The Way of All Fish

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Thorndike Press, 2014 - Fiction - 650 pages
37 Reviews
MARTHA GRIMES "GOES ENTERTAININGLY WONKY WITH THIS SEQUEL TO HER BESTSELLING "FOUL MATTER" . . . DELIVERING INSIDER PUBLISHING STUFF WITH ACIDULOUS WIT" ("LIBRARY JOURNAL").
In Grimes's new sendup of a world she knows very well, Candy and Karl, hitmen with a difference-- they have scruples--once again venture into the murky Manhattan publishing scene. This time they come to the aid of a writer who is being sued by her unscrupulous literary agent, L. Bass Hess, a man determined to get a 15 percent commission for a book he didn't sell.
The contract killers join forces with publishing mogul Bobby Mackenzie and megabestselling writer Paul Giverney to rid the mean streets of Hess, not by shooting him, but by driving him crazy. They are helped by other characters from Foul Matter and a crew of new colorful personalities, including an out-of-work Vegas magician, an alligator wrangler, a glamorous Malaysian con lady, and Hess's aunt in Everglades City, who has undergone a wildly successful sex change.
This wickedly funny sequel to Grimes's bestselling novel "Foul Matter" is another character-driven "satire of the venal, not to say murderous, practices of the New York publishing industry" ("The New York Times Book Review").

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She must have had great fun writing it. - Goodreads
Beware the suspense writer with a cause. - Bookreporter.com
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Review: The Way of All Fish: A Novel

User Review  - Helen - Goodreads

Martha Grimes is a superb mystery writer, official Grand Master, known for a number of series (the proper British Richard Jury/Melrose Plant, the teenage amnesiac Andi Oliver who battles animal abuse ... Read full review

Review: The Way of All Fish: A Novel

User Review  - Alexie Aaron - Goodreads

Watch your back Hiaasen! Why? Well, Martha Grimes has taken a brief trip to Florida and in has caressed the Everglades in her wonderful style of humor. If you're reading this and think, oh it's a ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Bestselling author Martha Grimes is the author of more than thirty books, including twenty-two Richard Jury mysteries. She is also the author of Double Double", a dual memoir of alcoholism written with her son. The winner of the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award, Grimes lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

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