Flag Boy : A Tubby Dubonnet Mystery
by Tony Dunbar


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A FRENCH QUARTER MASSACRE, ANOTHER IN MISSISSIPPI, AND A JIGSAW OF A PLOT

Never have author Tony Dunbar's diabolically complex plotting, on-the-nose characters, and hawk-like ability to seize upon and capture everything New Orleans been on better display than in his jaw-dropping new thriller.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A FRENCH QUARTER MASSACRE, ANOTHER IN MISSISSIPPI, AND A JIGSAW OF A PLOT

Never have author Tony Dunbar's diabolically complex plotting, on-the-nose characters, and hawk-like ability to seize upon and capture everything New Orleans been on better display than in his jaw-dropping new thriller. FLAG BOY, the TENTH entry in his popular Tubby Dubonnet series, is Dunbar's most wickedly clever mystery since his Edgar-nominated CROOKED MAN, as dark and stormy a tale as ever slithered its noirish way out of New Orleans.

The set-up alone's enough to make you believe in the butterfly effect. Two acrobats burglarize a house; a sultan moves into a French Quarter mansion; a Mardi Gras Indian, in the wrong place at the wrong time, is wrongfully arrested; and our hero, lawyer and sometime-detective Tubby Dubonnet, comes upon a double murder while paying a social call in the wilds of Mississippi. Thus is the stage set. You know instantly-- because this is a Tubby Dubonnet mystery-- that these disparate events are intricately intertwined.

Next, as Elmore Leonard famously never said, all hell breaks loose--and with more than a touch of Leonard's own brand of wry and knowing humor. You can barely turn the page before a bloody massacre leaves the sultan's entire family dead, the Indian--now Tubby's client--gets fingered for this one too, one of the acrobatic burglars hooks up with Tubby's best friend, and some way, somehow, Dunbar weaves each of these wildly divergent strands--plus a few others--into the kind of old-fashioned puzzle mystery they just don't write any more. It's as if James M. Cain married Agatha Christie.

Nobody but Cain could pack a plot the size of all Louisiana into a space the size of a French Quarter balcony, and nobody but Christie could pull off the kind of riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma she pioneered. Dunbar does both--and all in one slim, thrill-packed book. Although perhaps at this point his long-time fans may be thinking, "Wait How does he work the food in? There's always food " Well, that's there too.

Leonard, Christie, and Cain fans should hurry on down, as well as devotees of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, Alafair Burke, Robert Tannenbaum, Lisa Scottoline, and John Ellsworth---in fact anyone who loves hard-boiled, humorous, noir, or puzzle mysteries, especially all rolled up into an extremely stylish legal thriller.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780997363074
  • ISBN-10: 099736307X
  • Publisher: Anthony Dunbar
  • Publish Date: October 2017
  • Page Count: 184
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.42 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.53 pounds

Series: Tubby Dubonnet #10

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