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A Case of Lone Star (Kinky Friedman #2)

3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  407 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
The second of the mysteries featuring the foul-mouthed Kinky Friedman, ace private eye. It is Thanksgiving at the legendary Lone Star Cafe, a raucus little corner of Texas right in the middle of Manhattan. Larry Barkins is found dead in his dressing room, his head bashed in with his own guitar.
Paperback, 168 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by Vandam Press, Inc. (first published 1987)
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Geoffrey Fox
May 02, 2012 Geoffrey Fox rated it liked it
Preposterous murder mystery is solved by an even more preposterous sleuth. Wisecracking, cigar-addicted country-western singer Kinky beds Uptown Judy and Downtown Judy (striving to keep them mutually ignorant of one another's existence), swigs his Jameson whiskeys and Lone Star beers while trying to discover which of his Hank Williams-obsessed acquaintances is murdering country-western musicians in a Greenwich Village club. Some funny lines, the best repartee being between Kinky and his very urb ...more
Oct 24, 2012 Dagny rated it it was amazing
Kinky never fails to deliver a bundle of laughs and great characters! This one will appeal especially to lovers of country and western music with its references to Hank Williams and many of the old songs.
Apr 14, 2015 Wendy rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2007
NYC, honky-tonk, murder, hank Williams, cliché phrases
Rog Harrison
May 06, 2013 Rog Harrison rated it liked it
I first came across the Kinky Friedman crime books about twenty years ago and I read four or five them so I was pleased to come across three of his books in the library last week. In the intervening years I have heard and enjoyed some of his music too. This is the second time I have read this and it's a good read even if the plot does not quite make sense. Kinky Friedman is a witty writer and of course is a real person as are many of the characters in the book even if the story is pure fiction.
Tim Niland
Jan 22, 2010 Tim Niland rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010-reads
Wisecracking country music singer turned amateur detective Kinky Friedman is back in the saddle after it becomes know that country singers are being murdered at the Lone Star Cafe in New York City. In-between boozing, cracking jokes and incessantly smoking cigars, Friedman tracks the killer and even takes to the stage again to lure him into the open. Friedman's smart-aleck banter keeps the narrative flowing well, and this was an enjoyable story.
It was a quick read, but I enjoy country music and political incorrectness. I'm glad Jerry Jeff Walker and Asleep at the Wheel weren't killed. I'm glad to see there is some appreciation for Texas music. I have respect for the quote about getting decent Mexican food. It's just not the same as it is with Texican flavor.

Clif Smith
Oct 19, 2009 Clif Smith rated it really liked it
You've never read any mystery like those by the Kinkster. After all, he's been a band leader, a candidate fo governor of Texas, and a totally irreverent critic. He's just hilariously unpredictable. Any of his are worth a look.
Nick Scott
Jul 31, 2009 Nick Scott rated it liked it
A very cleverly written country-western murder mystery noir set in NYC. Plenty of Kinky Friedman witticisms throughout. It is pretty easy to figure out who the killer is though. A short, breezy, enjoyable read.
Julie Caroline
Oct 10, 2011 Julie Caroline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-or-else
style très vivant. semble assez bien traduit malgré de gros oublis de traduction qui sonnent bizarre en francais et que seuls les avertis comprennent comme : red herring traduit mot a mot" harreng rouge"
Oct 03, 2012 Lara rated it liked it
I love that its really all a bit ridiculous. He's a great character and far more I retesting because hes not what you'd expect of a private detective or musician
Tom Dye
Nov 10, 2011 Tom Dye rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Written in the Kinky Friedman vernacular, this book is a hilarious read, a colorful journey. Fun, splendid, you really ought to read it.
Feb 04, 2012 Dan rated it really liked it
if you like the weird and the funny Kinky is for you. I am not sure how i found him but he is a guilty please.
Aug 03, 2011 Slarson6 rated it really liked it
Kinky in a country music club, in New York, with a murder to solve. The cat is in charge.
Nov 25, 2008 Siobhan rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime, comedy-crime
This was a very funny little book though the humour may not be to everyones taste.
Mar 30, 2009 Angelika rated it liked it
complete fluff, but really funny with some highly quotable lines.
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If you don't love Kinky, you're a lonely person.
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Why does Kinky always tell the reader the time?
Jul 05, 2012 Henry rated it really liked it
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Kinky makes me laugh
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Richard S. "Kinky" Friedman is an American singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician and former columnist for Texas Monthly who styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain. He was one of two independent candidates in the 2006 election for the office of Governor of Texas. Receiving 12.6% of the vote, Friedman placed fourth in the six-person race.

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