Who Killed Art Deco?

Who Killed Art Deco?

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
A satirical work by the former producer of such television programs as The Gong Show and The Newlywed Game finds the untimely murder of a black-sheep heir challenging novice detective Jimmy Netts, who searches through the victim's family and love life for clues leading to more than a few suspects. Original.

Blackwell North Amer
From the infamous mind of a comic madman—and the author of the sardonic The Big Question—comes a mind-numbingly hilarious parody of cop dramas, police procedurals, and America’s upper crust.

• Comic legend: Chuck Barris is the creator and former producer of The Gong Show, The Newlywed Game, and The Dating Game, among many others. His memoir, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, sparked a worldwide debate as to the validity of his professed identity when he claimed to have worked as an assassin for the Central Intelligence Agency during the 1960s and the 1970s. As a storyteller, Barris is the blackest comedian there is. As a satirist, he may be one of the best writers around today.

• A masterful spoof: Art Deco Jr. is heir to a vast fortune, scion of one of America’s most powerful men—but he is also the black sheep of the family. When he is found murdered in his Manhattan apartment, everyone wonders who could have killed him. Was it Art’s recently spurned lover, Eddie Cotton, the failed actor and gigolo? Was it one of Art’s own relatives, all of whom seem ready to disown him for tarnishing the family name? As the investigation unfolds, it becomes apparent to the novice detective Jimmy Netts that without an actual license, it’s tough to investigate anything resembling a crime scene. Full of uproarious investigative snafus, Who Killed Art Deco? is a dark and delightfully funny book from an equally troubled mind.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2009
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781416575597
Branch Call Number: F BAR
Characteristics: 243 p. ; 22 cm


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