The Dead Do Not Improve

The Dead Do Not Improve

A Novel

eBook - 2012
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On a residential Bay Area block struggling with the collision of gentrifier condos and longtime residents, stymied recent MFA grad Philip Kim is sleeping the night away when bullets fly through a window in his apartment building and end up killing one of his neighbors. Philip only learns about the murder the next day when bored and Googling himself. But when he gets caught up in the investigation he becomes the focus of an elaborate, violent scheme.
Publisher: London ; New York : Hogarth, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307953902
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Oct 30, 2012

I love books I can describe as quirky and this is one of them. Not my favourite whodunnit by any means but worth the ride and full of unusual suspects and unexpected encounters.

vcwom Sep 06, 2012

I found myself thoroughly sucked in by this book, but I still can't figure out who dunnit or what the real conspiracy is. As the blurbs say, the writing is smart and engaging, but also at times a little flip. I still recommend it because it is funny, challenging and set in San Francisco. And really what's not to like about a book populated by angry, under-employed MFAs, surfer cops, drug-induced catfish hallucinations, and multi-ethnic detectives.


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