Blonde--Norman Mark, (2005) 5½ X8¼, 245 pp, A rollicking
tale of the dumbest detective since Inspector Clousseau, by Norman Mark,
radio talk show host, wine columnist, and movie reviewer. $14.95
The Lure of the Long-legged Blonde
the stories of the dumbest detective since Inspector Clousseau, by Norman
Mark, radio talk show host, wine columnist, and movie reviewer.
The Lure of the Long-Legged Blonde
Think Pink Panther in America
Tony Testa (family name--Testosteroni)
and his Uncle Guido, a wise mafiosa, are detectives in a small town in
Michigan. While seducing a wife he was assigned to follow,
Tony also solves the mysteries of the corpses wearing the shoes of the
Village People and brings back the movie critic who loved the sequel "Showgirls
2: In Search of Their Lost Virginity." Uncle Guido advises his nephew
that, in any organization, you are only one bullet from the top.
The Lure of the Long-Legged
Blonde is a rollicking ride, the first of a series of hilarious novels
featuring Tony Testa, a lovable, intellectually challenged loser.
BIO: Norman Mark, formerly the movie critic for NBC-TV Chicago, has
had half a dozen published books. He is currently the wine columnist
for the Desert Monthly Magazine in Palm Springs, CA. and a radio talk show
host for KNWZ-AM, Palm Springs, CA. His awards include an Emmy for
television reporting, the Sigma Delta Chi award for radio public service,
AP newspaper feature writing, the Peter Lisagor award for Exemplary
Journalism in arts entertainment reporting and criticism, three nominations
for the Pulitzer, and the Opus Magnum Book Discovery Award from the Hollywood
We've all read the great
detectives like Philip Marlowe, Sherlock Holmes and Harry Bosch.
Fugget about em. Those guys had an advantage: they knew what they
The Lure of the Long-Legged Blonde features the dumbest private
eye between book covers.
During his investigations, Tony
must earn the respect of his sidekick Uncle Guido, get the blonde, grab
all the money he can and live long enough to learn something.
The Lure of the Long-Legged
Blonde is a rollicking ride featuring a lovable, intellectually challenged
loser. In the words of Uncle Guido, you¹ll love it if
you know what¹s good for you.
You want proof? Look at what these experts are saying:
"More fun than my first knee-capping."
Tony "Big Putz" Deserata, holder of the modern-day record
by taking the Fifth 373 times in one hour.
"If I could read, I might enjoy this book."
Clarence "Whoo Ha" Murphy, whose Illinois Crime Commission
testimony some say became the basis for The
Bridges of Madison County
"Do I kill him or give him a paving contract?"
Tucci "Teeny Weeny" Shaw, author of the never-to-be
published 12 steps to Gangster Fulfillment
"This Tony guy is dumber than a box of rocks my kind of guy."
Cory "No Brains" Clitoriani, the only person who successfully put eight
bullets into a six shooter.
A rollicking tale of the dumbest detective since Inspector Clousseau,
by Norman Mark, radio talk show host, wine columnist, and movie reviewer.