Psycho by the Sea - A Constable Twitten Mystery (Paperback)
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Psycho by the Sea - A Constable Twitten Mystery (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 07/07/2022
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Waterstones Says

More cosy crime of the highest quality as our trio of hapless Brighton detectives find themselves inundated by a variety of dastardly deeds, including the shocking murder of an American researcher at the local department store.

In the latest installment of this prize-winning crime mystery series, our trio of redoubtable detectives are faced with the arrival in town of an escaped convict...

It's September in Brighton and the town is playing host to weeks of endless rain and lashings of villainy. A trusted member of a local gang has disappeared part way through planning a huge heist; a violent criminal obsessed with hunting policemen has escaped Broadmoor and is rumoured to be headed towards the town, while at Gosling's department store an American researcher has been found dead in the music section.

Inspector Steine has other things on his mind as he typically bathes in unearned glory, but Sergeant Brunswick and Constable 'Clever Clogs' Twitten are both on the case. If only they could work out just who is behind these dastardly acts...

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526609861
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

The witty and action-packed Psycho by the Sea carries readers along in surprising fits and starts, like a bumper-car ride. Elaborate schemes go awry, architectural follies self-destruct and the intelligence of several characters increases ever so slightly. This is a book in which there is candor (if not honor) among thieves. - Wall Street Journal

Another delectable story of Brighton cock and bull ... Fortunately, in her fourth crime novel Lynne Truss has not changed her winning recipe of nuttiness, nostalgia and lots of cake. While between the covers of her books, the world seems a better place - The Times

You can’t help but laugh and commiserate with the police and villains alike and the writing is very, very good - Belfast Telegraph

Truss’s love of language and word play shine from the page … An awful lot of fun - NB Magazine

The fourth in Truss's Constable Twitten series is a knickerbocker glorious romp, an effortless blend of merriment, mischief and the macabre, rich in nostalgia for the days of donkey rides and Punch and Judy shows. - Saga

Glorious ... 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 - Praise for the Constable Twitten Series, Sunday Times Crime Club

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

Lynne Truss has great affection for her characters, who fully inhabit 1950s Brighton ... Enormous fun - Praise for the Constable Twitten Series, Simon Brett

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“More murderous frolics on the coast.”

3 ½ stars I think. Enjoy these books and as a Brightonian, love all the little references and jokes about the town. All the character names and local references just bring back a lot of good 'growing-up'... More

Hardback edition
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“Amazingly Good!”

Psycho by the Sea is the fourth instalment in Lynne Truss's series featuring Constable Twitten, set in Brighton in the 1950s.

This was my first of the series and didn't feel hindered that I have yet to read... More

Hardback edition
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“Cosy but clever”

A rainy September in 1950s Brighton and both the criminals and the police are concerned about events. A prominent member of a local gang (and triple agent) has disappeared, a lunatic who decapitates policemen has... More

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