Greasing the Pinata (Paperback)

A Cape Weathers Mystery (Cape Weathers Mysteries)

By Tim Maleeny

Poisoned Pen Press, 9781590588246, 348pp.

Publication Date: January 4, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, Large Print (10/1/2008)
Hardcover (12/1/2008)
Compact Disc (12/1/2008)
Paperback, Large Print, Large Print (11/1/2009)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (4/1/2009)
Compact Disc (1/1/2013)
MP3 CD (12/1/2008)

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Description

"Definitely not for the faint of heart but just right for readers who like a gritty crime novel with a labyrinth of plot twists." --Library Journal

A former U.S. Senator vanishes days after his son goes missing. When they're both found dead on a golf course in Mexico, body parts missing, the Senator's estranged daughter Rachel resolves to discover what happened.

Private investigator Cape Weathers doesn't really want the case. He can't stand politicians and doesn't know the terrain. But when it looks like the daughter may become the next victim, Cape crosses the border looking for answers.

Cape asks his deadly companion Sally, trained by the Hong Kong Triads, to watch his back as he stumbles onto a conspiracy that leads from corporate boardrooms in San Francisco to drug cartel strongholds in Mexico. Together they confront a killer determined to bury the past as well as anyone trying to dig it up. Miles away from home and nowhere near the answers, Cape manages to get kidnapped, steal from the mob, piss off the DEA, alienate the local police, confound a computer genius, and somehow lose the client he's been protecting all along.



About the Author

TIM MALEENY is the bestselling author of the award-winning Cape Weathers mysteries and the comedic thriller JUMP, which The Boston Globe called "hilarious" and Publishers Weekly described as "a perfectly blended cocktail of escapism." His short fiction appears in several major anthologies and has won the prestigious Macavity Award for best story of the year. A former resident of San Francisco, Tim currently lives and writes at an undisclosed location in New York City, where he is working on his next novel, a screenplay, and a book for young readers.You can contact Tim or find out more about his writing at: timmaleeny.com


Praise For Greasing the Pinata: A Cape Weathers Mystery (Cape Weathers Mysteries)

Maleeny smoothly mixes wry humor and a serious plot without sacrificing either in his third Cape Weathers mystery (after 2007's Beating the
Babushka). When Jim Dobbins, a recently retired California state senator, and his drug-addict son, Danny, disappear in Mexico, Dobbins's estranged daughter hires San Francisco reporter-turned-PI Weathers to find them. Weathers journeys south of the border only to learn that the mutilated bodies of father and son have surfaced in a Puerto Vallarte
golf course's alligator-infested pond. Aided by his Triad-trained associate, Sally Mei, Weathers pursues a case that reaches from a Mexican drug cartel to the San Francisco mob as well as the city's
boardrooms. An appealing hero, well-crafted villains, snappy dialogue and an energetic plot show that Maleeny, while not quite in the same
league as Robert Crais or Laura Lippman, is a definite contender in the private detective subgenre. -- Publishers Weekly