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5.0 out of 5 stars Sporrans up!
The Amazon blurb for 'Bob Burns Investigates - The Mallorca Connection' forecast that this, the sequel, would be an even more off-the-wall whodunnit. How true!

Kerr's gift for sharp-eyed characterisation and his wry sense of fun are given free rein in a quirky yarn that takes you on a high-speed international trip of mystery and intrigue. It's all very...
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This book was not up to the standard that I expect from Peter Kerr. Plot was too far fetched and not believable
Published on 18 April 2012 by A. D. Johnston


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sporrans up!, 4 April 2007
This review is from: The Sporran Connection: Bob Burns Investigates (Paperback)
The Amazon blurb for 'Bob Burns Investigates - The Mallorca Connection' forecast that this, the sequel, would be an even more off-the-wall whodunnit. How true!

Kerr's gift for sharp-eyed characterisation and his wry sense of fun are given free rein in a quirky yarn that takes you on a high-speed international trip of mystery and intrigue. It's all very tongue-in-cheek, but it's a really good detective story, nonetheless.

Peter's trick is not to let the humour get in the way of the essential elements of the plot. Instead, it complements the action. And, as usual, there's plenty of that, along with a large cast of the type of colourful and eccentric characters who have been a trademark of all Peter Kerr's books from 'Snowball Oranges' on.

Recommended for anyone who likes a really gripping page-turned that's peppered with laughs. A rare commodity in the all-too-often dark and depressing world of contemporary 'crime' writing.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good romp ..., 23 April 2008
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Bob Burns and his sidekicks, Andy Green and Julie Bryson, feature in another great detective story. This time centred on the Inner Hebridean isle of Muckle Floggitt!

It's a ripping yarn that finds the scottish detective on the trail of New York / Sicilian maffia gangster types. The Italian link allows Peter Kerr to develop characters, dialects, and gags reminiscent of those in his mallorca books.

A great light-hearted feel good read which had me laughing out loud in places.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure old fashioned fun, 17 Nov 2009
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John C. Graham (Inverness, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This is one of those books that will get you in trouble with the wife and make you miss that program on television that you really should have watched. It is some time since I have read a book that you really don't want to put down. Should come with a health warning. Do not start unless you have the time to finish. Plain unadulterated clean old fashioned fun. This is not a deep and meaningful book, Just plain escapism
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Sporran Connection, 13 July 2012
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This is the second 'Bob Burns' book I have read and thoroughly enjoyed, amusing , and keeps you guessing to the end. Have read other books by this author and all have been very enjoyable.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Sporran Connection, 18 April 2012
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A. D. Johnston (Chester le Street, Co Durham United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This book was not up to the standard that I expect from Peter Kerr. Plot was too far fetched and not believable
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1.0 out of 5 stars Gave up early on, 18 Aug 2008
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Robert (Uxbridge, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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I really did not find this book interesting or enjoyable. The characters came over as two dmensional and implausible. They reminded me of books I read as a child. So a Detective Sergeant reads like Private Pike. The locations are meant to be Scottish, but could have been anywhere. Fictitious names are fine, but don't make them comical because it comes over as Carry On. If you like Christopher Brookmyre, Iain Banks or Ian Rankin then this is not likely to appeal to you.
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