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Publisher Description

An “absurdly amusing” (The New York Times Book Review) sequel to Martha Grimes’s bestselling novel, Foul Matter, this wicked satire of the publishing industry is “comic, caustic, and relentlessly readable” (Booklist).

Writer Cindy Sella is having trouble with her new novel. Aside from her paralyzing writer’s block, she’s faced with a lawsuit from her ex-agent, L. Bass Hess. Hess will stop at nothing to collect a commission from Cindy on her previous novel, which he did not represent since she had fired him long before it was published.

Hitmen Candy and Karl—first introduced in Foul Matter—are asked to “get rid” of L. Bass Hess. They join forces with a publishing mogul, a bestselling author, an out-of-work Vegas magician, an alligator wrangler, a glamorous Malaysian con lady, and Hess’s aunt in the Everglades who has undergone a wildly successful sex change, and concoct a plan to save Cindy Sella from the odious machinations of Hess by driving him (slowly, hilariously) crazy.

Grimes’s fans will delight in the return of several colorful characters from Foul Matter, including Senior Editor Clive Esterhaus, unprincipled publisher Bobby Mackenzie, and ex-mobster and author Danny Zito, currently under the witness protection program. New readers will find that these characters and their escapades shed an amusing light on the New York publishing scene. Informed and influenced by the author’s own publishing adventures, “The Way of All Fish is a goofily offbeat delight” (The Washington Post).

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2014
January 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
16.9
MB

Customer Reviews

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The Way of All Fish

I started reading Ms. Grimes in my early 20's. The
1st was published in 1981, I think there are 24.
I loved her Pub series staring Richard Jury which were filmed by German ZDF, I am hoping they make them all.
Her second series Emma Graham takes place in the US. The 1st is Hotel Paradise, 1996 & some readers were upset, bring Richard Jury back! I wrote my 1st fan mail, just to say I thought it one of her best books & loved her new writing style.
I was thrilled to receive a letter and I still read her, because she takes chances.
I started reading Ms. Grimes in my early 20's. The
1st was published in 1981
I loved her pub series staring Richard Jury which was filmed by German ZDF hoping the make all.
Her second series Emma Graham takes place in the US.
Emma Graham's 1st novel 1996 & some readers were upset, bring Richard Jury back! I wrote my 1st fan mail, just to say I thought it one of her best books
I was thrilled to receive an answer, and I still read her, because she takes chances is a fantastic writer.
She has a new series now that are a wicked, witty and funny take on the book industry as a whole
If you don't believe me she was named "Grand Master".
Please read The Way Of All Fish,then, read all of them. I can't pick a favorite I love them all.
Leigh

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