A Shreve West romantic-comedy murder mystery by Norman German

It's here! Announcing our new title Cripple Bayou Two-Step by Norman German, a bone-shaking murder mystery set in the backwaters of Lake Charles, LA. The manuscript of the book was a finalist in the St. Martin's Private Eye Writers of American first novel Contest. We are proud to present it now in its first-edition published form.

Starring Shreve West, a politically incorrect one-armed P.I., the novel is filled with strange characters slinking through atmospheric scenes in a zany murder investigation that somehow is balanced by Shreve's train-wreck love life. Clues by the murderer, taken out of Edgar Allan Poe's writings, add a comically literary edge.

Set in Louisiana bayou country, this genre-stretching noir romantic-comedy murder mystery features Shreve West, a one-handed, politically incorrect private eye. Shreve careens through life like a billiard ball, exhuming a corpse in a graveyard; feeding and fending off alligators with lost love Pixie, whose crippling disease adds depth to the novel's controlling metaphor; paying a dangerous undercover call on Sweet Emma's "house"; and fighting a giant redfish when Shreve's bumbling partner suddenly reminds him he's forgotten to pick up Bonnie, Shreve's Goth lover who has discovered his rekindled flame for high-school sweetheart Pixie.

This bizarre tale of the Deep South's dark side is fast-paced and an unforgettable read.

Novelist Norman German has outdone himself!

$16.95 List Price.
ISBN: 978-0-9994589-5-2

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