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...
Lynne Truss is a columnist, writer and broadcaster whose book on punctuation Eats, Shoots & Leaves was an international bestseller. She has written extensively for radio, and is the author of six previous novels, as well as a non-fiction account (Get Her Off the Pitch!) of her four years as a novice sportswriter for The Times. On radio, she is currently engaged in writing a continuing sequence of short stories for Radio 4 entitled Life at Absolute Zero. Her columns have appeared in the Listener, The Times, the Sunday Telegraph and Saga. She lives in Sussex and London with two dogs.
A knockabout farce of mayhem and murder ... A feast of black humour
-- Barry Turner * Daily Mail *
A welcome second outing ... Lynne Truss is clearly having a great time - and so does the reader. There is a smile, giggle or guffaw on every page -- Mark Sanderson * The Times *
[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 *