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The Way of All Fish

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
Martha Grimes "goes entertainingly wonky with this sequel to her best-selling foul matter...delivering insider-publishing stuff with acidulous wit". (Library Journal)

In Grimes's new sendup of a world she knows very well, Candy and Karl, hit men with a difference - they have scruples - once again venture into the murky Manhattan publishing scene. This time they come to the aid of a writer who is being sued by her unscrupulous literary agent, L. Bass Hess, a man determined to get a 15 percent commission for a book he didn't sell.

The contract killers join forces with publishing mogul Bobby Mackenzie and mega-best-selling writer Paul Giverney to rid the mean streets of Hess, not by shooting him, but by driving him crazy. They are helped by other characters from Foul Matter and a crew of new colorful personalities, including an out-of-work Vegas magician, an alligator wrangler, a glamorous Malaysian con lady, and Hess' aunt in Everglades City, who has undergone a wildly successful sex change.

This wickedly funny sequel to Grimes's best-selling novel Foul Matter is another character-driven "satire of the venal, not to say murderous, practices of the New York publishing industry" (The New York Times Book Review).

Genre: General Fiction

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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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA