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Who killed the Fonz? / James Boice.

Boice, James, 1982- author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library BOI (Text) 33500013033857 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library BOI (Text) 33500013033865 New Available -
Roseau Public Library BOI (Text) 35500006136996 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501196881
  • ISBN: 150119688X
  • Physical Description: 198 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note: "Based on the Happy Days television series created by Garry Marshall"--Title page.
Summary, etc.: "Late October, 1984. Prince and Bruce are dominating FM radio. Ron and Nancy are headed back to the White House. Crockett and Tubbs are leading men everywhere to embrace pastels. And Richard Cunningham? Well, Richard Cunningham is having a really bad Sunday. First, there's the meeting with his agent. A decade ago, the forty-something Cunningham was one of Hollywood's hottest screenwriters. But Tinseltown is no longer interested in his artsy, introspective scripts. They want Terminator cyborgs and exploding Stay Puft Marshmallow men. If he isn't interested in that sort of thing, his agent tells him, he's gonna have to find new representation. Then later that same day he gets a phone call with even worse news. His best friend from childhood back in Milwaukee, back when everyone called him Richie, is dead. Arthur Fonzarelli. The Fonz. Lost control of his motorcycle while crossing a bridge and plummeted into the water below. Two days of searching and still no body, no trace of his trademark leather jacket. Richard flies back for the memorial service, only to discover that Fonzie's death was no accident--it was murder. With the help of his old pals Ralph Malph and Potsie Weber, he sets out to catch the killer. Who it turns out to be is shocking. So is the story's final twist"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #2
    The year is 1984. Richard Cunningham, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter who's in a severe career slump, learns that a man who was once his closest friend has died. He immediately flies back home to Milwaukee to attend the funeral of Arthur Fonzarelli—the Fonz. In this wildly inventive and entertaining novel, Richie Cunningham, Ralph Malph, Potsie Weber, and the Fonz are not characters in a television show called Happy Days; instead, they are real people, 20 years on from the time when they were kids hanging out at Arnold's Drive-In. Author Boice could have played the story for laughs, but instead he goes a different way, adding a mystery. The Fonz, it turns out, has been murdered, and it's up to Richie and pals to investigate. The mystery element is handled with skill, but this is really a kind of delayed-coming-of-age story in which Richie, forced to rediscover his past, learns that sometimes a childhood hero is just another man. A decent mystery wrapped in nostalgia but carrying a surprisingly poignant message. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Screenwriters in motion pictures > Fiction.
Motorcycling accidents > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Milwaukee (Wis.) > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
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