Saratoga Fleshpot
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    Jul-1995 (Hardcover)
    Jul-1996 (Paperback)
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Featuring Charlie Bradshaw, the local cop turned private eye, and his politically incorrect pal Victor Plotz, the action centers on the drama of the horse auctions, replete with julep-drinking gentry, high-money buyers, and fast-talking auctioneers. Victor Plotz (call-me-Vic) once again holds the reins of narration. This time around -- money-making schemes having gone awry -- Vic takes on a security job at the Horse Pavilion. A nothing job, you might say, but pretty soon things begin to happen. Someone is tracking Vic in a lime green Volkswagen. Who and why? What about Fleshpot, the high-priced horseflesh with a penchant for nipping backsides? Was there a horse swap when a black colt spooked and created havoc? And how does Vic himself get to be a murder suspect? Before a number of murders and much mayhem are accounted for by the Bradshaw/Plotz duo, there's a heart-in-your-throat car chase and a hilarious denouement when chaos descends on a small-town parade complete with horses, majorettes, boy scouts, and a squad of performing Irish setters. On hand also are "The Queen of Softness," Vic's cushiony girlfriend, and the ever-patient Janey Burris, who seems about to persuade Charlie to move in. One question remains: will he?
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    • Jul-1996
    • Penguin
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 0140255354
    • ISBN13: 9780140255355
    • First Edition
    • Jul-1995
    • W.W. Norton & Company
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 039303805X
    • ISBN13: 9780393038057
    • Aug-2013
    • Sphere (UK)
    • eBook (Kindle)
    • Aug-2013
    • Little, Brown
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 140552944X
    • ISBN13: 9781405529440

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