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Cross Dressed to Kill [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Lucas
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A 'Richard & Judy' Recommended Book...  ' Cross Dressed to Kill '   
THE HILARIOUS PRIZE WINNING BESTSELLER...
 

Wickedly Funny, '
British
 Black-humor at its very best.'

Set
 in small town Middle Englan
d where nothing nasty should happen, this witty thriller will make you laugh, cry, and question one or two of life's quirkier realities. Lying somewhere between Niall Johnson's and Richard Russo's 'Keeping Mum' and CBS televisions 'Dexter' (a serial killer hero - should you love him or hate him?). 'Cross-dressed to kill' picks up the story of a likeable rogue, a gently camp hairdresser who, disappointed with life and disillusioned with his once glittering career, after he begins chatting neurotically to his contrary reflection in a salon mirror, starts disposing of his most irritating clients. The novel follows its 'hero' through the course of one turbulent year, charting half a dozen unfortunate murders, a host of twists and turns, and ultimately a devastating revenge...
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'British 'Black-humor' at its very best...'
'Quintessentially English, a fab holiday read that had me laughing on the sand and on the edge of my bed last thing before sundown'. Ava Gale - Feb 2011.
'In 'Cross dressed to kill' Andrew Lucas presents us with a baddy indeed, but a nicer, more appealing villain, a serial killer to love, a Sweeney Todd for the 21st century'. Max Southwell - May 2011.
'Easy reading at its very best, a captivating writing style'. Petra Kitto - CGD July 2011.
'Written simply and anecdotally, Cross-dressed to kill is a multifaceted work that will provoke, move, and amuse every reader.' Hartley - Lit FR.

About the Author

Andrew Lucas was born in Hampshire in 1958, writer, businessman, and father of four, Andrew attended St Michaels School in Aldershot, and Farnham school of art & design, before graduating as an adult through UOB(Eng Lit) in 1996. During the years between college and university Andrew trained as hairstylist and later as a photographic stylist and make-up artist through Vidal Sassoon, the Lauder Group, and Essanelle (Harrods & Selfridges). During the late eighties and early nineties Andrew left London to build and manage the successful hair & beauty group 'Mirror Mirror', before moving to Isle of Wight to set up and run Andrew Ross H&B. Always a storyteller at heart, in March 2008 Andrew retired from business to concentrate on writing full time. Among other credits: - Observer 1978 'Running home' Gold. Magazine & journalistic credits - Woman - Womens own - Tatler - Daily mail - The New Englander (Historical 'faction'). Short stories - 'The count of Monte Cristo died here' (Boston tell-a-tale 2005 winner - 'Ryan Chillerton was not my mate' - 'Aspic and an old face' New York 'A day in a book' winner. Books -'Cross dressed to kill' UK No.1 bestselling ebook, summer 2011. 'Reunion' 2008 (Re-issue due Spring 2013). 'The final cut' 2000 (Pied Piper). Poetry - first and last Home Counties Lit-Fest Poetry prize. 'Summat to fink abaht'. A 'Save the Children' collection of poety, yarns, and sillies. Andrew Lucas loves the Arvon foundation and is currently working on 'Undressed to Kill' a follow-up (but not necessarily a sequel) to CD2Kill, due for publication autumn 2012. http://www.andrewlucas.co.uk

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 726 KB
  • Print Length: 415 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1463605137
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: YeS Press; Revised edition (17 Aug 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004WF3ZB0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,764 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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http://www.andrewlucas.co.uk

