Up in Honey’s Room by Elmore Leonard (William Morrow) is set in Detroit in 1945. U.S. Marshal Carl Webster hopes to use the free-spirited Honey Deal to track down a pair of escaped German POW’s hiding out with Honey’s ex-husband, Walter (a dead ringer for Himmler). Complete with German spies, a transvestite killer, and Nazi look-alikes, Leonard’s dialogue is fast-paced and clever, leading up to the final wild sequence of events “up in Honey’s room.”
From the podcast page on the author’s site, you can listen Elmore Leonard discuss Up in Honey’s Room (interesting historical notes!) and also hear him read a few passages from the book.
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