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The Way of All Fish

A Novel

By Martha Grimes

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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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9781476723952


Format: Book
Author: Grimes, Martha
Summary: Cindy Sella struggles with writer's block and a lawsuit by her unscrupulous former agent, L. Bass Hess, who is targeted by bumbling hitmen Candy and Karl's zany efforts to drive him out of New York City.
Title: The way of all fish : a novel / Martha Grimes.
Publisher Date: New York : Scribner, 2014.
Subject: Authorship -- Fiction. Assassins -- Fiction. Publishers and publishing -- Fiction. Novelists -- Fiction. Organized crime -- Fiction. New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781476723952 (hbk.) 1476723958 (hbk.) 9781476723976 (pbk.) 1476723974 (pbk.) 9781476724003 (ebk.) 1476723958 9781476723952
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 15
Call Number: PS3557.R48998 W39 2014
Oclc: 841559009
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Bib Id: 497635

Format: Book
Author: Grimes, Martha.
Summary: Cindy Sella struggles with writer's block and a lawsuit by her unscrupulous former agent, L. Bass Hess, who is targeted by bumbling hitmen Candy and Karl's zany efforts to drive him out of New York City.
Title: The way of all fish : a novel / Martha Grimes.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Scribner, 2014.
Subjects: Authorship -- Fiction.
Subjects: Assassins -- Fiction.
Subjects: Publishers and publishing -- Fiction.
Subjects: Novelists -- Fiction.
Subjects: Organized crime -- Fiction.
Subjects: New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2013016760
ISBN: 9781476723952 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1476723958 (hbk.)
ISBN: 9781476723976 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1476723974 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9781476724003 (ebk.)
ISBN: 1476723958
ISBN: 9781476723952
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 15
Call Number: PS3557.R48998 W39 2014