The Last Laugh

Rated 3.00/5 based on 1 reviews
Detective Dirk Nickel couldn't care less about clowns, but his is a city without laughs where clowns are a dying breed.
Then, one day Nickel is framed - branded a 'chuckler' - and the heat is on.
Can Nickel uncover who framed him in time, maybe even bring down the city-wide conspiracy against clowns in the bargain... or will the last laugh be on him?
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About Justin Cawthorne

Justin Cawthorne is an author of tales that explore new ways to draw terror from both the known and unknown.

In partnership with the "Tales To Terrify" podcast, Justin Cawthorne was a recipient of the 2016 Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form), awarded for the adaptation of his short story "Graves". He has a short story, "Colder Still" appearing in the anthology Shadows & Teeth Volume 2, published by Darkwater Syndicate.

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I. Readalot reviewed on Aug. 22, 2011

This book is categorized as Mystery & Detective, Hardboiled. At best it is soft boiled. I've noticed lately that a lot of books are stuck in categories that don't fit the story. I assume that is because there is no category that fits, or the author wants into a more popular listing. The Last Laugh is satire not a serious crime novel. I have nothing against that type of writing, but don't try to sell it me as an actual crime story. The book reads like a comic book not a serious hardboiled mystery. For me it was a waste of time even though I didn't finish it. If you like light satirical stories this may be for you.
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