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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant subversion of the UK detective novel, 6 Aug. 2012
This review is from: The Mablethorpe Connection (Kindle Edition)
I bought The Mablethorpe Connection after reading and loving the first story in the book on the author's blog. Perry has up with a book that takes the standard, tired premise of much of British detective fiction - an alcoholic loner detective hiding away from the world in a provincial town and turns it up to 11. Then he's added the novel twist of setting the action in a down at heel (sorry, Mablethorpe) seaside town reliant on attracting D-list celebrities for its tourist trade. The result is a brilliantly funny collection of four stories that genuinely do make you laugh out loud. Perry has a fantastic eye for detail as well as an impressive knowledge of the more obscure areas of popular culture (this is a book where Condorman gets a mention), and he uses this to both keep the plot moving as well as keep the jokes coming. Recommended if you fancy reading a very different take on British culture.
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