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Morgue for Whores

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Jim Berends is a help desk guy living in Brooklyn with a shaky past, few friends and a taste for drink. You might say he's in a bit of a rut.

One morning he awakens from a bender to find two naked people in his bedroom. He has no idea how they got there, nor who murdered them.

Jim doesn't think the police will be sympathetic, so he calls an old friend for help, a lawyer wit
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Published September 17th 2011 by Roy Edroso, via Smashwords
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Christopher Gerrib
Apr 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Roy Edroso is a freelance writer in New York, and enjoys a modest amount of fame writing a left-leaning blog. Back in 2008, he got a deal to publish his first novel, the modern hardboiled Morgue for Whores. Alas, the publishing house he signed with went bankrupt, so he eventually decided to e-publish the book. Since I read his blog, I decided to buy the book.

The book is the story of Jim Berends, a Brooklyn-ite with a dead-end IT job, no serious relationships and a bit of a drinking problem. Wel
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Eli Bishop
Oct 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-crime
The combination of hyper-black humor, economic malaise, and joyful rudeness in this book should be no surprise if you've ever read Roy Edroso's non-fiction pieces about politics and culture; he's a major writer who needs to get published and widely read immediately. That said, this is one strange-ass book and it won't please everyone.

The narrator, rather than being one of the colorfully misanthropic and hyper-competent types who populate most noirs, is a man for our time in all the wrong ways: a
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Martin
Nov 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Noir with …
Review by Martin Langeland
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If it weren't a tautology, I might call Roy's book a Noir with … but you see the problem. Fortunately you can read this delightful yarn available at several locales [Itunes, Smashwords, B & N], cheap, and enjoy the whipping as a bystander. From one sentence to the next he will surprise you with wry laughter, or conjure a
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