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Download Son of Gun in Cheek Audiobook (Unabridged)

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The prolific Pronzini not only writes a lot of mysteries (The Nameless Detective series), he obviously reads a lot of them too - but not all of what he reads is good. His 1982 Gun in Cheek was a wickedly humorous collection of unbelievable plots, poor characterization, unlikely language and just plain dumbness in his favorite genre; here he presents another collection, subtitled an affectionate guide to more of the 'worst' in mystery fiction. Some writers (Harry Stephen Keeler, Michael Avallone) are roasted at length, and some are sideswiped, including even fine writers experiencing temporary lapses (Ed McBain, Joseph Wambaugh). Not perhaps for the general reader, this volume should appeal to addicts who, like Pronzini, will apparently read anything labeled mystery. Sex, pulp mags, B-movies and The Alternative Hall of Fame are featured in wittily titled chapters with a postmortem bibliography. (Publishers Weekly)

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About the Author
Author Bill Pronzini

Bill Pronzini has been nominated for or won every prize offered to crime fiction writers, including the 2008 Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. It is no wonder, then, that Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine said of him: “Complexity of characterization, puzzle, and theme support the case for Pronzini as the finest American detective novelist in current practice.” He lives and writes in California with his wife, the crime novelist Marcia Muller.