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Armadillos & Old Lace by Kinky Friedman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1994
ISBN: 9780671869236
ID: Mar0340

Flat Signed! Hardcover first edition / first printing. Fine book in fine jacket, not price clipped, Signed on the title page and is author's signature only. Minimum scuffing and edge wear. No writing or marks Comes with Certificate of Authenticity for author's signature.

Price in US $ 34.95

Summary: Little old ladies are dropping dead at an alarming rate in the vicinity of the family's ranch/summer camp in Texas, and Kinky is asked to investigate. A faded photograph of ten pretty girls is just the clue he needs to unravel a devious scheme of revenge for personal wrongs and social snubs.

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Blast from the Past by Kinky Friedman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1998
ISBN: 9780684803791
ID: Mar0339

Flat Signed! Hardcover first edition / first printing. Fine book in fine jacket, not price clipped, Signed on the title page and is author's signature only. Minimum scuffing and edge wear. No writing or marks Comes with Certificate of Authenticity for author's signature.

Price in US $ 34.95

Summary: Kinky's back, and Abbie Hoffman's got him. Or he's got Abbie. Or a mysterious man with dirty blonde hair and a faded camouflage jacket has them both in his gunsights. It's always hard to tell who the bad guys are, because the country-western singer turned author draws an almost invisible line between his real life and his fictional adventures. That, of course, is where the fun comes in. In "Blast from the Past", the Kinkster serves up an appetizer for his myriad fans--a prequel to such novels as "Roadkill" and "The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover". The book explains how Kinky got into the detecting game and met up with the Greenwich Village irregulars who populate this popular series--Ratso, Rambam, McGovern, and the luscious Stephanie DuPont. The action takes place in the post-Watergate 1970s, when Abbie's hiding out in upstate New York, sex and drugs are de riguer, and nobody's ever heard of political correctness. The mystery is pretty simple--you can see the ending coming long before Kinky can--but that's never been the point of these bawdy, irreverent tales. To quote Friedman himself, "Being a private dick is pretty simple. Once you run out of cocaine, crazy ideas, and self-pitying bullshit, you're eventually left with the truth." "--Jane Adams"

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The Christmas Pig by Kinky Friedman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2006
ISBN: 9781416534983
ID: Mar0338

Flat Signed! Hardcover second edition. Fine book in fine jacket, not price clipped, Signed on the title page and is author's signature only. Minimum scuffing and edge wear. No writing or marks Comes with Certificate of Authenticity for author's signature.

Price in US $ 24.95

Summary: It's a Christmas tale only a man called Kinky could tell. King Jonjo Mayo the First is in a bind. Every Christmas, he commissions an artist to paint a traditional nativity scene to be dramatically revealed after midnight mass. This year, though, the date is mere weeks away, and he still has not yet found his painter. The king decides to take a chance on a peculiar, mute boy whose artistic genius and clairvoyance are rumored throughout the kingdom. He sends three valiant, if begrudging, knights to seek out the boy in the remote countryside. Finally, they find Benjamin -- and he is, indeed, peculiar. Nobody knows if the child is up to the task, but the king's Christmas tradition -- and Benjamin himself -- might just be saved by a Christmas miracle that comes in the form of a very special pig -- who is rather peculiar herself.

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Frequent Flyer by Kinky Friedman

Publisher: Morrow, 1989
ISBN: 9780688081669
ID: Mar0337

Flat Signed! Hardcover first edition / first printing. Fine book in fine jacket, not price clipped, Signed on the title page and is author's signature only. Minimum scuffing and edge wear. No writing or marks Comes with Certificate of Authenticity for author's signature.

Price in US $ 75.00

Summary: At the funeral of his Peace Corps buddy, John Morgan, only Kinky notices that the body in the casket is not that of John, leading him to solve a mystery with origins in the jungles of Borneo twenty years ago.

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God Bless John Wayne by Kinky Friedman

Publisher: Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster, 1995, 1995
ISBN: 9780684810515
ID: Mar0336

Flat Signed! Hardcover first edition / first printing. Fine book in fine jacket, not price clipped, Signed on the title page and is author's signature only. Minimum scuffing and edge wear. No writing or marks Comes with Certificate of Authenticity for author's signature.

Price in US $ 44.95

Summary: The one and only Kinkster returns as Ace private eye Kinky Friedman tries to help his friend Ratso find his real mother, in an adventure that uncovers a couple of stiffs, a possible inheritance, and a murder plot.

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Greenwich Killing Time by Kinky Friedman

Publisher: Beech Tree Books, 1986
ISBN: 9780688064099
ID: Mar0335

Flat Signed! Hardcover first edition / first printing. Fine book in fine jacket, not price clipped, Signed on the title page and is author's signature only. Minimum scuffing and edge wear. No writing or marks Comes with Certificate of Authenticity for author's signature.

