Now you can get the first THREE hard-boiled but humorous mysteries in the food-friendly TUBBY DUBONNET series by Edgar-nominated author Tony Dunbar at a delectable price! “From the Bywater … to Uptown, Tubby eats and drinks his way through interrogations and rendezvous, and it’s all delicious. Packed with contemporary New Orleans culture and plenty of humor from the quirky characters.” --New Orleans Advocate
Maverick New Orleans lawyer Tubby Dubonnet has a penchant for, fishing, Old Fashioneds, off-track betting, and fighting evil while passing a good time. He also has his hands full with an ex-wife and three teenage daughters, experts in the art of wrapping Tubby around their little fingers.
His clients are all renegades from the asylum (aka Orleans Parish), including a transvestite entertainer, a buxom deadbeat blonde, a doctor who refers his own patients to a malpractice lawyer, and a Mardi Gras reveler who drives a float shaped like a giant crawfish pot. And somehow, between work and family, Tubby finds time to sample the highs and lows of idiosyncratic Crescent City cuisine, from trout meunière amandine and French roast coffee with chicory to shrimp po-boys and homemade pecan pralines.
Warning: Do not attempt to read these books without a handy snack – preferably a Hubig's pie or a pack of Zapp's potato chips. Both would be better.
WHO WILL LIKE IT: Fans of Tremé, legal mysteries, particularly Parnell Hall’s Steve Winslow series and anything by Lia Matera; comic mysteries, Elmore Leonard, funny lawyer movies like My Cousin Vinny, TV shows like Ally McBeal and Night Court; and everyone’s favorite New Orleans yarn, Confederacy of Dunces.
“Dunbar[’s] stylish take on Big Easy lowlife is reminiscent of the best of Donald Westlake and Elmore Leonard.” -Booklist
Vol. 1: CROOKED MAN
If a gym bag of cash fell into your hands, what would you do to keep it?
Tubby's new client is Darryl Alvarez, the manager of a local nightclub who's been caught unloading marijuana from a shrimp boat. At their first meeting, Darryl entrusts Tubby with an ordinary-looking blue gym bag. But after Darryl's unfortunate demise, Tubby realizes he must tighten his grasp on the gym bag -- and its million-dollar contents.
Tubby can’t just give up the cash. But if he gets caught, he’ll be in jail. And if the wrong people catch him, he’ll wish he was.
Vol. 2: CITY OF BEADS
Tubby's Cure for Boredom: Run for Your Life!
Bored New Orleans lawyer Tubby Dubonnet needs to bill enough hours to pay his alimony and keep his daughter in college, with enough left over for an occasional drink and a good meal, but he also longs for something different and exciting.
Suddenly three routine cases begin to converge in an entirely ominous way. Could it be Tubby’s been set up as the fall guy in a Mob effort to expand its gambling empire?
Bye-bye, boredom--now he's running for his life!
Vol. 3: TRICK QUESTION
Stunning courtroom twist makes this one a classic!
Medical lab janitor Cletus Busters is caught red-handed in a restricted area with the frozen head of Dr. Whitney Valentine, one of the lab's most prestigious researchers. Given his conspicuous record and past as a voodoo guru, all signs point to life in prison. Tubby to the rescue!