From the author of the #1 best-seller "Politically Correct Bedtime Stories", comes a hilarious thriller that establishes a new genre: Clown Noir.
2011 Book of the Year (Nontraditional Fiction) by the Chicago Writers Association!
In Top Town, a ghetto full of washed-up circus lifers in the shadow of a big city, Rex Koko is a pariah. Yet this clown's brand of chaos helps him solve the most heinous crimes, as he tries to earn personal redemption. In "Honk Honk, My Darling", Rex is hired by a haughty trapeze star to bring back his wayward wife. Every time Rex comes close to finding her, however, other aerialists come to gruesome and spectacular ends. Is Addie Carlozo a "black widow"? Is Rex really cursed with bad luck? Why is he being followed by those red-headed roustabout bastards, the Redd Brothers? And will "circus justice" intervene before the police do? Revenge, corruption and murder headline the bill in Top Town, where life comes 3 balls for a nickel. Babes, bullets, banana peels! As the poet said, "Damn everything, but the circus!"
About the Author
James Finn Garner is the author of the NYT #1 bestseller, Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, and its sequels, Once Upon a More Enlightened Time and Politically Correct Holiday Stories. Together they have sold more than 4.5 million books worldwide. His most recent book is Honk Honk My Darling: A Rex Koko, Private Clown Mystery. His other books include Apocalypse WOW! and Recut Madness. His writing has appeared in the NY Times, TV Guide, Wall Street Journal, and Chicago Magazine. He is also the founder of Bardball.com, dedicated to the revival of baseball doggerel.