Private Investigator Jack Hannigan takes on his toughest case yet: a man who has lost his talent. Soon after, a cheerleader hires him to kill a dead man. Then the dead man asks for his help in seducing a stripper to the stars, who later turns up dead herself. The Scotch-guzzling detective tries not to solve any of his cases so that he can keep collecting expenses, which include all the Johnny Walker Blue Label he can drink. A satiric detective novella filled with scenes of gut-splitting humor and borderline pornography.
A young couple inherits a 10 million-dollar apartment on Fifth Avenue, and soon after the windowsill becomes inhabited by Central Park’s famous white-tailed hawk. The novella follows the general chronology of Pale Male’s nesting and controversial eviction from one of the most exclusive buildings in Manhattan. A finance executive and his heiress girlfriend give a glimpse into the lives of wealthy Upper East Siders. As the birds proliferate, the power couple is torn apart by their inability to conceive a child. An intriguing tale of infertility and infidelity that challenges the ideas of matrimony and monogamy. A classic New York story of real estate lust and instinct vs. human pride.
An epic novella about four twenty-something lost souls who meet in a bar in Manhattan in the early 1980s. The rollicking narrative follows them for 20 years of their turbulent (and often funny) lives into the turn of the century. The cast includes an aspiring musician/artist and hypochondriac desperately trying to rid himself of his native Queens accent, a racist pool hustler who falls for a Chinese girl, a well-endowed shy girl in search of true love, and a pretty girl with abandonment issues and a dream of becoming a “florologist.” A comedic tour de force by an up-and-coming satirist. Casey’s quick-flowing and punchy prose captures the absurdity of a generation.