God Bless John Wayne by Kinky FriedmanGod Bless John Wayne by Kinky Friedman

God Bless John Wayne

byKinky Friedman

Mass Market Paperback | October 1, 1996

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“Kinky Friedman is to the detective novel what Frank Zappa is to rock and roll: a gleeful gadfly who delights in offending purists. . . . There's just no stopping him. And who wants to?”—People

Since Sam Spade, no private investigator has been charmed to see a deadbeat client darken his door—and country singers turned amateur detectives are no exception. That goes double for deadbeats who are their friends. So when Ratso—longtime pal, assistant crime solver, and notorious nonpayer—comes to Kinky with a case of his own, the Kinkster is reluctant to take it on. But if there's one thing a country singer relates to, it's mamas, and it's his long-lost birth mother that adoptee Ratso is seeking. The case turns sour in a hurry, and soon it gets hard to tell the murder victims from the suspects. One thing's for certain: Kinky would rather have a deadbeat for a client than be a dead dick.

Praise for God Bless John Wayne

“Brash, crass and colorful.”Houston Chronicle

“How is this mystery writer different from all other mystery writers? . . . We don't read him, for instance, to find out what happens next. We read him to find out how far he will go.”The Washington Post Book World

God Bless John Wayne is another triumph for the Kinkster—the perfect mix of mystery, literature and wit.”—The Associated Press
Kinky Friedman is a musician, author, and journalist. He is the author of nine novels, including God Bless John Wayne, Armadillos & Old Lace, and Elvis, Jesus, and Coca-Cola, and has written for publications such as Rolling Stone and Texas Monthly. He lives in a little green trailer in a little green valley deep in the heart of Texas.
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Title:God Bless John WayneFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 6.8 × 4.18 × 0.71 inPublished:October 1, 1996Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:055357633X

ISBN - 13:9780553576337

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His latest assignment--to track down the birth parents of his freeloader friend Ratso--proves to be no small task, but Kinky's resentment turns to mourning when Ratso turns up dead. The trail of clues leads Kinky from downtown Manhattan to an escape on the Hudson, where a medicine chest yields the tragic truth.

Editorial Reviews

“Kinky Friedman is to the detective novel what Frank Zappa is to rock and roll: a gleeful gadfly who delights in offending purists. . . . There's just no stopping him. And who wants to?”—People“Brash, crass and colorful.”—Houston Chronicle“How is this mystery writer different from all other mystery writers? . . . We don't read him, for instance, to find out what happens next. We read him to find out how far he will go.”—The Washington Post Book World“God Bless John Wayne is another triumph for the Kinkster—the perfect mix of mystery, literature and wit.”—The Associated Press