Writer, businessman, and father of four, Andrew Lucas was born in Hampshire in 1958, and attended St Michaels School in Aldershot and Farnham school of art & design before graduating as an adult through UOB(Eng Lit) in 1996.
During the years between college and university Andrew trained as hairsdresser and as a photographic stylist and make-up artist through Vidal Sassoon, the Lauder Group, and Essanelle (Harrods & Selfridges). During the late eighties and early nineties Andrew left London to build and manage the successful hair & beauty group 'Mirror Mirror', before moving to Isle of Wight to set up and run Andrew Ross H&B. Always a storyteller at heart, in March 2008 Andrew retired from business to concentrate on writing full time.
Among other credits: - Observer 1978 'Running home' Gold. Magazine & journalistic credits - Woman - Womens own - Tatler - Daily mail - The New Englander (Historical 'faction'). Short stories - 'The count of Monte Cristo died here' (Boston tell-a-tale 2005 winner) - 'Ryan Chillerton was not my mate' - 'Aspic and an old face' New York 'A day in a book' winner. Books -'Cross dressed to kill' UK No.1 bestselling ebook, summer 2011. 'Reunion' 2008 (Re-issue due Spring 2013). 'The final cut' 2000 (Pied Piper). Poetry - first and last Home Counties Lit-Fest Poetry prize. 'Summat to fink abaht'. A 'Save the Children' collection of poetry, yarns, and sillies.
Andrew Lucas loves the Arvon foundation and is currently working on 'Undressed to Kill' a follow-up (but not necessarily a sequel) to CD2Kill, due for publication autumn 2013.
http://www.andrewlucas.co.uk

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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
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I've just spent a week getting very cross with all the people who kept interrupting me when I was lost in this book. The house is a mess, but who cares? From the first sentence, I was drawn into the life of the main character. I was intrigued, I laughed, I was hooked on the plot and absolutely loved the little sub-stories within the book. Andrew Lucas is a great observer of body language, and the reader can instantly "see" the characters from his insightful and often amusing descriptions, whilst never quite knowing the answer to a couple of questions until the very end of the book. An absolute joy, and I hope very much that there will be more from this talented author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Strange but enjoyable! 8 Oct 2012
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I liked this book a lot. A very easy read with good characters and an unpredictable plot. It's a strange and surreal story with a serial killer that you just can't help but like. But even though there is a dark side, I found myself laughing throughout. There are certainly shades of Alfred Hitchcock and Sweeney Todd going on, which makes this book a good parody. Probably not one for all you highbrow readers out there - a few people have commented on the typos, of which I spotted several, but I didn't let it spoil my enjoyment. It's also as cheap as chips on Kindle! Would highly recommend - it is a good black comedy thriller, and if it's that sort of thing you like, I would also recommend The Dealer by Tony Royden which offers up much of the same. I'm sure I will be reading more of Andrew Lucas' books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic read ! 5 Jun 2013
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great read ,really funny in parts ,cant help but love the main character ,couldnt put it down once i got into it !would love to read another of the authors books !
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED LOVED LOVED it!!! 20 May 2013
By JanBlev
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This was definitely in the genre that I like. Seemed to be a lot of ironic humour in it which appealed to me and I loved the main character. Will look out for this author in the future.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Something different 19 Sep 2011
By Maria T
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I was looking for an alternative to my usual read and stumbled across this and decided to give it a go, and I am glad I did. The main character is a camp hairdresser who is self absorbed and quite bonkers. However, his observations of his clients are descriptive and very witty;I am sure we can all recognise at least one of the characters. I found myself liking the chap and sympathising with his dilemas and the chain of events that at times were predictable but nevertheless very funny.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book so much 11 Sep 2011
By Rie
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Cleverly written easy to get into and had the effect of making me very unsociable. Even found myself laughing out loud at the antics of the hapless hairdresser and his ill-fated clients. Excellent read
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cross Dressed to kill 8 July 2011
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I loved this book. Very amusing for a murder novel with the main character really unaware that anything he did was wrong to some degree. I will certainly recommend this book to friends and look forward to the authors next book.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good fun 12 Oct 2011
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I bought this as I fancied a change from my usual genre. An easy read which at times had me
laughing. I found the plot occasionally a little too repetetive but well worth the read. Good fun and inventive.
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