Trade Ed. ZBS Foundation 2008
CD ISBN 978-1931654364 $22.50 Two CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Fifty mini-crime stories each run from a minute-and-a-half to three minutes. These hard-boiled vignettes feature stories about thugs, dames, mobsters, and hat-check girls. They showcase narrator Tom Lopez's talent with jokes, puns, absurd situations, and philosophical insights. The full cast includes ZBS regulars such as Bill Raymond, who adds a wry tone to his private-eye style. These slightly interrelated stories are reminiscent of Damon Runyon--with an existential and hallucinogenic bent. Tightly timed dialogue and jazzy atmospheric music by Tim Clark set the mood in this entertaining collection. S.E.S. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2008]
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