DON'T EVER GET OLD was one of mystery-publishing's biggest critical successes last year, earning starred reviews from every major trade publication, garnering nominations for the Edgar, Thriller, and Anthony awards, and winning the Macavity Award for Best First Novel. The producer of four Harry Potter films and the Sherlock Holmes sequel, Lionel Wigram, is writing the script for the movie and producing the film version.
In this new novel, set in Memphis, and four months after the events of DON'T EVER GET OLD, eighty-eight-year-old Buck is reluctantly coming to terms with the fact that he can only move around with the aid of a walker, and his dementia seems to be getting worse.
So when one of Buck’s long-time foes, a bank-robber named Elijah, comes to Buck looking for protection from mysterious pursuers, Buck wavers. In the end, his desire to cement his legacy by closing out a series of long-unsolved robberies overwhelms his usual antipathy toward doing favors for people he dislikes. Buck agrees to broker Elijah's surrender to the authorities, if Elijah will promise to confess to his long-ago crimes.
But nothing involving Elijah, or Buck, is ever simple, and Elijah's plans for Buck are more sinister than they first appeared.
Written in Buck's signature voice and featuring a mystery that will knock your socks off, DON'T EVER LOOK BACK takes a decades-old feud between two dangerous—and now elderly—men and brings it to a final, explosive conclusion.
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Getting old isn't fun, but reading about Buck coping with it and a slew of dirty deeds – and possibly fatal adversaries – is.Read Full Review of Don't Ever Get Old
Buck’s age and lifestyle probably won’t allow him to enjoy many more adventures but I’m looking forward to more from him.Read Full Review of Don't Ever Get Old
Bringing this character to an action-packed mystery was a gamble, but the result is a funny, and highly entertaining read.Read Full Review of Don't Ever Get Old
It's a pitch-perfect debut novel, expertly balancing comedy, gritty crime drama, absurdity, and genuine poignancy.Read Full Review of Don't Ever Get Old
In the end Don’t Ever Get Old does say some wise things about the passage of time and whether revenge solves anything.Read Full Review of Don't Ever Get Old
Friedman was taken what on the surface would seem like a grim plot (former concentration camp survivor tracks down camp guard), and instead given readers a very funny treasure hunt with one unforgettable protagonist in Buck Schatz.Read Full Review of Don't Ever Get Old
This new mystery series is witty and quirky and will have you laughing out loud at Buck's antics.Read Full Review of Don't Ever Get Old
This book reflects back to a serious and dreadful time in world history and yet, Buck is so funny in his approach to life, that I laughed my way throughout.Read Full Review of Don't Ever Get Old
The mystery is good, but it’s the characters who make this book... Author Friedman brings them to life with sharp dialogue and just the right amount of description.Read Full Review of Don't Ever Get Old
Violent without being gritty, humorous while still being insightful Don’t Ever Get Old hits all the right notes in its madcap journey.Read Full Review of Don't Ever Get Old
Don't Ever Get Old is an entertaining debut mystery with lots of personality.Read Full Review of Don't Ever Get Old
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