Category: Humour

‘Escape from Samsara’ by Nicky Blue

Escape from Samsara When Barry (a time-travelling ninja and part-time gardener), sets off on an epic adventure in a bid to unleash his inner ninja and find his missing father, he enters a surreal world where anything can and does happen. With a cast of characters including a talking hedge, a metal-head mother and ghostly…

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‘Meat Bubbles and other stories’ by Tom Leins

Meat Bubbles and other stories Private investigator Joe Rey gets down and dirty in the not-so-picturesque seaside-town of Paignton. Tracking down a disturbed plastic surgeon, he encounters a variety of low-life scumbags, prostitutes, hitmen and bent coppers. If he’s lucky, he might wake up with all his body parts intact, but when almost everyone seems…

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‘The Hound of the D’Urbervilles’ by Kim Newman

The Hound of the D’Urbervilles (Audiobook) Professor Moriarty and his new sidekick Colonel Sebastian (Basher) Moran take on a whole series of dastardly deeds in this tale of Victorian ne’er-do-wells. They team up with a variety of villains, including the wicked Irene Adler (when she turns up with an interesting proposition), encounter the likes of…

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‘The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography’ by Stephen Fry

The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography (Audiobook) Following on from the highly successful, ‘Moab Is My Washpot,’ (Stephen Fry’s autobiography of his early years), the award-winning comedian, actor, author, director and presenter continues the story of his various antics in and out of the limelight, with this delightful volume. I often read books in the wrong…

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‘Peril at End House’ by Agatha Christie

Peril at End House (Audiobook) When a young woman recounts a series of apparent mishaps, Hercule Poirot, holidaying in Cornwall, is intrigued. Along with his friend Hastings, he sets out to investigate what he believes to be a threat to the woman’s life. But how do you solve a murder that hasn’t been committed? I…

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‘The Magic Vodka Wardrobe’ by Sheila Patel

The Magic Vodka Wardrobe Sisters Shaz and Trace work in the family corner shop by day but spend their nights glugging vodka and disco-dancing with Aunt Sheila in a magical wardrobe. With characters including Tattoo Tony and Dammit Janet, this is a surreal story that could rival any TV soap-opera, apart from the lack of…

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‘Look Fast or Die Slow’ by David Six

Look Fast or Die Slow When a serial killer taunts Frank Bruno with mysterious messages, the former detective is puzzled to say the least. The murderer’s victims – brutally butchered – are piling up rapidly and it soon becomes obvious that the trail of bodies leads straight to Frank’s own door. While his ex-partner, Lieutenant…

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