Murder by Milk Bottle - A Constable Twitten Mystery (Hardback)
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Murder by Milk Bottle - A Constable Twitten Mystery (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 09/07/2020
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The latest installment in Lynne Truss's prize-winning murder mystery series set in 1950s Brighton sees her trio of police detectives investigating a case with a most curious murder weapon The August bank holiday is approaching and after two extremely high-profile murder cases, Constable Twitten is eagerly anticipating a quiet spell at work. But then they find the bodies - and the milk bottles. Three seemingly unconnected victims - a hard-working AA patrolman, a would-be Beauty Queen, a catty BBC radio personality - have all been killed with the same, highly unusual murder weapon. Constable Twitten, Sergeant Brunswick and Inspector Steine are initially baffled, the town is alarmed, and the local newspaper is delighted: after all, what sells papers better than a killer on the loose? Can our redoubtable trio solve the case and catch this most curious of killers before they strike again?

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526609793
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 614 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm


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Murder by Milk Bottle is the third outing for Lynne Truss's loveable seaside ninnies. In relating and relishing the farcical events that culminate in the "Utterly Preventable Milk-Bar Riot", it proves even funnier than its playful precursors * The Times *
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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“Mayhem by the milk stand...”

As always my favourite, Constable Twitten, is back to solve unusual murders. In this instalment, Brighton becomes the new milk-bottle murder capital of Britain. While the bodies pile mountain high, Twitten’s... More

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“Get your Bovine Fatty Secretions at the Ready!”

This series just gets better and better, the humour sparkles throughout. All human life is here, both good and bad. The characters are well drawn and I love the interplay between our hero Constable Twitten and the... More

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“Not as enjoyable as I had anticipated”

I was drawn in by the title and the cover of this book and was looking forward to reading it. Lynne Truss is well known as the author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves, so this looked an interesting departure.

Crime is a... More

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