Sunday, July 9, 2017
What could Possibly Go Boing?, by Mat Coward
Nutty Mat Coward is making his third appearance in this space. This time his characters are the staff of Fake Dog Dirt Etc., a rather low-end novelty shop. Their crisis is that one of them has killed their boss. Murder? Well, that's debatable. I can't find the quote I am looking for but I believe one of the characters says, approximately, "The first few blows could be self-defense, but the next half dozen were purely recreational."
The ringleader is June who proudly says that her siblings call her "the coldest June on record." She and her co-workers decide that they can keep the store open for a while, bringing in a few precious weeks' wages. All they have to do is find a place to hide the body. And find the boss's hidden money. And avoid the cops. And oh yes, the blackmailer.
It all gets rather complicated. And hilarious.