“Double Double could have been titled Double-Barreled—it hits like a .12 gauge sawed-off at close range. The brutal illumination of a dual descent into alcoholism is also a penetrating insight: the lives of a mother and son run parallel, becoming intertwined only when each found their own, very separate, way out. This is no ‘self-help’ book — it packs the narrative force of a Martha Grimes novel . . . and perfectly illustrates how the finest fiction is created only when its foundational basis is truth.” — Andrew Vachss, New York Times bestselling author of That’s How I Roll and Blackjack
“Run for the hills! Publishers, editors, writers, wannabe writers, literary hit men — all are ruthlessly skewered in this wonderfully funny novel about the terrifying world of book publishing!” — Ed McBain, New York Times bestselling author of the 87th Precinct series
“If you thought there were strange, amazing twists and wildly eccentric characters in Martha Grimes’s Richard Jury novels, wait until you see what happens when she takes on the world of publishing. Foul Matter is a sharp, funny, satisfying caper for anyone who has ever wondered what really goes on in this crazy business.” — Robert Parker, New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser series
Bestselling author Martha Grimes is the author of more than thirty books, including twenty-two Richard Jury mysteries. The winner of the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award, Grimes lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
Ken Grimes works in the public relations industry and lives with his wife and children in suburban Maryland.