The Way of All Fish by Martha Grimes audiobook

The Way of All Fish: A Novel

By Martha Grimes
Read by George Newbern

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781476723952
9.55 Hours Unabridged
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A wickedly funny sequel to Grimes’s bestselling novel, Foul Matter, “a satire of the venal, notto 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 herex-agent, L. Bass Hess. Hess will stop at nothing to collect a commission fromCindy on her previous novel, which he did not represent since she had fired himlong 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 surveillanceof 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 todrive Hess out of New York City—permanently. Grimes’s loyal fans will delight in the return of severalcolorful characters from Foul Matter,including the successful writer Paul Giverney and his seven-year-old daughterHannah (who is still writing her book); editor Clive Esterhaus (who has apenchant for long, boozy lunches); unprincipled publisher Bobby Mackenzie andone of his assistants, Bunny Fogg; and ex-hitman and bestselling author DannyZito (currently living in the Chelsea section of New York City under thewitness protection program). New listeners will find these characters and theirescapades shed an amusing light on the New York publishing scene.

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Summary

Summary

A wickedly funny sequel to Grimes’s bestselling novel, Foul Matter, “a satire of the venal, notto 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 herex-agent, L. Bass Hess. Hess will stop at nothing to collect a commission fromCindy on her previous novel, which he did not represent since she had fired himlong 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 surveillanceof 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 todrive Hess out of New York City—permanently.

Grimes’s loyal fans will delight in the return of severalcolorful characters from Foul Matter,including the successful writer Paul Giverney and his seven-year-old daughterHannah (who is still writing her book); editor Clive Esterhaus (who has apenchant for long, boozy lunches); unprincipled publisher Bobby Mackenzie andone of his assistants, Bunny Fogg; and ex-hitman and bestselling author DannyZito (currently living in the Chelsea section of New York City under thewitness protection program). New listeners will find these characters and theirescapades shed an amusing light on the New York publishing scene.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Martha Grimes is a very funny writer and The Way of All Fish is a hilarious and worthy sequel to her bestselling Foul Matter. Like all great satirists, Ms. Grimes sees the world from the other side of the looking glass andinvites us to come along for a wild and wacky ride. A very entertaining and fun read.” Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author of The Quest
“Few people have ever succeeded in making book publishing of all things seem funny and suspenseful, but Martha Grimes does so brilliantly in The Way of All Fish.” Michael Korda, New York Times bestselling author of Hero
“Martha Grimes is back with a deliciously hilarious send-up of the book business. The Way of All Fish nails all the foul matter of publishing dead on, and is a smashingly great read as well.” Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author of Death Angel
“Addictive, whimsical…The coup de grace alone is worth the price of admission.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Martha Grimes

Author Bio: Martha Grimes

Martha Grimes is the author of more than thirty books, twenty-four of them featuring Scotland Yard Inspector Richard Jury. In 1983, she received the Nero Wolfe Award for best mystery of the year for The Anodyne Necklace. She is the winner of the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 9.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English