Shot in the Dark
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Автор
Линн Трасс
Издательство
Bloomsbury
Серия книг
An Inspector Twitten Mystery
Язык
Английский
Год издания
2018
Количество страниц
336
Иллюстрации
Нет иллюстраций
Формат
129х198 мм

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Lynne Truss is a writer and broadcaster. She has written for Woman's Journal, the Daily Mail, The Times and the Sunday Times. In 1996 she was named Columnist of the Year and the following year was shortlisted for Sportswriter of the Year. She has written extensively for radio, including dramas, adaptations and short stories. She is the author of three novels and she also writes scripts and comedy series for BBC Radio 4. Truss's first book, Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, was an international bestseller and won the British Book Awards Book of the Year. Lynne Truss lives in Brighton.

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WINNER OF THE CRIMEFEST LAST LAUGH AWARD 2019

The charming first novel in a new comic crime series, from one of Britain's most-loved writers, the incomparable Lynne Truss

'More Marx Brothers than Agatha Christie, this is crime fiction turned on its head - a giddy spell of sheer delight' Daily Mail

Brighton, 1957. Inspector Steine rather enjoys his life as a policeman by the sea. No criminals, no crime, no stress.

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 despatched to the theatre for the night, he sits next to a vicious theatre critic who is promptly shot dead part way through the opening night of a new play.

It seems Brighton may be in need of a police force after all.

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

[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

Funny, clever, charming, imaginative, nostalgic and gently satirical

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

Pitch-perfect send-up of 1950s Brighton with nods to Graham Greene ... The ingenious plot involves such period attractions as the Ghost Train, theatrical landladies, Pathé News and cherry Genoa cake. Hilarious

One of those rare books that actually makes you laugh out loud ... Impossible not to read in one sitting

A Shot in the Dark is an intricately plotted murder mystery that's darkly humorous and beautifully written

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

This book is as much a comedy as a crime novel. Lynne Truss is a national treasure, and this is a gentle, complicated, humorous tale

Truss's new crime novel is an unqualified masterpiece

Bringing the undoubted comic talents of Lynne Truss to crime fiction should be a marriage made in heaven, and that is exactly what it turns out to be. A Shot in the Dark is sheer, witty delight ... Enchanting

A Shot in the Dark is an intricately plotted murder mystery that's darkly humorous and beautifully written

We all know that Truss can work miracles . but I doubt even Constable Twitten could work out how she has produced a whodunit that exudes heartwarming cosiness while boasting Game of Thrones levels of violent death, or given her cast of amusing characters more life than most of the characters I've encountered in fiction this year

Praise for Lynne Truss: 'Truss deserves to be piled high with honours

A wonderful tale full of parodies, pastiches and paradoxes . Pure joy

A novel as entertaining as it is addictive ... The best in humorous writing

A comic chiller in the best tradition of mad British humour

A Shot in the Dark couples suspense with dark hilarity ... The funniest crime novel of 2018

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Автор
Линн Трасс
Издательство
Bloomsbury
Серия книг
An Inspector Twitten Mystery
Язык
Английский
Год издания
2018
Количество страниц
336
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Формат
129х198 мм
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Характеристики Shot in the Dark
Автор
Линн Трасс
Издательство
Bloomsbury
Серия книг
An Inspector Twitten Mystery
Язык
Английский
Год издания
2018
Количество страниц
336
Иллюстрации
Нет иллюстраций
Формат
129х198 мм
Переплет
Мягкий
Бумага
Офсетная
ISBN
9781408890486
Вес
0 гр.
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Бумажная
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