Book List in Order: 22 titles


  • Drinker With A Writing Problem is the long-awaited compilation of Kinky Friedman's Texas Monthly "back page" columns. This commentary on life, love, patriotism, politics, haunted hotels, country music and country music stars, pets, second mothers, th...


  • Curse of the Missing Puppethead is a murder, crime solving, mystery writing, romantic encounters, friendship and a unique philosophy of life bundled into a wildly entertaining novel by an original and unique talent.At the most outrageously inopportun...


  • It's a Christmas tale only a man called Kinky could tell. King Jonjo Mayo the First is in a bind. Every Christmas, he commissions an artist to paint a traditional nativity scene to be dramatically revealed after midnight mass. This year, though, th...


  • Kinky Friedman has always proven himself to be a master of the offbeat and irreverent, and still manages to pull off a helluva whodunit in the process. Now the Kinkster may have met his match in this superbly crafted, fiendishly clever tale of a murd...


  • It's a case of malaria versus murder when private dick extraordinaire Kinky Friedman comes down with a tropical disease, in the jungle known as New York City, and is confined to his loft on Vandam Street in lower Manhattan, a prisoner in his own home...


  • Walter Snow is doomed. He stares at the blank pages in his typewriter, hoping for the spark that will finally ignite his ambition to write the Great Armenian Novel. And then he meets Clyde Potts. She is beautiful, intelligent, charming, perhaps psy...


  • It's a case of missing kid and missing kitty when Kinky Friedman, private dick extraordinaire and animal lover nonpareil, attempts to find a young, autistic New York boy and a three-legged Texas cat named Lucky, both of whom have disappeared. Somethi...


  • Sly, devious, inventive, and more than a little irritating, the Bard of Vandam Street returns in Steppin' on a Rainbow, a new adventure full of sound, fury, and a hula girl or two. Alone in the world - meaning: anyone who will speak to him is out ...






  • On a flight from Dallas to New York, a private detective meets a gorgeous and enigmatic woman who resists all his attempts to plumb her depths. When the plane lands, the detective - our hero, Kinky Friedman - finds that he's still holding the woman's...



  • Kinky Friedman has searched his failing memory and has come up with a novel about his early days in New York City and how Kinky Friedman, the down-and-out star-crossed country music performer, became Kinky Friedman, the down-and-out star-crossed ace ...


  • Who would slap an Indian curse on a good ol' boy like country singer Willie Nelson? Probably the same person who's been firing shots into Willie's hotel room and sending nasty notes promising the cowboy crooner a one-way ticket to the big rodeo in th...


  • From the author of such outrageous and hilarious books as Elvis, Jesus & Coca-Cola, and God Bless John Wayne--a new Kinky Friedman (no relation) detective story. Soon after he is hired by a lovely young woman to find her missing husband, Kinky smells...


  • Since Sam Spade, no private investigator has been charmed to see a deadbeat client darken his door--and country singers turned amateur detectives are no exception. That goes double for deadbeats who are their friends. So when Ratso--longtime pal, ass...


  • The Kinkster is back and in top supersleuth form. In Armadillos & Old Lace, the hip, witty, cosmically cryptic poet returns to once again ponder the imponderables and disentangle a mystery or two, and this time he's temporarily forsaking the mean str...


  • Kinky Friedman is a Jewish Texan country-and-western singer turned Greenwich Village amateur detective, with a collection of smelly cigars, a cat, and two former but simultaneous-girlfriends named Judy. Shortly after the possibly suspicious death of ...


  • It’s the last week of December, a brooding time of year even for a hip, sardonic, New York cowboy/private eye. When a ex-Texas Jewboys guitarist comes to crash, Kinky’s gloom turns to horror: his ‘housepest’ gets savagely murdered in the show...


  • In Frequent Flyer Kinky is mysteriously summoned to a friend’s funeral but can’t help noticing that the body in the coffin is a perfect stranger. Now he’s on the trail of a missing person, a Nazi conspiracy, and a n elusive white tiger with blu...






  • He's prowled the back streets of Greenwich Village. Stalked behind the scenes in Manhattan's hippest hot spots. Now New York City's one and only country singer-turned-sleuth takes on a catastrophic crime that's wild, witty - and essential Kindy! A ...


  • The legendary Lone Star Café. A raucous little corner of Texas right in the heart of Manhattan, where every great country music star stops for a gig. At one time or another, everyone from the Rolling Stones to the Blues Brothers has jammed there. B...


  • America's most outrageous singer-songwriter turns gumshoe detective in this wild, witty and wisecracking debut novel. It's a hardboiled journey into the dark heart of the city - as hilarious and entertaining as Kinky himself. The place is New York Ci...