I'm a faithful listener of A Prairie Home Companion, and I've always gotten a kick out of Guy Noir's sendup of the classic detective caper and the sort of descriptions you'll find in it. (My favorite of all time is "She was wearing a brown UPS uniform and what a parcel she was.") This story, mostly about Guy being hired to serve as security for a weight loss pill company run by a former stripper turned women's studies professor who may not have his best interests at heart, has all of the screwy action and laugh out loud narration that I've come to expect. It also has the strange fascination with alliteration that I've never quite understood the purpose of in the Guy Noir radio sketches, and there are the occasional moments that seem to be going on longer than necessary, as if Keillor was just fitting in a vignette that could have been its own story in a separate collection. Still, all in all, this is a fun romp and a fine way to spend a few hours.
Overall Grade: B