Salty (2007) While vacationing in Thailand, an aging rock star and his wife get mixed up with murder, kidnapping, and Homeland Security in Mark Haskell Smith’s Salty… 2007-06-10 Mystery and Thriller True Crime Grove Press
Book Review

Salty (2007)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jun 10, 2007; Writer: Mark Haskell Smith; Genres: Mystery and Thriller, True Crime; Publisher: Grove Press

While vacationing in Thailand, an aging rock star and his wife get mixed up with murder, kidnapping, and Homeland Security in Mark Haskell Smith’s Salty.

Grisliest Death
''A whiny cheapskate from Seattle, his head bashed in by the butt of an AK-47.''

Lowdown
Smith gets the details of midlevel rock stardom just right — his bumbling hero is a pot-bellied bassist for Metal Assassin — mixing laughs and satire like a cross between Carl Hiaasen and Ross Thomas. A-

Originally posted Jun 08, 2007 Published in issue #939 Jun 15, 2007 Order article reprints