WHALE SEASON

A Really Good Story

N M Kelby

Whale Season is a literary murder mystery in the tradition of Tom Robbins, about the quintessentially weird heart of Florida where sunburn is the only thing you can be sure of. Set in Whale Harbor, a town that has no whales, it is the story of Leon Pettit, an RV Salesman who once loved a one-ton alligator, but has a lot of trouble with non lizard-like women. One Christmas Eve, Leon is visited by a man who thinks he’s Jesus and claims to be looking for a game of poker. But, as usual, things are not quite what they seem.

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Whale Season is a literary murder mystery in the tradition of Tom Robbins, about the quintessentially weird heart of Florida where sunburn is the only thing you can be sure of. Set in Whale Harbor, a town that has no whales, it is the story of Leon Pettit, an RV Salesman who once loved a one-ton alligator, but has a lot of trouble with non lizard-like women. One Christmas Eve, Leon is visited by a man who thinks he’s Jesus and claims to be looking for a game of poker. But, as usual, things are not quite what they seem.

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  • Crown Publishing
  • Paperback
  • November 2006
  • 320 Pages
  • 9780307336781

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About N M Kelby

N. M. Kelby spent twenty years as a print and television journalist before she began writing novels. She lives in Sarasota, Florida.

Praise

Whale Season is an engrossing story of deliverance told like a parable about second chances . . . a fast piece of pop-lit that fans of Tom Robbins will enjoy.” People magazine

Whale Season is…”Required Reading…a trip to and beyond Hiaasen country.” –New York Post

“Black humor that sizzles. A cartoon Crime and Punishment in ‘Margaritaville’. . . there are terrific mock-archetypal characters: the Legendary Bluesman, the Titty Bar Madonna, the Buff-But-Tender sheriff. And there’s enough mad plot to hook most anyone.” –Kirkus Reviews

“. . . this is mighty good fun.” –Publishers Weekly