How can you solve a murder when the clues are so dumb? Private investigator Trike Augustine may be a brainiac with deductive skills to rival Sherlock Holmes, but theyare not doing him any good at solving the case of a missing gazzilionaire because the clues are so stupefyinglyawell, stupid. Meanwhile, his sidekicksaMax the former FBI agent and Lola the artistadonat quite rise to the level of Dr. Watson, either. For example, when a large, dead pig turns up on Trikeas floor in the middle of the night, none of them can figure out what it means. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking as the astronomical reward being offered diminishes drastically every day. That, plus the increasing reality that their own lives are in danger, lift this astonishing debut beyond its hilarious premiseaa smart man befuddled by the idioticaand turns it into something more than just a smart homage to Sherlock (with maybe a touch of early Jonathan Lethem thrown in). It becomes a compelling and compulsive thriller . . . with the added bonus that the prose is often as breathtaking as the tale. From the Trade Paperback edition.It becomes a compelling and compulsive thriller . . . with the added bonus that the prose is often as breathtaking as the tale. From the Trade Paperback edition.
|Title||:||An Exaggerated Murder|
|Publisher||:||Melville House - 2015-03-03|