Duffy (Paperback)
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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 09/10/2014
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The first novel in a darkly humorous London-based crime series featuring bisexual private detective Duffy.

When Brian McKechnie finds his wife attacked, his cat killed, and himself blackmailed by a man with a suspiciously erratic accent, he engages the services of London's most unusual private eye - Duffy.

A bisexual ex-policeman with a phobia of ticking watches and a love of Tupperware, Duffy is anything but orthodox. But he's street smart, savvy and takes no nonsense from anyone. Intrigued by McKechnie's case and the ineptitude of his ex-colleagues on the police force, Duffy heads to his old patch - the seedy underbelly of Soho - to begin inquiries of his own.

Helped by some shady characters from his past, Duffy discovers that while things have changed in his old stomping ground, the streets are still mean and the crooks walk arm in arm with the blues.

Full to bursting with sex, violence and dodgy dealings, DUFFY is a gripping and entertaining crime novel with a distinctly different and entirely lovable anti-hero.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409150183
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 189 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Duffy is a wonderfully appealing character who could never be anything but the creation of a top-flight imagination." * DAILY MAIL *
Funny, sleazy, fast-paced and written with brio * GUARDIAN *
"Barnes takes Duffy into the dark underbelly of Soho, with his customary wit." * CATHOLIC HERALD *
It is bleak, but it is good. Really good. -- Scott Pack * ME AND MY BIG MOUTH *
Duffy is not your typical detective - and this is not your typical detective novel. It's gripping, witty and sometimes horrible and hysterical at the same time...Julian Barnes's foray into the crime genre is an absolute riot - and the good news is there are three more reissues featuring Nick Duffy to look forward to over the next 12 months. * CRIME FICTION LOVER *
There is plenty of goodwill for his witty books featuring his bisexual sleuth, even though the lashing of sex and violence are a world away from Barnes' customary endeavors. * INDEPENDENT *
Exciting, funny and refreshingly nasty * Martin Amis *
The characterization is exact, the action gripping, and the writing pleasantly ironic * THE TIMES *
Dan Kavanagh effortlessly jumped to the top of the crime writer's league * SPECTATOR *
Treat yourself. One of the most colourful and entertaining English thrillers * EVENING STANDARD *
The laughs are as many as the gasps * FINANCIAL TIMES *
Marvellously aerated by bubbles of Mr Kavanagh's very dry, sly, wide-ranging and Eighties humour * SUNDAY TIMES *

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“Nice and nasty”

A nice and nasty little pot boiler crime novel set in 80's Soho that makes the area come alive and talk. Sometimes a bit longer than you might expect, but in the case of what I call "The Tart's... More

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