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By Martha Grimes

A wickedly humorous sequel to Grimes’s bestselling novel, Foul Matter, “a satire of the venal, to not say murderous practices of the recent York publishing undefined” (The big apple instances publication Review).

MARTHA GRIMES “GOES ENTERTAININGLY WONKY WITH THIS SEQUEL TO HER BESTSELLING FOUL MATTER . . . providing INSIDER PUBLISHING STUFF WITH ACIDULOUS WIT” (LIBRARY JOURNAL).

In Grimes’s new sendup of a global she understands rather well, sweet and Karl, hitmen with a distinction— they've got scruples—once back enterprise into the murky long island publishing scene. This time they arrive to the help of a author who's being sued by means of her unscrupulous literary agent, L. Bass Hess, a guy made up our minds to get a fifteen percentage fee for a ebook he didn’t sell.

The agreement killers subscribe to forces with publishing magnate Bobby Mackenzie and megabestselling author Paul Giverney to rid the suggest streets of Hess, now not via taking pictures him, yet via using him loopy. they're helped by way of different characters from Foul topic and a team of recent colourful personalities, together with an out-of-work Vegas magician, an alligator wrangler, a glamorous Malaysian con girl, and Hess’s aunt in Everglades urban, who has passed through a wildly winning intercourse change.

This wickedly humorous sequel to Grimes’s bestselling novel Foul Matter is one other character-driven “satire of the venal, to not say murderous, practices of the hot York publishing undefined” (The long island occasions ebook Review).

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