A fairly standard PI story but well-written with a perfectly timed plot and, just for a moment, a true moral conundrum at the heart of it that has the potential for a stunning story.
This book comes before Hazell and the Three-Card Trick.
- "On the seventh floor I took a couple of deep breaths to remind my lungs who was supposed to be the guvnor." (p 6)
- "Today's lie is tomorrow's trouble" (p 8)
- "If life was all down to theory I'd be king." (p 8)
- "That year most kids were pinning up boy canaries with Lolita faces" (p 12)
- "he couldn't even mention God without taking a quick look over his shoulder." (p 15)
- "From the way she dealt with the porter I could see that the words please and thanks had been lost somewhere along the line." (p 36)
- "At that speed he should have been done for illegal parking." (p 41)
- "Her lips tightened as if she thought that an outright smile would be bad form." (p 81)
April 2017, 171 pages
Also in the series: Hazell and the Menacing Jester