The King is Dead - Samantha Adams, Bk 5 Author:Sarah Shankman Crime reporter Samantha Adams is working on a book called American Weird when her boyfriend, Harry Zack persuades her to join him at a barbecue cookoff in Tupelo, Mississippi. As Terry puts it, the King's birthplace, 'ought to be lousy with weird." Besides, they are driving the air in a genuine pink Cadillac... — Also drivin... more »g towards Tupelo is Mary Ann McCClanahan, who more or less killed her worthless third husband, Carlin. She's discovered Carlin was already married to women in Tupelo, who'll collected his life insurance -- unless Mary Ann does something about it. Then an 18-wheeler driven by novice Elvis impersonator blows Mary Ann off the road into a snake farm. Before you can say "Hound Dog", Sam's giving mouth-to-mouth to a barbecue contestant zapped by his own electric smoker. At the Ellis Memorial McDonald's, Sam's little dog has to be rescued by a biker for Jesus. When someone takes a pot shot at Sam and Harry's host, who turns out to be the meanest man in town, and Lovie Rakestraw, a junior high classmate of Elvis, is found electrocuted in her whirlpool, things really start to cook...« less
Sam and Harry have traveled to Tupelo, Mississippi for a barbecue cook-off. We also meet Mary Ann McClanahan who is seeking to meet the OTHER Ms. McClanahan and perhaps "get rid of her". Mary Ann gets run off the road by a tire flying off a semi-truck and she meets the driver, Dewey. Dewey is on a mission of his own. Wonderful characters in the book that Ms. Shankman develops and you don't want the book to end!
From the back cover:
"Crime reporter Samantha Adams is working on a book called "American Weird" when her boyfriend, Harry Zack, persuades her to join him at a barbecue cookoff in Tupelo, Mississippi. As Harry puts it, the King's birthplace "ought to be lousy with weird." Besides, they're driving a genuine pink Cadillac...."