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TRIPPER: When a man takes a fall, who takes the blame? (MAD CAREW) [Kindle Edition]

Ken McCoy
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Length: 288 pages
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YORKSHIRE EVENING PRESS: Review of Tripper
Tripper is one of the best private eye stories I’ve read in a long time; it’s fast paced with a great cast of strong characters, a generous amount of wit and murder aplenty. It's The Real McCoy.


Ron Crusher was dead and he never really knew why. Nor do you, to be fair. It pretty much remains a mystery throughout the book unless you’re sharp enough to pick up on any clue I might have carelessly left in there. Ostensibly, no one really has cause to push him off that high building, not even gang boss Milo Morell who often kills people just to watch them die. When Ron’s forced at gunpoint onto the parapet of the only multi-storey block in Unsworth he naturally thinks he’s simply being used to distract the cops while a criminal gang escapes. All he has to do is go along with it and do as he’s told. So it comes as a bit of a shock when he finds himself a split second away from splattering across the pavement without ever knowing why. All Ron knows is that he’s falling to his death on the very day his wife has gone to Blackpool.
There are so many things Ron doesn’t know. He doesn’t know that Derek Fleming stepped in front of a heavy lorry on Christmas Eve 1980 in a state of desolation caused by John Lennon’s murder earlier that month. He doesn’t know what knock-on effect this will have on so many lives, eventually leading up to his own death. In fact he doesn’t know who Derek Fleming is. However, you will know who he is, and why he eventually causes Ron’s death but (and I apologise for this) not until the book is almost at an end. Unless, of course, you’re some sort of mystery solving genius.
Meanwhile, Sam Carew is hired to go to Barbados to discover if cruise ship crooner Joey Gladstone is cheating on his wife back home in Unsworth. When he arrives in Bridgetown where the Caribbean Rose is docked it’s pure coincidence that Ron Crusher’s brother is on that very ship and that he’s heard all about Sam’s exploits as Unsworth’s one and only private eye. Chased by the ship’s security guards, Sam finds it necessary to jump ship into the harbour, which is an ill-advised move for a non-swimmer, but he survives this and then narrowly avoids being tricked into marriage by Francine le Bon, a port security guard who has the power to have him locked up for illegally boarding a ship.
Sam decides that checking on errant husbands isn’t what he signed on for when he became a private detective. Which is why he’s drawn into the investigation of Ron Crusher’s murder which will take him back to the murky depths of Unsworth’s criminal underworld.
And this is where the story begins.


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'I want to read everything else he's written... The best thing about this enjoyable book is the sharpness of the writing and the dry humour which adds to the pace of the plot' Sherlock Magazine

About the Author

KEN MCCOY was born in wartime Leeds and has lived in Yorkshire all his life. He ran his own building company for twenty-five years, during which time he worked as a freelance artist, and after-dinner entertainer. He has appeared on TV, radio and the stage. Married with five children, he is now a full-time writer and the author of ten previous novels.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1505 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0058RMEIG
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #133,109 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this is a great book! 19 July 2014
By Cully8
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Loved the story and the characters, lots of twists and turns and keeps you guessing till the end. Recommend this to anyone who loves an interesting plot with with likeable and interesting characters, what a team they make!
Great, considering this was a freebie book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this one 26 July 2014
By M.L.B.
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Loved this one. I have now read all the books in this series and would love for more of the same. I like the humour plus the detecting plus just about right level of violence. I really like the daftness of Owen the plod too. An easy read, good for holidays and I didn't lose concentration at all, just kept reading and reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT, PACY READ. 6 Feb. 2006
By Katht
Format:Hardcover
Ken Mccoy started a cracking new crime series with it's main character Sam 'Mad' Carew in Mad Carew. He has followed it with Tripper, which reads like a dream with it's well established characters from the first novel and human interest. Mr Mccoy gives his characters history and makes them flesh and blood without loosing anything from the plot. The plot twists and turns, although you may guess towards the end who the culprit is. It has some harrowing moments, but amazingly leaves you with a smile at the end. The biggist crime is that Mr Mccoy's books aren't promoted in the media more.
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