Black Books meets Lead Balloon meets Gavin and Stacey in this hugely entertaining follow-up to MYSTERY MAN, from acclaimed author Bateman. The Small Shop Keeper With No Name is back. Hired to find the vandals responsible for spraying graffiti on an airline mogul's advertising hoarding, he soon finds himself up to his ears in intrigue and battling to solve murders which echo in the corridors of power. With MI5 getting involved and everyone on the hunt for a missing Jack Russell, can Our Man Behind the Counter stay alive as well as keep his world renowned but criminally ignored No Alibis mystery bookshop afloat?I have frown lines you could plant potatoes in, though since Alisona#39;s flight they had lain largely fallow. ... turn off the television and sit in a comfortable chair and then slowly draw it into the night air and carefully, carefully peel back its cover. ... Sometimes authors can be quite deceiving a you read that first paragraph, that first page, and think this writer has ... is no Flash Harry, because anyone can concoct an explosive opening paragraph, but sometimes there is nowhere to go after that.
|Title||:||The Day of the Jack Russell|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2011-09-01|