The King is Dead is a dark humored novel with an Elvis Impersonator and a murder. There are colorful characters along the way and a mystery to solve.. It is fun for light reading..
I loved this book zany southern mystery, the plot is good
the charactors Delightful, what a fun mystery thrill
this is a samantha adams mystery.. she catches the dark, joyous, eccentricity of the american south.. a very good series.. this is number 5 in the series
A rolllicking, rabelaisina saga, southern style.
This romp through the world of barbecue cookoffs is classic Shankman. Muliple characters (each well developed and as idiosyncratic as Sam Adams' American Weird book) come together in Tupelo, Mississipi for 'cue, money, revenge, and Elvis impersonators. Lots of fun!
This is Elmore Leonard with a Southern accent!
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...."
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!
cute story line, involving Elvis bits and pieces if you are a Elvis fan this will be right up your alley.
n recent years, Mary DiNunzio has become a big-time business-getter at Rosato & Associates, but the last person she expects to walk into her office one morning is super sexy Trish Gambone, her high school rival. â As it turns out, Trish's life has taken a horrifying turn. She's terrified of her boyfriend, who's an abusive drug dealer for the South Philly mob. There's only one problemâMary remembers the guy from high school, too. Unbeknownst to Trish, Mary had a major crush on him.
Then Trish vanishes, a dead body turns up in an alley, and Mary is plunged into a nightmare. She goes on a one-woman crusade to unmask the killer, and on the way finds new love in a very unexpected place.