When a war hero dies suddenly, a struggling journalist finds himself in the right place at the right time to make his own reputation.
Dead old soldiers make for wonderful obituaries - their lives so much more vivid and action-packed than our own humdrum existence.
For an obituary writer, they’re a welcome relief from boring men in grey suits and large-breasted Z-list “celebrities”. But how can an obituarist meet his deadlines when death moves so slowly?
It’s not what you think.
Brace yourself for handlebar moustaches, stiff drinks, hyphenated surnames, greed, treachery and, of course, death. With a twist.
What other readers have said:
“Mordant, funny, dark, teasing and ironic.” MakinMovies.net
"Witty and wry. The perfect railway journey or beach book." James Cawley, author of Religion, the Unauthorised Biography.
“I was hooked from the first page.” Andy in Hungerford.
"Colourful... dramatic. It includes a line up of WWII RAF characters ranging from stiff upper lip to ginger pubic hair. A thoroughly enjoyable read." Pól Ó Duibhir in Dublin.
"Beautifully written. A tale both light and dark with an excellent twist." Helen in Devon.