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Flat Crazy (edition 2011)

by Ben Rehder

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  msmith17 | Jan 2, 2009 |
This is the third book in Rehder's John Marlin series. I really enjoy these books, partly because they're set in the Texas Hill Country (yes, I do think it's God's country, and you're not likely to convince me it isn't) and partly because they're insane and funny in the same way that Carl Hiaasen's books are. I'd tell you about the plot, but really, that's half the fun, and I'd hate to spoil it for you. I'll just say it involves deer hunting and murder. The rest you'll have to find out for yourself.

If you like Hiaasen, I'm pretty sure you'll like Rehder's books too. If you want to read a chapter or so and see for yourself, visit the author's website here. I hope you'll like his books as much as I do. ( )
  jennyo | Jul 19, 2007 |
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For Martin and JoAnn Grantham & In memory of Ann "Oma" McCroskey
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Duke Waldrip was a damn resourceful hunting guide.
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Killer hides bodies.
Chupacabra myths abound;
the hyena laughs

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312993269, Mass Market Paperback)

From the Edgar, Lefty, and Barry award-nominated author Ben Rehder comes the funniest entry yet in his hilarious Blanco County mystery series. Some kind of unidentified wild creature is on the loose in Blanco, and, over the protests of sensible game warden John Marlin, the local population has convinced itself that they're dealing with a mythical beast called a chupacabra. Of course it doesn't help Marlin's cause when a dead body turns up with a suspicious fang-like wound in its neck...
Then things really get out of hand: tabloid news programs invade Blanco, good ol' boys Red O'Brien and Billy Don Craddock develop a cockamamie get-rich-quick scheme involving the animal, and everyone is a little surprised at the booming population of voluptuous Chinese dwarves who've turned up in town. Only a first-rate humorist and ingenious plotter like Ben Rehder can tie it all together, and Flat Crazy is further evidence that this fan-favorite author has hit his comic stride.

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"Some kind of unidentified wild creature is on the loose in Blanco, and over the protests of sensible game warden John Marlin, the locals have convinced themselves they're dealing with a mythical vampirish beast called a chupacabra. Of course, it doesn't help Marlin's cause when a dead body turns up with a suspicious fang-like wound in its neck." "Then things really get out of hand: Tabloid news crews invade Blanco, good ol' boys Red O'Brien and Billy Don Craddock develop a cockamamie get-rich-quick scheme involving the animal, and everyone is a little surprised at the booming population of voluptuous Chinese dwarves who've turned up in town. If anyone can make sense of the eerie events in Blanco County, it's John Marlin, who's well-versed in the intricacies of small-town life, Texas style. But can he do it before another body turns up?"--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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