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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (1 Aug. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061252050
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061252051
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.9 x 18.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 341,471 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“A heart-shredding work of scatological brilliance that gleefully annihilates private-eye tropes and pole-vaults over taste lines.” (Los Angeles Times Book Review)

“[A] brilliantly nasty and weird detective novel.” (Entertainment Weekly, EW 100 Pick)

“[C]ompletely compulsive, impossible to put down.” (Globe and Mail (Toronto))

“CROOKED LITTLE VEIN...is a book readers will not soon forget.” (Chicago Tribune)

“Not for the faint of heart...surprisingly funny (with shades of Lamb author Christopher Moore).” (Entertainment Weekly)

“[M]ay be destined to become one of the great underground classics of the 21st century.” (Lansing State Journal)

“A relentlessly fascinating page-turner...brilliantly and effervescently subversive.” (The Gazette (Montreal))

“Ellis is a formidable talent whose wit and insight fit perfectly into the crime genre.” (Los Angeles Times)

“[A] much-needed kick in the butt for a genre that may be more stagnant than its enthusiasts realize.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)

“Packed with exciting, hilarious, and disturbing events...outrageously entertaining.” (Winnipeg Free Press)


A burned-out private detective is enlisted by an army of presidential goons to retrieve the U.S. Constitution...the real one.

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