Ed Edwards is ready to get out of his longtime game in the shady end of the used car business when his boss sends him to repossess a Cadillac. The Cadillac in question was purchased by Frank Craig and his beautiful wife Nancy, who suggests to Ed—in the throes of their salacious affair—that they kill Frank and claim his insurance policy.
... [a] raunchy noir fable ... The prolific Mr. Lansdale...draws on the spirit and themes of James M. Cain in this stand-alone book, which works clever variations on such Cain classics as The Postman Always Rings Twice and Double Indemnity ... no shortage of schemes. We read on, with dread, to see how it all works out.
...one of his best, loaded with dark imagery, hilariously layered dialogue, tight plotting and unforgettable characters. It is also one of the must-read novels of this or any year ... As one might expect, the book is worth reading twice (or more) for the dialogue alone ... Put More Better Deals at the top of your must-read pile.
The postman rings again in this grisly homage to the classic noir of James M. Cain ... Lansdale takes the familiar formula and adds a triple helping of gore (served with a soupçon of absurdist humor), a femme fatale who’s mastered the long game, and a blustery man with an identity crisis. It’s still the same old story in the end...but Lansdale really makes this used car purr.