A CASE OF LONE STAR by Kinky Friedman

A CASE OF LONE STAR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Greenwich Killing Time introduced hip, semi-amusing, semi-obnoxious narrator Kinky--part-time shamus and part-time Manhattan-country singer (beloved composer of ""Ride 'Em Jewboy"" and other favorites). This time, with fewer laughs and a much more amateurish plot, Kinky tries to figure out who keeps killing performers at N.Y.'s Lone Star Cafe. The first to die is glamour-boy Larry Barkin, bashed with his own guitar and then strangled with his own bandanna--soon after receiving a copy of an old Hank Williams song in the mail. Then Bubba Borgelt is electrocuted on stage. So it goes--with each murder accompanied by clues pointing to a Williams-obsessed psycho. (Among the suspects--inanely--is real-life Williams biographer Chet Flippo.) And the psycho's real identity--he's someone close by, of course--won't be revealed till Kinky himself performs at the Lone Star, with near-fatal results. Cartoon nonsense, paper-thin, filled out with Kinky's in-jokes, name-dropping, and sophomoric dirty puns: a disappointing follow-up to Friedman's mildly promising debut.

Pub Date: Aug. 26th, 1987
Publisher: Beech Tree/Morrow