Category: Humour

‘The Man Who Died’ by Antti Tuomainen

***** Mushroom entrepreneur Jaakko is only thirty-seven years of age, so when a doctor reveals that he’s been poisoned and will soon die, Jaakko is determined to find out who is responsible. But that isn’t his only problem – the new mushroom company across the street are trying to steal his customers, one of his…

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‘The Moving Toyshop’ by Edmund Crispin

**** Poet Richard Cadogan sets off for a much-needed holiday to Oxford. Arriving late one night, he becomes intrigued to find the door of a toyshop unlocked. Snooping around, he discovers the dead body of an elderly woman. Before he can do anything else, someone bops him on the head. Informing the police, Cadogan is…

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‘The Trouble with Trouble’ by Joy Mutter

***** Set in a Sheffield police station, this is a powerful erotic thriller following on from ‘The Trouble with Liam’. With the invention of a new sexual arousal cream called Trouble, DCI Cosgrove and his sex-addict liaison officer, Kate, find themselves in a bizarre situation. In the hands of a lustful security guard and his…

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‘Wonder Boys’ by Michael Chabon

Wonder Boys Over-sexed, pot-bellied, pot-smoking, ageing novelist Grady Tripp struggles to finish the novel he’s been working on for several years. With an eager editor tucking at his coattails, and his long-time lover demanding a decision on their relationship, Tripp is faced with a series of challenges that could make or break his marriage, his…

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‘Whiskey Sour’ by J.A. Konrath

Whiskey Sour As if sleepless nights, a failed relationship and a distinct lack of cash weren’t enough to deal with, life throws a curveball at Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels – just to keep her busy. When a serial killer calling himself ‘The Gingerbread Man’ starts dumping bodies on Jack’s patch, she finds herself not only…

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