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5.0 out of 5 stars Cruisers Beware!
If, like one reviewer of 'The Mallorca Connection', you read Peter Kerr's 'Bob Burns Investigates' stories and end up comparing them with the work of contemprary 'Tartan Noir' authors, then you have missed entirely what Kerr's 'crime' writing is all about. It's like trying to compare Dixieland Jazz with Heavy Metal Rock. A futile exercise.

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Published on 6 Feb 2008 by Nigel - 'a true traveller'

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not a good read!
Very slow. Not a page turner. Did not like the unnecessary choice of expletives. I read to be entertained not bored!
Published 9 months ago by janet gifford wills


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cruisers Beware!, 6 Feb 2008
This review is from: The Cruise Connection: Bob Burns Investigates (Paperback)
If, like one reviewer of 'The Mallorca Connection', you read Peter Kerr's 'Bob Burns Investigates' stories and end up comparing them with the work of contemprary 'Tartan Noir' authors, then you have missed entirely what Kerr's 'crime' writing is all about. It's like trying to compare Dixieland Jazz with Heavy Metal Rock. A futile exercise.

The most obvious difference between the two approaches to writing is the sense of humour involved. Kerr's is what the Scots call 'pawky', which, roughly translated, means wry, dry, droll, observant, whimsical, mischievous, yet sometimes quietly sardonic as well. If you don't get the subtleties, then best stick with the written word's equivalent of Heavy Metal.

This book finds Kerr enjoying himself weaving a yarn that may tempt fans of cruising to think twice about booking up for another trip - but only if they take the author's gibes and 'revelations' too seriously. It's all good escapist stuff, though with enough twists and turns in the plot to ensure that you keep your wits about you.

In any event, try to read this book with your tongue firmly in your cheek, because that's obviously the way it has been written. As usual, Peter Kerr deftly paints entertaining and colourful pictures, but with 'noir' refreshingly absent from his palette. Lang may his 'pawky' lum reek!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 26 Dec 2008
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David Johnston "David" (Northern Ireland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Cruise Connection: Bob Burns Investigates (Paperback)
Another winner from Peter Kerr.

Read this one whilst on a cruise earlier this year and was not disappionted, humourous with a half decent plot I enjoyed it from cover to cover.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cruising along with another cracker!, 14 July 2008
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Anna Nicholas (Sóller, Mallorca) - See all my reviews
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Another fun and humourous whodunnit from maestro story teller, Peter Kerr. It's incredible how this author has managed to put togther such an impressive series that is never dull or predictable in content. Here's to his next plot brain teaser!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not a good read!, 4 Oct 2013
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Very slow. Not a page turner. Did not like the unnecessary choice of expletives. I read to be entertained not bored!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 29 April 2012
Very disappointed in Bob Burns books Having thoroughly enjoyed previous books about Peter's life in Mallorca I couldn't believe this rubbish was by the same author. Badly written,and failed to hold my attention.Have deleted it from my kindle along with other Bob Burns books.
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