Curse of the Missing Puppet Head

Curse of the Missing Puppet Head

by Kinky Friedman

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Overview

At the most outrageously inopportune moment, the little Negro puppethead - Kinky Friedman's keyholder, talisman and surrogate Pinocchio-like son - goes missing, and the Curse of the Missing Puppethead takes effect. In a desperate effort to find the missing puppethead, Kinky mounts his most intense and entertaining investigation ever. Anyone and everyone is a suspect in Yorick's disappearance, even the Village Irregulars. When Lexie, a beautiful and exotic escapee from Winnie Katz's Lesbian Dance Class, enters Kinky's life, the curse takes a dramatic and hilarious turn for the worse. Kinky discovers that, until he find his big puppethead, his little puppethead will also be missing in action. As Kinky's personal and professional lives begin to spiral downward, he leaves no rock unturned and no clue unpursued in a furious effort to recover the puppethead. Just when it appears that he may have found the first real clue to Yorick's whereabouts the Curse of the Missing Puppethead shifts into high gear, and Kinky's college friend, Nick "Chinga" Chavin, is falsely charged with the hit-and-run murder of a child. And not just any child, but the young son of Big Jim Gravotta, the Butcher of Staten Island. Curse of the Missing Puppethead is crime solving, mystery writing, romantic encounters, friendship and a unique philosophy of life bundled into a wildly entertaining novel by an original and unique talent.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780970238368
Publisher: Vandam Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/15/2003
Pages: 227
Product dimensions: 7.42(w) x 10.26(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Kinky Friedman, former leader of the band The Texas Jewboys, lives on a ranch in the Texas Hill Country with six dogs, two cats and one armadillo. He is the author of thirty and a half internationally acclaimed mystery novels and nine country music albums. These days, he travels the world, singing the songs that made him infamous and reading from the books that made him respectable.

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Curse of the Missing Puppet Head 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Whomever More than 1 year ago
Big fan of Kinky Friedman.Worthwhile reading.You'll have fun reading this book if you're a fan of his other books.Lots of laughs as usual with Kinky's usual offbeat, politically incorrect sense of humor. It is obvious though that Kinky was beginning to lose interest in these characters and this series of books.I think he only wrote two more books in the series after this one.He really seems to be rushing through the story and the humor doesn't seem as sharp as in his previous books. Don't let this discourage you though, it is fun and well worth the time to read.I recommend anything in this Kinky Friedman series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I heard of Kinky Friedman recently and was curious about his books. Curse of the Missing Puppet Head was my first exposure to Friedman's work and I must say I will be reading others of his. It is ridiculously silly and goofy and irreverent and just plain 'kinky.' Love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Curse has the best Village Irregular interaction since Spanking Watson. For once, the reviewers didn't exaggerate. Puppet Head spanks even Spanking Watson. Unlike many of Kinky's books, this is a real mystery, and the solution at the end was brilliant.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book because I met Kinky at Wolfmullers in Texas, and I know the real Rambam ---and I'm glad I did. The plot is absolutely brilliant, the characters are right on - you'd have to meet Kinky and Rambam to know just how accurate the books are - and there's a plot twist (hint: 'missing puppet head' doesn't only refer to the puppet) that no other mystery writer would have the nerve, or the ability, to pull off.