cover image Keys to Tulsa

Keys to Tulsa

Brian Fair Berkey. Washington Square Press, $12 (416pp) ISBN 978-0-671-70727-9

A wisecracking Berkeley graduate evades gangsters and police while a journalist investigates a topless dancer's death in this grand tour of Tulsa's extensive seamy side. ``Berkey's only bad habit is his continual mockery of the characters' cornball accents,'' PW stated; otherwise, this ``manic and wildly raunchy'' novel ``succeeds smashingly.'' (Feb.)