When two friends discover old video footage of an unknown saloon singer, they try to pass it off as bootlegs of a long-lost cabaret legend. But their prank backfires when the viral sensation takes on a vivid - and lethal - life of its own...and as its fame increases, so does the body count. Scaldingly funny, brutally unsentimental, nerve-shreddingly suspenseful - and featuring a mid-story switcheroo on par with Hitchcock's "Psycho" - THE SUGARMAN BOOTLEGS reads like the bastard child of "All About Eve" and "Frankenstein." It's a highly addictive cross-cultural mash-up as only Robert Rodi (FAG HAG, BABY) could do it. ~ Hommages à Alfred is a series of novels inspired by the films of Alfred Hitchcock, incorporating mystery, menace, murder, and mordant wit.
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About the Author
Robert Rodi is the author of nine novels, two memoirs, and one volume of literary criticism; he's also an accomplished monologist and musician. He lives in Chicago with his partner, Jeffrey Smith, and a constantly shifting number of dogs. For additional information visit his website, robertrodi.com
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Robert Rodi is back with his first new fiction in years! I loved this book because there is something unexpected at every turn. The characters are memorable and unique -- just like Rodi's earlier work (Fag Hag, Drag Queen, etc.). Rodi totally subverts the usual novel with extreme plot twists -- pitting best friends against one another in a hilarious duel scene. There's also a clever subplot that showcases Rodi's encyclopedic knowledge of the American jazz scene. Download and read this book immediately!