Greenwich Killing Time

Greenwich Killing Time

by Kinky Friedman

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Overview

"One of the glasses was smudged with bright pink lipstick, at least as clear as you could possibly get a smudge. It went with the decor because the man was holding a bouquet of long-stemmed pink roses. He was lying on the floor with a cute little hole right about where his third eye should be. The flowers he was holding were quite lovely but he definitely couldn't care less. On the floor beside the body was a little white card with the typewritten message 'I'm sending you eleven roses…the twelfth rose is you'."

The scene of the crime is Manhattan's Greenwich Village. The corpse is found holding eleven pink roses --- and the suspects are as strange as the crime. This is the first of Kinky Friedman's internationally acclaimed mystery novels - republished with a new introduction by the author - and a perfect introduction to America's favorite and most outrageous fast-talking cigar-smoking country singer turned amateur detective.

"The toughest, hippest, funniest mystery in years." (Good Morning America)

"A 24-carat American original...hip and hard-boiled." (Chicago Tribune)

"What's pleasantly surprising about Greenwich Killing Time is that it's so damn good." (Boston Phoenix)

"A true Texas legend." (President George W. Bush)

"Dear Kinky, I have now read all of your books. More, please. I really need the laughs." (former) President Bill Clinton

"A surefire cure for the blues." New York Times

From the Author's Introduction: "Greenwich Killing Time was the first book I ever wrote. I wrote it in 1984 and it was published in 1986. … Though most of the books have been set in New York (with the exception of Armadillos and Old Lace, set in Texas, and the soon-to-be-published Steppin' On A Rainbow, set in Hawaii), Greenwich Killing Time is the only one that was written in New York. Some critics have remarked, not unkindly, we hope, that the book smells like New York. If this is true it is no doubt because of the truly visceral voyage one goes through in writing a first novel. It's almost as if your first novel writes you..."

Vandam Press is proud to be able to make this remarkable novel available to Kinky’s old friends and to those readers who are discovering Kinky Friedman for the first time.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012326102
Publisher: Vandam Press Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Series: Masters of Crime , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 666,998
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Kinky Friedman, former leader of the band The Texas Jewboys, lives on a ranch in the Texas Hill Country with six dogs, two cats and one armadillo. He is the author of thirty and a half internationally acclaimed mystery novels and nine country music albums. These days, he travels the world, singing the songs that made him infamous and reading from the books that made him respectable.

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Greenwich Killing Time 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Darrol on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Narrative by one liners. Entertaining, but by the end, I did not care who did it.
clue on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this but it's not a book I'd read again and I think it's a book that you have to be in the mood for. A mystery set in New York's Greenwich Village the characters are quirky and there many references to drugs, alcohol and homosexuality. In terms of the later the book is a bit dated, written in 1986. The mystery is good though as is the writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very hihjly recommended.