Author(s): Truss, Lynne,
Date of Publication: 11/07/2019,
Pagination: 336 pages,
Series: An Inspector Twitten Mystery,
Imprint: Raven Books,
Published By: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC,
Book Classification: Crime & mystery,
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...