Ned Newley doesn't even want to be governor. He's terrified of public speaking; his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive chief of staff, Ned seems destined to fail. But political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office, unless the public is looking for... the worst candidate to ever run for office! A timely and hilarious skewering of politics and celebration of democracy.
Leaving Iowa is a salute to "the greatest generation", their idealism and character and a little roast of their undying dedication to the family road trip. More specifically, it is the story of Don Browning, who returns home to take his father's ashes to his childhood home. But when Don discovers Grandma's house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa searching for the perfect resting place - one final father-son road trip for the record books.
"Mr. Monday, I want you to find this artifact," purrs sultry client Courtney Delecroix. "It's a choker worn by King Midas." Harry Monday sizes her up and asks, "You want me to find the Midas Muffler?" And once again, that cliché in a trenchcoat and fedora is off on another case, one which has him trying to solve a 20-year-old murder mystery and write a play about his career at the same time. But our man Harry manages to wisecrack his way through yet another fast-paced, clue-strewn mystery.
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