Today it’s my turn to share with you fab blog tour organised by Blackthorn Tours.
Today’s book tour is for ……
Gumshoe is a blackly comic novella from Paul D. Brazill, author of Guns Of Brixton and Roman – Dalton – Werewolf PI.
Gumshoe is the short, sharp story of Peter Ord, a divorced teacher who decides to become a private detective in fading ‘one-whore-town’ somewhere in the north-east of England. Dark farce and tragicomedy ensue.
My Thoughts & Review
Gumshoe was my first Paul Brazill book,I’ve not personally read any of his work but have heard some great things about his work, from friends.This blog tour was a great opportunity for me to try one of his books.
Gumshoe follows the character Peter Ord, who tries his hand at being a private investigator after losing his job and wife. Although he can only function after drinking and popping pills, strangely he is a man that can be relied on to get a job done when needed.
This was a very short book and didn’t take me long to read at all. For such a short book there is plenty of action packed in along with some funny dark humour thrown in too keep the readers entertained. It’s a good thing I started and finished this book at home as I’m positive I would have got some funny looks from my chuckling.
Overall I enjoyed this book, but as I’ve not read any of the previous books I don’t really have much to go on in terms of characters and writing style.
I would like to thank Blackthorn Tours for the opportunity to join this blog tour and for providing me with a free review copy in return for an honest and unbiased review.
About the Author
Paul D. Brazill was born in Hartlepool, England and now lives in Bydgoszcz, Poland, where he’s been TEFL teaching for more than a decade.
His books include Last Year’s Man, A Case Of Noir, Guns Of Brixton, Small Time Crimes, and Kill Me Quick. He’s had stories published in various magazines and anthologies, including The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime 8,10 and 11, and his writing has been translated in Italian, Polish, Finnish, German and Slovenian.
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