Ten Little New Yorkers

Ten Little New Yorkers

A Novel

Book - 2005
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Kinky Friedman has always proven himself to be a master of the offbeat and irreverent, and still manages to pull off a helluva whodunit in the process. Now the Kinkster may have met his match in this superbly crafted, fiendishly clever tale of a murderer who's methodically killing off unsuspecting Manhattan men. Gallingly, all clues point toward Kinky.

Greenwich Village is the setting for Ten Little New Yorkers, a tale of murder and mayhem as only Friedman can warble it and featuring his usual suspects, including Ratso -- Dr. Watson to Kinky's singular Sherlock Holmes. As the clues and bodies pile up and the cops strong-arm Kinky as their man, he has to jump through hoops to find the real killer, all the while maintaining his outrage and, of course, his innocence. The murderer may be someone close to Kinky, which leads to a shocker of an ending that will surely take Kinky devotees completely by surprise.

With a wink and a nod to Dame Agatha (as in Christie), after which all resemblance to those classic mysteries fades, this is one of Friedman's most complex and irresistible page-turners yet. Cunningly tentous issues of life, death, guilt, innocence, love, loss, and the danger of false confessions, this is Kinky Friedman at his wily, suspenseful, and sacrilegious best.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2005.
ISBN: 9781416592723
Branch Call Number: FRI
Characteristics: 196 p.
Alternative Title: 10 little New Yorkers


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Dec 19, 2010

Again, Friedman is very voluble. The crime has nothing to do in this book. It's much ado about nothing. But that's the Kinkstah! He takes the whole book to reflect on his bizarre world. Whose the perp? The lesbian? Why? Can someone explain what happened on the last chapter? Is this the last from Kinky? I'm befuddled.

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