- Paperback: 280 pages
- Publisher: Oasis-WERP; 2 edition (1 Nov. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0957306245
- ISBN-13: 978-0957306240
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 449,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Mallorca Connection: Bob Burns Investigates: Volume 1 Paperback – 1 Nov 2012
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About the Author
Peter Kerr, the best-selling Scottish author, was born in Lossiemouth, Morayshire, in 1940. His award-winning 'Snowball Oranges' series of five Mallorcan-based books have sold in large numbers worldwide and have been translated into eleven languages. They recount the often hilarious adventures experienced by Peter and his family while running a small orange farm on the Spanish island during the 1980s. 'Thistle Soup' is a prequel to these books and is a humorous though sometimes poignant account of his boyhood in East Lothian, 'The Garden of Scotland', where he eventually followed in his farming grandfather's footsteps. Peter now concentrates on writing fiction. His first novel, 'The Mallorca Connection', was a rare mix of suspense and comedy and has been followed to date by four other equally quirky yarns, with both Spanish and Scottish settings. In the 1960s, Peter was a jazz musician - the clarinettist-leader of Scotland's premier jazzband, 'The Clyde Valley Stompers', with whom he recorded the hit version of 'Peter and the Wolf' for Beatles producer George Martin. From 1970 onwards, Peter combined farming beef and barley in East Lothian with freelance record production, hitting the jackpot with the biggest-selling instrumental single of all time, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards 'Amazing Grace'. He also wrote the music and lyrics (some say bizarrely!) for The Krankies' trademark song, 'Fan-Dabi-Dozi'. Peter, married with two sons, now lives in East Lothian and has recently published his first historical novel, 'Song of the Eight Winds', which is set in 13th century Mallorca. Website: www.peter-kerr.co.uk
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It's an entertaining read, with a good plot and plenty of humour too.
However, it seems that Peter has succeeded in making the leap by tackling the challenge in his own (apparently) simple way - i.e. as in his travel writing, he comes over first and foremost as a story-teller and he doesn't let genre demarcations get in the way.
Here is a mystery with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the very last sentence. But along the way, your concentration is steered into tongue-in-cheek diversions that, while giving you a laugh or two, also introduce you to key features of the characters who, I guess, will become regulars in future Bob Burns yarns.
In fact, this is reminiscent of the formula that proved so popular in Kerr's travel books, but with the added freedom of imagination that fiction writing invites. He has certainly made the most of that freedom, especially in some hilarious action sequences. Thankfully, he has managed to maintain a strong travel element in the story line as well.
It's quirky, one of a kind, and I'm already looking forward to 'The Sporran Connection', which, according to its Amazon blurb, promises to be even more off-the-wall than this first Bob Burns whodunnit.
Crime 'purists' beware!
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