Multcolib Picks: If you like...Bad Monkey

Don't Ask
Don't Ask By Westlake, Donald E. Book - 1993 MYSTERY WESTLAKE Available in some locations

Annotation:Master criminal John Dortmunder sets out on a hilarious escapade to steal a religious relic for an East European government.

Heads You Lose
Heads You Lose By Lutz, Lisa Book - 2011 MYSTERY LUTZ 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Pot-growing siblings Paul and Lacey Hansen must investigate why the headless corpse of Lacey's ex-fiancé turned up on their property, in a metafictional mystery where the authors disagree as to how the story should progress.

The Paperboy
The Paperboy A Novel By Dexter, Pete Book - 2012 FICTION DEXTER 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A Miami reporter returns to north Florida to investigate the case of a man awaiting execution for the revenge killing of the county's sheriff.

Half Broken Things
Half Broken Things By Joss, Morag Book - 2006 FICTION JOSS 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Jean is a house sitter at the end of a dreary career. Steph is nine months pregnant and on the run. And Michael is a thief. Through a mixture of deceit, good luck, and misfortune, these three damaged loners have come together at a secluded country home called Walden Manor.

Beyond Black
Beyond Black By Mantel, Hilary Book - 2006 FICTION MANTEL 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:"Colette and Alison are unlikely cohorts: one a shy, drab beanpole of an assistant, the other a charismatic, corpulent psychic whose connection to the spiritual world torments her. When they meet at a fair, Alison invites Colette at once to join her on the road as her personal assistant and companion. " (publisher)

The Spellman Files
The Spellman Files By Lutz, Lisa Book - 2007 FICTION LUTZ 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:While deciding if she should quit working for her family's private investigation firm, Izzy Spellman copes with meddling parents, an alcoholic uncle, the disappearance of her younger sister, and her own problems with men and drinking.

Road Dogs
Road Dogs By Leonard, Elmore Book - 2009 FICTION LEONARD 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Cuban con man Cundo Rey and gentleman bank robber Jack Foley are united in a scheme that involves the women in their lives and a beautiful psychic.

Florida Roadkill
Florida Roadkill A Novel By Dorsey, Tim Book - 2006 FICTION DORSEY 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Sunshine State trivia buff Serge A. Storms loves eliminating jerks and pests. His drug-addled partner Coleman loves cartoons. Hot stripper Sharon Rhodes loves cocaine, especially when purchased with rich dead men's money.

Bad Monkey
Bad Monkey By Hiaasen, Carl Book - 2013 FICTION HIAASEN 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Andrew Yancy, late of the Miami Police, soon-to-be-late of the Key West Police, has a human arm in his freezer. There is a logical explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its owner.

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