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Publisher's Summary

After the notorious 'Middle Street Massacre' of 1951, when the majority of Brighton's criminals wiped one another out in a vicious battle as the local police force enjoyed a brief stop en route for an ice cream, Inspector Steine rather enjoys life as a policeman. 

No criminals, no crime, no stress. 

He just wishes Sergeant Brunswick would stop insisting that perhaps not every criminal was wiped out that fateful day. So it's really rather annoying when an ambitious - not to mention irritating - new Constable shows up to work and starts investigating a series of burglaries. And it's even more annoying when, after Constable Twitten is dispatched to the theatre for the night, he sits next to a vicious theatre critic who is promptly shot dead partway through the opening night of a new play. It seems Brighton may be in need of a police force after all.... 

©2018 Lynne Truss (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd

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Funny and Brilliant

If you like your mysteries absolutely madcap and completely hilarious, then this is exactly the book you want. I was screaming with laughter throughout, and the mystery is genuinely surprising, too.

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Save your credit or your money!

Agonizingly dull and flat! The end doesn't come soon enough. This is one to avoid.

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  • 12-26-18

Good Fun

This sort of who dunnit story with great narration of the story and interpretation of the characters had some lovely laugh out loud moments. It was a fun listen.

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  • Bundoodragon
  • 08-30-20

Disappointing

I'm probably in the minority but this was a waste of my time. Such Irritating characters that I felt no sympathy with at all mean I shall not be looking for other books by this author or narrator. I really couldn't care what happened to any of them which is an essential for me be invested in a book. What a shame, this will be returned.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-02-20

Only OK

odd pauses where they shouldn't be such as before 'but' to the extent that it breaks the flow of the reading and at least two unedited retakes.

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  • Susan Whitehead
  • 08-31-19

A shot in the dark

Awful, puerile, l couldn’t listen anymore to such childish rubbish. I went straight to the end to enable me to write a review. Sorry, not for me.