Cataclysmic events have occurred in the decorous upper middle class enclave within Southsea, Portsmouth, on the south coast of England.
But what were the circumstances that contributed to this violent clash involving a Sherman tank and a bazooka? The strange occurrence is Investigated by Lord Everard Pimple, a naive, upper class twit who not only inadvertently opens a can of worms, but has an introduction into the world of womanly wiles.
Everard’s life is about to blow up like an atom bomb… he just doesn’t know it yet. But after the dust settles, will he still be standing?
#1 in the DaDa Detective Agency series.
I am so pleased that Jack (Jane) and Mandy Austin are back albeit now retired from working in the police force, but again they are thrown into the action. Here are Sherman tanks, bazooka’s ( or is it a rocket launcher?) and danger…..obviously.
Jack has a certain way with words, his malacopperisms that sometimes only Mandy understands. Girl Grey anyone?
The story has a narrator too, who speaks to the reader and the characters which has some fun moments.
Full of fantastic characters such as Pimple, Crumpet, Lovebody and of course The Banana Boys……Dave Lilicrap or Shitlegs as he is known just makes me laugh every time.
Road Kill does have its serious moments, but oh my it’s laugh out loud funny too. Well done Mr Adams. I’m already looking forward to Book 2.
Thank you to Emma at Damppebbles Blog Tours for the opportunity to be part of this blog tour, for the promotional material and an ARC of Road Kill. This is my honest and unbiased review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Pete Adams is an architect with a practice in Portsmouth, UK, and from there he has, over forty years, designed and built buildings across England and Wales. Pete took up writing after listening to a radio interview of the writer Michael Connolly whilst driving home from Leeds. A passionate reader, the notion of writing his own novel was compelling, but he had always been told you must have a mind map for the book; Jeez, he could never get that.
Et Voila, Connolly responding to a question, said he never can plan a book, and starts with an idea for chapter one and looks forward to seeing where it would lead. Job done, and that evening Pete started writing and the series, Kind Hearts and Martinets, was on the starting blocks. That was some eight years ago, and hardly a day has passed where Pete has not worked on his writing, and currently, is halfway through his tenth book, has a growing number of short stories, one, critically acclaimed and published by Bloodhound, and has written and illustrated a series of historical nonsense stories called, Whopping Tales.
Pete describes himself as an inveterate daydreamer, and escapes into those dreams by writing crime thrillers with a thoughtful dash of social commentary. He has a writing style shaped by his formative years on an estate that re-housed London families after WWII, and his books have been likened to the writing of Tom Sharpe; his most cherished review, “made me laugh, made me cry, and made me think”.
Pete lives in Southsea with his partner, and Charlie the star-struck Border terrier, the children having flown the coop, and has 3 beautiful granddaughters who will play with him so long as he promises not to be silly.
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Published in paperback and digital formats by Next Chapter Publishing on 19th August 2020