Trick Question: A Hard-Boiled New Orleans Legal Thriller (Tubby Dubonnet #3) (The Tubby Dubonnet Series)

By Tony Dunbar


Trick Question is the THIRD mouth-watering secret in Edgar- and Anthony-nominated writer Tony Dunbar's cherished TUBBY DUBONNET series.

"A actual paintings of poser art.” -New Orleans Times-Picayune

"[Tubby Dubonnet] makes a fascinating guide to an aspect of latest Orleans few see.” -Booklist

For the discerning reader who enjoys a realizing giggle, a sazerac, slightly pompano en papillote, and a operating travelogue of latest Orleans together with his murders…

Medical lab janitor Cletus Busters is stuck red-handed in a limited quarter with the frozen head of Dr. Whitney Valentine, one of many lab's such a lot prestigious researchers. Busters will not say a lot, other than that he is blameless. yet given his conspicuous checklist and prior as a voodoo guru, all symptoms aspect to lifestyles in prison.

Calling Tubby Dubonnet!

With the trial below every week away, Busters' legal professional has made precisely motions - heading to the bar for a number of rounds of untamed Turkey and begging Tubby for aid. in the meantime, Tubby's taken on a brand new patron - a feminine boxer with an abusive boyfriend - and likewise has to referee the romantic entanglements of his ex-wife and 3 teenage daughters.

But as Buster's trial proceeds, and the jury savors the startling proof (alongside Dunbar's succulent descriptions of Crescent urban cuisine), the chance mounts. Revealing the assassin may end up to be Tubby's largest triumph – or his final case ever.

Warning: don't try to learn this ebook and not using a convenient snack – ideally a Hubig's pie or a pack of Zapp's potato chips. either will be better.

"Dunbar’s understated, syncopated delivery makes you ponder whether there are sufficient sincere males in New Orleans for a rubber of bridge" -Kirkus

"Dunbar weaves jointly the various strands of his highly exciting tale with a lot ability and wit." -Publisher’s Weekly

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