Murder by Milk Bottle - A Constable Twitten Mystery (Hardback)Lynne Truss (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 614 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
The glorious return of Constable Twitten and the doughty coppers of 1950s Brighton for a third adventure is a cause for celebration ... As ever the fun is in Truss's keen ear for dialogue, original comic characters and affectionate(ish) recreation of a seaside resort in its slightly sleazy heyday * Sunday Times Crime Club *
A delight. Lynne Truss has great affection for her characters, who fully inhabit 1950s Brighton. The backgrounds of gang warfare and milk marketing come together to sublime comic effect. There are some lovely lines - and a cheerily high body count. Enormous fun -- Simon Brett
If you enjoy knock-about farce played at hectic speed, this is the book for you -- Barry Turner * Daily Mail *
Outstanding ... In her ability to blend crime and farce, Truss is in a class of her own * Publishers Weekly *
A nicely managed farce with thoroughly likeable characters and a terrific period feel -- John Williams * Mail on Sunday *
A ridiculously funny caricature of the seaside town of Brighton * New York Times Book Review *
Murder by Milk Bottle flows at a swift pace ... Truss's approach to crime fiction owes as much to English comedy classics like "The Goon Show" and "Monty Python's Flying Circus" as to vintage British police-procedural series like "Dixon of Dock Green" or "Fabian of the Yard." Her sharp-toothed whimsy may be an acquired taste, but it's one well worth savoring * Wall Street Journal *
More Marx Brothers than Agatha Christie, this is crime fiction turned on its head - a giddy spell of sheer delight -- Praise for the Constable Twitten series * Daily Mail *
[A] pitch-perfect send-up of 1950s Brighton with nods to Graham Greene ... Hilarious -- Praise for the Constable Twitten series * Sunday Times Crime Club *
Funny, clever, charming, imaginative, nostalgic and gently satirical -- Praise for the Constable Twitten series * The Times *
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