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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: F. G. Haghenbeck Narrator: Tommy A. Gomez Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781469208572
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Beatnik detective Sunny Pascal is an expert at two things: cocktails and finding trouble. And when the filming of John Huston’s The Night of the Iguana hits a few snags with its sexed-up, star-studded cast in a Puerto Vallarta paradise, producer Ray Stark brings Sunny in to chill out the set. But matters get tipsy when someone’s found deader than dead, shot down by a gun belonging to one of the cast members.

Now Sunny’s got to keep his Hollywood stars out of jail long enough for him to solve the case. But the trouble doesn’t stop with murder. The Mexican mafia and local newspapers wage a tension war against the hedonistic Americans, and if John Huston has anything to say about it, Sunny’s got to be the one to keep the show on the road. Only Sunny will be doing it his way: with a martini in one hand and a Colt in the other.

Prolific Mexican comic book writer and Turn of the Screw Award–winner F. G. Haghenbeck gives us the spins with Bitter Drink, a tense tale of crime, passion, and cocktails.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 11/17/2013

    " Reading this short novel made me rent Night of the Iguana. Book was crazy history about Puerto Vallarta.. murders, jewel heists, land grabbing (by the Movie Moguls), divorce, Liz and Richard, and cocktails. I'll have a kamikaze. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry | 8/8/2013

    " An excellent job integrating cocktail themes to chapters and bringing to life the very specific slice of history during the "Night of the Iguana" filming. A top shelf effort. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nataly Robles | 9/24/2012

    " very entertaining. I felt like i was in a detective movie, the way it is related, it creates an ambiance. The most impressive aspect as a whole is that it is not fiction, it is based on what actually happened in that set. "

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About the Author
F.G. Haghenbeck was born in Mexico City. He’s been an architect, museum designer, freelance editor, and TV producer. He’s also the comic book writer of Crimson and Alternation, as well as a Superman series for DC Comics. John Huston biographer William Reed encouraged Haghenbeck to transition into writing crime novels, and the result is Bitter Drink, which has already won the Turn of the Screw Crime Novel Award in Mexico. Haghenbeck currently works full time writing novels and editing historical and pop-culture books. He loves eating his wife’s gourmet food, drinking cocktails, reading the noir novels of Raymond Chandler and Paco Ignacio Taibo II, and watching cartoons with his daughter, Arantza.