Price in US $ 80.00

Summary: The first of the novels featuring the foul-mouthed Kinky Friedman, ace private eye. In Greenwich Village, a corpse is found holding 11 pink roses - and the suspects are as strange as the crime.

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Kill Two Birds & Get Stoned by Kinky Friedman

Publisher: William Morrow, 2003
ISBN: 9780066209791
ID: Mar0334

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Price in US $ 34.95

Summary: Walter Snow is doomed. Living on a string of Camel cigarettes, too many cups of coffee, and bouts of masturbation in his Greenwich Village basement apartment, the writer and recovering alcoholic has been blocked. He stares at the blank pages in his typewriter for longer than he cares to admit, hoping for the spark that will finally fulfill his ambition to write The Great Armenian Novel.
And then he meets Clyde Potts. She is beautiful, intelligent, charming, perhaps psychic and, for better or worse, very possibly unbalanced. With Potts's joie de vivre and her certified insane partner in crime, Fox Harris, Snow is caught up in a series of pranks against corporate sprawl that they execute with a bit of booze, and some wacky tobaccy from Australia known as Malabimbi Madness.
But things quickly spin out of control as the trio's ultimate diuretically inspired prank leads to an unexpected, shocking conclusion, and Walter is left to wonder if the only things you ever keep in this life are the things you let slip through your fingers.
A tale of the nature of sanity, the cost of inspiration, and the art and business of creativity, "Kill Two Birds & Get Stoned" has the absurd and provocative hijinks that could have only come from the fertile, frenzied mind of veteran soul Kinky Friedman.

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The LOVE SONG OF J EDGAR HOOVER by Kinky Friedman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1996
ISBN: 9780684803777
ID: Mar0333

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Price in US $ 34.95

Summary: Texas musician Friedman writes mysteries the way he sings -- lots of humming, head-scratching and general fooling around. There are always plenty of cigars and an inevitable cat. But his loyal fans lap up his books and will certainly welcome this newest addition. The Kinkster's boozy reporter (is there any another kind in mystery fiction?) friend McGovern is being plagued by FBI agents disguised as aliens, so Friedman sets off on a journey of discovery to Washington and Al Capone's old Chicago haunts.

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Meanwhile Back at the Ranch : A Novel by Kinky Friedman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2002
ISBN: 9780684864884
ID: Mar0332

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Price in US $ 34.95

Summary: Investigating the disappearance of an eleven-year-old boy with a rare form of autism, Kinky Friedman is also challenged to discover the whereabouts of a missing cat and enlists the help of Steve Rambam, a octogenarian with poor eyesight, and a frisky canine.

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The Mile High Club by Kinky Friedman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2000
ISBN: 9780684864860
ID: Mar0331

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Price in US $ 34.95

Summary: Private detective Kinky Friedman accidentally acquires a beautiful woman's cosmetic bag while flying from Dallas to New York and finds himself the target of all sorts of nasty attention when he lands.

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The Prisoner of Vandam Street: A Novel by Kinky Friedman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2004
ISBN: 9780743246026
ID: Mar0330

Flat Signed! Hardcover first edition / first printing. Fine book in fine jacket, not price clipped, Signed on the title page and is author's signature only. Minimum scuffing and edge wear. No writing or marks Comes with Certificate of Authenticity for author's signature.

Price in US $ 29.95

Summary: It's a case of malaria versus murder when private dick extraordinaire Kinky Friedman comes down with a tropical disease, in the jungle known as New York City, and is confined to his loft on Vandam Street in lower Manhattan, a prisoner in his own home with only his cat and black puppet head as company (neither of whom are great conversationalists). With little to do but stare out the window in between bedridden bouts of fever and hallucinations, Kinky calls on assistance from the stalwart Village Irregulars, who proceed to dish out their own uniquely skewed brand of tea and sympathy, turning the loft into a virtual Mardi Gras of confusion and drunken debauchery. Suffering almost as much from company overload as from his fever, Kinky welcomes a rare moment of calm as he finds himself once again alone in his loft. Resuming his position at the kitchen window, he spots a pretty young woman in an apartment across the street. What he hopes might be titillating turns terrifying, however, as a man joins the woman and proceeds to attack her. Sure that he's witnessed a crime, Kinky calls in the cops, but, upon investigating his claim, they can find neither a victim nor an apartment across the street. In addition, no one else saw or heard anything that would ndicate a crime had taken place. Was it foul play or merely a fevered dream? Convinced that their friend is about to slip off into the land of eternal slumber, the Village Irregulars increase their vigilance and in the process raise the Kinkster's irritability level to an all-time high. Not to be deterred, however, Kinky sticks to his story and is rewarded when a few days later he sees the man in the apartment again, but this time with a gun.

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ROADKILL by Kinky Friedman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1997
ISBN: 9780684803784
ID: Mar0329

Flat Signed! Hardcover first edition / first printing. Fine book in fine jacket, not price clipped, Signed on the title page and is author's signature only. Minimum scuffing and edge wear. No writing or marks Comes with Certificate of Authenticity for author's signature.

