In this novel of nine closely related episodes, we join Crip
and Henrietta, as unlikely a detective duo as ever hit the streets.
Crip and Henrietta aren’t your typical California private
eyes. For one thing, Crip’s real name is Tom Bateman. His sometime sidekick
with body piercings and spiked green hair, Henrietta, calls him “Crip” because
he’s in a wheelchair. When she isn’t mocking him, Henrietta grows marijuana,
hangs with jailbirds, and brings in cases that reek of trouble—and weed—at
first sniff. Henrietta’s idea of a favor? Well, a couple of crazed fighting
dogs need a home.
In these episodes, we watch Crip and Henrietta’s
relationship grow as both characters struggle to bridge chasms of bitterness
and mistrust. The private eye business in California hasn’t gotten this kind of
a reworking since Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler planted their gumshoes
onto these mean streets. Download and start listening now!