When Senator Prescott Bush demands the mummified head of Pancho Villa for Yale's Skull & Bones Society's trophy case, a pulp writer named Lassiter winds up holding the bag. Craig McDonald is an award-winning journalist whose fiction has graced numerous anthologies of crime noir. Set in 1957, Head Games is a quirky, action-packed caper hailed as a "fun, deft debut" (Publishers Weekly).
Edgar, Anthony, and Gumshoe finalist Craig McDonald takes listeners to 1924 Paris for this riveting tale. Someone is murdering literary magazine editors, so Gertrude Stein assigns Hector Lassiter, fellow mystery writer Brinke Devlin, and Hector’s dear friend Papa Hemingway to track down the killer. While the romance smolders between Hector and Brinke, their investigation takes them down a path that grows stranger by the minute.
Craig McDonald made a huge critical splash with his debut Head Games���shortlisted for the Edgar, Anthony, and Gumshoe Awards. In his thrilling followup, he delivers a devilishly clever mystery built around the premise that legendary author Ernest Hemingway’s death was anything but a suicide.
"A great crime story"
Hector Lassiter is a gutsy crime writer who believes in the "write what you live and live what you write" mantra. Then Hector learns of another artist who follows this method - Âa serial killer who takes inspiration from art, leaving his victims in bloody vignettes of surrealist paintings. When a woman Hector knows becomes the latest work of art, he vows to stop the sadistic artist.