James Finn Garner

Biography

James Finn Garner is the author of the NYT #1 bestseller, Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, and its sequels, Once Upon a More Enlightened Time and Politically Correct Holiday Stories. Together they have sold more than 4.5 million books worldwide. His most recent book is Honk Honk My Darling: A Rex Koko, Private Clown Mystery. His other books include Apocalypse WOW! and Recut Madness. His writing has appeared in the NY Times, TV Guide, Wall Street Journal, and Chicago Magazine. He is also the founder of Bardball.com, dedicated to the revival of baseball doggerel.

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Series

Rex Koko, Private Clown
From the author of the #1 international best-seller, Politically Correct Bedtime Stories! In Top Town, a ghetto full of washed-up circus lifers in the shadow of a big city, audiences come every night for cheap thrills, both wholesome and not. Fire eaters perform for gin money. Gypsies reveal the future (and for a sawbuck can make it happen). Daredevils cheat Death time after time, but once. And witness to it all is one of the most loved and notorious figures in Top Town, a tough joey with a deadly past and a nose for picking all the wrong fights: Rex Koko, private clown. Step right this way! Smell the popcorn and the whiskey! Hear the elephants trumpet and the pistols explode! And tell me that anyone with a heart beating in his chest can resist the siren's call!

Books

The Wet Nose of Danger: A Rex Koko, Private Clown Mystery #3
Series: Rex Koko, Private Clown. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,430. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
2015 Book of the Year, Chicago Writers Association! In the washed-up circus ghetto of Top Town, Rex Koko works for justice and to clear his name. A blue-blooded society matron engages him to find her kidnapped show dog, while at the same time he is hired to find two runaway freaks. The clash of high and low worlds leads to danger, violence and murder, with a finale on the docks of Marseilles.
Double Indignity: A Rex Koko, Private Clown Mystery (#2)
Series: Rex Koko, Private Clown. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,310. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
In the follow-up to the award-winning Honk Honk, My Darling, NYT best-selling author James Finn Garner (Politically Correct Bedtime Stories) returns to the restless streets of Top Town, a ghetto full of circus has-beens and never-wases. In this "next best thing to a good time", Rex Koko, that Sam Spade in whiteface, is asked to bring in a rogue lion and meets drugs, murder and moral crusaders.
Honk Honk, My Darling: A Rex Koko, Private Clown Mystery
Series: Rex Koko, Private Clown. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,730. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
From the author of the #1 best-seller Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, comes a hilarious thriller that establishes a new genre: Clown Noir. In Top Town, a ghetto full of circus lifers, Rex Koko is a pariah, yet this clown's brand of chaos helps him solve the most heinous crimes. Here, he tracks an aerialist's wayward wife, who seems to leave bodies in her wake. Babes, bullets, banana peels!
Politically Correct Holiday Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,830. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A NYTimes best seller in 1995, this book contains such stories as Twas the Night Before Solstice, Rudolph the Nasally Empowered Reindeer, and A Christmas Carol. It will help you celebrate holidays in an inclusive, culturally sensitive way that is much more enjoyable than a grade school pageant. Plus, the new story "Santa’s Ashes" and Chapter 3 of "Rex Koko. Private Clown".
Once Upon A More Enlightened Time
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,760. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Following the international best-seller "PC Bedtime Stories" come these nurturing tales for pre-adults. These stories purge the cultural biases, sexism, speciesism, and other -isms from the “classics” that have been handed down from one social power structure to another. Plus new material: a chapter of "Rex Koko, Private Clown," from the award-winning mystery, Honk Honk, My Darling.

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