The Man That Got Away - A Constable Twitten Mystery (Hardback)Lynne Truss (author)
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The second book in Truss’ deftly handled cosy crime series finds our hapless trio of 1950s coppers required to investigate the connection between a grisly murder and a nightclub of ill repute. The gentle period evocation of post-war Brighton is a constant joy, as is Truss’ marvellous sense of comic timing.
In the second instalment of Lynne Truss's joyfully quirky crime series, our trio of detectives must investigate the murder of a hapless romantic; an aristocratic con man on the prowl; and a dodgy Brighton nightspot... It is summer in Brighton and the Brighton Belles are on hand to answer any holidaymaker's queries, no matter how big or small. The quickest way to the station, how many pebbles are on the beach and what exactly has happened to that young man lying in the deckchair with blood dripping from him?
Constable Twitten has a hunch that the fiendish murder may be connected to a notorious Brighton nightspot and the family that run it, but Inspector Steine is - as ever - distracted by other issues, not least having his own waxwork model made and an unexpected arrival, while Sergeant Brunswick is just delighted to have spied an opportunity to finally be allowed to go undercover... Our incomparable team of detectives are back for another outing in the new instalment of Lynne Truss's joyfully quirky crime series.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
'[An] entertaining new crime series ... Truss's affection for a rollicking, twisty caper has transferred to the page with ease ... There's some fine storytelling on display here.' - Praise for A Shot in the Dark, Observer
'Funny, clever, charming, imaginative, nostalgic and gently satirical.' - Praise for A Shot in the Dark, The Times
'A farce that gathers hilarious pace with every page ... More Marx Brothers than Agatha Christie, this is crime fiction turned on its head - a giddy spell of sheer delight.' - Praise for A Shot in the Dark, Daily Mail
'With plenty of brightly coloured bucket-and-spadery, including ghost trains and Punch and Judy and variety acts, this clever, tongue-in-cheek escapade is a perfect summer read.' - Praise for A Shot in the Dark, Guardian
'It takes a writer of Lynne Truss's wit and intelligence ... to take on both the cosy and comic fields, shaking them up to forge something fresh and beguiling ... Delightfully witty.' - Praise for A Shot in the Dark, i
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“Back to mayhem...”
What a ripping yarn. Our three 1950’s Brighton detectives are back and the plot lines are as eccentric as ever.
The summer season is in high gear and the tourists are having a great time. Then a young man is found... More
This book is a tour de force of comic caper, dramatic irony and good old fashioned farce. Having read the first in this series I was delighted to get my hands on this. The writing is good and there are laugh out loud... More
Another great book in the charming Constable Twitten series. Thank you so much to Raven Books for sending a review copy. Would recommend this series highly and look forward to the next.
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