Review: Whispering Nickel Idols by Glen Cook


Whispering Nickel Idols is the eleventh book in the Garrett P.I. series by Glen Cook.


When Garrett gets up before noon, in a good mood, something is not right. And when he finds a child hanging around the Dead Man’s room, a basket full of kittens hidden in his kitchen and green pants wearing men trying to break down his door, Garrett knows trouble has found him again.


The funny thing about this book is that for most of the story, no one has any idea what is going on; including the reader. There are so many random and seemingly unrelated things happening to Garrett and the people around him that it can’t all be connected. Or can it? When Belinda Contague’s birthday party for her father – TunFaire’s wheelchaired crime boss Chodo – literally goes up in flames, all hell breaks loose.

Everyone is going after Garrett, thinking he has all the answers. But that’s just the thing: he doesn’t. I think this was one of the most confusing yet understandable books in the whole series, (as far as I’ve read) and I loved it.




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