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    DescriptionA novel featuring the foul-mouthed Kinky Friedman, ace private eye. When mysteriously summoned to a friend's funeral, he can't help noticing that the body in the coffin is a perfect stranger. The story was first published in the 1989 anthology, More Kinky Friedman.


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    Title
    Frequent Flyer
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kinky Friedman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 112 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 110 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571196401
    ISBN 10: 0571196403
    Classifications

    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FF
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: FF
    Edition statement
    Vandam Press ed
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    Faber & Faber Crime
    Publication date
    16 November 1998
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Kinky Friedman - commonly known to his many fans as 'The Kinkster' - first found fame as the lead singer of the country-and-western band 'The Texas Jewboys'. He is also the author of a series of highly acclaimed detective stories, featuring himself as the wise-cracking, cigar-smoking, cat-loving sleuth. He populates his novels with many of his friends and associates, portraying them (to their great delight) as villains, cheats and con-men. In the words of the great Willie Nelson, he is the 'best whodunnit writer to come along since Dashiel Whats-his-name'. Kinky Friedman lives in a trailer in the South Texas Hills with two dogs, two cats and Dilly, his pet armadillo.
    Review text
    Friedman, country-music-singer-turned-detective-hero of Greenwich Killing Time, A Case for Lone Star, and When the Cat's Away, takes on neo-Nazis - in another tale whose breezy stream of ethnic slurs and in-jokes will confirm the lowest prejudices of Gotham-bashers everywhere. Called to the funeral of his old Peace Corps friend John Morgan in Cleveland, sharp-eyed Kinky observes that the stiff isn't Morgan at all, a fact nobody else seems to notice. What happened to the John Morgan that Kinky knew in the jungles of Borneo? His disappearance from Argentina sends his friend Carmen Cohen, a hot Latin whose nipples are "harder than Japanese arithmetic," to find Kinky in New York, but Carmen is kidnapped from the Pierre Hotel by a pair of large blond boys. Even after recovering Carmen and finding the blond boys decapitated in a Bayonne warehouse, Kinky, together with his friends McGovern the reporter and Ratso the National Lampoon editor, takes a hundred pages to connect her abductors to Morgan; demonic old Nazi Wilhelm Stengal; Carmen's missing father; and the five skinheads who attack the Kinkster - all of them spoiling his reveries of "the golden days of innocence and truth when Mike would vomit on the head of the woman at the next table and I would threaten to stick my fork in the waitress's eye." The writing outparodies S.J. Perelman at his wildest except when Friedman slips up - "Could this increasingly grotesque puzzle reach back almost fifty years in time and across the length and breadth of three continents?" - and takes his plot seriously. A concluding note credits the title to the author's five-year-old niece. She may have had a hand in the plotting and writing as well. (Kirkus Reviews)