The Game of Thirty by William Kotzwinkle

William Kotzwinkle is funny.  His wonderful novel, The Midnight Examiner, is one of the funniest books, certainly the funniest detective novel I’ve read.  Why he doesn’t have a wider audience is beyond me. Mr. Kotzwinkle doesn’t break new ground in his mystery novels: he’s not a pioneer of anything in particular.  What he does is springboard off of accepted tropes of the genre, things seen … Continue reading The Game of Thirty by William Kotzwinkle

The Midnight Examiner by William Kotzwinkle

The Midnight Examiner by William Kotzwinkle is a laugh-out-loud funny book. Really. I laughed out loud four times which makes it a very funny book because I don’t usually laugh out loud when I read. The story revolves around a group of misfits who work for a publisher of various tabloid newspapers including the title paper. (It’s almost a very twisted version of The Secret … Continue reading The Midnight Examiner by William Kotzwinkle