This body's not big enough for both of us : a novel / Edgar Cantero.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author of Meddling Kids comes a brilliantly subversive and comic thriller celebrating noir detectives, Die Hard, Fast & Furious, and the worst case of sibling rivalry. You'll find their names on the frosted glass of a dingy office in Fisherman's Wharf. Adrian and Zooey Kimrean. Private Eyes. A.Z., as they are collectively known, are twin brother and sister. He's pure misanthropic logic, she's sloppy hedonistic creativity. He's Sherlock Holmes, the Cumberbatch version. She's Ace Ventura. A.Z. have been locked in mortal battle since they were in utero...which is tricky because they, very literally, share one single body. Still with me? One body, two pilots. The mystery and absurdity of how Kimrean functions, and how they subvert every plotline, twist, explosion, and gunshot--and confuse every cop, neckless thug, cartel boss, ninja, and femme fatale--in the book is pure Cantero magic. Someone is murdering the sons of the ruthless drug cartel boss known as the Lyon in the biggest baddest town in California--San Carnal. The notorious A.Z. Kimrean must go to the sin-soaked, palm-tree-lined streets of San Carnal, infiltrate the Lyon's inner circle, and find out who is targeting his heirs, and while they are at it, rescue an undercover cop in too deep, deal with a plucky young stowaway, and stop a major gang war from engulfing California. They'll face every plot device and break every rule Elmore Leonard wrote before they can crack the case, if they don't kill each other (themselves) first. This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us is a mind-blowing, gender-bending, genre-smashing romp through the entire pantheon of action and noir. Bad Boys II meets Hannah-Barbara meets Rick and Morty...it can only be Edgar Cantero"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "A comic, subversive celebration of noir detective novels, Die Hard, Fast & Furious, and sibling rivalry"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Other Titles:
      This body is not big enough for both of us.
    • ISBN:
      9780385543965
      0385543964
    • Accession Number:
      2018003301
    • Accession Number:
      on1022211418
      1022211418
    • Accession Number:
      fay.579628

Reviews

LJ Reviews 2018 March #2

Off Fisherman's Wharf, private eye twins A. Kimrean and Z. Kimrean share one office—and one androgynous body, which makes for considerable conflict, since she's impulsively creative and he's all icy logic. Now someone in San Carnal, CA, is murdering the sons of a nasty drug cartel boss, and the twins must discover the culprit, rescue an undercover cop,and avert a major gang war. Following the Barcelona-based writer/cartoonist's New York Times best-selling Meddling Kids.

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2018 May #4

Twins Adrian Kimrean and Zooey Kimrean, the PI protagonists of this winning spoof from bestseller Cantero (Meddling Kids), are collectively known as A.Z. Kimrean, since their personalities occupy the same body. They are polar opposites. Super cerebral Adrian has a high IQ and a photographic memory; Zooey is a creative type who paints, writes, and plays musical instruments—she's also a nymphomaniac. They maintain an office at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, where one day Deputy Chief Llewelyn Carlyle of the SFPD arrives in need of a favor. Someone has killed the grown son of Victor Lyon, the supreme ruler of the San Carnal, Calif., drug cartel, and Lyon is about to start a gang war that could threaten police plans to bring down the cartel. A.Z. agrees to help out. Literary references (Bret Easton Ellis, John Grisham, and Ayn Rand in one sentence), clever quips ("an arrogance of college jocks"), and bad puns (a carpenter who loses his tools is a "saw loser") keep the pages turning. Few will be able to resist Cantero's broad, quirky humor. Agent: Emma Sweeney, Emma Sweeney Agency. (July)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.