I grew up on the circus and carnival in America. My parents and grandparents were carnies, and when I was a child, I knew Grady Stiles Jr., the original Lobster Boy.
This novel is a taut thriller, set on a carnival lot in a steaming Southern tobacco town.
"Rogue military cop Melinda Barry is a detective like no other and when her step-father is arrested and framed for murder, Mel is his only hope. Mel pursues a heartless killer through the darkest heart of the gothic South, only to discover the mysteries of her own shadowy past revealed in blood. Set on the carnival lot of a South Georgia tobacco town, The Lobster Boy And The Fat Lady’s Daughter is a wild Lynch-ian ride through a world that few people have ever experienced."