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Unable to reach her and intrigued by several callers claiming that they, in fact, had Khadija's bag, Kinky and his real private-eye friend, Rambam, (Rambam, writer Mike McGovern and the Watson-like Ratso are the series's "Village Irregulars") jimmy open the bag to find, among other things, a vibrator.
"It has three gears apparently."
"Does it have four-wheel drive?"
"We have some slinky black lace panties, stockings, and lingerie."
"Many terrorists shop at Victoria's Secret."
"We have men's socks, undershirts, underwear."
"Boxers or briefs?"
"Extremely brief briefs. Khadija may be a little kinky. Pardon the expression."
"If that's all that's in there, what's the big fuss about? That's pretty much standard contents for most carryon luggage when the final destination is the Village."
"Yes, but they don't all include this," said Rambam, holding up a large plastic Baggie full of enough passports to make a customs agent put in for overtime.
And so it jauntily goes until its nifty surprise ending. Here, as in earlier cases, the plot is marginal and intentionally laughable. It's the straight man, really, enabling Kinky's well-done paeans to Sherlock Holmes, Dashiell Hammett, and Raymond Chandler, his three-page dissertations on outdoor urination, ruminations on Talmudic proscriptions against indoor nail-clipping, and, most appreciably, his obvious facility and fascination with the language. --Michael Hudson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I had been meaning to read Kinky Friedman for years. He seemed like an interesting guy, and I had read excerpts from, and plot summaries about, some of his books, leading me to... Read morePublished 14 months ago by JBS
I wish I had known about him sooner. Kinky's cynicism is charming and I just can't believe some of the things he comes up with, it's truly unique. Read morePublished on May 25 2004 by Julie A. Furstenfeld
I got hooked on the series a few years ago with "A Case of Lone Star." I have read every one since and love them - Kinky, please keep writing. Read morePublished on March 10 2003 by Dom Miliano
To sum it up bluntly, this is the worst book I have ever read.
I made it about halfway through but it was so bad I threw it in the trash. Read more
I read Kinky Friedman mysteries not for plot but for the fresh, raunchy, philosophical whirlpools along the way. Read morePublished on Oct. 14 2002 by C. Morgan Hunt
The world is full of two kinds of people: people who "get" what Kinky is, and people who don't. Just read some of the reviews. Read morePublished on Sept. 12 2002 by Annie_Xmas
i found Kinky's work was boring. i waited for something to really happen. Blower was dumb,take a nixon was not funny and a few other goofy sayings trying to be funny but not... Read morePublished on April 28 2002 by anthony sanchez
Kinky Freedman always gives you a fast paced enjoyable read.
I prefered some of his earlier works 'Musical Chairs' and 'Frequent Flier' to this one. Read more
This is one of my favorite reads by the Kinkster and, as with so many others, it was just too short. Read morePublished on Oct. 4 2001 by Ellen C. Falkenberry