Honk Honk, My Darling: A Rex Koko, Private Clown Mystery

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Book of the Year (Nontraditional Fiction) 2011, Chicago Writers Association
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"Great book! This is Raymond Chandler meets Barnum & Bailey. It's as entertaining as a car-load of clowns. Or more specifically, a car-load of tough-talking, poker-playing, metaphor-spewing clowns."
-- A.J. Jacobs, My Life as an Experiment

"Wonderful! Like Raymond Chandler before him, Garner explores the seedy underbelly of show business. And it's a world populated by kinkers, joeys, flatties, ginks, bips, midgets and fat ladies."
-- Matt Walsh, Upright Citizens Brigade, "High Life"

From the author of the #1 international best-seller, Politically Correct Bedtime Stories!
 
In Top Town, a ghetto full of washed-up circus lifers in the shadow of a big city, audiences come every night for cheap thrills, both wholesome and not. Fire eaters perform for gin money. Gypsies reveal the future (and for a sawbuck can make it happen). Daredevils cheat Death time after time, but once. And witness to it all is one of the most loved and notorious figures in Top Town, a tough joey with a deadly past and a nose for picking all the wrong fights: Rex Koko, private clown.

In Honk Honk, My Darling, Rex Koko is hired by an aging, arrogant trapeze star to bring back his wayward wife. Every time he comes close to finding her, however, other aerialists come to gruesome and spectacular ends. To keep from taking the rap himself, Rex needs to find the killer while keeping his own inner demons in check.

Is Addie Carlozo a "black widow"? Is Rex cursed with bad luck? Why is he being followed by those red-headed roustabout bastards, the Redd Brothers? And will "circus justice" intervene before the police do? Revenge, corruption and murder headline the bill in Top Town, where life comes 3 balls for a nickel. Babes, bullets, banana peels! As e.e. cummings said, "Damn everything, but the circus!"

Chicago Writers Association "2011 Book of the Year -- Nontraditional Fiction"!!

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James Finn Garner is best known as the author of Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, which was a #1 New York Times best-seller, and its two sequels, Once Upon a More Enlightened Time and Politically Correct Holiday Stories, both of which were also NYT best-sellers. The first book of this trilogy has been translated into more than 25 languages, and they are all enjoyed around the world, including China, Japan, Poland, Indonesia and Iran. His other books include Tea Party Fairy Tales, Apocalypse WOW! and Recut Madness: Favorite Movies Retold for Your Partisan Pleasure. His latest work is the clown noir mystery series starring “Rex Koko, Private Clown”: Honk Honk, My Darling (2011 Nontraditional Book of the Year, Chicago Writers Association); Double Indignity; and The Wet Nose of Danger. These hard-boiled, big-shoed thrillers are available in print and electronic editions. In addition, Honk Honk, My Darling is available as a dramatic podcast. Check out RexKoko.com for more information and a face full of fizz water. Garner’s writing has been published in The New York Times, Playboy, TV Guide, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. A former columnist for Chicago Magazine, his essays and stories have been broadcast on National Public Radio and the British Broadcasting Corporation. He is also a performer and a noted public speaker. He is the co-founder and custodian of Bardball.com, a website that aims to resurrect the art of baseball doggerel. Bardball is a fan-driven site that publishes new poetry every weekday during the regular season, and welcomes reader submissions, both lofty and lascivious.

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