details below

Overview

Love mystery? Then you'll love this book. Hate mystery? Then YOU'LL love this book. Pronzini is a fount of information about the "best" (read: hilariously inept) in mystery fiction. He's read every book ever written in the genre, it seems, and shows genuine affection for the form. The fun he pokes at the authors and their works is gentle and doesn't distract at all from your wonderment at the fact that these books ever even existed. It might, however, make you want to seek them out and try for yourself. Or maybe it'll help prevent a misstep in purchasing a book you wouldn't end up enjoying. Either way, this book is worth a read (or three). These mystery authors have gone unsung for too long.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013305021
Publisher:
Crossroad Press
Publication date:
10/21/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
753 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >