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Praise for Anonymous Rex, by Eric Garcia:

“Awesomely funny...Witty, fast-paced detective work makes for a good mystery, but the story’s sly, seamlessly conceived dinosaur underworld contains all the elements of a cult classic.”
Entertainment Weekly (A rating)

“Debut novelist Eric Garcia pulls off this parallel dino world to a T (Rex). [His] descriptions are delicious...inventive and imaginative. He cleverly avoids what could have been a one-joke book with charm, sly humor and a terrific narrative pace.”
USA Today

Praise for Casual Rex, by Eric Garcia:

“[Casual Rex] is thornier than Garcia’s audacious debut, Anonymous Rex—but it’s still delightfully strange and funny.” —The Seattle Times

“Eric Garcia is one of the few innovators in this overworked genre....What Garcia gave us in his 1999 novel Anonymous Rex and has given us in this sequel, which is quite as clever and amusing, is an old-fashioned private-eye yarn, complete with tough-talking detectives, beautiful and mysterious babes, villains of the first order and a puzzle in the classic tradition....Garcia makes us laugh at his mystery while creating real suspense. It’s a difficult feat, but, once again, he pulls it off.”
The Star-Ledger

Praise for Matchstick Men, by Eric Garcia

“Eric Garcia proves himself an expert at the art of the con.”
The New York Times Book Review

“In his twisty new novel, Matchstick Men, Eric Garcia pulls a nifty con game of his own with a hall-of-mirrors story where what you see is rarely what you get. It’s an elaborate shell game of mooks and motives, and when the pea is finally revealed, it’s the most dexterous sleight-of-hand since Kevin Spacey strolled out of a police station in The Usual Suspects.”
The Boston Globe

About the Author

Eric Garcia is the author of Anonymous Rex and Casual Rex. Originally from Miami, he attended Cornell University and the University of Southern California, where he majored in creative writing and film. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Sabrina, and their new baby. His next book is titled Hot and Sweaty Rex.

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Product Details

  • Series: Dinosaur Mafia Mysteries
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ace; Reprint edition (March 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0441012736
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441012732
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,447,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Smith on May 29, 2006
Format: Paperback
This was the grittiest of the three "Rex" books and just as enjoyable as the previous two. Possibly moreso as the humor seemed less forced at times. This was a hard-edged story laced with humor, whereas the first two books (especially "Casual Rex") seemed the other way around.

A great series - can't wait for the next installment!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Sozaeva VINE VOICE on December 31, 2006
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This book picks up where "Casual Rex" and "Anonymous Rex" left off; Vincent Rubio - the dinosaur detective - is now off the herbs and looking for action. He does NOT expect to end up working for the enemy . . .

Fans of Eric Garcia and the Dinosaur Mafia already know what to expect. Those who don't - in this world, dinosaurs are NOT extinct, but have adapted to live among us - unseen due to the use of disguises, girdles and lots of glue. What is amazing is that while you are reading the book, you just go with it because Garcia has created this world SO convincingly. Not to be missed by anyone who enjoys darkly funny noir.
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By A. Prapasapong on December 3, 2006
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Dark and mystery, twisted and humor. A velociraptor PI who winded up working for a family for Raptor mafia whose HQ in LA. And got dragged along with the mafia's head leader plot against another family of Hadrosaur. Twists in the plot, back-stabbing, betrayal, torture, and bloods. But it is still a good book, for humans or dinos in disguised ;)
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By Serena Meinhold on February 13, 2009
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'Anonymous Rex' was our favourite. I am just finishing up 'Hot and Sweaty Rex' and Mr is working his way thru 'Casual Rex'
We hope that Garcia comes out with more Vincent Rubio for us to enjoy!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G. Henson on November 28, 2007
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I liked the book a lot, but some things never left my mind. Every time guises and clamps came up, I couldn't stop thinking about how a dinosaur could slip into a human suit without having humongous bulges in the head and tail regions. I know a suspension of disbelief is necessary, but I couldn't always get there. I think for me it would have taken more humor. There was such a gritty edge to the book, it made it tougher for me to picture the characters as dinos in disguise. Still, the story line was good and kept you trying to figure out what was coming next.
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