The Big Boat to Bye-Bye

The Big Boat to Bye-Bye

by Ellis Weiner

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The Big Boat to Bye-Bye by Ellis Weiner

When a DVD of dirty puppet outtakes from a children's TV show falls into the wrong hands, the show's producers hire P. I. Pete Ingalls to track down the blackmailers. Before long, there's a murder to solve as well. And in the studio snake pit of intrigue and double-dealing, where money and ambition collide, everyone's a suspect.

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ISBN-13: 9780451218209
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/04/2006
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 4.24(w) x 6.74(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ellis Weiner was an editor of National Lampoon and a columnist for Spy. He has written humor pieces for The New Yorker, Paris Review, New York Times Magazine, Air & Space, and Modern Humorist. He is the author of The Joy of Worry (illustrated by Roz Chast), Decade of the Year, Letters From Cicely, and The Northern Exposure Cookbook, and is the co-author with Sydney Biddle Barrows of Mayflower Manners.

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harstan More than 1 year ago
Children¿s TV producers Charlotte Purdy and her spouse Donnie Dansicker, owners of D&D Productions hire private investigator Pete Ingalls to uncover the identity of a blackmailer. Charlotte explains that someone demands one million dollars in a few days or a damning tape containing lewd behavior by the puppet stars of the popular PBS kiddy show Playground Pals, the flagship of D&D, will be shown over the net. Pete begins making inquiries after interviewing the staff as it seems obvious that to have taped the bawdy exchanges that occurred between actual takes, it had to be an inside job. He quickly discovers almost everyone detests the producers and had access to the tape. While Pete is ably aided by his office assistant wannabe actress Stephanie Constantino, the case turns deadly when murder occurs. Following up on his sleuthing in DROP DEAD, MY LOVELY, Pete works the Hollywood crowd as he tries to solve the case in which there are suspects galore. He remains a pop philosopher with observations on life that would make everyone except Stephanie, who knows better, believe that he has too much time on his hands. The blackmail turning into a homicide investigation is cleverly conceived so that fans of Hollywood Noir receive an enjoyable often amusing one reel tale.--- Harriet Klausner