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Author: Matthew McBride Narrator: Keith Szarabajka Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2013 ISBN: 9781624609763
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Nick Valentine has problems. He’s a drunken ex-cop who lives in his shabby office, hangs out at strip clubs, and has only one real friend—Frank Sinatra. But he’s one of the best private investigators in Saint Louis. So when an inept crew robs a credit union, only Valentine can figure out who made off with the millions—because sometimes solving a crime takes a hard guy who’s not afraid to work outside the law. Valentine swerves through the underbelly of Saint Louis looking for answers, and with every law he breaks, every drink he takes, and every OxyContin he snorts, he lurches closer to finding the truth—or floating facedown in the Missouri River.

Brutally funny and wild, this no-holds-barred crime novel reads like Elmore Leonard on meth: crazy and addictive—you’ll want more.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Frank Sinatra in a Blender is a perfect mix of hard-boiled fiction and pulp noir—with a perfect mix of Hunter S. Thompson. To say I loved this book is an understatement.”

    Brad Wyman, Hollywood film producer of Freeway and Monster

  • “Nick Valentine, the boozing, pill-popping hero of this insanely dark, grotesquely funny noir is himself a relative concept…It doesn’t hurt that he’s in the habit of walking into a bar and ordering a shot of Patrón, a shot of Jim Beam, a Corona, and a Captain ’n’ Coke—all for himself. That’s not a first round for everyone, but for those who can hold their liquor, this is a debut thriller to savor.”

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  • “High-octane, casually brutal action keeps the story slipping and sliding through the icy winter streets with touches of macabre humor providing laughter even amid the carnage. Fans of offbeat characters and grisly noir are in for a treat.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Frank Sinatra in a Blender is a darkly shining example of psycho noir that takes it to the wall and then straight through. Stark, startling, extreme, haunting, and even poignant at times, the work of Matt McBride is going to be talked about for years to come.”

    Tom Piccirilli, Bram Stoker Award–winning author

  • “Matthew McBride makes Mickey Spillane read like Barbara Cartland. If you’re trying to give up coffee and cigarettes but aren’t quite ready to give up the oxy, Frank Sinatra in a Blender is the book for you.”

    Scott Phillips, author of The Ice Harvest

  • “Read [Frank Sinatra in a Blender] in a day. Loved it!”

    Charlie Sheen

  • “Matthew McBride is one of those rare writers who can have you reeling in shock one minute and laughing out loud the next. Frank Sinatra in a Blender is a prime example. This book is a fun, twisted romp through McBride’s uniquely warped imagination. I loved every minute of it.”

    John Rector, nationally bestselling author

  • “This is a violent hell-trip of a book full of drugs and drink and bad people you like as soon as you meet ’em. Make no mistake, McBride is the king of Chainsaw Noir, and there’s no one else who can step to the throne.”

    Chuck Wendig, author of Blackbirds and Mockingbird

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About the Author

Matthew McBride burst onto the crime-writing scene with his shocking and visceral short stories of bad men and good guns. His powerful first novel, Frank Sinatra in a Blender, confirms what noir and crime pros were murmuring online for months—this guy is the one to watch. McBride lives on a farm in rural Missouri with his wife and a bull named Hemingway. He started writing on the assembly line at a Chrysler plant in Saint Louis, where he worked for thirteen years. Now he’s a force to be reckoned with as a crime writer. Welcome a new voice that’s raw, wild, and completely original.

About the Narrator

Keith Szarabajka has appeared in many films, including The Dark Knight, Missing, and A Perfect World, and on such television shows as The Equalizer, Angel, Cold Case, Golden Years, and Profit. Szarabajka has also appeared in several episodes of Selected Shorts for National Public Radio. He won the 2001 Audie Award for Unabridged Fiction for his reading of Tom Robbins’s Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates and has won several Earphones Awards.