Eric Garcia Casual Rex

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Casual Rex

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9780007106646: Casual Rex

A private-eye murder mystery with a difference set in Los Angeles and Hawaii.

Vincent Rubio is a private eye, working in Los Angeles with his partner, Ernie. They’ve got the usual problems – bills, bum cases, woman troubles. But being dinosaurs is not a problem, as long as their latex disguises fit properly. Not all dinosaurs agree. Some have joined a mysterious back-to-basics movement – led by a beautiful and beguiling Velociraptor – to help dinosaurs ‘find’ themselves, let their tails hang out, and roam about as they really are. When a member of the cult dies under suspicious circumstances, Vincent and Ernie must investigate, while simultaneously handling the case of the missing Mussolini – the theft of a rare and priceless prosthetic penis treasured in the dinosaur community.

As fast-paced, unique and fun as its predecessor, Casual Rex is a Candleresque thriller with a difference.

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‘Unquestionably original... Here's a series with dino-sized legs’ Publishers Weekly

‘A prequel that's as daringly, darkly loopy as Anonymous Rex... In between satirizing mind-control, herd behavior, mass stupidity, dumb fashions, bloodlust, sex, and noir conventions, Garcia will have you panting over the veggie and spice displays for intoxicating, mood-altering whiffs of basil, cilantro, and even fenugreek’ Kirkus Reviews

‘Hip, knowing, and often very funny look at cults in La-La Land... This book is recommended as great fun’ Library Journal

‘Garcia's first novel became something of a cult item in its own right. Fans will be happy to know that Casual Rex delivers the goods again; it's funny enough to render the sophomore jinx extinct’ Amazon.com

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Vincent Rubio, the hard-boiled, basil-addicted PI of 'Anonymous Rex', is busy on the blocks of Los Angeles with his partner, Ernie Watson. They've got the usual worries – bills, two-bit cases, woman troubles, but being dinosaurs is 'not' a problem, as long as their latex disguises stay put.

Not all dinosaurs agree. Some have joined a mysterious back-to-basic movement – led by a beautiful and beguiling Velociraptor – to help dinosaurs 'find' themselves, let their tails hang out, and roam about au naturel. When a member of this cult dies under suspicious circumstances, Vincent and Ernie are called in to investigate, while simultaneously handling the case of the missing Mussolini – the theft of rare and priceless prosthetic penis treasured in the dinosaur community.

With 'Casual Rex', Eric Garcia takes readers even more deeply into this warped underworld and succeeds in making it all believable. The result is a novel that is as hilarious and entertaining as it is original.

'A prequel that's as daringly, darkly loopy as 'Anonymous Rex'... In between satirising mind-control, herd behaviour, mass stupidity, dumb fashions, bloodlust, sex, and noir conventions, Garcia will have you panting over the veggie and spice displays for intoxicating, mood-altering whiffs of basil, coriander, and even fenugreek.'
KIRKUS REVIEWS

'Unquestionable original... Here's a series with dino-sized legs.'
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