A wickedly funny sequel to Grimes’s bestselling novel, Foul Matter, “a satire of the venal, not
to say murderous practices of the New York publishing industry” (New York Times Book Review)
Writer Cindy Sella is having trouble with her next novel.
Aside from her paralyzing writer’s block, she’s faced with a lawsuit from her
ex-agent, L. Bass Hess. Hess will stop at nothing to collect a commission from
Cindy on her previous novel, which he did not represent since she had fired him
long before it was published.
Hitmen Candy and Karl—first introduced in Foul Matter—are asked to “get rid” of L.
Bass Hess, but almost decline the assignment after their initial surveillance
of him. When they hear about his preposterous lawsuit against Cindy Sella,
though, they decide to help. Candy and Karl devise a series of zany capers to
drive Hess out of New York City—permanently.
Grimes’s loyal fans will delight in the return of several
colorful characters from Foul Matter,
including the successful writer Paul Giverney and his seven-year-old daughter
Hannah (who is still writing her book); editor Clive Esterhaus (who has a
penchant for long, boozy lunches); unprincipled publisher Bobby Mackenzie and
one of his assistants, Bunny Fogg; and ex-hitman and bestselling author Danny
Zito (currently living in the Chelsea section of New York City under the
witness protection program). New listeners will find these characters and their
escapades shed an amusing light on the New York publishing scene. Download and start listening now!