Sneaky People [NOOK Book]

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The time is the 1930s. Buddy Sandifer, dressed in his natty white flannels, baby-blue shirt, striped tie, tan-and-white shoes, and coconut-straw hat with polka-dot band, is falling into one of his moods. Owner of a used-car lot and father of a fifteen-year-old son with a penchant for sex manuals, Buddy has decided to murder his wife and marry his mistress, Laverne, a robust blonde who cooks his favorite meal of fried pork chops, fried potatoes, and fried apples while wearing a short pink apron over black-lace ...
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Sneaky People

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Overview

The time is the 1930s. Buddy Sandifer, dressed in his natty white flannels, baby-blue shirt, striped tie, tan-and-white shoes, and coconut-straw hat with polka-dot band, is falling into one of his moods. Owner of a used-car lot and father of a fifteen-year-old son with a penchant for sex manuals, Buddy has decided to murder his wife and marry his mistress, Laverne, a robust blonde who cooks his favorite meal of fried pork chops, fried potatoes, and fried apples while wearing a short pink apron over black-lace step-ins and brassiere, long-gartered silk stockings, and platform shoes. The only problem is how to arrange the crime.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"An exquisitely constructed, very funny novel...full of secrets and surprises. It is Thomas Berger's tenderest, most touching novel."
Newsweek

"Thomas Berger is a writer of enormous wit and incisive wisdom."
San Francisco Review of Books

"If you have time for just one novel this season, Sneaky People is the one...Thomas Berger is a magician...he never hits a false note."
Detroit Free Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743287609
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 7/15/2005
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 115,859
  • File size: 324 KB

Meet the Author

Thomas Berger is the author of twenty-three novels. His previous novels include Best Friends, Meeting Evil, and The Feud, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His Little Big Man is known throughout the world.
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  • Posted February 16, 2014

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    I came across mention of this novel in one of those Best Ever Cr

    I came across mention of this novel in one of those Best Ever Crime and Mystery lists. I enjoy unearthing new authors and gave it a try.
    This is definitely not a cosy mystery. Nor is it a conventional murder mystery solved by a clever detective. The anti-hero, Buddy Sandifer, is an arrogant hypocrite whose casual racism and sexism is jaw-dropping by modern standards. However Buddy lives in the 1930’s. Buddy is having an affair. Divorce in 1930’s America ain't so easy, and Buddy therefore decides to murder his long-suffering wife. On the face of it, this novel is about the events which follow.
    However, as its title suggests, Sneaky People is actually a tale of calculations and miscalculations, jumping to a conclusion and getting it wrong. Pretty much no one in our tale is the person anybody else thinks they are; and it gets harder and harder to know who is pulling the wool over whose eyes.
    It's crude and coarse in places, but it's also comic and compelling. I enjoyed it more than I expected to.
    Nina Jon is the author of the Jane Hetherington’s Adventures in Detection crime and mystery series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Bay

    **A dark brown she-cat padded to Stealth.** Hello, I'm Bay. I am looking for certain work as well. Mind if I help you? **She sits beside him.**

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Kil?

    Kill a human

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    To stealth

    Forcemate Riverpaw at akd result one.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    Stealth to all

    I am only an assasin. Bay u can work with me but i am a she-cat as well.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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