Alibi V.12 No.39 • Sept 25-Oct 1, 2003 

Art Article

Fool's Paradise

Steve Brewer
UNM Press
hardcover
$22.95

Steve Brewer isn't the first fiction writer to attempt to combine crime with comedy, but by most accounts he does the job pretty damn well. In his latest outing, Fool's Paradise, Brewer tells the story of the hapless felon John Ray Mooney who's crude stab at bank robbery gets him mixed up with some very colorful scam artists. This is Brewer's ninth crime novel. It'll be released in early October. Fans of Brewer's Bubba Mabry series should be pleased.