Hello there, its my husbands birthday later this month and i'm short some new books to buy him. He loves Colin Bateman/Carl Hiaasen/Christopher Brookmyre/the Flashman series etc. Does anyone know a new author I can start him on please. Thankyou
Carl Hiaasen has no equal - great author. Having exhausted his library, I too have been searching for someone who writes in a similar vein. I came across Stuart Woods book 'Hothouse Orchid', slightly different style, but similar in so many ways. Set in Florida it is a murder/mystery with a bit of an ecological thread to it (but less so than Hiaasen). I am sure if you enjoy Hiaasen you will enjoy this book. I have it as an audio book narrated by Carrington MacDuffie and I enjoyed it very much.
Not sure of the etiquette in pimping one's own work on these fora, but if anyone likes Flashman or Wodehouse, Hugo Hammersley may be right up your street. Personally, I'd recommend a change of address.
What do a man with no memory, a disease ridden cat along with a beautiful woman, Fate, Degradation, Famine and Hope have in common? The answers, strangely may lie within this story, where the struggle for power, mystical ageless beings and the delights of office party etiquette meet in a headlong car crash of magic, evil versus good and the odd, (very odd in this case) talking beast or two.
Dave's mind is an almost blank slate but accompanied by the decaying tramp come wizard Lenny he escapes from hospital on a quest to find answers and possibly get revenge. Who can help him and will he really like the answer once his mind returns to normal?
Take a look and get back to me, I'd love peoples thoughts?