Kinky Friedman
Created By Kinky Friedman

"Kinky is the best whodunit writer to come along since Dashiell what's-his-name."
-noted literary critic Willie Nelson, in Mystery Scene #41

The former Texas Jewboy, and tongue-in-cheek country singer was reborn as tongue-in-cheek Greenwich Village private eye KINKY FRIEDMAN in this tongue-in-cheek detective series. That's an awful lot of tongues in an awful lot of cheeks, you betcha! Aiding the fictional Kinky, who fancies himself a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, is a wide assortment of colourful (and often dysfunctional) friends, whom he dubs his "Village Irregulars."

Not a bad series, full of raunchy in-in-jokes about show biz, music, New York, publishing, etc. And Kinky revels in his politically incorrect status, as do his countless fans. Sure, he's definitely an aquired taste, and the Kinkster may not be for everyone, but that's a large part of his charm.

Kinky Friedman happens to share his name with his creator, who happens to be a former Texas Jewboy and tongue-in-cheek country singer who was reborn as a tongue-in-cheek Greenwich Village private eye writer. Just coincidence, of course.

And last we heard, one of them (or possibly both) were running for governor of Texas.

UNDER OATH

  • "Along the way, we are treated to too many lesbian jokes, cute asides about cats, double-entendre dialogue that annoys rather than entertains and a plot so thin you could slip it under the door. " (Reviewer Charles Salzberg, on Spanking Watson)
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  • "I think Kinky Freidman owes a lot to Richard Prather's style, as seen in the Shell Scott books."(Cathy Tacinelli)

NOVELS

FILM

  • A CASE OF LONE STAR
    Based on the novel by Kinky Friedman
    Executive Producer: Tarquin Gotch (Home Alone)
    Starring Kinky Friedman as KINKY FRIEDMAN
    Also starring
    Dennis Hopper, Dean Stockwell, John Candy (not any more!), Ruth Buzzi, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan
    Relax, you didn't miss this one. It seems to have been lost in development hell somewhere. It was only tentative at best, a cyber-rumour at worst. Or maybe it was only a pipedream of Kinky's... Anyway, supposedly Kinky and Willie would sing a duet of "Cowboys are Frequently, Secretly Fond of Each Other", and Bob Dylan would have subtitles every time he speaks. THIS MOVIE MUST BE MADE!!!

RELATED LINKS

  • Kinky Friedman.com
    The official web site of the Kinkster, where you can read about Kinky, his books, his music and his pet causes. And his pets. And his campaign for Texas governor in 2006? Why the hell not? Also available: the Kinky Friedman Talking Action Figure (pictured above).

Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.


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