The Fat Death by the late Michael Avallone is the 15th novel in his Ed Noon series of vintage pulp mystery/crime thrillers with comedic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Story Merchant Books.
This was originally published in 1966 by Curtis. The popular, long-running pulp mystery/crime series stars a P.I. in New York City, who often takes on cases with oddball clients, leading to zany adventures.
The case takes place among the New York City fashion world, where an eccentric self-improvement guru has begun a marketing campaign for promoting a dieting scheme, and becomes one of the P.I.’s clients when unexpected fallout from industry espionage leads to mysterious deaths.
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“Beware the Fat Death” reads the thousands of leaflets fluttering down from the sky over Manhattan. A thin man, giant freak, who calls himself the Slim Savior, has begun a huge campaign because he has some idea about making America dietconscious, but nothing that innocent is the byplay that ensues from his doctrine. The fashion world and the garment industry is also the background for Noon’s love affair with Alberta Carstairs, which will have repercussions some thirty year’s later when a bastard son walks into Ed Noon’s life unannounced.