Cruel Zinc Melodies
by Glen Cook
Review by Karen Burnham
Roc Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780451461926
Date: 06 May 2008 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
This book is the 12th book in Cook's Garrett Files series, and it continues in style. Fans will find all their favorite characters here. Garrett's been having easy times with his regular income from the major brewer in town. But now the brewer is expanding into theaters and there are problems with the construction. At first it looks like an extortion job, but what's with the gigantic insects? Looks like Garrett's going to have to get out there and earn his keep. From official release/information:
From back of book: Garrett's P.I. instincts warn him that the knock on his door one winter morning means trouble. He's not wrong. His visitors are a pack of young lovelies led by his main squeeze, Tinnie Tate, and her friend Alyx Weider, the spoiled, sassy daughter of the largest brewer in town.
Alyx's father needs Garrett's help. He's building TunFaire's biggest theater, but the workers are being attacked by all manner of creepy things -- from giant insects to shadowy ghost. Garrett takes the case because, after all, working for the Weiders means free beer. But as Garrett will soon learn, taking a job at this theater also means serious drama.