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The Way of All Fish

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
An "absurdly amusing" (The New York Times Book Review) sequel to Martha Grimes's bestselling novel, Foul Matter, this wicked satire of the publishing industry is "comic, caustic, and relentlessly readable" (Booklist).

Writer Cindy Sella is having trouble with her new novel. Aside from her paralyzing writer's block, she's faced with a lawsuit from her ex-agent, L. Bass Hess. Hess will stop at nothing to collect a commission from Cindy on her previous novel, which he did not represent since she had fired him long before it was published.

Hitmen Candy and Karl - first introduced in Foul Matter - are asked to "get rid" of L. Bass Hess. They join forces with a publishing mogul, a bestselling author, an out-of-work Vegas magician, an alligator wrangler, a glamorous Malaysian con lady, and Hess's aunt in the Everglades who has undergone a wildly successful sex change, and concoct a plan to save Cindy Sella from the odious machinations of Hess by driving him (slowly, hilariously) crazy.

Grimes's fans will delight in the return of several colorful characters from Foul Matter,includingSenior Editor Clive Esterhaus, unprincipled publisher Bobby Mackenzie, and ex-mobster and author Danny Zito, currently under the witness protection program. New readers will find that these characters and their escapades shed an amusing light on the New York publishing scene. Informed and influenced by the author's own publishing adventures, "The Way of All Fish is a goofily offbeat delight" (The Washington Post).


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Hardback Editions

May 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Way Of All Fish (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Martha Grimes
ISBN: 1-4104-6913-1 / 978-1-4104-6913-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Way of All Fish: A Novel
Author(s): Martha Grimes
ISBN: 1-4767-2395-8 / 978-1-4767-2395-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

October 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Way of All Fish: A Novel
Author(s): Martha Grimes
ISBN: 1-4767-2397-4 / 978-1-4767-2397-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Audio Editions

January 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Way of All Fish: A Novel
Author(s): Martha Grimes
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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January 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Way of All Fish: A Novel
Author(s): Martha Grimes
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Way of All Fish: A Novel
Author(s): Martha Grimes
Publisher: Scribner
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