An Exaggerated Murder review Í 3

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An Exaggerated Murder review Í 3 ☆ How can you solve a murder when the clues are so dumb Private investigator Trike Augustine may be a brainiac with deductive skills to rival Sherlock Holmes but they’re not doing him any good at solving the case of a missing gazzilionaire because the clues are so stupefyingly—well stupid Meanwhile his sidekickHe artist don’t uite rise to the level of Dr Watson either For example when a large dead pig turns up on Trike’s floor in the middle of the night none of them can figure out what it means Meanwhile the clock is ticking as the astronomical reward being offered diminishes drastically every day That plus the increasing reality that their own live. A super fun mash up that might be best imagined as if Thomas Pynchon met Sherlock Holmes they had a few too many beers while sparring with Edgar Allan Poe James Joyce An entertaining untraditional modern noir detective romp with excessive usage of nicotine patches Thumbs up

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S are in danger lift this astonishing debut beyond its hilarious premise a smart man befuddled by the idiotic and turns it into something than just a smart homage to Sherlock with maybe a touch of early Jonathan Lethem thrown in It becomes a compelling and compulsive thriller with the added bonus that the prose is often as breathtaking as the tale. I received this book from the publishers free of charge at the OLA Super Conference because I'm a librarianI really enjoyed this book I'll say right from the start that I love mystery and detective novels and Sherlock Holmes is a badass so I was pretty sure I was going to like this one It's not a book that can really be read casually since the main character can be difficult to follow he's supposed to be but I also found most of his foibles and uirks to be endearing I laughed slightly maniacally at the first reference to a Mary Tudor in a frame on the wall because I actually know exactly what that is and felt super smart don't worry I felt less smart at other points hahaPeople who like their endings all neatly packaged up and tied with a bow will probably not like the end of this one There are a few unanswered uestions but I liked it and would look forward to another book featuring Trike Max and Lola if the author chooses to write it

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An Exaggerated MurderHow can you solve a murder when the clues are so dumb Private investigator Trike Augustine may be a brainiac with deductive skills to rival Sherlock Holmes but they’re not doing him any good at solving the case of a missing gazzilionaire because the clues are so stupefyingly well stupid Meanwhile his sidekicks Max the former FBI agent and Lola t. Clearly I am not nearly clever enough to understand the various James Joyce references throughout this novel and while disheartening it was not the reason I was unable to enjoy this detective story TherunonsentencesandstreamofconsciousnessnarrativeusedtorepresentTrike'sformidablebrainsentmeovertheedgeAnd while I don't consider myself a prude the repeated use of the f word grated on my nerves Surely the brilliant mind of PI Trike Augustine could find other words to use I thought the other characters in this story particularly Trike's sidekicks Max the ex FBI agent and Lola the artistinventorknitterathlete were much interesting characters than the tedious part of the point but still Trike himself Another fascinating minor character wasTrike's nemesis on the police force a tough homicide detective Horn Rims with a surprisingly kind heart