Category Archives: Humour

Go to Helena Handbasket, by Donna Moore

  Go to Helena Handbasket GO TO HELENA HANDBASKET is one hundred and fifty pages of pure fun. Donna Moore has written a crackingly paced, witty send-up of every hard-boiled crime-fiction genre going. Each paragraph, even almost every sentence, is … Continue reading

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The Herring Seller’s Apprentice, by L. C. Tyler

  The Herring Seller's Apprentice I was intrigued by the title of this delightful book. My curiosity was soon satisfied by learning that the herring of the title is of the red variety, and the apprentice is one keen to … Continue reading

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A Killing Frost, by R D Wingfield

A Killing Frost I loved this crackingly paced book, which follows the same formula as the previous five novels in the series. Inspector Jack Frost is messy, disorganised and impulsive, incapable of looking after himself, yet totally dedicated to his … Continue reading

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Disco for the departed, by Colin Cotterill

Disco for the Departed The third book in the series that began with THE CORONER'S LUNCH and continued with THIRTY-THREE TEETH continues our journey of discovery of a magical-realist, independently minded group of protagonists in landlocked, impoverished 1970s Laos. Dr … Continue reading

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The Big O by Declan Burke

THE BIG O is a fast-paced and very funny book. It is written as a series of short episodes, each told from the point of view of a different character. This style is a hard one to pull off, but … Continue reading

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The Coroner’s Lunch by Colin Cotterill

  The Coroner's Lunch Laos is an impoverished, landlocked socialist republic in southeast Asia, bordering with the more dominant nations of China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. THE CORONER'S LUNCH is set in 1976, a year after the end of a … Continue reading

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Nirvana Bites

Nirvana Bites Debi Alper Janet Evanovitch gets political. (That sentence is a David Montgomery blurb machine sentence.) The magnetic (or do I mean charismatic? both, I think) Debi Alper has written a crime caper with a sharp edge, in which … Continue reading

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Murder Between the Covers

Murder Between the Covers: A Dead-End Job Mystery: A Dead-End Job Mystery Elaine Viets Finally finished "Murder between the covers" by Elaine Viets. Crazy that it has taken so long as it is one of those books designed to be … Continue reading

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