“Duet, or: Pas de Deux” takes silly too far

Richard Hemphill’s Duet, or: Pas de Deux is a silly romp that takes the silly too far, verging on the cartoonish. Trinity has an unusual problem: she was born with a parasitic twin whose head pokes out of her left shoulder, and only one of them can be conscious at a time. Having endured this … Continue reading “Duet, or: Pas de Deux” takes silly too far

“Junior Sleuths” Will Tickle Your Funny Bone

A ridiculous foray into a mixed-up world where junior detectives like Nancy Drew, Encyclopedia Brown, and the Hardy Boys teach the police their business, while also showing more of their human dark side than those blue-bound hardcover books ever let on. Junior Sleuths, written by Richard Hemphill, is really funny. I read all those books as … Continue reading “Junior Sleuths” Will Tickle Your Funny Bone