The Way of All Fish

The Way of All Fish


Book - 2014
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A wickedly funny sequel to Grimes' bestselling novel "Foul Matter." Hitmen Candy and Karl are asked to get rid of L. Bass Hess, but almost decline the assignment after their initial surveillance of him. It is only when they hear about his preposterous lawsuit against Cindy Sella they decide to help. Candy and Karl devise a series of zany capers to drive Hess out of New York City - permanently.
Publisher: New York :, Scribner,, 2014.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781476723952
Characteristics: 341 pages ;,24 cm.


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IndyPL_SteveB Apr 18, 2019

A humorous crime caper novel, a sequel to *Foul Matter*. It’s not deep, but it’s very clever and fun. I would put this in the category of an Elmore Leonard novel, where the criminals have a greater sense of honor than the attorneys, police, accountants, and businessmen. The criminals are at least honest in knowing and admitting that they are criminals.

The main criminal characters in *The Way of All Fish* are Karl and Candy, professional hitmen with scruples – they won’t kill anyone who doesn’t deserve it. So they do a lot of research on their potential targets and get very upset when their clients get impatient for results. Lots of colorful characters, con games, and plot twists. Grimes has a particular skill of clever description, so you can visualize a setting or a character quickly. Several of the plot twists have to do with clownfish, aquariums, and exotic fish smuggling.

Oct 03, 2015

I only read one chapter of this. I did not like the language. She didn't used to write like this. I would rate it R

May 03, 2014

This book is a hilarious parody of the book publishing industry. It appears to be a sequel to Foul Matter, which should probably be read first, but this book is enjoyable on its own as well.

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