Price in US $ 29.95

Summary: The incorrigible country-singer-cum-writer offers another mystery starring his eponymous protagonist, who undertakes a life-threatening mission to aid his old pal, Willie Nelson, when Nelson becomes involved in a medicine man's death. 100,000 first printing. Tour."

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Spanking Watson by Kinky Friedman

Publisher: Pocket, 2000
ISBN: 9780671047429
ID: Mar0328

Flat Signed! Hardcover first edition / first printing. Fine book in fine jacket, not price clipped, Signed on the title page and is author's signature only. Minimum scuffing and edge wear. No writing or marks Comes with Certificate of Authenticity for author's signature.

Price in US $ 49.95

Summary: The same bizarre mixture of ingredients that has turned Kinky Friedman from a country musician into a popular mystery writer and hero of his own series continues in this exercise oddity, which, true to form, seems to contain something to offend virtually everyone. "If you spend a little time with lesbians and nuns, you begin to see the effect love or the absence of it can have on a human life," muses the Kinkster at one point. This comes after a campaign by Friedman to terrorize his upstairs neighbor, Winnie Katz, whose lesbian dance classes have caused the ceiling of his Greenwich Village loft to collapse. But Kinky's amateur terrorism pales by comparison to the mysterious person who wants to do some real damage to Winnie, so Friedman and his Village Irregulars turn from aggressors to protectors. Surrounded by Italian gangsters with names like Linguini and Gepetto, they plan a weird revenge scheme that involves such horrors as chainsaws and Friedman in a red wig.
The title--usually the best thing about a Kinkster book--has to do with which particular member of his motley crew will be officially chosen to play Watson to his Sherlock. But even here there are no clear answers: as Friedman says, "President Clinton is Watson. The Chinese dwarf who paints pastels on Mott Street is Watson. The world is Watson. Only Sherlock Holmes stands achingly alone on the weather-beaten, worm-eaten cross of rational thought. Sherlock Holmes, you see, is the thinking man's Jesus Christ."
"--Dick Adler"

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Steppin' on a Rainbow by Kinky Friedman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2001
ISBN: 9780684864877
ID: Mar0327

Flat Signed! Hardcover first edition / first printing. Fine book in fine jacket, not price clipped, Signed on the title page and is author's signature only. Minimum scuffing and edge wear. No writing or marks Comes with Certificate of Authenticity for author's signature.

Price in US $ 34.95

Summary: Alone in his New York loft, the private detective Kinky Friedman reflects on friendship and why all his friends are out of town. Feeling a little melancholy, his mind turns to Stephanie DuPont - very hot but pretty much resistant to all his advances. The phone rings and Kinky's old contact Hoover from Honolulu is on the blower to report that Kinky's great friend Mike McGovern has disappeared while in the process of researching and writing his cookbook, Eat, Drink and Be Kinky (now also available from Faber). Our hero files to Hawaii with Miss DuPont, and in a series of farcical wild goose chases Kinky ends up visiting the local museum, where in a room full of ancient relics he stumbles upon a full-size sculpted wooden head that is a dead ringer for McGovern. But what on earth can a bust of an ancient high chief have in common with Kinky's missing friend?

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What Would Kinky Do?: How to Unscrew a Screwed-Up World by Kinky Friedman

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780312331597
ID: Mar0326

Flat Signed! Hardcover first edition / first printing. Fine book in fine jacket, not price clipped, Signed on the title page and is author's signature only. Minimum scuffing and edge wear. No writing or marks Comes with Certificate of Authenticity for author's signature.

Price in US $ 39.95

Summary: Kinky Friedman, who would be our contemporary Will Rogers if Will Rogers had been Jewish, smoked cigars, and foolish enough to believe he could govern the great state of Texas, returns with this collection of hilariously raunchy, sometimes poignant, and always insightful essays. With fearless wit and wisdom born from many a late night’s experience, Kinky offers both pearls and cowpats that touch on life, death, and everything in between.  Considering the current predicament of our nation and the world at large, the question is, “What would Kinky do?”  His answers invoke Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Judy Garland, George Bush, and other cultural touchstones; reflect on Texas etiquette, smoking in bars, mullet haircuts, immigration policy, and how Don Imus died for our sins; and advise on how to handle a nonstop talker on a long flight, how to deliver the perfect air kiss, and what to do when a redneck hollers “Hey y’all, watch this!”  Whether he’s “the new Mark Twain” ("Southern Living"), “in a class with Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Will Rogers, and, yes, Henny Youngman” ("The New York Post"), “a Texas legend” (President George W. Bush), or “the Mother Teresa of literature” (Willie Nelson), Kinky Friedman is an outrageously funny and uncommonly smart observer of our common predicament: life and what to do about it.