Kaleidoscope

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Toby Press, 2008 - Fiction - 267 pages
14 Reviews
"Jack Romaine's addiction to speakeasies and cards has landed him in a tight spot - one which he can't use his good looks to get out of. With debts to dangerous men piling up, he becomes an unwilling recruit for a Cincinnati gangster needing an expendable tool to recover his stolen cash and railroad bonds. Unfortunately, Jack is not the only man on the trail of the stolen money - he is in competition with a sadistic killer who relishes the carnage he leaves in his wake." "The trail leads south to Kaleidoscope; a 'beddy' for freaks during the months when carnival is out-ofseason. In this malformed community peopled by dwarfs and giants, legless women and women with three breasts, Siamese twins and sword-swallowers, Jack is very much the odd man out. Convincing these folk of his sincerity and amiability while surreptitiously trying to find out what happened to the stolen cash is going to take all his ingenuity - and will have results he could never have anticipated..."--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - Laura Cushing - Goodreads

I love the time period this is set in, the 1920s. The writing itself has a very noir feel that is appropriate and evocative of the time period. The characters and the carney lifestyle was well ... Read full review

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User Review  - Terri Babbitt - Goodreads

Gangsters and circus freaks. What's not to like? Read full review

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Darryl Wimberley has authored two critically acclaimed literary works, A Tinker's Damn and The King of Colored Town, along with the Gulf Coast noir series featuring Special Agent Barrett Raines: A Rock and Hard Place, Dead Man's Bay, Strawman's Hammock, and Pepperfish Keys.

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